Colors Festival Tour – Holi is celebrated with great pomp and show in Nepal. Celebrations lasts for a week in which the entire country gets drenched in the coloured water. Celebrations are of marked importance at Terai and also where Indian community mainly Marwaris have settled.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU [1400m]|Welcoming the guests is our passion | 29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, you can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square.Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU |The city of arts and architecture|29.9oC/3.2oC*|
Kathmandu Valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Kathmandu has been one of the popular destinations for international tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers a wonderful mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. Right after having breakfast we two famous Buddhist Temples- the Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa, Kumari temple- temple of living goddess, Kasthmandap-the wooden temple built by a single tree, palaces, forts, temples & Holy Ceremonial pole CHIR.Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: UNESCO HERITAGE SIGHTSEEING | The oldest and most sacred Hindu temple |& THAMEL VISIT
After breakfast we leave for UNESCO world Heritage sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple- the oldest and most sacred Hindu temple of the world situated on the bank of Holy Bagmati River where all the dead bodies of the valley is cremated. We can see old temples, many Hindu priests, Sadhus, devotees etc. We further proceed to BoudhanathStupa-one of the biggest Stupasin the world, the surrounding area also known as little Tibet because this area is covered by Tibetan refugees and is one of the biggest Tibetan refugee camps of the valley. We come back to the hotel and take a rest for a while. We visit nearby touristic hub, Thamel and explore on our own. Dinner will be arranged at specialty restaurant in Thamel area in the late evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 04: FULL DAY HOLI CELEBRATION |The most enjoyable festivals all around the world |
Today we celebrate Holiin 3cities of Kathmandu valley.Holi is regarded as one of the most enjoyable festivals all around the world and is celebrated in majority of South Asian Nations. Holi is also celebrated to mark the blessings of God for upcoming grain harvests and the land fertility. It sometimes falls on the first week of February and mostly falls on the beginning or mid of the March at the end of lunar month on full moon day. We recommend you to put on cozy casual wear with flip flop as we are going to play with colors and water and smudges of the colors could remain in the clothes. We play together with a large group of people around the valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 05: FLY TO JANAKPUR |30mins| CELEBRATING HOLI IN TERAI | Terai people celebrate more enthusiastically |
As soon as we are done with breakfast and we drive to the airport for a flight to Janakpur. We can see the mesmerizing view of Himalayan ranges and beautiful hilly landscapes on board. Once we arrive Janakpur we check into the hotel. After get refreshed we leave for Terai Holy celebration around Janakpur city.Holi is celebrated in Terai Region more enthusiastically just after a day people celebrate in hilly region. We again put on same comfortable and cozy wears so that we can play with colors and water. In the evening we visit historical monuments- Janakidham temple, BibahMandap, Ganga Sagar etc.Overnight in Janakpur.
DAY 06: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU | UNESCO HERITAGE TOUR | Spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists | DRIVE TO NAGARKOT|1hr|[2175m]
As soon as we are done with breakfast we drive to the airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Once we arrive Kathmandu we proceed to visit UNESCO world Heritage covering Changunarayana temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Changunarayan temple is located on a high hill top which is surrounded by amazing sculptures and antique arts. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is considered as the oldest temple of Nepal. There are four entrances to the temple and these gates are guarded by life-size pairs of animals such as lions, sarabhas, griffins and elephants on each side of the entrances.Likewise Bhaktapur durbar square has its own significant values in a modern arts and architecture which used to be the royal palace of old Bhaktapur Kingdom. The Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen over several countries. As soon as we are done with UNESCO visit we drive to another amazing place, Nagarkot (20Kms). In the evening we enjoy the valleys, Himalayas and sunset. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07: FINAL DEPARTURE |To know how satisfied our guests are measured not only by how tight the goodbye hugs are but by staying in touch with us forever |
We wake up early in the morning to witness the sunrise view at eastern Himalayan ranges including Mt Everest (8,848 meter). It is good to observe the mesmerizing view of the sunrise that the Sun hits the mountain peak revealing red color. We return to the hotel inKathmanduand drive to Tribhuban International Airport for a flight to onward journey.This is the last day of your visit. We will drop you to the airport 3 hrs prior to the departure time. The memories that you have shared with us matter a lot. Waving hands and goodbye hugs are just not enough, we tell you to stay in touch with us. This is the way how we feel satisfied by our services.
*Note: The figures shown above are the maximum and minimum temperatures in summer and winter respectively | Source: Department of Hydrology & Metrology, Nepal.