Festivals

Special Tourism Attractions of Nepal
AttractionsPlacesSeasonRemarks
Bisket JatraBhaktapurMid AprilNepali New Year.
DashainAll over NepalSep/OctThe longest Hindu festival of Nepal, traditionally
 celebrated for two weeks with the animal to 
Durga the Universal Mother Goddess.
TiharAll over NepalOct/NovThe five days long festival of lights, honouring
 Yama, God of Death.
Buddha Jayanti All over NepalFull moon day of 
Baisakh(April)
 
Janai PurnimaAll over the KingdomFull moon day of 
Shrawan(August)
A festival to change the sacred thread with the
 worship of Lord Shiva.
Guru PurnimaKathmandu ValleyFull moon day of Ashad 
GaijatraKathmandu, Bhaktapur, PatanAug-Sep 
TeejKathmandu, Bhaktapur, PatanAugustThe three day long festival of women.
Indra JatraKathmanduSeptemberThe week long festival to honour the Hindu 
rain god Indra.
Maha ShivaratriKathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan  
Falgun PurnimaKathmandu Valley and Terai regionMarch 
Ghode JatraKathmandumar- Apr 
Rato Machhindranath JatraPatanMay-JuneIt is celebrated to offer worships to
 Machhendranath, the mearciful patron god of the valley of Kathmandu and the god of harvest.
Lhosar Dec/Feb 
Chhad ParvaTerai regionNovThe Terai people fast throughout the day and 
worship the rising sun on the next day.
Deepankha YatraKathmanduOctoberThe devotees should travel a long distance of 
about more than 30 Km on foot to worship at 
the most renowned temples of the capital. 
Both Hindus as well as the Buddhist devotees
 take part in this religious.
YertongJharkot, JomsomAugust-September3790m altitude, moderate trek, festival 
observed to mark the completion of summer.
MaghiTharu inhabited areas of Dang district. Mainly Tulsipur & Deukhuri valleyJanuaryFlight to Bhairahawa/Nepalgunj, surface 
transport to destination.
DumjeSolu, Junbesi VillageAprilFour days long festival. Famous syabru 
dance performed.
Teeji   
Mani RimbuChiwang Monastery, Tyangboche
Monastery, Solukhumbu
October-NovemberChiwang is of 10000ft. & 3hrs walk from
 Phalpu, 4hrs walk from Junbesi & 3days
 walk from Jiri. Tyangboche is at 13000ft
& 6hrs walk from Namche and 9 days 
walk from Jiri. Exorcism rite and various 
types of mask dances.

 
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