Holy Festival

Wednesday, March 23
Holy Festival in 2016

Holy festival is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. Holy Festival also known as festival of colors in spring session, and sometimes festival of love
Holy festival is primarily observed in Nepal, India and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus majority and people of Indian origin. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colors.
Holy Festival celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holy where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is free for all carnival of colors, where everyone plays colors each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colors on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holy delicacies, food and drinks. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family. Holy is celebrated at the approach of vernal equinox, on the Phalguna Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year, per the Hindu calendar, and typically comes in March, sometimes February in the Gregorian calendar. The festival signifies the victory of god over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.

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Day 01-March 18
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02-March 19
After in morning breakfast around 8:00 am, drive to Sundarijal by car/bus/van and hike up to Chisopani(2200 m) 5 hrs crossing Shivapura National Park. Overnight at Chisopani (B/L/D)

Day 03-March 20
Wake up early in the morning and explore sunrise and panoramic Himalayan view from Chisopani, from here we can see panoramic view of twenty snow covered mountains. after breakfast will hike to Nagarkot for six hours through straight trail. Overnight at Nagarkot hotel.(B/L/D)

Day 04 March 21
Early in the morning see sunrise view and panoramic views of various mountains including Mount Everest. After breakfast trek down to Changunarayan and visit old Hindu temple Changunaraya and drive to world heritage city Bhaktapur and explore there then at the evening back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 05-March 22
This day after breakfast we will go for sightseeing, sightseeing covers Monkey temple, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and back to hotel. Overnight at hotel..B/B

Day 06-March 23
After break fast lets visit Basantapur Durbar Squire Where we celebrate Holy festival with your team leader at the evening Back to Thamel, overnight stay at Hotel, B/B

Day 07-March 24
Departure to onward destination. Drop by car to the airport. (B)
Cost Include
Airport pick up and drop by privet van-jeep (depend on Group size)
3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu two star category hotel with Bread & Breakfast.
1 night accommodation in Nagarkot (hotel view point or peaceful cottege)
1 night accommodation chisopani (run by Nepalease family tea houses)
2 Nights/3 Days Kathmandu Valley Trekking,
Transportation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation during the trekking
One English speaking trekking guide.
Shivapuri National Park Permit.
1 Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guide by car
typical Nepali cultural dinner.

Cost Exclude
All Bar Bills
Nepal visa fee which is you will pay in open arrival in Kathmandu airport.
Personal Expenses
Nepa travel insurance
Equipment like:sleeping bag, down jacket, t-shirt, half pacnt, sunscreen, sun glass
All entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley NRS1800 per person
Tips for guide and driver
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking

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