Holi Festival Tour

Trip Duration 08 nights 09 days
Trip Code NAP-HOLI-003
Trip Grade Hiking/walking
Trip Cost USD 885 per passenger
Best Time March/April

Overview

Holi Festival Tour - Nepal Adventure Point welcomes you to Nepal and celebrates the Holi festival with us in Nepal. We organize the Holi festival festival's familiarization trip in Nepal every year. This special packages program we have included special travel activities that include sightseeing, hiking and safari programs that are meant for healing the body, mind and spirit to give you a fresh start for the Holi festival.

Holi is considered as one of the major festival of Nepal which falls on the full moon day of late February or early march. Also known as Fagu Purnima, the festival of Holi got its name from a mythical demoness Holika. It is the festival of colors that lasts a week but only last two days are celebrated with colours.

A long bamboo pole with strips of clothes tied at its top is installed on the first day, in the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu. The pole is known as Chir. It symbolizes the tree on which Lord Krishna hung the milk maids’ clothes while they were bathing in the Jamuna River in northern India.

On the last day of the week, the poll is taken to a bonfire. According to the legends, Holika and her brother King Hiranyakashyap planned to kill his son. The King was proud of him and considered himself God. His son Pralad was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu and he never acknowledged his father as God unlike all the citizens of the country. Afraid that others might follow the suit and angry at his son, he and Holika conspired to kill Pralad.  Holika had received blessing from Lord Bramha that fire could not burn her. So she took Pralad in her lap and sat on top of the hay stack. But the blessing only worked for good purpose, so, she burnt alive. Pralad was saved by Lord Bishnu. Thus, Holi is celebrated to remember the victory of devotion over evil. All the interested travellers are requested to register their trip at the Nepal Adventure Point before the 4 weeks period of the trip date.

Highlights

* Historical, cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
* Experience and celebrate the Holi in Kathmandu
* Natural heritage site of Chitwan National park
* Visit Lake city of Pokhara
* Boating in Phewa Lake

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Hiking/walking
Trip Duration 08 nights 09 days
Trip code NAP-HOLI-003
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Sarangkot (1725m)
Trip Cost USD 885 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 32 passengers
Accessibillity Scheduled program flow as per the itinerary
The Route Kathmand-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Season March/April
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel/Resort

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given in the evening at hotel about the daily program activities by your Group Leader/Guide.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

This day we attending on Holi festival in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we drive to rafting put in point at Trishuli River. This River package will let you; enjoy the most thrilling white water river rafting for 3 heavenly hours. After a briefing about safe rafting from your River guide, you will be all set for your rafting trips down the Trishuli River of grade 3 & 4. This rafting trip is sure to give you the most amazing experience filled with utmost thrill. After an adventurous rafting session in Trishuli, we drive to Chitwan National Park. The park is one of Asia's most famous national parks, the forest & grassland landscape is home to many birds and animals including the majestic Indian elephant and the ever-elusive Bengal Tiger. The park is most famous however for its population of the rare one-horned rhinoceros. We include various activities in and around the park, including a gentle canoe ride down the Rapti River, a half-day jungle walk, jeep and elephant safaris, as well as a local village walk and cultural program. On reach at Chitwan join on Holi festival in Chitwan

This day enjoy elephant back safari, canoeing elephant ride and breeding centre visit, bird watching and see wild animals like rhinos, peacocks, crocodiles, deer’s etc. You will visit deep in the national park on elephant back. You will see one-horned rhinoceros, several types of deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard and, if lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. After 2-3-hours of elephant safari, you can enjoy canoeing river. Later in the evening, you will enjoy Tharu cultural program. You can have the most thrilling and exciting wildlife experience of your lifetime in Chitwan National Park.

We complete our last activities at the Chitwan National Park. Leaving the lowlands behind, you head back into the foothills of the Himalayas to Pokhara (140-kms/5-hrs). The drive is very much similar to that we had while coming to Chitwan from Kathmandu. Pokhara is popular city after Kathmandu because of its beauty; relaxed atmosphere the lakeside town affords magnificent views of the snow-capped peaks of the mighty Annapurna mountain range. There is plenty to keep you busy in and around the town, including short walks, caves, boat rides and nearby excursions.

Early in the morning we drive approximately 30 minutes to reach the Sarangkot hill (1592m) At Sarangkot one gets to see the sunrise and the magnificent views of the Himalayan like Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna IV (7525m), AnnapurnaIII (7555m), Machhapuchere (6993m). Enjoy the beautiful sunrise, mountains and Himalayan ranges and return back to hotel for the breakfast. After breakfast, depart for the full day sightseeing. Major tour highlights are Bindobasini temple, Devi’s fall, Gupteshowr cave, world peace stupa, Mahendra cave. Later enjoy the boating at Fewa Lake. In the evening, enjoy your free time for shopping and other individual activities

Finally, it is back to Kathmandu for one last chance to wander around the city and perhaps do some last minute shopping or a little more sightseeing. In the evening we will have farewell dinner at the traditional restaurant.

Will have some free time until the time to leave to airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Adventure Point will transfer you to the airport to connect onward destination or join another programs with Nepal Adventure Point!!

Cost Included

* Activities:Sightseeing, walking, Safari activities and driving trip as per the itinerary.
* Accommodation:3 nights’ hotel in Kathmandu, 2 night hotel in Pokhara, and 2 night lodge/resort in Chitwan on twin sharing bedroom
* Food: 7 breakfast 2/2 lunch and dinner at Chitwan
* Staffs:First hand knowledgeable English speaking tour guide, naturalist guide at Chitwan and expert driver
* Transportation:Arrival/departure transfer, Kathmandu to Chitwan, Chitwan to Pokhara and return and surface road-head transliortation.
* Company and Government’s service charge:All applicable Government taxes and  official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipiment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

* Kathmandu to Bharatpur and Pokhara to Kathmandu flight
* Personal travel equipments
* All lunch nd dinner, accept at Chitwan national park
* Bar bills and beverages
* Tilis/Gratuities for your crews
* All monastery and temple entrance fees
* Olitional activities
* And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure lPint

Trip Notes

Arrival Information: We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact us at: nap@wlink.com.np, nepaladventurepoint@gmail.com OR call us at +9779851050327 as emergency contact. Our airport representative will be waiting with your Name or Nepal Adventure Point sign on it. Please check carefully once you exit the baggage hall as there seem to be hundreds of people waiting outside in the arrival gate and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes , we recommend that you make your own way to the hotel and we will pay you back taxi cost if this occurs. From the airport Thamel is 6-kms far but it takes almost half an hour to reach by cab.

Important Stuffs: All the entire documents for Dipawali Festival Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara Tour are required, such a Chitwan National Park entrance permit. Please carry along 2 passport size photo, copies of your passport or valid Identities card.

Single supplement: All accommodations are based on double occupancy. If you prefer single accommodations, you must pay a single supplement fee, which is listed to the trip itinerary. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender for the duration of the trip

Accommodation: During the Dipawali Festival Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara Tour part we accommodate on tourist standard hotels in city and lodge/resort at Chitwan national park.

Food and Drink:: We not included in cities but meals are includes at Chitwan National Park, traveller’s are allowing eating what, when and how much they want thus giving them more choice and flexibility than a fixed menu. Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara. So we suggest changing (Approximately - USD 200 per member) for normal breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft drinks.

Tour Supporter: On Dipawali Festival, Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara Tour are accompanied by one of our Chinese speaking local tour Guide and expert driver.

Tipping: A rough guideline is USD 2-3 per group member per day for tour guide and USD 1-2 per group member per day for a driver, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, which are beyond our control, can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the Leader/Guide will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

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