Festivals are an essential part of Nepalese life styles. Festivals also offer visitors a valuable opportunity not only for having fun but gaining insight into various aspects of Nepalese culture. The religious festivals follow the lunar calendar while national festivals have fixed dates. Wherever or whenever you arrive in Nepal, you can be sure of being at the time for one or more special events. Nepal is not only known for its Himalayas but also very popular for unique culture, tradition and religious festivals. There are more than 50 festivals celebrated in Nepal each year. While the national festivals have fixed dates, religious festivals are set by astrologers following the lunar calendar. The best part about the festivals in Nepal is that all the events are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and in large numbers the way it used to be hundreds of years ago when people had no other means of entertainment. Even today festivals are not only the yearly spectacles, but also are living part of rich cultural legacy. Celebrating festivals effectively unite the people having diverse cultural background together and this is also the chance of sharing their social lives. Although most of these festivals are religious some have historical significance too. Most Nepalese festivals are related to different Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses and they are celebrated on such days divine for them by religion and tradition. For the Buddhists pilgrims Mani Rimdu and Dumji festivals trek in the Everest region and Tiji festival trek in Mustang have been very popular today. Buddhist festival treks in Nepal will reward you with chance of observing real and ideal Tibetan Buddhist religion, culture and authentic festivals in Himalayas along with breathe taking view of snow-capped mountains. These festivals attract many western tourists and hotels and flights are sold out months in advance to organized vacationers group. Anyone wishing to visit Nepal during these fascinating festivals should plan and make their tour preparations well in advance.
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from 2.725 USD /
Days: 18 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Mustang Tiji Festival Trekking is one of the most popular trekking destinations for the traveler who would like to explore ancient monasteries and caves in a remote area and a beautiful landscape. This is the forbidden kingdom and ancient wall city of Mustang and it is open for trekkers since 1992. Upper Mustang Trek is very enjoyable due to its isolation and beautiful landscape. Mustang is...
from 1.590 USD /
Days: 13 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Mani Rimdu Festival Trekking is high altitude festival in the monastery of Tengboche. Mani Rimdu Festival is a three-day affair, taking place straight after October's full moon. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is known in Nepal as “Sagarmatha” (Head of the Oceans) for centuries. Likewise, it is called “Chomolongma” (The mother goddess of the world) by the Sherpas, the...
from 1.375 USD /
Days: 9 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
This is a festival family trekking destination in the mid western Himalaya of Nepal. This trek follows the Kali Gandaki valley, between the soaring peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, finally emerges to the north of the main Himalayan range, on the dry desert-like Tibetan Plateau. This trek is specially for families, trekking to Muktinath during their holiday in Nepal. We ran our family treks also...
from 1.290 USD /
Days: 10 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Shamanism Tour and Gosaikund Trek: One of Nepal’s most famous religious places of pilgrimage is the Gosainkund Lake, situated at an altitude of about 4380m, surrounded by high mountains on the north and east. This lake is grand and picturesque. Every year during Janai Purnima (Full Moon), next year on the fullmoon of August 2011, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here for...
from 2.175 USD /
Days: 12 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Introduction to Tenji/Tiji Festival Trek in Upper Mustang This is one of the most popular trekking destinations for the traveler who would like to explore ancient monasteries and caves in a remote area and a beautiful landscape. This is the forbidden kingdom and ancient wall city of Mustang and it is open for trekkers since 1992. This trek is very enjoyable due to its isolation and beautiful...