Dashain Festival Trek Nepal 2016 - 11 Days

Dashain Festival Trek in Nepal 

Imagine how incredible it would be if you could indulge in one of the most fascinating adventure activities during a great cultural celebration in Nepal. Fulfilling your dream of walking in the Himalayas and immersing into a rich cultural expedition can come true early this October 2016.
As the land of rich cultures and the Himalayas, Nepal, celebrates the biggest and most important festival of Hindus in early October every year, this is a great opportunity to be in Nepal as people are happy, a dry season after monsoon, rice  terrace are full of yellow color and marigold and so many other flowers in their full bloom.
October is considered as the best month to go for trekking expedition in the Himalayas in Nepal and the biggest festival falls on the same month. What else can be more fascinating thing than to see the Himalayas in clear weather while you trek and experience the festive atmosphere of rich cultural tradition?

If you are simply fascinated by the Himalayas, trekking adventure and cultural immersion, sign up for this amazing Dashain Festival Trek to the Himalayas in Nepal and find the amazing experiences that this trip brings to your life.
If you can’t make it to Dashian festival after 15 days there is another festival called Diwali, the festival of lights where we worship crow, dog, cow, bull and brother. The colourful Tika, flowers, lights, sweets and songs makes this festival very attractive and you can enjoy that while trekking and touring in Nepal.
Please join our Nepal festival tour, Nepal festival trek each year and add color to your travel experiences. Contact us for details. 


Trip Profile

  • Historical sightseeing tour of UNESCO Heritage monuments in Kathmandu
  • 5 Days of incredible trekking in Annapurna region of the Himalayas
  • Great Festival experience
  • Festival Celebration in Kathmandu - with a host family
  • A rich taste of adventure and culture

Trip Details & Facts

Total 11 Days trip

  • 1 Day Historical sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights in Beautiful Pokhara
  • 5 incredible days in the Mountains
  • 1 Day Dashain Festival celebration with a host family in Kathmandu

The Itinerary

  • Day 01, 02 Oct : Arrival Day - Kathmandu - 1400 m
  • Day 02, 03 Oct : Kathmandu Exploration Day – B
  • Day 03, 04 Oct : Kathmandu - Pokhara 900 m - B
  • Day 04, 05 Oct : Pokhara - Tikhedhunga 1527 m - B/L/D
  • Day 05, 06 Oct : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani 2850 m - B/L/D
  • Day 06, 07 Oct : Ghorepani - Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani 2700 m - B/L/D
  • Day 07, 08 Oct : Tadapani - Ghandruk 1950 m- B/L/D
  • Day 08, 09 Oct : Ghandruk - Pokhara 900 m - B/L
  • Day 09, 10 Oct : Pokhara - Kathmandu - B/D
  • Day 10, 11 Oct : Festival Celebration Day - B/L
  • Day 11, 12 Oct : Departure Day - B

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  • Day 01, 02 Oct : Arrival Day - Kathmandu - 1400 m

    You will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into hotel. The trip briefing will take place at some time in the evening. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival by our representative.

  • Day 02, 03 Oct : Kathmandu Exploration Day – B

    After breakfast in the morning, we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:

    Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley.

    Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus.

    Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple.

    Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.

  • Day 03, 04 Oct : Kathmandu - Pokhara 900 m - B

    Early morning breakfast and we check out the hotel to go to Pokhara. A 7 hours drive by tourist bus takes you to the amazingly beautiful city of Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu. The drive is very scenic which goes through the winding and stretching road along side the famous rafting river of Trishuli and later on Marsyangdi. The passing through some beautiful small Nepali towns will give you some glimpses of countryside of Nepal.

    Approximate Distance - 200 km
    Approximate Travel Duration - 7 Hrs

  • Day 04, 05 Oct : Pokhara - Tikhedhunga 1527 m - B/L/D

    We drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek, which is about 1.5 hours drive and we will eventually trek to Tikhedhunga on a nice dirt road alongside beautiful river stream. The beginning of the trek gives you some glimpses of the Himalayan peaks but rest of the day we will enjoy the beauty of green mountain surroundings and local villages.
    We will spend the night at an effortless Guest House (called the tea house) at 1527 meters.

    Approximate Distance - 14 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 5 Hrs

  • Day 05, 06 Oct : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani 2850 m - B/L/D

    After a mouth watering mountain breakfast at the tea house we start the trek of the day. Probably, the most difficult day of the trek given that the trail goes only higher in elevation. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walk for about 2 Hrs and then a gradual upward walk. The walk on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning. The whole trail leads you through villages and forest to Ghorepani where your efforts will be rewarded with magnificent close up views of the Himalaya (given the weather is clear). We will stay the night at a Guest House at 2850 meters.

    Approximate Distance - 18 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 7 Hrs

  • Day 06, 07 Oct : Ghorepani - Poon Hill 3210 m - Tadapani 2700 m - B/L/D

    Early morning hike to Poon hill, the highlight of the trip, about 1.5 Hrs, to see the spectacular sunrise and the views of 10 different peaks.
    We will trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. After enjoying the second mountain breakfast, we will trek to Tadapani, another great place to take in close up views of the Himalaya. It is a pleasant walk through a lush green forest.
    Eventually we will stay the night at a guest house at 2700 meters.

    Approximate Distance - 14 km
    Approximate Trekking Duration - 6 Hrs

  • Day 07, 08 Oct : Tadapani - Ghandruk 1950 m- B/L/D

    Enjoy a beautiful forest trek to the amazingly stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk and explore the ethnic village for a bit. Be awestruck at the close up view of the Himalayas. spend a nice day at the Gurung village.

    Approximate Distance - 8 km
    Approximate Duration - 4 Hrs

  • Day 08, 09 Oct : Ghandruk - Pokhara 900 m - B/L

    After early morning breakfast start a downhill trek to Nayapul and then drive one and half hour back to Pokhara. Take a leisurely stroll around lakeside. Enjoy your free time in Pokhara.

  • Day 09, 10 Oct : Pokhara - Kathmandu - B/D

    We are driving back to Kathmandu today after our breakfast. It takes us about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. We can fly back with an extra cost. Later in the evening, we go for farewell Nepali dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu and can have discussion about the trip experience.

  • Day 10, 11 Oct : Festival Celebration Day - B/L

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the home of host family for Dashain festival celebration. Observe and be part of this rich cultural celebration, enjoy local food with the family. Feel the social, spiritual and cultural environment and immerse deeply into the festive atmosphere.
    Be transferred to hotel after the celebration.

  • Day 11, 12 Oct : Departure Day - B

    We will transfer you to airport for the final departure.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

What is included

  • Airport pick up and drop off on arrival and departure
  • Three star level accommodation in cities (Kathamndu and Pokhara) on twin sharing basis
  • Simple Tea House accommodation while on the trek
  • 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 5 Dinners
  • All ground transportation by Tourist bus
  • Festival celebration
  • Cultural show and dinner
  • Kathmandu valley UNESCO monuments tour with professional city tour guide
  • Professional trekking guide and necessary number of porters for the trekking part

 

What is not included

  • International airfare, travel insurance and Nepal visa fee 
  • Any kind of beverage
  • Kathmandu valley UNESCO monuments entry fees (appx. USD 20)
  • Lunches and Dinners in the cities where not included
  • Tips and Gratuities to guides, driver and porters
  • Any other expenses caused by any situation beyond our control
  • Any extra expenses except mentioned in the included section

 

 

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