New Year 2023 in Nepal

Explore Nepal within 1 week

Nepal is multi lingual, multi cultural and multi ethnics country. We celebrate all the festivals of all religions and have the harmony of the religions. For Nepali Dashain, Tihar, Christmas, and Eid are equally important. That’s the region why Nepal is far from the conflict between religions. New Year 2023 in Nepal is a type of great festival. As, Cities are decorated by the colorful lights. The joy and the happiness are reflected on their faces.

New year in Nepal can be more exiting then in other countries. The cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara offers the best experiences for the tourists in Nepal during the New year 2023.  The positives vibes there takes you to the next world. During their trip in Nepal, tourist can explore the various cultural sites as well as can do trekking and other adventurous activities.

New Year 2023 in Nepal is one of the best concept for all the tourists. At that time the climate will be favorable except doing long route trekking. Thus, Short trek of 5-8 days is best during that time. Beside that Sightseeing around the major cities is the alternative at the time of New Year. The night life of Kathmandu and Pokhara cities are really fascinating. Therefore, Clubbing and Pubbing there really attracts the tourists.

As Nepal is one of the best travel destination in the world for spending the holidays. There are many attraction that visitors can take the advantages of them. And the destination where the tourist can celebrate their New Year. Therefore, the list of top places for New Year 2023 in Nepal  are:

a. Kathmandu

New Year 2023 in Nepal

Kathmandu Valley has an amazing ancient heritage and amusing cultural and historical assortment. This city is full of arts and architecture with acknowledging ancient history. It is the city of Gods and Goddesses. There are many statues and temples from the pre-historical period to till now. Furthermore, UNESCO World Heritage sites including Swoyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square and Pashupatinath temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa.

Where Thamel is the tourist hub in Kathmandu. And especially famous for its nightlife. As it is a tourist-friendly area located in the mid of Kathmandu. We can find classic and fancy markets over here. Thamel offers a variety of services to visitors. Thamel is famous for Pubs, Bars, Clubs, Travel agencies, Shops, Trekking stores, Coffee Shops, Hotels and Restaurants, and many more.

One can find foreign exchange centers and mountaineering gears over here. Similarly, It is said that Thamel is the Base Camp of Mountaineers. During the New Year Time the colorful street and atmosphere are seen awesome. 

b. Pokhara

Kathmandu and Pokhara Tour

Pokhara is the tourism hub city. As it is the gateway to Annapurna Region trek. Where Annapurna Region Trek is the most demanded trekking destination in Nepal. Not only that Pokhara is also known as the city of lake. Sightseeing, Boating, Rafting, Paragliding, Bungee, Sky Diving, Hiking, Yoga, Meditation, and Ultra Light Flight are the major activities that tourist can perform in Pokhara.

Similarly, visitors will have a great time in Pokhara because the environment is very peaceful and far better than Kathmandu city. Also Pokhara is famous for nightlife. Tourist will collect the best memories from Pokhara.


New Year 2023 in Nepal

Bhaktapur city is the City of Devotees, has many names and even more facets. Also called by the name of Bhadgaon, Khwopa, and Khwopinggram in earlier days, this ancient Newar city is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once an independent kingdom this city features an incredible Durbar Square with its palace of 55 windows.

Furthermore, The site is surrounded by many temples that feature exquisite stone carvings of animals and idols. From there, it is an opportunity to travel through the city to other religious squares filled with temples. Probably your final destination will be the impressive Nyatpole Temple Square.


Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar

Patan is the main attraction of Lalitpur. Patan, compared to Kathmandu it’s quieter, less frenetic, and more Buddhist. As Patan is also the City of Arts because of its incredible wood carvings. But the residents of Patan call it Lalitpur; City of Beauty. Patan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features its own royal palace with its golden door and window.

The Patan Durbar Square is not a big area, but it is a concentrated mass of temples. All are symmetrically arranged in such a way that it doesn’t feel overcrowded. It displays the most stunning Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal.


Photography tours in Nepal

Chitwan has also become the hub for the tourists. The main attraction of Chitwan is Chitwan National Park. The variety of species, flora and fauna really attract the tourists there. The one horn rhino, one of the rearest animal can be locate here in Chitwan.

As there are a lot of resorts in Chitwan which are really cool and heal your stress. In this case, Chitwan can be another destination where one can celebrate their New Year 2023.


Lumbini can be the another best destination in Nepal to celebrate the New Year 2023. The birthplace of lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini is the famous tourist destination. With the peaceful environment and ignoring the crowd, Lumbini can be the best destination. There are a lot of VIP resorts where you can stay and celebrate your first day of the New Year.

Therefore, For the peace lover and who wants to start their day with the fresh environment then Lumbini can’t be replace by other.


Photography tours in Nepal

Nagarkot literal meaning is,  ‘Nagar’ means a city, and ‘Kot’ means the top of the hill. The collective meaning becomes the top of the hill situated close to the town.

Across the hiking trail, mind-blowing waterfalls and rivers perfectly blended with the trees and forests. Similarly, Early sunrise view from Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view. Which reflect rays of the sun to the White Mountains. Nagarkot with a height of 2188 meters from sea level. And is on the edge of the valley and offers superb views of the mountains as well as Kathmandu valley.


Ghandruk village is an amazing gurung village on the lap of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and Machhapuchre peaks. Old settlement of stone houses are visible in this village. There is the proper road connection to make travellers easy to be there. Similarly, the remarkable mountains view refresh the travellers. And can be the best destination to spend your vacation as well as the New Year 2023.


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers a remarkable mountain background along with charming villages. Similarly, a dense rhododendron forest full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys attract tourists. All set below the Annapurna’s with the charming peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) dominating the horizon.

As you see the majestic views of sunrise above the snow-capped Himalayas. Ghandruk offers a distinguished panoramic scene of Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare, and Himchuli.

In the same way, you can get information about the social and cultural activities of typical local people. Their customs, traditions, social behavior, and culture are completely unique.

Therefore, Nepal is the best destination for travelers who wants to celebrate the New Year 2023.

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Kapil Banjara

Kapil is been working for 7 years in the tourism industry as a professional tour guide. He is a resource person of Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism under Tribhuvan University for 8 years.
Kapil has also published a tourism-related book titled “Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism” from Buddha Publication. He has been completed his master’s degree in different social subjects such as Population Studies, Political Science, Educational Planning and Management, and sociology.

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