Celebration Holi Festival at Janakpur
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Holi Festival Tour

  • Duration10 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Maximum Altitude2175m
  • Best SeasonFeb-Apr
  • Trip styleTour
  • Start/EndKathmsandu-Kathmandu

About Holi Festival Tour

"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.

Book 9 Nights & 10 days Holi festival tour 2022/2023 anytime with us. We also customize the trip as per your availability. Feel free to talk to our representative anytime. 

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

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.

Holi Photography

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.  

Good to Know

  • Visit tourist sites in Kathmandu
  • Get to be a part of one of the biggest festivals in Nepal, Holi
  • Learn about the festival of colors, Holi and its history
  • Capture some of the best photographs of your life time
  • Play with colors and enjoy authentic delicacies like puwa, bara, sekuwa, etc
  • Go on jeep safari and see range of flora & fauna in Chitwan National Park
  • Meet the indegenous Tharu people and get to see their traditional stick dance
  • Explore the city of lakes, Pokhara
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise & sunset from Nagarkot

Itinerary

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Our airport team will assist you on your arrival day in Kathmandu. They will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We organize a small welcome dinner in the same evening, where our office team says hello to you.

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsD
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

On this day, you will have a cultural tour of some of the most significant places in terms of history and culture in Nepal. All of the mentioned places are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will have a good insight into Nepal's art and architecture during the tour. The tour begins early, after a delicious breakfast. Our tour guide will lead you to the historical sites in a private vehicle. 

Bouddhanath Stupa 

Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the most important pilgrimage for people following the Buddhist religion. In the middle of the bustling market, the premises of Boudhnath Stupa have a mystical atmosphere. The air always has a heavenly fragrance of incense sticks and Buddhist chanting. 

There are many small and big monasteries around the main stupa. Likewise, the premises has numerous cafes and restaurants serving many types of cuisine. You can see souvenir shops as well. Located on the ancient trade route from Tibet, the Boudhnath Stupa is centuries old. 

Kathmandu Durbar Square 

Kathmandu Durbar Square also goes by the name of Basantapur, located in the heart of Kathmandu. It is an ancient royal palace and one of the three durbar squares in Kathmandu valley. Once home to Malla and Shah kings, Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases rich Newari art and craftsmanship. 

The construction of this palace dates back to the Licchavi period in the third century. There are temples, shrines, museums, and a palace around the square complex. Likewise, the premises has several eateries, shops, and museums too.

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath is the best place to enjoy and observe the religious harmony of Kathmandu. Situated on a hill west of Kathmandu, the site offers a stunning bird's eye view of the city. This place is famous among travelers as Monkey Temple. There are two entrances to this temple. One goes from the east side and ascends a long staircase, and another is the driveway that leads to the southwest entrance.

Swayambhunath was built in the Licchavi period and is known as one of the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The temple complex has many small shrines and stupas apart from the main stupa, along with cafes, shops, and restaurants around the premises. 

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

We will begin the day early with a delicious breakfast. As it is a day Holi festival, we will get ready for the day. You will wear the Holi t-shirt provided by the company. After saying happy Holi to each other with colors, the team will drive you to Basantapur. Locals gather here to celebrate Holi with each other. You can see people dancing, drinking, and literally throwing colors at each other.

Don't forget to take the pictures. After playing Holi with locals, we will go for an exquisite lunch. You will enjoy delicacies like puwa, bara, mutton sekuwa, Nepali achar, etc. Later in the afternoon, there will be short sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple. It is a significant Hindu temple. Situated at the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, this temple's existence is recorded as early as 400 CE.

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

Today, you will drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu. On the way, you can take a couple of hours break at the Trishuli river to do rafting. Trishuli river offers one of the best white water rafting experiences in the world. The rafting ends at Kurintar, from where it takes another three hours long drive to reach Chitwan. 

In the evening, we may visit the indigenous Tharu village. The locals are very welcoming and friendly. We will eat and enjoy their traditional stick dance and end the day.

 

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude250 m
  • Duration5-6 hours

The entire day in Chitwan is full of fun activities. The day starts with a gorgeous sunrise from the Rapti river. After breakfast, we will visit the elephant breeding center and explore the zoo. Later, we will go on a jeep safari in the deep jungle and do canoeing if interested. 

The safari offers sights of wildlife like one-horn rhinos, royal Bengal tiger, deer, bear, etc, and a range of birds on a clear day. You should be lucky too to see some of these animals. Later in the evening, you can visit the spa and take massages (additional charge applies). 

 

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude250 m

After having breakfast in the early morning, you will leave for Pokhara, which is about a 5-6 hrs ride from Chitwan. Once you reach Pokhara, check in at the hotel and freshen up. Pokhara is the second biggest city in Nepal and is loved by travelers for its laid-back ambiance. 

We will visit some tourist sites like Davis Falls, Bat Cave, etc. Spend the evening exploring Phewa Lake. Stroll on the bustling Lakeside Market. There are many food trucks and restaurants where you can have snacks before dinner.

 

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1,050m
  • Duration4-5 hours

In the early morning, you will drive to World Peace Pagoda and shoot the surrounding views. In the daytime, you will shoot shadows of Machhapuchhre and Phewa Lake. In the evening time, you can visit the old bazaar as well as explore the local areas. 

World Peace Pagoda is located at Sarangkot. You can see superb views of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna range from here. It is a popular place for paragliding. You can see many paragliders in the sky. If you want to do paragliding, let us know in advance, and we will arrange it for you. The paragliding charge is not covered in the package cost. 

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and offer fantastic landscapes. We will continue to drive to Nagarkot, a famous hill station near Kathmandu. Locals and travelers both love this place for a short getaway to escape in nature.

It will take a 6 hours ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu and another 1.5-hour ride to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is the best place to view the sunrise. In the evening you will go to the tower for the sunset view. You can see snow-capped mountains in the distance. 

 

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude2,100 m
  • Duration8-9 hours

Early in the morning, you will see the sunrise view, and then have breakfast at the hotel and leave for Kathmandu. On the way, you will stop at Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Bhaktapur is known for pottery and handicraft. It is also known as Rome of Nepal. 

If time allows, you will also stop by Patan Durbar Square. It is famous for its detailed architecture and art museums. You can visit the Patan Museum and look around the Patan area. Today is the last day of our tour. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening.

After breakfast transfer to airport for departure.

  • Accommodation4 star hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m
  • Duration2 hours

After breakfast transfer to airport for departure.

  • MealsB

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.  

Cost Details

  • All necessary Pick up and drop at every terminals by new A/C Car, Hiace, Coaster etc. as per group size.
  • 9 nights’ room on twin room sharing basis in above mentioned hotel.
  • All Food
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • All entrance fees
  • Accompanying professional Chinese Speaking Guide
  • Any expenses of personal nature for e.g. tel calls, laundry, porterage, mineral water or any other services not mentioned above
  • Tips For Guide and Driver
  • Any optional program or services not mentioned above Itinerary
  • No refund for un-used tours, rooms, meals and transfer service.
  • Any flight fare and any other optional program that is not included in Itinerary.

Kindly Note: The above rate is just for your reference, the final program should be in accordance with the final tour notice. Price might change as per availability and confirmation.

Client Reviews

  • Well organised trips at great prices

    J
    JohnUnited StatesDate of experience: May 19 2022

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