Nepal in Nepal

Nepal tour is our common package that is suitable for everyone. You will visit the heart of Kathmandu city with full of heritage sites and Pokhara, which is one of the most popular destinations for tourist in Nepal

Nepal Pilgrimage Tour

Kathmandu valley is known for its culture and the UNESCO would heritage sites combined with mixed tradition and spiritual practices in the region with diverse people living in the area.

Divinity of Nepal with Buddha

This tour offer beautiful Lumbini pilgrimage sites, Lumbini Garden, birth place of Gautam Buddha, Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, several Buddhist monasteries, eternal lamp and beautiful landscape.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bon.

Muktinath Yatra Package

Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Vale

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Deepawali, Tihar Festival Tour

“The Deepawali or Dewali or Tihar festival is second great festival of Nepal and basically the Tihar Festival is celebrated for 5 days and there are many stories behind of the festival and one of the famous stories is related to Yama (God of death) and his sister Yamuna.”

These brother and sister of Yama and Yamuna used to stay in different places and Yamuna wanted to see her brother Yama and sent Kag (crow), Kukur (dog) and Gai (cow) to call him but he did not come to see his sister Yamuna and in the last Yamuna herself went to see him and worshipped her brother  (Yama) with five colored Tika and garland of Makhamali flower with making circle of mustard oil and asked him to stay her until the Oil, garland get dry cause the Mustard oil and the flower of Makhamali never get dry, which mean she wants her brother always to be with her son, now, every Nepali sisters do the same with their brothers. So, the Crow, Dog and Cow are also worshiped in this festival.
A part from Lights, celebrations, and Tika Many Nepali young girls and boys pay Deusi and Bhailo in Deepawali Festival in Nepal which is old form of dancing and singing in which they travel from home to home in neighbors and this is called Deusi and Bhailo Khelne program. The household make elaborate plate with food and money to offers to Deusire and Bhailire and they offer blessing to the households for wealth, happiness, long life and well-being and basically, the group of men called Deusire and group of women called Bhailire but there days, it is common to see men and women in single group and pay together and basically, they play it for fund raising propose for some social work for the community these days as well.
As  Nepal is not only the popular for the mountain trekking but also for feast and festival as Nepal is country of the festival and it is great for outsider to observe the festival and to take part in this festival and we at Outfitter Nepal has designed a tour program in the Tihar festival time that offers great opportunities to learn and experience the Nepali culture and celebrations and we have included the visit of the some of the historical places of Kathmandu and visit the another great beautiful city Pokhara.
 As the Deepawali or Tihar festival takes place in the time of Autumn - October and November and these months are considered to be the best time for the trek in Nepal so, if you are planning to do any trek in Nepal including Annapurna Base camp or Everest Base Camp or any other tours in Nepal, we can arrange the any trek or tour in Nepal with celebration of Tihar festival.

Deepawali Tihar Festival Tour Highlights

·  Observe and take part in the Great festival of Deepawali.
·  Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.
·  Scenic drive to Pokhara and return.
·  Visit Phewa Lake and sunrise from Sarangkot.
·  Option to take paragliding in Pokhara.
·  Option to take Everest Mountain flight in Kathmandu.


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Vacation for Solo Travellers

Nepal Tourism Package (NTP Solo tours) are ideal for solo travellers. It can be daunting to travel on your own, especially in countries where English isn’t widely spoken and the culture is very different from home. As a solo traveller with NTP you can expect to be in good company, with around half the group travelling solo, while the other half are travelling as couples or friends.

Apart from providing security and peace of mind, joining a small group adventure is also great for sharing all the experience with your fellow travellers. Whether you’re exploring an ancient site, wandering through a market or winding up the day at a local restaurant, you’ll enjoy it all much more if you’re sharing the experiences with a small group of like-minded travelling companions.

By their very nature NTP trips attract people who love travel - seeing new places, enjoying new experiences and meeting new people. Whatever your age and however experienced or inexperienced a traveller you are, you will be more than welcome as a solo traveller on one of our small group trips. You may join alone, but by the end you’ll feel as though you’re travelling with a group of friends.
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Dashain Festivals in Nepal

During the month of Kartik (late September and early October), the Nepalese people indulge in the biggest festival of the year, Dashain. Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. The fifteen days of celebration occurs during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon. Thorough out the kingdom of Nepal the goddess Durga in all her manifestations are worshiped with innumerable pujas, abundant offerings and thousands of animal sacrifices for the ritual holy bathing, thus drenching the goddess for days in blood.

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Dashain commemorates a great victory of the gods over the wicked demons. One of the victory stories told is the Ramayan, where the lord Ram after a big struggle slaughtered Ravana, the fiendish king of demons. It is said that lord Ram was successful in the battle only when goddess Durga was evoked. The main celebration glorifies the triumph of good over evil and is symbolized by goddess Durga slaying the terrible demon Mahisasur, who terrorised the earth in the guise of a brutal water buffalo. The first nine days signify the nine days of ferrous battle between goddess Durga and the demon Mahisasur. The tenth day is the day when Mahisasur was slain and the last five days symbolise the celebration of the victory with the blessing of the goddess. Dashain is celebrated with great rejoice, and goddess Durga is worshiped throughout the kingdom as the divine mother goddess.

In preparation for Dashain every home is cleansed and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the mother goddess, so that she may visit and bless the house with good fortune. During this time the reunion of distant and nearby relatives occur in every household. The market is filled with shoppers seeking new clothing, gifts, luxuries and enormous supplies of temple offering for the gods, as well as foodstuffs for the family feasting. Thousands of sheep, goats, ducks, chicken and water buffalo are prepared for the great slaughter. All types of organisations are closed for ten to fifteen days. Labourers are almost impossible to find; from the poor to the rich, all enjoy the festive mood. Anywhere you go the aroma of 'Vijaya Dashami' is found.

The first nine days of Dashain are called Nawa Ratri when tantric rites are conducted. In Nepal the life force is embodied in the divine energy and power of the female, depicted as goddess Durga in her many forms. All goddess who emanated from goddess Durga are known as devis, each with different aspects and powers. In most mother goddess temples the deity is represented simply as a sacred Kalash, carved water jug or multiple handed goddess holding murderous weapons. During these nine days people pay their homage to the goddess. If she is properly worshiped and pleased good fortunes are on the way and if angered through neglect then misfortunes are around the corner. Mother goddess is the source of life and everything.

The first day of Dashain is called Ghatasthapana, which literally means pot establishing. On this day the kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolising goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room. The kalash is filled with holy water and covered with cowdung on to which seeds are sown. A small rectangular sand block is made and the kalash is put in the centre. The surrounding bed of sand is also seeded with grains. The ghatasthapana ritual is performed at a certain auspicious moment determined by the astrologers. At that particular moment the priest intones a welcome, requesting goddess Durga to bless the vessel with her presence.

The room where the kalash is established is called 'Dashain Ghar'. Generally women are not allowed to enter the room where Dashain puja is being carried out. A priest or a household man worships the kalash everyday once in the morning and then in the evening. The kalash and the sand are sprinkled with holy water everyday and it is shielded from direct sunlight. By the tenth day, the seed will have grown to five or six inches long yellow grass. The sacred yellow grass is called 'Jamara'. It is bestowed by the elders atop the heads of those younger to them during the last five days when tika is put on. The jamara is taken as a token of Goddess Durga as well as the elders blessing.

As days passes by regular rituals are observed till the seventh day. The seventh day is called 'Fulpati'.
In fulpati, the royal kalash filled with holy water, banana stalks, jamara and sugar cane tied with red cloth is carried by Brahmans on a decorated palanquin under a gold tipped and embroidered umbrella. The government officials also join the fulpati parade. With this the Dashain feasting starts.

The eighth day is called the Maha Asthami: The fervour of worship and sacrifice to Durga and Kali increases. On this day many orthodox Hindus will be fasting. Sacrifices are held in almost every house throughout the day. The night of the eighth day is called 'Kal Ratri', the dark night. Hundreds of goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed at the mother goddess temples. The sacrifice continues till dawn. While the puja is being carried out great feasts are held in the homes of common people where large amount of meat are consumed.

The ninth day is called Nawami: Temples of mother goddess are filled with people from dawn till dusk. Animals mostly black buffaloes are slaughtered to honour Durga the goddess of victory and might and to seek her blessing. Military bands play war tunes, guns boom and officers with beautifully decorated medals in full uniform stand there. When the function ends the courtyard is filled ankle deep with blood. On this very day the god Vishwa Karma, the God of creativity is also worshiped. All factories, vehicles, any machinery instruments and anything from which we make a living are worshiped. We also give sacrifices to all moving machinery like cars, aeroplanes, trucks etc. to get the blessing from goddess Durga for protection for vehicles and their occupants against accidents during the year. The entire day is colourful.

The tenth day is the Dashami: On this day we take tika and jamara from our elders and receive their blessing. We visit our elders in their home and get tika from them while our younger ones come to our home to receive blessing from us. The importance of Dasain also lies in the fact that on this day family members from far off and distant relatives come for a visit as well as to receive tika from the head of the family. This function continues for four days. After four days of rushing around and meeting your relatives Dashain ends on the full moon day, the fifteenth day. In the last day people stay at home and rest. The full moon day is also called 'Kojagrata' meaning 'who is awake'. The Hindu goddess of wealth Laxmi is worshipped. On this day the goddess Laxmi is given an invitation to visit each and everyone.

After Dashain everyone settles back to normal. After receiving the blessing of goddess Durga, people are ready to work and acquire virtue, power and wealth. Dashain thus is not only the longest festival but also the most anticipated one among all the festivals of Nepal.


Monday, 19 June 2017

Yoga Rejuvenation tour – Nepal


Yoga tour season: February – November”

'YogaTour' is a best way to sense Nepal and its beauty with totally different perspective. The festive Kathmandu, serene vallies and mountains, charming villages and hospitable people in the amphitheater of the Himalayas, makes it a perfect place to practice yoga. This foundation of the Himalaya has always been a resort for yogis (the practicers of Yoga). Yoga tour is combination of yoga, meditation practice and understanding the wisdom behind it. Tour of Kathmandu is a visual aid to its history and practices.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and transfer to the Yoga Asram. Unwind yourself from the journey. In the evening we will meditate and feel the energy in evening prayers and chanting. 

Day 02 - 03: Yoga will be practiced in the morning and evening. During the day, we will visit Kathmandu to understand its occult Tantric and Tibetan Buddhist Practices. Architectures are highly embroidered with symbolism, all having root in some type of yoga and meditation. Your schedules will be less or more as follows:

Wake-up: 5:30 am. Meditation: 6:00 to 6:30 am. Chanting: 6:30 to 6:45 am. Yogic Cleansing 6:45 
to 7:00 am. Pranayama Yoga 7:00 to 7:15 am. Yoga Exercise Details 7:15 to 8:45 am Breakfast 8:45 to 9:45 am Tour during the day Lecture & Discussion Details 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Yoga Exercise Details 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Pranayama Details 5:30 to 5:45 pm. Free time Dinner 7:30 pm.

Day 04 - 05: Understanding Tibetan Yoga and Monastic Tour On these days we will start our lessons on Buddhist meditation and visit few of Kathmandu's famous monasteries. Kopan Monastery is the biggest monastery in Kathmandu housing 350 monks. We will also visit 'The white monastery' in Boudha and a Padmashambhava's meditation cave in Pharping. We will interact with monks and get sermon from 'Rimpoche'.

Day 06 - 07: Unleash yourself on these days our base will be in the outskirt of Kathmandu. Balthali is perched on the hill southeast of Kathmandu. It is a perfect place to enjoy nature and practice yoga under the open sky. During the day we will walk to Namo Buddha and tour Bhaktapur and Dhulikhel.

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu. You can follow your further adventures in Nepal.