Tours in Nepal
Nepal is one of the most gorgeous countries in the world, Nepal stands bordered by China in the north and by India in the south, east and west. Though the country is not very large, it boasts of a diverse topography, which ranges from Terai in the south to the Himalayas in the north. In fact, Nepal is home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the whole world. Its awe-inspiring locales stand in beautiful contrast to its ancient temples and monasteries. Nepal is one of the preferred destinations for those coming to Asia on holiday tours.
The vast diversity of the people, their culture, language and traditions will intrigue everyone. The two predominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, are ever present, with a huge variety of gods and goddesses, numerous temples, stupas and monasteries, and depict the deep faith of the people. The panoramic mountain scenery and a vista of beautiful landscapes will enchant you and make your visit one of the most romantic and memorable ones you have ever experienced.
Nepal has been rich in Art and Culture from the ancient times. Fun filled and educational trips are much rewarding here for any young learners. This holy land has a strong connection and relates to one of the world’s oldest religion ‘Hinduism’, which traces can still be found in it’s ancient caves, temples, forests and rivers. Himalayas was the meditating grounds for Hindu Rishi ‘Holy men’ in ancient times, and the present day caves, their local residence where they wrote some greatest Hindu epics. ‘Buddha’ was born in Nepal around 625 BC in the plains of Nepal at a place called Lumbini. The ancient ruin of his palaces including the Ashoka pillar (Ashoka a king & follower of Buddhism) is beautifully preserved even to this day. Many spiritual sites and holy destinations like Gosaikunda, Muktinath etc await religious students. These are some interesting locations for educational tour for any students of Arts, Culture & Religion. Kathmandu Valley is filled with ancient temples, shrines, stupas, historical palaces from where one can learn much about the Art & Architecture of the ancient Nepal. Or, a simple visit to any of these historical and religious places is also very enlightening and provides insight to the students.
Nepal has a diverse land-formation from the high Himalayas to plains, sub-tropical jungles. Himalayan flora & fauna is of interest for researcher and students alike, and Chitwan National Park sheltering deer, monkeys, crocodiles, tigers, bears plus many species of birds and plants for wildlife studies.
Educational tours are basically an opportunity to learn and enriching students’ life experiences by exposing them to a different way of life and culture. Breakfree Adventures has been organizing educational tours highlighting these aspects from Art to Culture, History, Wildlife, teamed up with a fun filled vacation in the Himalayas.
Nepal Golf Tour is an interesting tour among all the other tours in Nepal. Golf is one of the known popular games all over the world and in Nepal, it started when Rana ministers returned home with golf clubs from a visit to Scotland. They then started playing golf in Gaucharan. Currently, there are several Golf courses in Nepal each of which is set in outstanding peaceful green environment. Golfing in Nepal is very unique in itself which you can’t find elsewhere. Because of such qualities Nepal is one of the best destinations for golf lovers. The best time to a play Golf is during the dry season between October and March.
Nepal Golf Tour is designed to enjoy both sightseeing and playing golf in different exotic locations in Nepal. We have three packages for Nepal Golf Tour (as below). The tour is ideal for any golf lovers, at the same time visiting some of the historical places in the kingdom as well as the beautiful lakeside town of Nepal, Pokhara.
Nepal celebrates many festivals throughout the year. There are many regional, religious and traditional festivals celebrated in Nepal. Every festivals celebrated in Nepal have their own value and significance. Some of the major festivals celebrated in Nepal are as follows:
Dashain is the main festival of majority of Hindu living in Nepal. It is one of the biggest festival in Nepal. This festival is the longest of all the festivals celebrated in Nepal. Cities and markets are filled with crowds buying new cloths and other stuff to mark Dashain. Many animals like Goats, Chickens, and Buffalos etc are scarified in the eighth and ninth day of the festival. The tenth day of the festival is called Bijaya Dashami. Bijaya Dashami is the main day of the festival and it is celebrated by offering Tika and blessings to the junior member of family by the senior members. Dashain is celebrated by majority of ethnic community in Nepal. It is celebrated during the month of October.
Tihar is yet another important festival of Hindus that is celebrated to mark the relationship of brothers and sisters. Tihar is also known as Dipawali or the festival of lights. The festival lasts for five days. Each day marks with special offerings and celebrations for Crows, Dogs, Cows and Oxen. Laxmi Puja is one of the attraction of this festival. People worship Laxmi; the goddess of wealth in the day of Laxmi Pooja. Mha Puja is celebrated by Newari community during this festival. Bhai Tika is the major attraction of this festival. In Bhai Tika sisters offer Tika to brothers that insures good health, prosperity and success.
Buddha Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth of supreme commander of Buddhism; Lord Buddha. It is celebrated in the full moon day during the month of May. Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha attracts many visitors during this festival. Many rituals are held in monasteries and stupas to mark this special day. Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath temples in Kathmandu attract many visitors on this special day.
Krishnaasthami festival is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishana; the supreme godhead of Hindus. Lord Krishna is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The cpecial ceremony takes place in Krishna Temple in Patan, Changu Narayan temple in Bhaktapur and other Kirshna temple throughout Nepal.
This is the festival of colors and it is celebrated during the month of March. The special pole marking the start of this festival is erected in Kathmandu Durbar Square. On the day of Fagu Poornima people play with colors and water. The Fagu is mostly celebrated in Terai belt of Nepal.
Janai Poornima/Raksha Bandhan:
This festival falls in the month of August. This is yet another important festival celebrated by Hindus in Nepal. People take bath in different Holi River and tie special protection cord around their wrist. People make holy pilgrimage to the mountains in the northern part of Kathmandu. Special feast is held in Gosain Kunda and Kumbeshwor temple of Patan.
Gai Jatra Festival:
Gai or cow is holy animal of Nepal. Cow represents goddess of wealth Laxmi. Gai Jatra is celebrated in the month of August by Newari community of the deceased family member. It is believed that the festival was started during the eighteenth century by a king who wanted to cheer his wife who was mourning her son’s death. Since then this festival is celebrated by Newari people living in different part of Nepal. People are dressed like cows, different traditional instruments are played, and masked dance is performed during this festival. Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu durbar square is crowed with many performers and spectators during this festival.
Besides these many other festivals are celebrated in Nepal. Festivals of Nepal resemble traditional Nepalese value and typical Nepali culture.
It’s a totally different experience to celebrate Christmas and New Year Holidays high up in the Himalayas or in the interesting Kathmandu city or peaceful lakeside town of Pokhara. We have seasonal offers on and the booking for Christmas & New Year tours for Nepal.
For your information, the tour cost for the Christmas and New Year Holidays depends upon group size, hotels used (budget to 5 stars), mode of transfers (private vehicle/tourist bus/flight) etc. Please contact us with your choices and we shall get back with our competitive quote.