Dipawali Festival Trekking 2015

Trip Facts

Program Code: AHT-DF013 | Duration: 13 days | Program Type: Festival Trekking/Tour | Maximum Altitude: 2950m | Minimum pax: 01 | Mode of Travel: Land | Start Trip: GholaBhanjang | End Trip: Aarughat Bazar | Driving Hour: 4 hours | Program Grading: gradegrade

Trip Overview

  • Tihar is all about worshiping of different animals such as crow, dog, cow and Ox
  • Worshiping of the Hindu Goddess of wealth or prosperity (Goddess Laxmi)
  • Cooking great meals at home
  • Brothers and sisters shopping for gifts
  • Flying kites, decorating homes and streets, 
  • Playing cards with friends, resting and relaxing
  • Special temporary mark on forehead (tika in Nepali).

One of the biggest and famous Nepali festivals Tihar is also known by many names such as Dipawali or Bhai Tika or Laxmi Puja or as a festival of lights. It is celebrate five days festival, which comes soon after the Dashain Festival. Tihar is all about worshiping of different animals such as crow, dog, cow, Ox and worshiping of the Hindu Goddess of wealth or prosperity (Goddess Laxmi), and cooking great meals at home. Brothers and sisters shopping for gifts, flying kites, decorating homes and streets, playing cards with friends, resting and relaxing, and finally ending the festival with an exchange of a special temporary mark on forehead (Tika in Nepali). The last day of the festival is known as Tika day or commonly known as Bhai Tika day (Bhai in Nepali means Brother).

To sum up Tihar festival, Tihar is the festival when sisters wish a long life to their brothers (Bhai). Tihar is a festival for brothers and sisters, but What if you are a brother without a sister or a sister without a brother, well; you can make one by patient someone closes to you in your relatives. If nothing works, you find one among your friends and neighbors, it becomes almost as if it was real. Tihar is a festival of sisters wishing a long life to their brothers, and it is the most popular festival in Nepal. 

During the festival Asian Hiking Team going to celebrate with local people and custom in countryside so that we are combine some days trekking in remote village and celebrate festival with local people. We give you both opportunities trekking and celebrate festival together. If give itinerary or trekking area is not in your interest let us known we bring you different trekking area but date of festival is not change.  

Outline Itinerary

19th Oct 015 - Day 01: arrive in kathmandu, overnight in hotel.

20th Oct 015 - Day 02: sightseeing around kathamndu. 

21st Oct 015 - Day 03: Kathmandu to Jamrung O/N home Stay 4 hrs drive and 1 hrs Treks

22nd Oct 015 - Day 04: Trek to Kintang Phedi O/N home Stayp 5.30 hrs. 

23rd Oct 015 - Day 05: Trek to Gangajamuna O/N home Stay 5 hrs

24th Oct 015 - Day 06: Trek to Baseri O/N home Stay

25th Oct 015 - Day 07: Celebration of the greatest day of festivalO/N home stay

26th Oct 015 - Day 08: Trek to Arrughat Bazar 4 hrs O/N home Stay

27th Oct 015 - Day 09: Trek to Khan Chok 5 hrs O/N home Stay

28th Oct 015 - Day 10: Trek to Gorkha 5 hrs O/N home Stay

29th Oct 015 - Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu by bus 5 hrs O/N Hotel

30th Oct 015 - Day 12: Rest and shopping in Kathmandu

31st Oct 015 - Day 13: Another trip or fly onwary

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