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Nepal Festival Trip – Grand Dashain & Rituals - 12 Days days

  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square -  himaland.com
    Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Devotees Entering Into Temple  -  himaland.com
    Devotees Entering Into Temple
  • Lakhe Dance in Durbar Square  -  himaland.com
    Lakhe Dance in Durbar Square
  • Dashain Phulpati Procession -  himaland.com
    Dashain Phulpati Procession
  • Pashupatinath Temple, holy Hindu site -  himaland.com
    Pashupatinath Temple, holy Hindu site
  • Kumari, Living Goddess -  himaland.com
    Kumari, Living Goddess

Nepal is a home of million Gods and land of festivals almost every day. The festivals of Nepal are closely  connected with these diverse gods and goddesses in whose honor they are celebrated.

Most of the festivals are performed in honor of the gods and goddesses on astrologically auspicious days.Many others are connected to the departed souls of ancestors. Still others  are held to herald the seasons or to mark the beginning or end of the agricultural cycle of the land, others are just family celebrations and community culture.The usual form of observing festivity is by taking ritual baths in rivers or lakes, offering of worship, visit to temples, monasteries, feasting and ritual fasting. While most of the festivals are rooted in the religious traditions of Hinduism or Buddhism, many have been significantly modified within the socio-cultural context of respective places. Some have their roots solely within in history, culture and myths of particular significant places.

One of the major Nepalese festivals celebrated nationwide is grand Dashain in the Autumn.

Trip Highlights

Trip Type: Sight-seeing, excursion tour, Mt. flight, Hotel on BB
Grade: easy
Season: Fall
Elevation: Max. 1740m.
Group Size: 2 pax to 16 pax
Trip Departure Date: 20 Oct.
Confirmed Group Member/s Min. 2pax
Price: Reasonable, Contact us
Best Months: Oct, Nov

Day     Date    Activities

           October

01.       20/       Arrival – receive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to a hotel,

                        Gathasthapana, 1st day  of Dashain festival.

Trip briefing over welcome dinner.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

                       

02.       21/       – visit Pashupati, holy Hindu temple, Boudha and Swayambu holy Buddhist           stupas and monasteries.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

03.       22/       Drive to Pokhara, Himalayan lake town, 200 Km.  Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

                        Route:  Drive on Tribhuvan highway via Naubise, Malekhu, Kuringhat, Muglin, Anbukhaireni, Damauli, small villages and towns and along Trishuli river, Marsyangdi and Seti rivers.

 

04.       23/       Cultural Sight-seeing; visit Bindyabasini, Gupteswor Mahadev temples, Davis Fall, boating on Phewa lake, Buddhist peace Stupa.  Overnight in a hotel.

            Pokhara is a very photogenic Himalayan lake town with beautiful Machhapuchhre mountain’s      reflection on Phewa lake. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

 

05.       24/       After Breakfast – transfer for the flight back to Kathamandu. 35 min. flight.

            On a clear day, whole range of central and Western Himalayan mountains at close range can be seen.   

            Observe Pachali Bhairav Jatra (festival) in the evening.  Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

06.       25/       Sight-seeing of Bhaktapur,  Panauti and Dhulikhel (1540m.) – traditional old small towns;  visit temples, monuments, old palaces, traditional arts and crafts. Overnight in Dhulikhel.

 

Himalayan Mountain View:  About twenty Himalayan peaks including Annapurna (8091 m),  Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Langtang (7234 m), Phurbagyachu (6637 m), Gangchhenpo (6370m.), Dorjelhakpa (6966m),  Gaurishanker (7134 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and many others can be seen from Dhulikhel and Namobuddha.

 

07.       26/       Drive or walk to Namobuddha (1740m.) the Buddhist holy place. A briefing about meditation in a monastery if you like.  Hiking is about 2.5 hours and drive (12 Km.) is about, 30 min. Overnight in Dhulikhel.

 

08.       27/       Drive (29 km.) back to Kathamndu and observe – Phulpati celebration in Kathmandu Durbar Square, the old royal palace.  Massage or Spa or any personal interest activity in the afternoon -  Optional.  Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

09.       28/       Mountain flight for a close up view of the Mt. Everest and other big Himalayan mountains -  Optional. Observe Sikali festival in Khokna, old traditional Newari town in Kathmandu outskirt. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

10.       29/       Tour of Taleju temple and inner courtyard of Hanuman Dhoka, old Royal Palace                           in Basantpur near living Godess Kumari house –   Optional. It is open for public only once a year on this particular day on the occasion of the Dashain festival. Observe Asta Matrika dance in Patan in the evening. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

11.       30/       Join a Nepali family to observe traditional Tika celebration, the final day of Dashain  festival. Casual free afternoon.  Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

12.       31/       Departure – transfer to the airport for the flight back.

Note:  Contact us for more route details. 


Note:
-  for an hour mt. Flight to one of the days from 6 to 11. Day under clear weather in the Himalayan mountains is.

there is the whole year also other fixed and we can find that we your cultural excursions wit these fixed, especially in the spring and autumn season, can connect.

Contribution of trip: airport transfer service to receive feedback and additional service on request.

Additional service: Hotel reservations, car hire, sightseeing, Flight booking and other tourist services are available according to your requirements.
  • Transportation - All airport/hotel and overland transfers, sight-seeing tours by private coach. 
  • Hotel & Lodges - Bed & breakfast basis in Kathmandu,  Pokhara.
  • Village Home Stay – Full board
  • Tour & Sight-seeing -  All entry fees and  professional  tour  guide.
  • Flights,
  • Cold & alcoholic drinks,
  • Your medical and rescue insurance,
  • Tips,
  • Other expenses of your personal nature and
  • Any other not stated as inclusive.