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Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days

  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days
  • Dashain Festival Tour – 10 days

Dashain is the longest and most favourite festival in Nepal.

  • Dashain is the longest and most favourite festival in Nepal. Everyone stays home with their families, all offices and schools are closed. The skies of Kathmandu are filled with kites and the marketplaces are filled with farmers bringing their goats, buffaloes, ducks and chickens to sell. The animals are to be sacrificed on the night of ‘Kal Ratri’ to goddess Durga to celebrate her victory over evil. On the day of Dasami, everyone puts on new clothes and goes to honour their family elders, where they received large red ‘Tika’ of vermilion paste on their foreheads. In the following days of Dasain, families and friends unite, feasts are consumed, a blessing is imparted and gifts are exchanged. Nepal’s most beloved festival ends with the full moon.

  • Day 01: Oct 06. Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
    Out office representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Evening if time permits walking tour of Ason market and old Kathmandu city. Latter free to explore Kathmandu own.
    Day 02: Oct 07. Phulpati: in Kathmandu

    Real festival becomes visible. Brahmins go to Gorkha Durbar and bring flowers, etc. from the shrine there and it then placed in the Pooja room of Hanuman Dhoka. Local gathers around the Tundikhel, the army parade ground to grace the performance performed by the Nepalese army. It is a big crowd and it is quite difficult to get it. Before His Majesty and other members of the Royal family used to come to witness this occasion but now no more kings as we have become Republic state so possibly the guest of honour will be either New Nepal’s President or Prime Minister. Latter sightseeing tour of Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudanath Stupa Evening: Nepali cultural dance at Nepalese Restaurant. Patan City is across the Bagmati river. It is expanding fast. Durbar Square, Hiranya Varna Mahavira, Mahaboudha are very close to the old palace. It is believed to have been built in 299AD. There are many beautifully carved windows, doors and balconies for which it is famous. Mahaboudha is made of Terracotta bricks and pagoda style structure of Mahavira dedicated to Lord Buddha built in the 13th century. At Tibetan Handicraft Center in Jawalakhel, you can see carpet weaving by Tibetans. Swayambhunath is located on a hilltop overlooking Kathmandu valley. It is 2000 years old Buddhist stupa.

    The magnificent temple of Lord Pashupatinath about 5 km northeast of Kathmandu, is situated amidst many other temples on the right bank of the river Bagmati. Pashupathinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal. Lord Shiva is known by many different names, and Pashupati is one. Pashu means leaving beings, and Pati means master. In other words, Pashupati is the master of all living beings of the universe. This is how lord Pashupati is praised in the Vedas, Upnisada and other religious books.

    Boudha, the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world, lies on the eastern side of Kathmandu. It is the religious centre of Nepal’s Tibetan population. Boudha has always been associated with Lhasa and Tibetan Buddhism. One of the major trade routes coming from Lhasa went through Sankhu, which located in Boudha right at the Tibetan trader’s entry to Kathmandu. Traders customarily gave thanks for their successful journey across the Himalayas and prayed for a safe return. People still come here to pray before undertaking a journey in the Himalayas.

    Day 03: Oct 08. Durga Puja (Maha Astami)- mass animal Sacrificing day: in Kathmandu

    Observe mass animal sacrificing at Kathmandu Durbar Square in the morning, exact time will be finalized and advised to you. Eight-day of the festival known as ‘Kalratri’. Animals (goats, buffaloes and ducks and chickens) sacrificed in the temples of Goddess Durga and also at homes. An offering of sacrifices continues on a ninth day too.

    Latter visit Swambhunath stupa known as monkey temple. Swayambhu literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swayambhu stands at the top of a hill on the north side of Kathmandu and gazes through the city with its peaceful eyes. Swayambhunath is believed to be established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century, Swayambhunath was developed into an important Buddhist learning site.

    Day 04: Oct 09. Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Changunarayan Temple, overnight at Nagarkot to view magnificent Sunrise over the Himalaya

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagodas and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal. The golden effigies of kings perched on the top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the woodcarvings in every place-struts, lintels, uprights, tympanums, gateways and windows-all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony.

    Changu Narayan is the temple of Vishnu the Preserver, in the village of Changu in Bhaktapur. The origin of Changu Narayan goes back to the fourth century BC. A fifth-century stone inscription in the temple proclaims it as one of the oldest shrines of the Kathmandu Valley. It is embellished by the best examples of stone, wood, and metal craft. On the struts of the two-tiered Changu Narayan Temple are the ten incarnations of Narayan. A sixth-century stone statue shows the cosmic form of Vishnu. Garuda, half man and half bird, is the steed of Vishnu, and his life-sized statue kneels before the temple.

    Latter transfer to Nagarkot to enjoy the beautiful sunset and Sunrise to view from your room or from the terrace. After breakfast, we have some free time to enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayas and a short trek

    Day 05: Oct 10. Vijaya Dasami (Tika): In Kathmandu

    Elders and seniors in each Hindu house mark the foreheads of juniors wth ‘Tika’ or red colour mark. Respectable relatives are visited. Feasts are held. Lots of festivities at the families. Today you are free to observe the festival as each family is busy with their own household festivities. You may join on of family in Kathmandu.

    Day 06: Oct 11. Drive to Pokhara (200km), overnight at Hotel

    After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to bus station to drive a beautiful city of lake – Pokhara. Pokhara(900m) is a beautiful valley with a panoramic view of Annapurna and Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north and Dhaulagiri in the west and, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. Machapuchare is just 28 km from your hotel! It looms large infront of you. Pokhara has several lakes; among them, Phewa Tal (lake) is a major attraction. Most of the hotels, lodges and eating places are located on the eastern edge of the lake. It is one of the favourite tourist destinations next to Kathmandu. Pokhara is linked by 200 km road with Kathmandu. The road branch out at Mugling to go to Chitwan for a safari adventure. Trishuli river that runs parallel to the road provides white water rafting. It is also linked with Bhairawa and Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, by Siddhartha Rajmargh (highway). There are several flights to and from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It is famous for its view of Machapupchare peak and Phewa-lake. There are several places of tourist interest in and around Pokhara including a short hike in Annapurna foothill.

    Day 07: Oct 12. In Pokhara, visit all the interesting places of Pokhara, overnight in Hotel

    Early in the morning sunrise tour over the Sarankot. Latter half-day sightseeing tours. Sightseeing includes a visit to a Lake and Davi’s fall. Lake in the immediate vicinity of the city is Phewa Tal with an Island temple dedicated to Goddess Barahi in the middle. With its serene water reflecting the Annapurna range and a nicely preserved forest on the adjoining southern slope, this legendry second largest lake of the Kingdom remains a major source of attraction for the visiting tourists. It can be explored in canoes locally known as Doongas which are available on rent at several points on the lake. This lake can also be enjoyed by swimming and fishing. Fishing rods can be taken on rent from the lakeside shops. Visit the Davi’s fall locally known as Patale Chango in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley left of the Siddartha Highway is amazing. At this point the stream overflowing Phewa Lake suddenly collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes before taking a final plunge.

    Day 08: Oct 13. Free day in Pokhara for you to relax: In Pokhara
    Free time on your own
    Day 09: Oct 14. Drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hote
    Free day. Last minute shopping.
    Day 10: Oct 15.Transfer to airport,depart Kathmandu
    Free time until departure to your onward journey.
  • COST-Private Trip:Using 3* Hotel

    • 1 pax     US$ 878 per person
    • 2  pax     US$ 968 per person
    • 3-5 pax     US$ 616 per person
    • 6-9 pax     US$ 515 per person
    • 10-15 pax   US$ 528 per person

    Departure:Anytime as per your choice of date

    Cost Includes:

    1. All meals and accommodation in lodge during the trek.
    2. Service of trek guide, and Sharpa assistant for the group size 6+
    3. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.)
    4. Accident insurance for staffs and porters.
    5. National park area entry permit,
    6. Arrival and departure transfers.
    7. Public shared jeep to Syabrubeshi, Dhunche to Kathmandu

    ,br> Cost Excludes:

    1. Personal clothing and sleeping bag
    2. Personal accident and health insurance
    3. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips.
    4. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned
    5. Hotel accommodation and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

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