Holi Festival Tour in Nepal

Trip Details

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  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Accomodation 3 Star (or greater) Hotel
  • Transportation Private Vehicle
  • Trip Style Tour
  • Destination Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Holi Celebration in Nepal

Holi, also called the ‘festival of colour’, is a Hindu festival which represents the arrival of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. The festival is celebrated with music, dance and throwing different colours to each other. Millions of people in Nepal and around the world celebrate this colour fest to promote, love friendship and equality.

You could see the celebration begin even before the big day. On the eve, large bonfires are lit in many corners of the street and people pray for their internal devil be destroyed along with the bonfire.

Holi will be your great opportunity to observe the unity seen in people. Religions, casts, social status doesn’t matter. Everyone is equal, at least for a day. Everyone is throwing colour at everyone. This is a festival of colours, emotions, happiness and equality.

On the celebration day, you could see the country is painted in mesmerising hues of blues, yellows, magentas, greens, violets, and more. Clouds of colours dancing in the wind carry the message of love and happiness across walls, neighbours, and hearts.

You will join the masses at Basantapur Durbar Square for one the biggest celebrations in Kathmandu. Get few packets of different colours, pour it over to your friends or to anyone else. Dance with the crowd. Cheers with them. Play with them. Take home the best memories from Nepal.

Holi provides you with the rare opportunity to capture those precious moments through your lens and treasure them forever.

Trip Highlights

Holi festival celebration at Kathmandu durbar square 





Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu arrival and sightseeing
  • Day 02: Full day Celebrating Holi Festival together with Nepalese at Kathmandu Durbar squire
  • Day 03: Breakfast and Transfer to Chitwan. On the way Rafting at Trishuli (OPTIONAL)
  • Day 04: Full day at Chitwan
  • Day 05: Drive to Pokhara and Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Day 06: Full day Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Nagarkot
  • Day 08: Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 09: After breakfast Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • All tansportation 
  • 8 nights’ Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  •  Accompanying professional English speaking Guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • All Entrance Fee above the Itinerary


Cost Excludes:


  • Any optional program or services not mentioned above Itinerary
  • Personal Expences 
  • Meals
  • Tips 
  • Travel insurance 




  • Day 01Kathmandu arrival and sightseeing Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Sightseeing of Swyambhunath and Boudhanath

    Swayambhunath: The golden spire of Swayambhunath stupa crowns a wooded hillock which offers a commanding view of Kathmandu city. Here also you can shoot photos of monks.

    Boudhanath Stupa
    Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in the Kathmandu Valley at about 131ft (40m) high, and one of the largest and most important Buddhist stupas in the world. The all-seeing red, white and blue eyes of Buddha are painted on all four sides of the stupa, similar to Swayambhunath, and surrounded by hundreds of fluttering prayer flags, prayer wheels and small images of Buddha.

    Here you shoot photos of monks.
    O/N at hotel

  • Day 02Full day Celebrating Holi Festival together with Nepalese at Kathmandu Durbar squire One of the major Hindu festivals, Holi is celebrated with passion and jollity on the full moon day in the month of Falgun which normally falls during the month of March of Gregorian calendar.

    Entire country drowns into the festive mood when its holi. Water filled balloons and the colors occupy the entire atmosphere while people celebrate Holi. Colorful faces drenched with water, wonder everywhere during Holi. Holi welcomes spring season and hence it is also called a spring festival. Even nature seems to rejoice when its time to play Holi. Fields full with crops indicates a good harvesting season and the flowers color the surroundings filling aromatic fragrance in the air
  • Day 03Breakfast and Transfer to Chitwan. On the way Rafting at Trishuli (OPTIONAL)Rafting in Trisuli River on the way to Chitwan.
    From Kathmandu to Fishling, the distance is 100km.
    It takes 3:30 hours to nearly 4 hours drive from. Fishling is the starting point. We raft up to Cable car (Kurintar).

    The distance between Fishling to Kurintar is 5km. The rafting time is normally 2 hours. Where as, December is a time in which river water is some how low. That’s why it make take 2 and half hour to reach at the end point i.e. Cable car (Kurintar). When we come down from the cable car, we drive towards Chitwan. It is 55km and it takes nearly 3hours.

    We provide all necessary rafting equipments such as paddle, life jacket etc.

    After check in into the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our guide. Then we head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to shootthe charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, you have dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums, popularly known as Tharu Cultural Program and can shoot the program
    O/N at Hotel
  • Day 04Full day at ChitwanEarly in the morning you go to view sunrise from Rapti River and have shoot of it. . Also have canoe ride in Rapti River. After that have shoot of bathing of elephant.
    Canoe ride is a ride in the boat floating in Rapti River. It is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species, while they are drinking water in the bank of river Rapti. As per boat size, 5 to 10 number of people can seat in one boat.

    O/N at Hotel
  • Day 05Drive to Pokhara and Pokhara Sightseeing After having breakfast, drive to Pokhara which is about 140 kilometers from Chitwan and a 5-6 hour's drive. Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara owns numerous lakes, known as 'Tal' in Nepali, offer fishing, boating and swimming. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. Reaching Pokhara, you check in hotel and visit fewa lake and have boating over there. We also make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. O/N Hotel

    Devi's Fall
    Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Devi's fall (also known as Devin's or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen.

    Gupteswar Gupha
    Gupteswar Gupha, a sacred cave, lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi's Fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours.

    Barahi temple
    This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa lake, the two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti.

    Evening Boating

    O/N at Hotel
  • Day 06Full day Pokhara SightseeingEarly morning drive to World Peace Pagoda and shoot the views at the surrounding. At day time go to shoot the shadow of Mt. Machhapuchhre at Fewa Lake and also shoot the boating around the lake. Then you go to nearby village and shoot the local activity over the village. At evening visit old Bazar and explore the local areas. Then visit international mountain museum.

    International Mountain Museum
    The Musuem is spread over a total floor area of 4,242 sq meter on 12.5 acres of land. The museum contains three main exhibitions halls - Hall of Great Himalayas, Hall of Fame and Hall of World Mountains. It also contains models of famous peaks, mannequins of famous mountaineers, culture and lifestyle of mountain people, flora and fauna including geoloy. The museum has been built with the theme of man, mountains and mountaineering. The museum also has model Nepali houses constructed in its premises..

    At evening visit old bazar and explore the local areas.

  • Day 07Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to NagarkotEarly morning you drive to Sarangkot and have sunrise view and shoot it. From Sarangkot, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks in brilliant colors.
    Nagarkot, situated 34 km north-east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most beautiful sites in Nepal. With an altitude of 2,715 meters, this is an ideal place to watch sunrise over Mt. Everest. There are magnificent sites of other mountain peaks too including Mt. Everest.
    At evening we will go to tower for sunset view. O/N hotel

    At evening we will go to tower for sunset view
    O/N hotel
  • Day 08Kathmandu Sightseeing Early morning we will go for sunrise view and shoot then after that we will go to hotel, have breakfast and then you drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, you stop for sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and surrounding places and shoot and Patan durbar square .

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, the Picture Gallery, the Batsala temple, etc. A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

    Patan Durbar Square

    The Patan Durbar Square is also a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. Patan Square and its surroundings is good specimen of ancient Newari architecture. There are three main courtyards in the palace: Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk. Mul Chowk, the oldest one, is at the center of Patan square

    Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Final
  • Day 09After breakfast Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Final DepartureAfter breakfast Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Final Departure

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