Tihar Festival Tour
Welcome to Nepal. At your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, our representative will be there to welcome you. The representative will take you to the hotel. After freshen up, you will be briefed about your activities during the trip. In the evening you will be welcomed with a dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is Kag Puja (Crow day) – the first day of the Tihar festival and each member of the family takes the first portion of the meal outside on a platter and offers meals to the crow.
Today we visit Bhaktapur – one of the important World Heritage Site of Nepal. Bhaktapur is the city of Newars where you can see many historical places like Palace of Fifty-five Windows, the Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Siddhi Laxmi Temple, Vatsala Durga Temple and many more. After the sightseeing in Bhaktapur, you will be taken to Nagarkot, evening sunset tour, dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Nagarkot.
Today is Kukur puja (Dog day) – the second day of Tihar festival, you will experience the worshipping of Dog as people offer flower garland and foods to their dog for their honesty and staying with the human being. During you tour , you will see the dogs being worshipped almost all parts of Kathmandu where you will be visiting.
Early Morning Sunrise and Mountain view from Hotel, after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu and Kathmandu Sightseeing & Laxmi Puja Celebration.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu city. You will be taken to the famous historical place Kathmandu Durbar Square and then we will take you for Patan tour where you will be visiting Patan Durbar Square and living goddess of Nepal – KUMARI of Patan. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is Laxmi Puja – the third day of Tihar Festival that falls on Purnima (full moon day), Today Cow is worshiped in the morning offering garland of flower and food. Cow is believed as Goddess Laxmi. And at evening Goddess Laxmi is worshipped or welcome throughout the nation. Goddess Laxmi is believed to be the goddess of good fortune, wealth, beauty, and light.
Morning time, (Option Mountain Flight it is a hour Flight around Mt. Everest and price USD 205 Nett Per Person) you can relax on your own or go for some optional tours. In the evening, you will participate one of the unique culture of Newar community called the Mha puja – worshipping self body. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is Gobardhan Puja (Oxen day) & Mha Puja (self worship) both – the fourth day of Tihar festival. The Oxen are worshiped with garland of flower and food.
Mha Puja (self worship) it is specially celebrated by Newar Community. Mha Puja is believed as purification, strengthening and understanding of oneself and worshipping and blessing oneself to achieve unselfishness and generosity.
Today we will participate in celebration of Bhai Tika — the last day of the five-day and the most important day of Tihar. In this day the sisters apply Tika to their brothers’ forehead and thank them for the protection they give and wish for their prosperity and long life. The Tika is colorful that consists of seven colors and called as ‘Saptarangi Tika’ in Nepali. Along with the Tika, the sisters offer garlands of Marigold and Chrysanthemum, sweets, and special dishes for them. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
After exciting celebration of Tihar festival with Nepalese family, Today we will drive to Pokhara- one of the most beautiful citiy of Nepal. It always worth visiting this city while you are in Nepal where you can enjoy most beautiful natural scenery, close views of mountains and various interesting places. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you will check in the hotel. You can rest for sometime or visit lakeside area on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
Early morning, you will be taken to Sarangkot for beautiful sunrise and Mountain view. After breakfast you will proceed for Pokhara sightseeing covering Devi’s fall, Gupteshwore cave and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Afternoon Boating on Fewa Lake with Visit Taal Barahi Temple and Peace Stupa behind the Fewa Lake on the top of the green Hill, evening dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
After breakfast we will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu enjoying beautiful natural view and rivers on the way. Upon arrive to Kathmandu visit Soyambhunath Temple, and then check in hotel rest, evening dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Today early morning (Optional Mountain Flight to the Mt. Everest about a hour Flight and Price USD 205 Nett Per Person) then sightseeing tour to Bouddhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square and around Patan, afternoon free time for some shopping for you / your friends / family. Then drive to international Airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. Hopefully we shall meet again.
IncludesYou will be happily served and facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION with:
- Transport – As Per Group Size, Car/ Van/ Mini Bus/ Sutlej Bus,
- Hotels – 3 star property,
- Tour Guide,
- Meals – AP (Bed / Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner),
- Govt taxes / parking / tolls,
- Monument Entrance Fee.
ExcludesYou will not be facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION for :
- Any Domestic and International Air Fare,
- Tips for Driver and Guide,
- Personal expenses such as Laundry/Phone Call/Mini Bar charges,
- Camera / Video Camera Charges at monuments.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.