Holi Tour in Nepal: comprises of Sightseeing of some popular places in Nepal and visit Chitwan and Pokhara during the festival Holi. One must plan the trip to Nepal during the Holi festival and grab the opportunity to enjoy the colors of Holi. For a brief introduction, Holi is also known as “FaguPurnima” as it is celebrated on the full moon day of the Nepalese Falgun month (usually from February to March according to Solar Calendar). As per the Hindu mythology, this festival is celebrated for the conquest of good over evil and also the start of the spring season. The demoness Holika was burnt and destroyed in the fire set by herself to kill the prince Prahlad but got burnt herself to death. Hence, a bonfire is set up in this Holi festival. Holi is the festival of colors. From the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna likes to play pranks on the girls (Gopinis) by splashing water and colors.
People usually celebrate Holi by smearing different colored powders over each others’ faces, splashing colored water, having parties, dancing on the traditional music, and drinking a traditional drink, Bhaang (a paste made from the Cannabis plants) mixed with lassi. Different types of sweets are made during Holi but the main sweet item is “Gujhiya” which is made of dried milk powder and crushed nuts. During Holi, they dance and enjoy the different food items. It is recommended to wear old clothes in Holi as you will end up drenched in water, paint and different colors all over you and your clothes. Also, it is suggested to apply hair oil or coconut oil over the skin before playing Holi, to prevent the color from absorbing into the skin and the colors will wash off easily. Holi Tour in Nepal will be a wonderful experience but one must be careful as sometimes smearing colors and splashing colorful water might be harmful.
In Nepal, the Holi is celebrated in different ways in different places. Nowadays, in cities and towns, they usually arrange Holi programs where the people gather at a place and play Holi. Parties are also being arranged at their own homes or in the banquets or party palaces. The streets of Thamel, Basantapur Durbar Square, Tundikhel are some places where the people gather to enjoy Holi. Similarly, in Pokhara, the main Lakeside road is famous. In Terai regions, the people usually visit home to home and get collected at chowks and play Holi there. During Holi, everyone is immersed in immense happiness and laughter. Splashing and spraying colored powder with water along with dancing, singing is very enjoyable. One is not forced if you do not want to play but just want to watch. So, you can visit Nepal during this festive season and discover the happiness of Holi. Step On Himalaya will arrange all the facilities and make the itineraries according to your need.
You will be then transferred to Hotel destined by the representative of Step On Himalaya. Details of the program will be explained.
We will visit the Boudhanath (the biggest Stupa), the Pashupatinath Temple (Lord Shiva’s shrine), the Swayambhunath Stupa ( the Monkey Temple), etc. along with other UNESCO listed world heritage sites.
After an early morning breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara on a Tourist bus, enjoying the countryside views.
Holi celebration in Lakeside of Pokhara, known as Paradise of tourists. This is the main day of the Holi Tour. Spraying and smearing colored powders, splashing water over each other, drinking Bhaang, eating varieties of food items are totally different kind of fun. Dancing and singing underwater sprinklers is another enjoyable activity.
Today we will head to Chitwan, which is about 6 hours drive from Pokhara. Chitwan is the heaven of jungle activities. Another day of Holi is Chitwan is interesting and captivating.
A full day Jungle Safari with different activities like Elephant back ride, visit Elephant breeding center, canoeing, Tharu stick dance and a cultural program in the evening. Packed lunch will be taken along with.
Another day of Jungle walks after an early morning breakfast, then drive back to Kathmandu. A farewell dinner is planned in a typical Nepalese cuisine restaurant.
The Representative of Step On Himalaya will take you to the Airport at least 3 hours prior the scheduled flight.