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Holi Festival In Nepal

  • Duration1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Group Size Max 30
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

Holi, “The Festival of Colors,” is one of Nepal’s most exciting, high-energy festivals throughout the year. Young and old people across the country set out wandering the streets to peg each other with fistfuls of colored powder and water balloons. By the end of the day, no one is spared on this playful holiday. Children target foreigners in particular, so don't be shy and be ready to throw some powder back!
Knowingly or unknowingly, you have probably seen the Holi festivities on-screen or in a magazine in your lifetime. Though it may not be the most important or spiritually significant holiday in Nepal, it is definitely the most visually recognizable. Whether it looks familiar to you or not, experiencing it for yourself is a whole different level of entertainment.

Holi is celebrated across the Indian subcontinent as well as in a few other countries throughout the world with Indian populations. The holiday falls sometime between late February and the middle of March. There are a dozen mythologies about the origins and significance of Holi, involving Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu, and other deities, but the general meaning of these legends remains the same across all traditions. It’s a one-day celebration that marks the victory of good over evil, the onset of spring, and is a simple reminder to play and laugh, forgive and forget, and repair relationships.

Highlights of Holi Festivals

  • Amazing culture of Nepal.
  • Play with colors and water.
  • People and places.
  • World Heritage sites, art
  • Food, photography, and fun.

The fun and games begin in the morning and do not end until sundown. Make sure you wear some clothes that you are willing to dispose of afterward, and if you bring a camera, be mindful of it! The kids can be ruthless. A water balloon struck me directly this past Holi, almost bruising my back. The kids can be ruthless, but hey, it’s the one day in the year they get to throw water balloons at strangers.

Spend a day immersed in the festivities and the traditional Holi delicacies. Taste delicious local food and drinks. If you have the interest, try the customary drink bhang, which is a green paste made from cannabis and lassi along with some other spices. Where else can you get a nice ganja buzz while watching a wild water balloon and colored powder free-for-all? We take festival-goers to the most happening spots in Kathmandu, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, where the most excitement happens. Whether you want to be in the center of it all or on a rooftop watching the event from a safe distance, we arrange for that.

The Holi Festival dates are March 24 and 25, 2024 (March 24 inside Kathmandu).Come celebrate with us on a full day of festivities. You will not only have an awesome time, but you will also learn about and experience a unique holiday in a foreign culture. Remember, you are never too old to find your inner child and just play! Have some drinks, throw some paint, get painted, and have yourself a good time!


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Around 10 in the morning our guide will come to pick up your hotel and explore, playing with colors in the town.

    Cost Details
    • One Holi T-shirt
    • Culture Guide
    • Snacks, water.
    • Private Transportation 
    • Entrance fees if needed. 
    • Tips for the guide.
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    Festivals and Events of Nepal

    We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or Holi festival tour accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events.

    Dashian Festival "Inside Nepal"

    The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Dates of the Festival: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

    Indra Jatra Festival, Kathmandu

    Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. 

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