Grade

Easy

Group Size

1-15 pax

Transportation

Private Car

Max Altitude

1,400m (4,600ft)

Activity

Sightseeing

$782

*All Price are in USD*

Holi Festival Tour Nepal – Trip Overview

The Holi Festival in Nepal includes visits to some of Nepal’s most popular attractions and visits to Chitwan and Pokhara during the Holi Festival. The trip to Nepal during the Holi Festival should be planned and the opportunity to enjoy the Holi Festival. In short, Holi is also known as “FaguPurnima” because it is celebrated on the full moon day of Falcon month in Nepal (usually from February to March according to the solar calendar). According to Indian mythology, this festival is to conquer good and evil and is the beginning of spring. Burning and destroying the demon Holika in the flame of his own killing Prince Prahrad, but burning himself. Therefore, a bonfire was created in this festival of Holi. Holi is a festival of colors. From Indian mythology, Lord Krishna likes to tease the girl (Cropis) by splashing water and color.

People usually celebrate redness by applying different colors of powder on their faces, splashing colored water, celebrating parties, dancing to traditional music, drinking traditional drinks and Bhaang (a paste made from hemp plants) mixed with lassi. Section during Holi different types of sweets were made, but the main sweets were “Gujhiya” made from dry powdered milk and crushed walnuts. During the Holi festival, they dance and enjoy different foods. It is recommended to wear old clothes in Holi, since you will eventually get water, paint and different colors on you and your clothes. In addition, it is recommended to apply hair oil or coconut oil to the hair before playing Holi to prevent the color from being absorbed into the skin and the color can be washed easily. The Holi Festival tour in Nepal will be a wonderful experience, but care must be taken because sometimes applying color and splashing water can be harmful.

In Nepal, Holi celebrates in different ways in different places. Nowadays, in the cities, they usually organize Huli programs, and people gather in a place to play Huli. Parties are also organized in their own homes or at banquets or party palaces. On Thamel Street, in Durbar Square in Basantapur, in Tundikhel, people gather to enjoy the Holi Festival. Similarly, in Pokhara, the main roads of the lake are also famous. In the Terai area, people usually return home, pick up and play the Holi Festival at home. During the Holi festival, everyone is immersed in great joy and laughter. Spray colored powder with water and dance, singing is very pleasant. If you do not want to play, you just want to see, a person will not be forced. Then, you can visit Nepal during this festival and discover Holi’s happiness. Step On Himalaya will organize all the facilities and organize the trips according to your needs.

Trip Overview Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu for the half day.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara on a Tourist bus

Day 4: Holi celebration in Lakeside of Pokhara

Day 5: Head to Chitwan 6 hour drive

Day 6: A full day Jungle Safari

Day 7: Jungle walks

Day 8: Final Departure

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
You will be then transferred to Hotel destined by the representative of Step On Himalaya. Details of the program will be explained. Accommodation: Hotel Meal: n/a
Day 2
Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley for the half day
We will visit the Boudhanath (the biggest Stupa), the Pashupatinath Temple (Lord Shiva’s shrine), the Swayambhunath Stupa ( the Monkey Temple), etc. along with other UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
Day 3
Drive to Pokhara on a Tourist bus
After an early morning breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara on a Tourist bus, enjoying the countryside views. Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
Day 4
Holi celebration in Lakeside of Pokhara
Holi celebration in Lakeside of Pokhara, known as Paradise of tourists. This is the main day of the Holi Tour. Spraying and smearing colored powders, splashing water over each other, drinking Bhaang, eating varieties of food items are totally different kind of fun. Dancing and singing underwater sprinklers is another enjoyable activity. Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast
Day5
Head to Chitwan 6 hour drive
Today we will head to Chitwan, which is about 6 hours drive from Pokhara. Chitwan is the heaven of jungle activities. Another day of Holi is Chitwan is interesting and captivating. Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6
A full day Jungle Safari
A full day Jungle Safari with different activities like Elephant back ride, visit Elephant breeding center, canoeing, Tharu stick dance and a cultural program in the evening. Packed lunch will be taken along with. Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7
Jungle walks
Another day of Jungle walks after an early morning breakfast, then drive back to Kathmandu. A farewell dinner is planned in a typical Nepalese cuisine restaurant. Accommodation: Hotel Meal: Breakfast and Dinner
Day8
Final Departure
The Representative of  HAN will take you to the Airport at least 3 hours prior the scheduled flight. Meal: Breakfast


Included
During your trek/tour what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:  
  • Airport picks up & drops by tourist vehicle
  • Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
  • English Speaking guide
  • All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
  • Official expense
  • Hotel picks up & drops off by a tourist vehicle.
 
Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Tips for hostess and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa - you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (A tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
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