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Dashain Festival Tour (07N/08D)

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.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 1600m/5249ft

Duration: 08 Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 28.3150° N, 83.8458° E

Location: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Airport: TIA (Kathmandu)

Departure From: Kathmandu

Grade: Easy

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

  • Itinerary
  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Price for the trip
  • How to Book?

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.

Price For the Trip

  • The cost of this tour depends on the group size.
  • The Itinerary can be change on your desires.
  • The Itinerary mentioned above is from Airport to Airport Service.
  • The Itinerary can design according to your Budget and time.
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Package trip Cost Includes:

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both Domestic and International airport as per itinerary.
  • 3 Nights request hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on bed and Breakfast basis.
  • 2 Nights request hotel accommodations in Pokhara on bed and Breakfast basis.
  • 1 Night request hotel accommodation in Sarangkot on bed and Breakfast basis.
  • 1 Night accommodation in Typical Local people house in Naudanda in full Board Service.
  • Request mode of transportation  from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (we have flight, tourist bus and Private vehicles) as per Itinerary for group and staff.
  • Pokhara-Naudanda-Pokhara private Transportation for group and staff as per Itinerary.
  • Satori Adventures Duffel bag and t-shirt
  • Annapurna region trekking map
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete pre -departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Package trip Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, ( we have on arrival service  except 15 nationality )
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations..
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package.  To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which Satori Adventures advises you. This trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both Satori Adventures and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • Price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for the clear understanding  of the client. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make his/her own choice.
  • The cost  is also affected by the number of  employees‒ guides and porters.

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

How to book holiday trip in Nepal?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

To conform and process your trip booking please follow these suggestions:

  • Please select the package itinerary and details from our website, that is make sure which package you want to book with us.
  • At the bottom of the itinerary (end of the page of the package) you have the following options: Book now, ask expert, write a review and print. Once you click book now bottom it will l take you to booking page; ask expert will allow you to e-mail us in case of any query related to the package.
  • Our typical itinerary includes transfer from and to the airport. We can provide you with any type of accommodation‒from budget to 5 Stars. So please indicate class of hotel you wish us to book or alternatively name your preferred hotel. You can also state all additional services apart from those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • The web page itinerary is a guideline and a standard pattern which helps you plan your trip. It can be changed or modified according to your time & requirements.
  • If you wish to expand the itinerary with additional activities, please let us know by mail. Satori Adventures builds your customized itinerary with the adjusted price.
  • There are many fixed departure dates and itinerary packages in Trekking and Mountaineering in our package. If you wish to join with our fixed departure with group, please contact us. The cost in this option is always pretty low compared to a private trip.
  • Before you confirm the trip you have to read and understand what is included and excluded in the cost. It is also important to read terms and conditions. If you require additional services which are not included in cost please mention them all in the booking form.
  • Please contact us if you are still unclear about the information or required service.
  • You have to read our Terms and Conditions before you book the trip; it explains to you the booking timing, the deposit and advance payment requirements, policies, procedures for cancellation, refund and the payment classification.
  • Once we have agreed mutually on itinerary you required and the price for the trip, you have to send us the deposit to confirm the booking as specified in our quotation according to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Once we receive the advance payment from you, we will process to confirm your trip.
  • Without conformation and advance received we may not  process for  Permits, TIMS, Flight Tickets, Trekking and climbing Guide, Porters and other necessary Staff for trekking and expedition along with  food, transportation, etc.
  • With your conformation of the trip and advance payments we require copy of your travel document (passport), passport size photo, and your flight reservation details.
  • For details on the payments of the trip and time frame you have to follow our terms and conditions.

Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time.  We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.

Highlights of the Trip:

  •     Magnificent view of Himalayas.
  •     Abundant flora and fauna.
  •     World peace Pagoda.
  •     World heritage and paradise site in Pokhara.
  •     Davids falls, Fewa Lake, Gupteshor mahadev.
  •     Sunrise views from Sarangkot.
  •     Putting Tika and Blessings from Elders.
  •     Celebrate the festival with local villagers.