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4 THINGS TO DO IN KATHMANDU (NOVEMBER 05 - NOVEMBER 14)

Trekking Season

Trekking Season

March–May | September–November • activity

Trekking in Nepal is one of lifetime adventures, since the Himalayan mountains are the highest in the world, and ​nature is unique

Honey Hunting Season

Honey Hunting Season

October–November | May–June • activity

One of the ​unique activities in Nepal is gathering honey from the wild bees' nests. Men are climbing high cliffs to get to the nests and harvest the honey

Canyoning at its Best

Canyoning at its Best

mid September–December • activity

Canyoning is a unique way to experience Nepal's lush nature while participating in one of the most exciting activities ever

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

October–December (all year round ) • activity

The ancient religious architecture masterpiece is towering over the Kathmandu Valley, in the western part of Kathmandu City

14 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Holi Festival

Holi Festival

March 21, 2019 • event

A Hindu festival celebrated with lots of colours and picturesque traditions

Kukur Tihar, Nepal Dog Festival

Kukur Tihar, Nepal Dog Festival

October 26, 2019 • event

On this day, all Nepalese dogs, home-owned and stray, will receive a royal treatment

Losar

Losar

February 05–19, 2019 • event

Also known as Tibetan New Year, Lhosar is celebrated by all Tibetan-speaking populations in a very colourful way

Bisket Jatra (Nepali New Year)

Bisket Jatra (Nepali New Year)

April 14, 2019 • event

A major holiday in Nepal is celebrated with interesting rituals to observe

Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Jayanti

May 18, 2019 • event

Celebrate Buddha's birthday at his birthplace and in the capital of Nepal

Teej

Teej

September 01, 2019 • event

Witness the most famous festival among Nepali women, as they fill the streets of Kathmandu with red colour

Tihar

Tihar

October 25–29, 2019 • event

Also known as Swanti or Diwali, the festival lasts for five days and includes different events dedicated to animals and family members

Sel Roti

Sel Roti

October 25–29, 2019 • food

Synonymous to great festivities, this delicacy is the real taste of Nepal

Ghode Jatra

Ghode Jatra

April 05, 2019 • event

Watch a military parade and a horse race during a festival unique to Kathmandu

Garden of Dreams in Bloom

Garden of Dreams in Bloom

March–June • nature

Explore the beauty of the historical garden in the heart of Kathmandu

Yomari for Yomari Punhi

Yomari for Yomari Punhi

late December • food

A special delicacy for Newari Yomari Punhi celebration

Gai Jatra Festival

Gai Jatra Festival

August 19, 2019 • event

The festival to commemorate the deaths of people throughout the year, is a picturesque one and unique to Kathmandu Valley and its Newar and Tharu communities

Swasthani

Swasthani

December 16 2018–January 14 2019 • event

Worshipers of Swasthani and Shiva take a huge massive bath together, which is believed to make miracles

Gathia Mangal (Ghanta Karn)

Gathia Mangal (Ghanta Karn)

July 30, 2019 • event

A Newar festival that celebrates the expulsion of the demons from the country