The Himalayan New Year
Celebrating New Years can be a typical experience, but not if you’re a traveler. The majestic mountain ranges of Nepal will invite you in to the humblest beginnings of the new year with the sunkissed snow-capped mountains at your feet and the endless horizons around you.
Whether you’re barrelling through the alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or exploring new trekking trails, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and a breath-taking place. Just an hour drive from Kathmandu is one of the finest places to watch a sunrise, Nagarkot, a rustic village high on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley. On a clear day, one can even see the tip of Mount Everest!
A short and easy trek to the top of the mountain in the morning of the New Year to watch the magnificent sunrise shining through the peaks and the progress of light as the mountains go from black to grey to pink and finally to a brilliant white as the rays light up the snow-capped peaks. Pack a picnic basket and have a private breakfast at this serene location.
This experience of welcoming new year here will be overwhelming with a deep sense of accomplishment.