Festival of Colors Tour – Holi Celebration in Nepal

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This is a call to all cultural and spiritual enthusiasts from around the world. You are heartily invited to be the part of great Nepali cultural celebration of Holi, the festival of colors this March. Plan a trip to Nepal for this amazing experience of cultural and spiritual immersion.

Soak yourself in the multiple array of hues with friendly and welcoming locals; find the day full of fun, gigs and laughter roaming around colorful streets of Kathmandu. Immerse completely into the cultural aspect of the celebration to enlighten yourself about this amazing culture.

Take a historical tour of UNESCO Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley to experience the culture, history, aestheticism and spirituality. Behold a spectacular sunrise over the magnificent Himalayas and take yourself into the nature while you hike through the foothills. Spend two nights at  a serene yoga retreat center reflecting upon your life and the world reality. Practice yoga and meditation under the guidance of yoga teacher.

In totality, this trip will prove to be highly beneficial to your life and the life perspective. So, why not to take this trip in March.

Find the dates in the itinerary and plan this incredible trip to Nepal to experience the Festival of Colors.

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  • Day 1 : Arrival Day
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 3 : Festival Day
  • Day 4 : Hiking Day
  • Day 5 : Yoga Retreat Day
  • Day 6 : Departure Day
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Arrival Day

You will be welcomed by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu upon your arrival. As soon as you come out of the airport after immigration process, you will see our representative holding Earthbound Expeditions sign board or your name printed placard. You will then be transferred to hotel and checked in. A briefing of the trip will follow the same day of your arrival or the next day, depending upon your arrival time. We will let you know the time of the briefing.

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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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Festival Day

Today is the highlight of this trip. Get ready to play with multiple array of hues in the local streets with locals. Smear and splash colors on each other wishing them \"Happy Holi\" and walk around observing the celebration of the festival of colors. Encounter with some gigs happening in main square of the city. Immerse completely into this great cultural celebration. By the time you return back to hotel, you have to double check yourself in the mirror to confirm if that is real you!

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Hiking Day

Wake up early in the morning and drive about 1.5 hours to Nagarkot to watch spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas. Take breakfast enjoying the Himalayan view. Get ready to start the hike of the day. An about 3 hours downhill hiking will take you to the beautiful Yoga Retreat located in the serene foothills. Nepal Yoga Retreat

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Yoga Retreat Day

Enjoy the calm and beautiful yoga retreat practicing yoga and meditation. Explore the surrounding nature; take a walk to nearby organic farm field. Find some spiritual growth. Nepal Yoga Retreat

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Departure Day

A transportation service will be organized to take you to airport for departure.

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Upon the recommendation of a dear friend who had used Earthbound Expeditions the year prior my wife and I booked our trip to Everest Base Camp for March 2017. We spoke with Rajan Simkhada with EB and coordinated the trek itinerary. He laid out the dates, times, hotels, activities, suggested things we never thought of and all in a remarkably timely fashion (that's huge in our book). He arranged for our guide, the irrepressibly charming and happy Resham Raz(A++) and our porter Bahl, to lead our adventure. We were elated to finally meet the both upon our arrival and see that each was just as pleasant in person. Our first days in town lined up with the Holi festival. Resham took us around to the sights of Boudhanath and the "monkey temple." We saw a cremation ceremony on the river and Resham gave a remarkable history on all we encountered. After the tour we got to celebrate Holi and we joined the crowded streets with our colored dyes and had more fun than could be imagined. The whole country was celebrating with music color and laughter. The coming day our trek to Base Camp began. Rajan and Resham recapped the plan and the long hike began. The hike was hard and seemed overwhelming on countless occasions but Resham encouraged us and kept us positive each step of the way. Our preparation for this trip was woefully inadequate simply due to geography. The highest elevation at home is ~1000 meters, Lukla STARTS at ~2900. This is conjunction with the duration of the hikes made us feel well out of shape but we soldiered on. Words cannot even come close to describing the awe of the Himalayas, especially to this Florida born boy. The tea houses EB had arranged were all quite suitable granted the quality is inversely proportionate to altitude but this you are forewarned. We made it to EBC despite our concerns and the adventure was a success. Unfortunately my wife had succumbed to the altitude and difficulty breathing/HAPE and we had to be helicoptered back to KTM. Adventure isn't without risk. EB arranged the helicopter and hospital stay seamlessly. My wife recovered after a few days in the hospital and we enjoyed our last days shopping. Rajan and Resham with Earthbound made this an experience we will never forget and thank them.

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Includes

  • All airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 3 Nights accommodation in three star Category hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Yoga Retreat
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 2 lunches and 2 dinners at Yoga Retreat (Vegetarian)
  • Guided sightseeing, festival celebration and sunrise hiking tour
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • All ground transportation by car or van

Exclude

  • International air fare and travel insurance
  • Meals where not mentioned
  • Any kind of beverage
  • Kathmandu Valley UNESCO Heritage monuments entrance fees
  • Gratuities 
  • Any other expenses caused by the situations beyond our control
Himanshu Homestay

Himanshu Homestay

Himanshu Homestay is in a peaceful area just outside Kathmandu’s ring road and a world away from the city’s noise and pollution. The bedrooms are ideal for singles, couples and families. Plan a visit before or after trekking in Nepal for home stay and Nepali cooking class experience.

Himansnshu home stay in Kathmandu is 5 minute walk from Shar Minub Ling at Nagarjun Valley – this is the area where Guru Shamar Rinpoche is developing a large Monastery.

http://www.homestaykathmandu.com/
Nepal Yoga Retreat

Nepal Yoga Retreat

Nepal Yoga retreat is a sanctuary tucked in the green hills of the Kathmandu valley, surrounded by temples. A center where you will find, simple and wholesome organic food, Sanatam yoga, mantra chanting, yoga philosophy explained and guided meditation. It is a place that welcomes anyone seeking peace, quiet, solitude, healthy food, yoga training and instruction, piece of mind and inward perspective. It is not a social vacation hotspot or an entertainment center. Rather a place to calm the senses and to find ones own center. We try our best to suit everyone’s needs and be available and flexible in accommodating you, but we do ask one thing from our guest, come with an open mind and release all expectations. This is the one place in the world where you do not need to set standards and criteria, just be free, be true and, be yourself.

http://www.yogaretreatnepal.com/
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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