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Dashain Festival Tour - 14 Days

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Dashain Festival Tour
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Enjoy the Dashain festival in Nepal with local, explore the unique culture and lifestyle of friendly Nepalese people by staying in a local house being a family member.

Dashain Festival is a very popular festival in Nepal. It is the biggest and the most favorable festival in the Nepalese annual calendar. It is celebrated by Nepalese Hindu people throughout the world. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together with family.  All government offices, educational institutions and other offices remain closed during the festival period. The festival falls in September or October, starting from the shukla paksha (bright lunar fortnight) of the month of Ashvin and ending on purnima (the full moon). Among the fifteen days of celebration, most important days are the first, seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth.

Our Activities in Deshain festival,

1st day: – Ghatasthapana, we pray the gods in home by oldest person in our family.  Separate the place for jamara. We use seed of corn, white & barley for plantation to use for deshami (10th day of this festival).

2nd day: – Dutiya, Every morning our parents will pray gods Durga & others with offer the water too, till 9th day.

3rd day: – Tritiya, Every morning our parents will pray gods Durga & others with offer the water too, till 9th day.

4th day: – Chuthi, Every morning our parents will pray gods Durga & others with offer the water too, till 9th day.

5th day: – Panchami, Every morning our parents will pray gods Durga & others with offer the water too, till 9th day.

6th day: – shashthi, every morning our parents will pray gods Durga & others with offer the water too, till 9th day.

7th day: – Phulapati, Every morning our parents will pray gods Durga & others with offer the water too, till 10th day morning. Fulpati is a major celebration occurring on the seventh day of Dashain. Traditionally, on this day, banana stalks, jamara and sugar cane tied with red cloth is brought by Brahmins from Gorkha to Place in Kathmandu. Many public people will take Phulapati to the temple too, once in their life time. This day is big celebration in Gorkha.

8th day: – Ashthami,  is the day when the most fierce of Goddess Durga’s manifestations, the blood for thirsty Kali. It is appease through the give up of buffaloes, goats, hens and ducks in temples throughout the nation. Blood, symbolic for its fruitfulness, is on hand to the Goddesses. Appropriately, the night of this day is called Kal Ratri (Black Night). It is also the norm for buffaloes to be sacrific in the courtyards of all the land revenue offices in the country on this day. After the offering of the blood, the meat is taken home and cook as “prasad”. This food is offer, in tiny leaf plates, to the household Gods, and then distribute among-st the family.  While the puja is being carry out great feasts are held in the homes of common people.

9th day: – Nahami, This is the last day of Navarati. Ceremonies and rituals reach the peak on this day.

10th day: – Deshami, This is a main day of festival. On this day, a mixture of rice, yogurt and vermilion is prepare by the women. This preparation is known as “Tika”. Elders put this tika and jamara. Which is sown in the Ghatasthapana on the forehead of younger relatives to bless them with abundance in the upcoming years.  The red also symbolizes the blood that ties the family together. Elders give “Dakshina”, or a small amount of money, to younger relatives at this time along with the blessings. This continues to be observe for five days till the full moon during. Which period families and relatives visit each other to exchange gifts and greetings.

11th day: – Ekadeshi, This continues to be observe for five days till the full moon during.  Which period families and relatives visit each other to exchange gifts and greetings.

12th day: – Duwadeshi, This continues to be observe for five days till the full moon during. Which period families and relatives visit each other to exchange gifts and greetings.

13th day: – Triyadeshi,

14th day: – Chaturdeshi, This continues to be observe for five days till the full moon during. Which period families and relatives visit each other to exchange gifts and greetings.

15th day: – Purnima, Today is a last day of festival to visit each other to exchange gifts and greetings.

Day 1
(20th Sep.) Arrival in Kathmandu (1,360 m)

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Show card. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 30 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
(21st Sep.) Kathmandu (1360 m) Tour

We explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide. Watch Ghatsthapana in somewhere in temple then we will visit Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath temple.

Day 3
(22nd Sep.) Kathmandu to Chisapani, via Sundarijal

Approximately 4 hours, an one our car drive then rich Sundarijal. Our trekking will start from here. After 45 minutes walk then we will be in Mulkharkha. Countinue steeply up ahead Then, the trail will enter through the Shivapuri National Park. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants with unique settlements. Our route heads down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300 m).

Day 4
(23rd Sep.) Chisapani to Nagarkot

Approximately 6 hours, today, we will trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot. Our trekking starts to Chauki Bhanjag which takes about 3 hours. We will continue along the charming trail which leads us towards Nagarkot. Well, Nagarkot, (2175 m) is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. In clear weather the Himalaya range can be seen with panorama. You will enjoy the best view of Kathmandu valley from there.

Day 5
(24th Sep.) Nagarkot to Kathmandu, via Changunarayan,

We get up early in the morning to see best sunrise and mountains view. After that, we have breakfast and then hike to Changunarayan. Then, we will visit Changunarayan temple and our private car will come and drive you at Kathmandu.

Day 6
(25th Sep.) Kathmandu side seen,

After breakfast, He will guide you through the rest Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. An easy, relaxing day in a comfortable ride with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of Kathmandu. Those are the pointed place to see, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 7
(26th Sep.) Kathmandu to Gorkha

Local bus will take us to gorkha bazar, Overnight over there,

Day 8
(27th Sep.) Free day in Gorkha,

To observe Phulpati in Kalika temple.

Day 9
(28th Sep.) watch Ashthami then go Masel

Early in morning watch the ashthami in temple then go ahead to the country side (masel) by local Bus to see the more festival. We will stay with local villager. As a home stay guest. Very basic levels of home stay.

Day 10
(29th Sep.) Free day to watch Dashain

Day 11
(30th Sep.) Free day, Main day of Dashain

Today is a main day of festival. Deshami, this is a main day of festival. On this day, a mixture of rice, yogurt and vermilion is prepared by the women. This preparation is known as “Tika”. Elders put this tika and jamara which is sown in the Ghatasthapana on the forehead of younger relatives to bless them with abundance in the upcoming years. The red also symbolizes the blood that ties the family together. Elders give “Dakshina”, or a small amount of money, to younger relatives at this time along with the blessings. This continues to be observed for five days till the full moon during which period families and relatives visit each other to exchange gifts and greetings.

Day 12
(1st Oct.) back to Kathmandu,

Day 13
(2nd Oct.) Free day,

Day 14
(3rd Oct.) Farewell,

Cost Include

  • All food (three times a day) in the standard hotels,
  • Two night is very Basic room’s will get in country side,
  • All land transport as our itinerary,
  • Finest, English speaking Guide for hiking, tour & country side tour,
  • Potter for three days chisopani hiking,
  • All side seen with private car with tour guide,
  • All local entrance fee,
  • Welcome dinner & farewell dinner,
  • Local maps

Cost Exclude

  • Water & any other kind of Drinks,
  • Tips for guide,
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc.),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Services not mentioned herein

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Price From USD$1,080/person
1,080
Total $ 1,080 USD

Trip Facts

  • By bus/car
  • 01 - 12
  • 1400 m
  • Easy