Festival Tours in Nepal
Nepal Adventure Point offer vivid Festival tours in Nepal. Nepal is not being only the land of Himalayas; it is also the land of festivals though it’s said that there are more festivals in Nepal than there are days in the year. Most Nepalese festivals are related to different Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses and they are celebrated on such days consecrated for them by religion and tradition.
The dates of most festivals are fixed by famous astrologers after consulting the lunar calendar in Nepal. Nepal's festive calendar is hectic; exact festival dates change annually due to Nepal's lunar calendar. Dasain, celebrated nationwide in September/October, which is the most important of all Nepali celebrations and features the biggest animal sacrifice of the year. Running a close second is Tihar (October/November), when crows, dogs and cows are venerated and everyone offers Tika marks and food to friends and relations. Other important Hindu festivals include colorful Holi (February/March), lively Indra Jatra (August/September). Some of the local festivals in the Kathmandu valley are epic affairs - the Rato Machhendranath (April/May) in Patan features incredible chariot parades to honor Lord Krishna. Followers of Shiva celebrate Haribodhini Ekadashi (October/November) and Maha Shivaratri (February/March) with great pomp at Pashupatinath. As Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion, Buddhist festivals are thinner on the ground. However, Losar (Tibetan New Year, held in February) is celebrated with masked chaam dances at Swayambhunath, Bodhnath and Tibetan monasteries across the country. Other important Buddhist feast days include Mani Rimdu (October/November) in Solu Khumbu and Buddha Jayanti (Buddha's birthday - held in May/June) in Kathmandu and Lumbini.
Festival tours are one of the interesting ways to understand the beauty and richness of Nepalese culture is through its festivals. During festivals in Nepal, cultural dances, songs and performances are practiced. These cultural treasures make the festivals interesting and entertaining. People find more joy participating in performances and watching others perform and so on.
Nepal Adventure Point offers some of the most popular festival tour in Nepal and Tibet. Our festival tours fix departure dates which are listed bellow are already fixed (Guaranteed) as per the lunar calendar. All the interested festival lovers’ clients are requested to register their festival trip at the Nepal Adventure Point before the 3 weeks period of the tour date and to participate; you must plan on arriving in Kathmandu not later than 2 days before departure date.