Nepal is the land of festivals. As a nation, it has more legal holidays than any other country on the planet! Nepalese love to party, and they love to have people come and join them. And that includes you!
Nepal is a synergy of religions and cultures. There are Hindu festivals, Buddhist Festivals, Christian Festivals, Muslim Festivals as well as those festivals for the followers of the ancient Bön religion. Sometimes, some of the festivals have even a mixture of two or more religions. You don't have to be a follower of that faith just to attend and participate. The ancient rituals, celebrations and festivities are open to all. In fact, even if you are just standing around, no doubt a Nepali will have you dancing and singing in no time.
Do you like New Years? We have about a dozen New Year festivals every year. There is the traditional Nepali New Year of April 14th, which corresponds to our unique calendar. The various mountain tribal people each have their own colorful celebrations. Some of them are celebrated in Kathmandu and Pokhara while others are only in their local villages. There is plenty of partying as Nepali's ring in a new year. And recently we adopted January 1st as New Years' Day. Why? Because . . . Nepalis love a good party!
Some of the best -selling trips of the Nepal Festival Trekking include the following:
There are plenty of festivals to participate in, and Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition is really proud to be able to offer you opportunities to participate in the various festivals of this country. Not only do we have a number of planned tours during some of the larger yearly festivals, but we also can do some special tours when you are here visiting. Plan to spend a couple of extra days in Nepal so you can participate in one of our festivals.
You will soon agree – no one parties like a Nepali!
The culture of the Sherpa people is filled with many colorful festivals. Here within the region of Mt Everest (Sagarmatha National Park) is the homeland of these mountain people well known for their ability to carry large loads at high altitudes.
This trek for the Mani Rimdu Festival is held in O..
When the full moon rises over Gosainkunda Lake in the midst of the Langtang Range, the shoreline is lined with people who have come to celebrate the annual festival of Janai Purnima (Full Moon Festival). Thousands of Hindu pilgrims from Nepal, India and around the world come each year to celebrate..[+] Read More
The Tiji Festival is probably the most interesting as well as colorful event that is unique to the Upper Mustang area. Pronounced "Teeji", it is an abbreviated form for Tempa Chhirim which means Prayer for World Peace. The event celebrates the victory of Buddha's incarnation.
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The Temple of Muktinath in the Annapurna Mountains has been home of the ever –burning flame for centuries. This flame has continued to burn and is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. On the full moon of August, a major festival is held here. This is the Yartung Mela, or end of summer fe..[+] Read More