8 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Trip type: Cultural tour and entertainment
Activities: Playing HOLI, Sightseeings, Jungle safari, Bird and animal watch, sunrise and sunset view, and more
Transport: All deluxe tourist bus, private car/jeep
Accommodation : Hotels and Resorts
Holi is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of sharing love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as other communities outside Asia.
It is primarily observed in Nepal, India and other regions of the world with significant populations of Hindus or people of Indian origin. In recent years the festival has spread to parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic, and colors.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Bonfire when people gather, sing, dance and party. The next morning is a free-for- all carnival of coolers when participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their water fight. No matter whether friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders, the game is fair to all. The frolic and fight with colors occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and other musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw color powders on each other; laugh and gossip, and then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some drinks are intoxicating. For example, Bhang an intoxicating ingredient made from cannabis leaves is mixed into drinks and sweets and consumed by many. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up and visit friends and family.
Holi is celebrated at the approach of the vernal equinox, on the Falgun Purnima (Full Moon). The festival date varies every year as per the Hindu calendar and this year its on March 12. The festival signifies the victory of good 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 broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 m
Day 02:Celebrating Holi- Day 1st
Day 03:Holi in Chitwan- Day 2nd
Day 04:Multi activities in Chitwan
Day 05:Drive to Pokhara
Day 06:Pokhara sightseeing
Day 07:Nagarkot hotel
Day 08:International departure
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 mAirport pick up, hotel transfer, briefing, welcome dinner and O/N at hotel.
Day 02Celebrating Holi- Day 1st Breakfast, half day sightseeing, full entertainment HOLI time, dinner and O/N at hotel.
Day 03Holi in Chitwan- Day 2ndBreakfast, drive to Chitwan, HOLI playing time, lunch, cultural program, dinner and O/N at resort.
Day 04Multi activities in Chitwan Breakfast, packed lunch, various activities like jungle safari, bird watching, canoeing, elephant bath show, breeding center visit and more, dinner and O/N at resort.
Day 05Drive to PokharaBreakfast and drive to Pokhara, exploring around, dinner and O/N at hotel.
Day 06Pokhara sightseeing Breakfast, Sarangkot sunrise view, sightseeing around Pokhara, peace pagoda, dinner and O/N at hotel.
Day 07Nagarkot hotel Pokhara to Kathmandu and to Nagarkot for the best sunrise and sunset view, breakfast, dinner and O/N at hotel.
Day 08International departure Drop to airport for the flight back home.
Theres a lot of things that can be experienced in Nepal in addition to the activities we do in this particular package. Lets communicate for your desired activities, your desired length of visit and other requirements. We can customize the trip anytime. Contact us for more info.