Dashain is the main and greatest festival of the Hindu religion. This festival is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese people throughout the globe. Ghaṭasthapana (“sowing Jamara") marks the beginning of Dashain. On this day the kalasha is filled with holy water which is then covered with cow dung and sewn with barley seeds. Dashain is celebrated by majority of ethnic community in Nepal. It is celebrated during the month of October.
Another main day is Fulpati. It is the seventh day of Dashain. Traditionally, on this day, the royal kailasha, banana stalks, jamara and sugar cane are tied with red cloth and is brought by Brahmins from Gorkha. Another big day of Dashain is the Maha Aasthami, It is the eighth day of Dashain. On this day people worship God Durga and the Blood Thirsty Kali. People slaughter animals for Durga. Another main day of Dashain is Mahanavami in the day people worship Lord Bhawani. Traditionally on this day people have to eat nine times. Another important day is Bijaya Dashami, It is the tenth day of Dashain. On this day elder’s put tika and jamara to the children’s forehead’s. A mixture of rice, yogurt and vermilion is prepared by the women. Elders give Dakshina (amount of money) to younger people along with the blessings. Tika is continuous during five days from the day of Bijaya Dashami. The last day of the festival is Kojagrata Purnima which is the 15th day of Ghatasthapana, which falls on the full moon day.
Highest access: 1600m/5249ft
Duration: 08 Days
Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.
Co-ordinates: 28.3150° N, 83.8458° E
Airport: TIA (Kathmandu)
Departure From: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Three star to five star as request
Meals: Breakfast during Pokhara and Kathmandu
Transportation: By Tourist / Private vehicles/ Flights
Best season: September to October
Major Activity: Festival Tour
Include Activity: Hiking
Culture: Brahmin, Chettri
Mode of Travel: Tea house
Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft)
Day 02: One hour mountain flights in Early in the morning. You can see the view of 13 snowy capped Mountains over 8000 meters and one hundred peaks over 6000 meters. Then you will have sightseeing around Kathmandu valley some UNESCO world Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath. Hotel accommodation.
Day03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m/3002ft.) which takes about seven hours by bus and 25 minutes by flight. Boating in the Phewa Lake Hotel accommodation.
Day 04: Enjoy the view of Annapurna, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri Mountain hike to Sarangkot(1600m/5249ft)Hotel accommodation.
Day 05: This is the main day of Dashain after breakfast hike down to Naudanda to the home of local people. Enjoy the Dashain festival put Tika and Jamara , take bless from the Elders, eat delicious foods and overnight at Local people house.
Day 06: Drive from Naudanda to Pokhara then Sightseeing around Pokhara city (Davis falls, Mountain Museum, Peace pagoda boating at Phewa Lake, Hotel accommodation.
Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours also you can take a flight which takes about 25 minutes, overnight at Hotel.farewell dinner with culture program In the Evening. Hotel accommodation.
Day 08: Drop to airport for final departure, or alternatively join other programs.
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