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Dashain Festival Tour In Nepal

    Dashain: Nepal's Grandest Festival, Embrace the grandeur of Dashain, Nepal's most extravagant and extended festival. Celebrated sometime in September or October, this auspicious occasion unites Hindus and Buddhists alike. Dashain commemorates the triumph of good over evil, a powerful reminder that light ultimately conquers darkness.

    Our immersive, nearly two-week tour delves into the heart of Dashain. We'll visit revered temples in Kathmandu and venture to villages on the valley's fringes, where the true spirit of the festival comes alive. Prepare to experience the festivities alongside local families, gaining a firsthand perspective on their traditions.

    Dashain transcends the typical Western holiday. Thousands of animal sacrifices, enormous bamboo swings, vibrant feasts, and an atmosphere of contagious joy characterise this two-week celebration, which brings the country to a standstill. Countless rituals unfold throughout Dashain, each day offering a new adventure—from traditional games and vibrant clothing to captivating parades and delectable culinary experiences.

    Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Nepal's festivals, unlike any you've ever witnessed. Witness and actively participate in country-wide celebrations like Indra Jatra and Dashain alongside welcoming locals.

    Prepare to be dazzled. Prepare to be captivated. Nepal's festivals are a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours, captivating parades, and unique traditions, a stark contrast to what you might know from the West. Our festival tours offer an authentic journey into the heart of Nepali culture, a chance to experience sights and sounds unlike anything you've ever encountered.

    Truth be told, Nepal's festive spirit permeates nearly every visit. Throughout the year, you're likely to encounter lively street music or ornate chariots gracing the streets. However, to truly witness Nepal's festivals at their peak, we recommend the spectacular Indra Jatra and the magnificent Dashain.

    Indra Jatra: A Celebration of Gods and Blessings

    Held in September as the monsoon season wanes, the Indra Jatra honours Indra, the revered Vedic god of rain. Watch as a young girl portraying the revered living goddess of Kathmandu, the Kumari, rides an elevated chariot through the city on her divine journey. We'll position ourselves in the heart of the action, staying in prime locations around Basantapur and the ancient royal palace. Immerse yourself in the captivating sounds of ceremonial music, witness fascinating rituals, and perhaps even catch a sip of ceremonial beer poured from the mouth of Bhairab, a gesture believed to bring good fortune.

    Ready to embark on this cultural odyssey?

    Contact us for more details about our Nepal festival tours. Exact dates vary year to year, but send us an email, and we'll provide you with precise dates and a detailed itinerary, ensuring you experience the magic of Nepal's festivals at their finest.


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    Dashain is a grand festival in Nepal, which is also known as Bijaya Dashami. It is a 15-day festival that signifies the victory of good over evil. People of all religions and ethnic groups celebrate Dashain in a grandiose way. The festival starts with Ghatasthapana, the sowing of Jamara. On this day, a priest worships a Kalash filled with holy water. The other important days of Dashain are the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. If you want to experience the unique culture, tradition, and rituals of Nepal, then a Grand Dashain Festival Tour is a perfect choice for you.

    Our voyage begins in Kathmandu, a city with outstanding architecture dating back to the 16th century. Our team representative will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and accompany you to your accommodation. Our agent will assist you with checking into the hotel. You will be welcomed, assisted, and served in a lovely hotel room. The first day of arrival is fully off. In the evening, you can explore local tourist attractions such as Thamel Kathmandu.

    • Max. Altitude: 1350 M
    • You will visit: Kathmandu - Thamel.

    The Dashain Festival begins on Ghatasthapana. "Ghata" means a vessel, and "sthapana" means to establish. The jar, or kalash, is filled with holy water and covered with cow dung, which is then decorated with barley grains. Jamara is the name of the plant that grows in 10 days. We go to a local house to see how Ghatasthapana is done. After breakfast, we depart for the valley's UNESCO World Heritage monuments, including Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanathstupa, and Soyanbhunathstupa.

      After breakfast, we will visit Changunarayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

      The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Bhaktapur Durbar Square was previously the imperial palace of the medieval Bhaktapur Kingdom. The square is surrounded by stunning architecture and brilliantly displays the skills of Newari painters and craftspeople.

      The Changunarayan Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is the oldest temple in Nepal. It is situated on a mountaintop with a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Amazing sculptures and antique artworks surround the shrine.

      We will go to Nagarkot, a picturesque hilltop town about 20 kilometers from Kathmandu, in the afternoon. Nagarkot is famous for its breathtaking views over Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas. 

      • Max. Altitude: 2,175m M
      • You will visit: Bhaktapur - Nagarkot

      We get up early in the morning to see the sunrise over the eastern Himalayan mountains, which include Mt Everest (8,848 meters). It is beautiful to see the sunrise as the Sun shines on the mountain peak, displaying the crimson hue. We spend some time admiring the panoramic views of the Himalayas and the magnificent hilly terrain. After breakfast, we head to Kathmandu airport to catch a flight to Pokhara. We will have a great panoramic view of the Alps while on board. Stay in Pokhara for the night.

      • Max. Altitude: 850 M
      • You will visit: Pokhara

      Pokhara is a world-renowned tourist attraction because of its natural beauty. After breakfast, we travel on a half-day city tour.  The city is so beautiful that wherever we go, we can see the stunning mountains to the north. Devi's Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Peace Stupa, and Shiva Statue are among the popular sights. The rest of the day is free for personal activities such as boating and shopping. If you want to go to Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter (1-hour tour), please let us know the day before so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

      • Max. Altitude: 850
      • You will visit: Pokhara

      After breakfast, we will drive to Ghandruk Village. Normally it used to be a popular trekking destination but nowadays Ghandruk is easily accessible by road. Ghandruk is a Gurung village at 2,860 meters (9,380 ft) above sea level and encircled by the Annapurna Himal mountain range. 

      Ghandruk is a renowned hiking location that serves as a base camp for climbs to Annapurna Base Camp and the Poon Hill viewpoint. A variety of Gurung cultural heritage monuments, including the Ghandruk Gompa (monastery) and the Gurung Museum, can also be found in the area.

      The population of Ghandruk is mostly Gurung, a Nepalese ethnic group. The Gurung are well-known for their strong sense of community and rich cultural legacy. Ghandruk is a picturesque and calm village that is an excellent site to discover Nepal's natural beauty and cultural legacy.

      We will spend a night here in Ghandruk Village. 

      • Max. Altitude: 2,860 m
      • You will visit: Ghandruk Village.

      We go to the hotel terrace as soon as we wake up in the morning to take in the breathtaking views of Mount Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Heuchuli. We take our time and enjoy the beautiful morning scenery. We'll eat breakfast after that. We drive from Ghandruk to Bandipur. We can view the magnificent Marshyangdirivers pouring down from the Himalayas, villages, hilly terrain, and traditional Nepalese residences and stores along the way. After a few hours of driving, we arrive in Bandipur, which has a beautiful stalactite and stalagmite Siddha cave, characteristic Newari huts, arts and architecture, and so on. Overnight at Bandipur at a hotel.

      • Max. Altitude: 1030 M
      • You will visit: Bandipur

      Fulpati Day, the seventh day of Dashain, is today. On this day, Nepalese people bring nine different varieties of flowers inside their houses as a tribute to Durga. We will travel to Gorkha, the birthplace of Nepal's first king, Prithvi Narayan Shah. The Gorakhkali temple, dedicated to Durga, is also located in Gorkha. 

      We'll go to the temple and watch how the Phulpati is made. Flowers are collected from the nearby hills and forests and placed in an artistic manner.  Following that, we will drive to Jeevanpur, where the Phulpati will be transported to Hanumandhoka (the major Dashain Ghar). A person swims across the Budhi Gandaki River carrying the Phulpati. This has been a long-standing tradition.

      In the evening, we will return to Kathmandu.

      • Max. Altitude: 1400 M
      • You will visit: Gorkha - Kathmandu

      After breakfast, we will go to the Dakshinkali temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Dakshinkali temple is about 22 kilometers from Kathmandu and is a popular Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal. We drive to Hanumandhoka, commonly known as Kumari Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square, after visiting Dakshinkali. Durbar Square is surrounded by stunning building that eloquently displays the skills of Newar artists and craftsmen spanning centuries. We go to see the MahaAstami event in neighborhood households in the evening. 

        Vijaya Dashami is the tenth and last day of Nepal's Dashain celebration. It is a day of joy and triumph, commemorating the triumph of good over evil.  People attend temples and shrines on this day to pray and obtain blessings. They also pay visits to their elders' homes to get tika, a sacred mark on the forehead, and jamara, a grain garland. People play lingey ping, a traditional bamboo swing, in the afternoon. This is a time for joy and laughter, and it marks the end of the Dashain celebration. There is a cultural dancing program in the evening. This is the time to experience Nepalese traditional music and dancing.

        People play lingey ping, a traditional bamboo swing, in the afternoon. This is a time for joy and laughter, and it marks the end of the Dashain celebration.

        We'll see Patan Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa. These are two of Nepal's most important cultural and religious landmarks.

        here is a cultural dancing program in the evening. This is the time to experience Nepalese traditional music and dancing. We'll eat at a local restaurant and learn about Nepali culture.

        • Max. Altitude: 1400 M
        • You will visit: Kathmandu

        This is your last day in town. You can enjoy shopping and purchasing souvenirs for friends and family. We will drop you off at the airport three hours before your flight. The memories you've shared with us are really valuable. 

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