"Experience a very unique side of Nepal on our 9 Nights & 10 days Holi festival tour. Harmonize into different colors and become part of a huge once in a year celebration. Holi is all about the freedom of being you."
We have designed a very unique yet satisfying 9 Nights & 10 days Holi festival itinerary in Nepal that will let you explore the cultural and natural sides of Nepal hand in hand. This trip allows you to join locals during their significant festival called Holi. Celebrated all around Nepal mainly by Hindus, Holi is the festival of colors. Our 8 Nights & 9 days Holi festival in Nepal is a perfect package for anyone looking for an easy and delightful trip in Nepal.
Holi is the day when even strangers come together to play in the streets. It's crazy to see how no one cares about other appearances only once in a year (as people get completely covered in colors) and welcome each other with open hearts regardless of all the differences. Holi lets you enjoy and be yourself. It is a mega event in Nepal. It is not only limited to splashing colors and water but also singing and dancing.
The laughter and joy you will witness in the streets of Nepal are unlike anything. Various event companies organize private and public Holi programs for locals during the Holi, where tourists can join as well. You will not only be able to enjoy Holi in Kathmandu (Thamel, Basnatapur, and Patan), but we can also organize your trip in a way where you will be able to enjoy it in places like Pokhara (Lakeside area) and Chitwan. Every place has its charm of celebrating Holi in Nepal.
What makes our 8 Nights & 9 days Holi festival itinerary in Nepal more intriguing is our visit to other famous cities like Chitwan and Pokhara. Chitwan is the home of wilderness. You will get close to wildlife and exotic flora on your visit to Chitwan National Park. Likewise, Pokhara tends to calm down your nerves and feelings with its refreshing & laid-back ambiance. Mountains and lakes now become part of your trip. And we end the trip in Nagarkot, enjoying a gorgeous sunrise and sunset with snow-capped mountain views.
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Play Holi with Locals in Basantapur, Kathmandu
Basantpur is also known as the Kathmandu Durbar Square (one of the three durbar squares in Kathmandu valley). It is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and every year locals organize a huge public Holi event here. People from all across the valley gather at this place and play with colors, dance, drink, and eat delicious Nepali delicacies.
We will take you to Basantapur on the day of Holi. You will get the special Holi t-shirt and color from the company. You can play with colors and dance with locals. Take photographs of people enjoying themselves with their friends & families.
Capture the unfiltered emotions and humans in vibrant colors. That's what this festival of colors brings to the table. You can be yourself without being judged or subject to act in a certain way. You can be you, and people will celebrate you for this. And there could not be a better opportunity to capture pictures of humans than this.
Later, we will come back to Thamel and freshen up. In the evening, we will wear new clothes and wish happy Holi to each other once again with abir (colored powdered) and take some photographs.
Holi is one of the most exciting festivals observed across Nepal. Holi in Nepal is celebrated in Spring. It is the start of new beginnings as the Holi festival in Nepal celebrates the end of the winter and the arrival of the spring. The festival always falls on Purnima (Full moon) which is why Holi is also called Fagu Purnima in Nepali.
Holi is a festival of color where you celebrate it by throwing color powders and water at one another. Some people even like to prepare special food to celebrate it along with playing colors. In Nepal, Holi is one of the occasions to meet friends & family and celebrate with them.
Every color has its meaning. Blue represents Krishna, a Hindu god portrayed with blue skin. Green represents new beginnings and rebirth. Red is the color of matrimony or fertility. Yellow symbolizes a color used on auspicious occasions.
A brief history
Holi marks the triumph of good over evil. It is believed that Hiranyakashyap, an evil king, prevented his son from worshiping Vishnu. Vishnu is the god of preserver and protector of the universe. Despite his father's restrictions, Prahlad, his son, continued to worship Vishnu.
Angry with his son, he challenged him to sit in the fire with his aunt Holika who was immune to fire. Prahlad accepted his father’s challenge and prayed to Vishnu to keep him safe. When the fire started burning, Holika was burned to death, and Prahlad was safe from fire.
The burning of Holika is celebrated as Holi in Nepal. So, Holi in Nepal is celebrated with the intent that their internal evil burns just like Holika.
If you are into photography and love to capture colors, emotions, and celebrations, then trust us our 8 Nights & 9 days Holi festival tour in Nepal will let you capture some of the best images of your lifetime. There are no limitations to capturing photographs around Kathmandu in Holi. You can click as many photos as you want.