Bisket Jatra Festival

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4 Days
Availability : Every April month
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Bisket Jatra is an annual festival celebrated in Bhaktapur and Thimi, Nepal, marking the new year on the Bikram Sambat calendar. Although unrelated to Bikram Sambat, it’s known as the “festival after the death of the serpent.” The most vibrant festivities occur in Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Thimi Balkumari. A massive chariot carries the God Bhairava’s statue, pulled by hundreds of people to Khalla Tole. A month before, it was assembled near the Nyatapole temple. A highlight is a tug-of-war between the upper and lower parts of Bhaktapur, culminating in the chariot’s journey to Khalla Tole. A towering 25-meter Yoh si Dyo is erected on New Year’s Eve in Yosi khyo, signifying the start of the new year when it’s pulled down. Bisket Jatra embodies local traditions and a lively start to the year.

Sindhur Jatra

Another part of Bhaktapur called Balkumari Thimi has a very spectacular colors festival (Sindur Jatra). Folks from various parts of Madhyapur Thimi gather, carrying their own chariots in Layeku Thimi. People celebrate and share greetings throwing Simrik (red/orange) color powder, and playing Dhimay music. A place called Bode witnesses a tongue-piercing ceremony. One of the residents spends the whole day with an iron spike pierced in his tongue and roams different parts of the city carrying multiple fire torches on his shoulders. Juju Bhai Shrestha is the most renowned and frequent tongue piercer in the town.

Price Includes

  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodations at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar on Breakfast Plan.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder tour guide.
  • Staff costs including their salary and food.
  • As mentioned the price is twin-sharing basic, and also the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.

Price Excludes

  • 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.
  • Any other items not mentioned in the includes section.

Day 1Arrival day

Welcome! to Kathmandu Nepal. Asian Heritage Treks & Travel Representative welcomes you at the Airport with your nameplate.  After Arrival at Nepal airport, transfer you to the hotel. On the way Airport to the Hotel, you will pass by the (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, Garden Of Dream, and reach the Thamel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Check in to your sumptuous room at the luxury 4-star Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Including Overnight accommodation in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar, Private Transport. 

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2Sightseeing Kathmandu

Day 3Join Bisket Jatra festival

Join Bisket Jatra festival

Including Overnight accommodation in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar on the Breakfast Plan.

Day 4Departure day

Your trip will come to an end today. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by private transport around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards.
Including Breakfast and private Transport.

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