"Be part of one of the grandest festivals of Nepalese on our 7 Nights & 8 Days Tihar Tour in Nepal. As believed by the locals that Tihar marks the victory over evil and joy over misery, we wish you that our Tihar festival tour brings out the best time of your life and allows you to accumulate never-ending happiness."
The 7 Nights & 8 Days Tihar Tour in Nepal begins in Kathmandu and takes you around a couple of other famous cities - Pokhara and Chitwan. Your blissful venture with us on the occasion of Tihar starts on the very first day of the festival. Tihar Festival Tour offers you a close insight into Nepali culture and tradition. Moreover, you will be traveling to other cities doing all sorts of adventurous activities that will make the Tihar Tour in Nepal even more fantastic.
Tihar is also widely known as Deepawali (in our neighboring country, India) and Yama Panchak. Here Yama means the god of death, and Panchak means five. Therefore, we celebrate Tihar for five days in Nepal, worshiping crows, dogs, cows, and oxen. On the day of Tihar, people clean their houses, paint, and decorate with garlands of flowers, zillions of diyas (earthen lamps), twinkling lights, and colorful rangolis.
The family members wear new clothes, worship the goddess of prosperity - Laxmi, and get blessings from the elderly ones. Likewise, people also do puja in their offices and end the day playing with crackers, eating delicious sweets, and playing cards with family & friends.
You must visit Nepal during this festival of lights. The entire country is decorated with festiveness. You will be able to witness our culture, traditional Nepali food, and traditional musical entertainment programs. There is no better way to get close to the Nepali culture than being present at the biggest festivals celebrated by the locals.
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7 Nights & 8 Days Tihar Tour in Nepal itinerary
The 7 Nights & 8 Days Tihar Tour in Nepal begins in Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour of the historical sites. The next day, you will drive to Chitwan. This place is known for its wilderness activities like jungle safari, bird watching, canoeing, etc. Here, you will spend one night and drive to Pokhara, enjoying lush green hills and mountains views.
Pokhara, the city of lakes, is the best place to unwind all your worries and relax. Spend some time along the Phewa Lake and explore the Lakeside Market. The next day is sightseeing in the city. Visit Sarangkot and all the touristy places like World Peace Pagoda, International mountain Museum, Davis Falls, Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, etc.
The Tihar tour then takes you back to Kathmandu, where you will celebrate the festivals with us and local families. You will visit places like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath temple.
Before leaving Nepal, you will spend a night at Nagarkot, a popular hill station nearby Kathmandu. From here, you will get to see gorgeous sunrises & sunsets along with stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains at a far distance.
Tihar is the festival of lights which comes immediately after Nepal’s biggest festival Dashain. The festival is not only about people's celebration, but also about worshiping animals like dogs, cows, ox, and crows. The first day is called Kaag Tihar. Locals worship crows and ravens by feeding them. The second day is called Kukkar Tihar, and the locals worship dogs by treating them, putting tika on their foreheads, and garland with marigold flowers.
Similarly, the third day is called Gai puja, and in the evening, the entire country lights up and worships goddess Laxmi. It is the main day of Tihar. The children and youngsters play deusi bhailo in public and by visiting neighborhood houses. On the fourth day, locals worship ox and also do Govardhan puja.
The last day is called Bhaitika, celebrated among brothers and sisters. Bhaitika is celebrated by exchanging tika on the forehead between brothers and sisters and exchanging gifts. This day is celebrated by sisters wishing their brothers a long life.
Moreover, the Rani Pokhari Temple is Nepal's only temple that opens once a year on the fifth day of the Tihar festival. People who don't have a brother or sister usually visit Rani Pokhari Temple to celebrate Bhai Tika. They find a brother or sister in the temple, make siblings and celebrate this famous festival in Nepal.