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Nepal Tour during TEEJ Festival

Nepal Tour during TEEJ Festival

Overview :

HARITALIKA TEEJ

Participate in the glory of sisterhood this Teej! Revel in red as the day reveals itself.

Red day with singing  and dancing , merry making  and purifying of body, mind and soul .

Occurring around the month of August/September , Teej is a festival celebrated by women all over Nepal for three days. Women dressed in beautiful red saris with shining glass beads (Pote), singing and dancing is a common sight during this festival as women recall Parbati’s devotion to her husband Shiva.It is specially significant for married women, when they get a special invitation to visit their maternal home and feast.

Following a long feast also known as Dar, the women, sit for a 24 hour long fasting , where most do not eat or even drink water. What is fascinating is to watch women of all age group, young and old, dance for hours in the heat , rain, without a drop of water or food for an entire day.

It is a sight to behold at the Pashupatinath temple, where thousands of women draped in Red and green throng the premises of the temple. Observers can take photos of these women dancing merrily , where sometimes foreigners, especially women tourists are requested to participate in the merry-making.

The significance of such a festival is for women to ask for special blessings by Lord Shiva, to have attain a good and caring husband in life, and to pray for his longevity and prosperity.

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1 (11 Sep 2018)  : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) . Evening Observe DAR KHANE .  Overnight at the hotel .

Day 2 (12 Sep 2018): Sightseeing and oberseve ( TEEJ/Haritalika )  in Pashupatinath Temple  from very morning .

Day 3 (13 Sep 2018 ): Sightseeing of Bhaktaur and excursion to Panauti .

Day 4 (14 Sep 2018 ):  Observe the last day  of Teej Festival Known as RISHI PANCHAMI .

Day 5 (15 Sep 2018 ) :  Kathmandu to Pokhara drive

Day 6 (16 Sep 2018 ) : In Pokhara

Day 7 (17 Sep2018): Pokhara to Kathmandu flight

Day 8 (18 Sep 2018 ): Departure

Detail Itinerary :

Day 1 (11 Sep 2018) : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4260 ft ) . Evening Observe DAR KHANE . Overnight at the hotel .

On Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport ( TIA ) in Kathmandu you will be  met and greeted by Global Asia Tours & Travel’s represenatative  and transferred to your centrally located hotel .  After brief rest  you will be taken for a quick city tours  covering  Swayambhunath /Monkey temple ( 2000 years) Buddhist stupa .  Later  observe the  first day of Teej festival and it is called Dar Khane . On this day women  at family house  and singing and dancing take place . Mainly the male members ( father and brothers ) help  prepare the special and delicious dish (Dar) .  They consume this dish multiple times before midnight .  After midnight ( which is next monring : 2nd day of the festival  Teej ) they go for fast even with out taking  water   for the welbeing of their family.  Experiencing all this with the Nepali family is an unique experience . Overnight at the hotel .

Day 2 (12 Sep 2018): Sightseeing and oberseve ( TEEJ/Haritalika ) in Pashupatinath Temple from very morning .

As mentioned above Teej is the  festival  to mark the  the glory of sisterhood this Teej by singing , dancing , merry making  , visiting temples and maternal homes .  This festival ultimately observed  seeking the well being, long life  and happines of  a family . It also celeberated  for the purifiction  of body , mind and soul .

Both mainly married and unmarried women  throng the shiva temples all throuhout the country and there is the special celebration  in the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu .  All most all the Nepalese women participate in this festival  celebrate the womenhood .  This festival is absolutely colorful   and mindblowing  as women are best dressed with red for this celebration  .

Our tours start  visiting UNESCO sites such as  of Boudhanath ,  the biggest buddhist stupa in nepal  built in 5th century looms over 36 meters and built in octagonal foundation , Later we  visit  Pashupatinath  , the holiest hindu shrine  dates back form 200 yrs BC   where we will spend more time observing the TEEJ Rituals  where women will be eagerly awaiting in queue  to  enter the Pashupatinath temple for  PUJA seeking blessings.  Later we visit   the ancient town of Patan which known as the the city beauty as it has the finest temples and pagodas .  This city  more of influenced with Buddhism . Most of the temples and manuments we see these days dates back from 17th Century. Overnight at the hotel  in Kathmandu .

Day 3 (13 Sep 2018 ): Sightseeing of Bhaktaur and excursion to Panauti .

Today after brekfast we will drive to Panauti , enroute  visiting Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon )  the most preserved medieval town of Kathmandu Valley.

Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon ) once  the most powerful Capital  ( 14-16th Century)  is now famous for  the unique layout of pagoda temples, quiet but busy streets,  impressive anciet palace squares,  typical living styles and cultures.  Some of the highlights in this city are Durbar square, Golden gate, Mahadev Temple , Potters square, Taumadhi square, Towering Nyatapola temple, Dattatreya Temle , Pujari Math, Peacock window etc.

Later we continue driving (30 kms ) along the Araniko Highgway  to reach  the ancient town of Panauti which is situated at the confluence of sacred rivers  Rosi and Punyamati .  The  visit to this small but impressive  medieval town  is very much expereience of a lifetime  which will give you  the medieval  feel in this fast changing world of 21st century . The visit to this village which you will cheris for a long time. There is also a choice of staying at Home stays for overnight (for those who enjoy liviing with the locals)

Day 4 (14 Sep 2018 ): Observe the last day of Teej Festival Known as RISHI PANCHAMI .

Today after breakfast we visit various Hindu temples  including Pashupatinath  to witness  Rishi Panchami , the last day of Teej Festival .

This day special ritual is obeserved  in the temples and at the banks of holy rivers . Women remember and worship Rishis(Sages), they take holy bath, purify their body  with sacred Tulasi plants, clean their  teeth with special  stick of herbal plants . A man priest will guide them and  they observe these Rishi Panchami with greater respect and devotion .

Day 5 : (15 Sep 2018 ) : Kathmandu to Pokhara drive

Today after breakfast we drive to  Pokhara 210 Kms enroute  quick stopover at   Bandipur. Later continue driving to  Pokhara . On arrival  check in at the hotel. Later visit TalBarahi  Temple situtated  in the middle of the lake by boat .  Time permiting  we will explore  Lakeside  which is  very colorful with shops, hotels, bars, pubs and lights and music . Overnight at the hotel .

Day 6 : In Pokhara

Early morning excursion to Sarnagkot for sunrise over the Himlayas . Later  sightseeing of Pokhara  covering  Bindevasini Temple, Devi’s fall , Gupteswar Shiva cave, Mountain mueseum  etc.

Time permiting OPTIONAL hike uphill to Peace Monastery and from here we will enjoy the great view of  Pokhara valley, Phewa lake and  the  long Mt . Annapurna range . Evening free again to explore  lakeside  on your own . Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Pokhara – Kathmandu flight

Morning after brekfast  transfer to Pokhara airport in time to fly to Kathmandu . In the clear weather this flight offers the  spectacular view of Annapurna range .On arrival in Kathmandu  check in at the hotel . PM   walking  tour of Kathmandu Durbar square, Ason, Indrachowk and Thamel .

Day 8 : Departure

Morning optional Mountain flight . Later transfer to the airport in time to connect your international flight .

Services include:

  • All the required airport transfers
  • Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
  • Service of english speaking tour guide
  • Twin share accomodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara drive
  • Entrance fees at the places of visit
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
  • 01 hour boating at Phewa Lake
  • Sunrise excursion to Sarangkot .
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight
  • Participation in Teej /Rishipanchami
  • All the government taxes

 

Compliments :

Fresh flower garland on arrilval, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , farewell dinner ,  01 bottle of mineral water  every day during sightseeing ) , farewell scarf on departure

 

Services exclude :

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees /Passort fees
  • International flight cost
  • Emergency rescue
  • Optional tours like Mountain flight , Cable car, rafting .
  • Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping/gratuities
  • Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather ,  road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
  • Rooms/hotels upgrading
  • Services other than included.
  • In case suddend change in festival dates and any expense arising from this reason .

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