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The Holi festival is the sense of unity, joy, and harmony that is felt by everyone who participates. It is a time for people to come together, forget their differences, and celebrate the joy of life.
The festival is the tradition of exchanging colors and throwing at each other, sweets and food with friends and family members. People visit each other's homes and share traditional sweets.
(This year The Holi Festival will be celebrated from 5th March to 8th March 2023)
The Holi Festival is a widely celebrated festival in Nepal, especially among the Hindu community. It is also known as the "festival of colors" or "festival of love". The festival is typically observed in late February or early March, on the full moon day of the Nepali month of Falgun.
During the festival, people gather in the streets and throw colored powder and water at each other, sing and dance, and exchange sweets and food. The festival is a time for people to come together, forget their differences, and celebrate the victory of good over evil. It is also a time to forgive and forget and to renew relationships and friendships.
In Nepal, the festival usually lasts for two days. On the first day, known as Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan, people light bonfires to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. On the second day, known as Rangwali Holi or Dhulandi, people engage in the playful throwing of colors.
While Holi is primarily a Hindu festival, it is celebrated by people of all religions and cultures in Nepal. The festival is a time for people to come together, have fun, and celebrate the spirit of unity and harmony.
Upon your arrival at the airport, be greeted by our representative waiting outside the terminal. They will escort you to the centrally located hotel in Kathmandu, and assist with the check-in process. After settling in, you can choose to relax at the hotel or visit our Trek Around Himalayas office to gather information about your trip. To cap off your first day, we will treat you to a warm welcome dinner.
The Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour will start after breakfast and is a guided day trip to explore the major heritage sites in this historic city. During the tour, you will visit the beautiful temples and stupas of Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square at last. With a knowledgeable guide, you will also visit lesser-known corners of the valley to experience the rich Nepalese culture. The tour starts early in the morning at 7 am with pick-up from your hotel. You will first visit the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, a world heritage site and popular destination for Hindu pilgrims during the festivals of Mahashivaratri and Teej. After exploring the temple, you will drive to Bouddhanath stupa, a popular tourist spot, and center of belief for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Following a visit to Bouddhanath, you will head to Swyambhunath temple, also known as the monkey temple, for lunch and a stunning view of the Kathmandu Valley. From Monkey temple you will move to Kathmandu Durbar Square to explore the old and ancient architecture of Kathmandu. After a full day of sightseeing, you will return to your hotel in the evening.
As part of our Holi festival celebration, our team will collect you from your hotel on the day of the event and take you on a tour of the lively gathering places where people play, dance, and enjoy live music. Popular places for the celebration include Basantapur, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Thamel, and Durbar Marg, where thousands of people come together to celebrate this colorful festival. As you walk through the streets, people will welcome you with splashes of colored powder and water. After a full day of fun and joy, you will return to your hotel to freshen up and clean off the colors.
Your journey home begins today. Our representatives from Trek Around Himalayas will escort you to the International Airport in accordance with your flight schedule. It's recommended to arrive at the airport three hours before your flight.
If you have more time to spare in Nepal, we invite you to join our other programs and extend your stay. For more information, please visit our website or contact our local experts who can provide you with additional details.
Departure Dates for Holi Festival - 4 days
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