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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 2018.
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 is 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 a trekking expedition in the Himalayas in Nepal and the biggest festival falls on the same month. What else can be a 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 Dashain festival after 15 days there is another festival called Diwali, the festival of lights where we worship crow, dog, cow, bull, and brother. The colorful Tika, flowers, lights, sweets, and songs make 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.

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Arrival Day - Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Day 4 : Pokhara - Tikhedhunga
  • Day 5 : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani
  • Day 6 : Ghorepani - Poon Hill
  • Day 7 : Tadapani - Ghandruk
  • Day 8 : Ghandruk - Pokhara
  • Day 9 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Day 10 : Festival Celebration Day
  • Day 11 : Departure Day
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1

Arrival Day - Kathmandu

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.

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Kathmandu Exploration Day

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.

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Kathmandu - Pokhara

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.

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900 m

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7 Hrs

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200 km

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Pokhara - Tikhedhunga

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.

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1527 m

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5 Hrs

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14 km

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Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani

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.

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Simple Guest House

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2850 m

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7 Hrs

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18 km

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Ghorepani - Poon Hill

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.

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Simple Guest House

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3210 m

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6 Hrs

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14 km

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Tadapani - Ghandruk

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.

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Simple Guest House

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1950 m

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4 Hrs

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8 km

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Ghandruk - Pokhara

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.

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900 m

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Pokhara - Kathmandu

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.

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Festival Celebration Day

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.

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Departure Day

We will transfer you to airport for the final departure.

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2019

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Festival celebration before trek.
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Festival celebration after trek.
26, Oct 05, Nov $797 Guaranteed Book Now
This date is for dipawali festival (the festival of lights and brotherhood).

lizwood81

Jul,27,2018
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My boyfriend his dad and i trekked to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar in November 2010 with Earthbound Expeditions. This is my second time in Nepal and my second time using Rajan and Earthbound. Nepal is an amazing place to go so Rajan's product is quite easy to sell, however it's so easy to become stuck with a bad company and a bad guide - there are 1500 or more companies in Kathmandu, not to mention all the overpriced companies organising trips from Europe and the US, not knowing anything about the guide you will be assigned. Rajan thankfully gets it all right. And at the right price (if the price seems low it's because that's how much things cost in Nepal, the service is still 5*). He's professional, friendly and always responds to your queries no matter how many times you ask the same thing. The guide he sent with us knew everything about the entire region - believe me some guides can't even point out Everest - and was very professional. We also had the best porter on the entire base camp trail. As we were in Nepal during Diwali Rajan invited us to his house for the final day of the festival - Tihar - to experience and celebrate this with his family. Additionally, my boyfriend and i volunteered in an orphanage in Kathmandu, also arranged through Rajan, which in many ways was the best part of our entire Nepal experience. I will definitely be returning to Nepal a third time and will definitely be using Earthbound again.

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Includes

  • 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

Exclude

  • 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
Pokhara Eco Resort

Pokhara Eco Resort

Pokhara Eco resort (PER) offers affordable prices, as well as a convenient location. Situated in the heart of the tourist district of Pokhara, you are never far from restaurants or shops. Visit the  world famous Mountains, Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Seti river, Mahendra Cave, Devi”s Fall, World Peace Pagoda, The Old Bazzar and because you are in  Barahi Path Pokhara you can”t miss the Barahi Chowk with its countless restaurants and shops. At the hotel, guests enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, fruits and tea / coffee. Pokhara Eco Resort makes for an excellent choice to stay in the tourist district of Pokhara.

A 32 room eco-friendly boutique hotel in Pokhara with a beautiful view from the balcony has 29 deluxe rooms and 3 suite rooms with Restaurant , Yoga and meditation hall,Spa and massage center. We also have conference and seminar halls.

http://www.pokharaecoresort.com/ +977 61 463991
Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort is an eco-friendly boutique hotel with a beautiful quiet courtyard garden away from the noise and traffic of Kathmandu. We are an authentically styled Nepalese hotel delivering international standards. We maintain 43 rooms including suites, family rooms, deluxe and standards rooms to meet the needs of any traveler. Our multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, and Yoga hall are on site to make your stay complete.

Renown for our friendliness and hospitality, we offer affordable prices in a convenient location in the heart of the tourist district of Thamel. You are walking distance to countless restaurants, shops, and the entertainment of Thamel. Just a short walk from Kathmandu Durbar Square, King’s Palace Museum, and Swayambhunath – the most revered Buddhist stupa in Nepal, we provide easy access to the sights of the City.

Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, safe drinking water (we maintain eco-friendly re-fill stations), and tea/coffee. Thamel Eco Resort makes for an excellent to stay in Kathmandu.

We are only 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and don’t miss the panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills. We are here to make your stay in Nepal excellent.

http://www.thamelecoresort.com/ +977 1 4257505

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