Nepal - Gai Jatra (1 days) Book Now

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Gai Jatra is a festival celebrated in Nepal, mainly in Kathmandu valley by the Newar community. The festival commemorates the death of people during the year and is generally celebrated in the month of Bhadra (August–September). The date is set according to the lunar Nepal Era calendar: it falls on the first day of the dark fortnight of the month of Gunla. The festival is celebrated as a remembrance to the dead people during the year.  It is believed that cow helps the departed soul to continue their journey to heaven.

Included in the Cost

All transportation by private vehicle
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder guide.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
All necessary paperwork.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection

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Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China. You can either fly in or enter by land borders that are attached to China or India.

  • Day 1

    Festival to remember the dead


    After breakfast, your travel guide will come pick you up and travel to Kathmandu, Lalitpur or Bhaktapur depending on your decision. In Kathmandu, the bereaved families proceed along the route individually whereas in Patan the participants gather in Durbar Square and proceed out together. In Bhaktapur, tall bamboo poles topped with horns which are tied with straw are carried around the street in the memory of the dead relatives. Dancing, Singing, Comedy and anything other that brings humor and laughter, the main highlights of the festival. After enjoying the festival, you will return to your hotel.

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