Dashain Festival

Dashain Festival

Dashain is the longest and the most important festival of Nepal. Generally Dashain falls in late September to mid October, right after the mansoon season in Nepal. Dashain gets many different nick names as Dasara, Bada Dashain, Vijaya Dashain, Durga Puja, all of which mean the same thing, Dashain, a day of Victory over Demons.

According to the legend, the bloodthirsty Goddess, Durga conquered evils on the Dashain day. Huge amount of animal sacrifices take place during the festival in temples and in home to please the Goddess Durga. Some people may take such animal sacrifices negatively but they might forget how they came by their meat on their plate! There are lots of western countires consuming mass amount of meat, animals are sluttered in factories by the hundreds and thousands. The final day of the festival is known as `Tika', a day on which the elder ones give `Tika' to the younger ones and to other relatives who come for their blessings.

Highlights

  • Festival of Septeber/October
  • Biggest and Longest Festiva of Nepal
  • Unique Cultural Experience

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmanadu, Pick up and transfer to Hotel.
Visit our office for detail information. In the evening  dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Visit Swoyambhunath, patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Village .  
After breakfast visit Dakhshin Kali Temple to observe sacrifice of animals and birds. Drive to Local village with guide . Overnight in Village .

Day 04: Enjoy 8th day of Dashain.
After taking light breakfast, visit local temple to observe worshiping. 8th day of Dashain is famous for sacrifice of Animals and bird. Almost all the family have prepared Goat , or Ship or buffalo or Chicken.   During day, enjoy several delicious meat items. Kids are enjoying swinging, while elderly are playing cards . All the children have new dress as Dashain festival is special occasion to get new clothes for most of people in Village.

Day 05: Hike around the Village. 9th day of Dashain Festival.
Today is 9th day of Dashain Festival. Today is also a special day for some family to make sacrifice . People  also give sacrifices to all moving machinery like cars, airplanes, trucks etc. to get the blessing from goddess Durga for protection for vehicles and their occupants against accidents during the year. The entire day is colorful. Hike around the village to observe the festival.

Day 06:  In Village. 10th day of Dashain Festival.
The tenth day is the 'Dashami' and it is the most important day of this festival. We take tika and jamara from our elders and receive their blessing. We also visit our elders in their home and get tika from them . Whole day is colorful that everyone’s forehead is with full of Red tika. All the people are in sear happiness visiting their friends, family and relatives. Everyone are so welcoming that chatting, laughing, playing is going on for entire day. 

Day 07:  Drive back to Kathmandu.
Today after taking breakfast with host family, drive back to Kathmandu with all those memory of the festival. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Transfer to airport for your onward departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • 3 nights hotel in  Kathmandu  as per the itinearay.
  • Homestay with all the meal included.
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali restaurent .
  • Government licensed  tour guide for 6 days.
  • All the transportation by car as per itinerary.
  • All necessary entrance fee of Temples and durbar squares.
  • Our service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Bar bills
  • Staff & driver tipping.

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