Calendar of Festivals, Events & Activities
Through out the Year

DATE

EVENTS

PLACE

DESCRIPTION

ORGANISATION/CONT.ADD

REMARKS

All the Year Round

Clean up Campaigns

Khumbu Reigion

Cleaning of all the Base Camps and Trekking Routes of Khumbu Reigion

Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee

 
  Nagarkot Week Nagarkot, KTM Week long cultural activities exhibiting crafts shows organising musical & traditional games. Date to be confirmed
  Jewelry exhibition

KTM

 

Nepal Handicrafts Asso.

Date to be confirmed
  Thanka Exhibition

KTM

Word famous indeginous, traditional scroll painting made out of vegetable dyes and gold powder. Date to be confirmed
  Deliberation & Dscourses of Lectures & Research Activities on Ayurveda

Tridevi Marga, KTM

Ayurveda Medicinal Plants. Demonstration of Yoga

Ayurveda Health Home & Research Centre

Throughout the year
  Ayurveda & Yoga Clinical & Health Promotive Services

Tridevi Marga, KTM

Ayurveda consultation & Therapy Services . Yoga Training & Therapy Services

Ayurveda Health Home & Research Centre

Throughout the year
  Marriage Festival Throughout the country Elaborated marriage ceremonies alongwith colourful processions and traditional musical bands are performed in special sacred months of Jan, Feb, Mar, April and May. Date to be confirmed
  Contemporary Art Painting

KTM / Pokhara

 

By Artists Asso. of Nepal

Date to be confirmed
  Carpet Exhibition

KTM / Pokhara

    Date to be confirmed
  Release of VNY'98 Commemorative coins & medals.       Date to be confirmed
  Release of special Postal Stamps       Date to be confirmed
  Moni - Rimdo Festival Phaplu, Lukla,Namche & Tengboche Elaborated festival of Lama - Buddhism perfomed with masked dance & other colourful activities twice a year. Date to be confirmed
  Restaurant's Waiters Race

Durbar Marga, KTM

Watiers of the various restaurants will compete a race by carrying tea-pots, water -glass on the tray.

REBAN

Date to be confirmed
  Rato Machendranath Jatra & Bhoto Jatra

Patan

Amonth long Buddhist festival celebrated by pulling two chariots of Bunga Deo & Chakupa Deo. At the last day of festival the religious celebration will be completed by showing Bhoto - a bejewal vest of the King of Serpent Date to be confirmed
  Dakshinkali Sacrificing Rites Dakshinkali Temple / KTM On every Tuesdays & Saturdays devotees make sacrifices of goats & chickens. Throughout the year.
  Annapurna Marathon

Annapurna Area

 

ACAP

Date to be confirmed
  Eco Training

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  Carpets & Handicrafts Exibition

KTM

 

CAAN

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  Kumbheswore Mela

Fair in Patan

Fair takes place near Bagalamukhi temple in Patan. Crowds of devotees seen in line to worship Lord Shiva, known by the name of Kumbheswore. Date to be confirmed
  Gokarna Mela

Gokarna / Ktm

Fair in Gokarna / Ktm. Worship of Lord Gokarna by Hindus. Date to be confirmed
  International Cycling Championship

KTM

 

Sports Dev.Nepal

Date to be confirmed
  Annapurna Base Camp Cleaning

Annapurna Area

 

ACAP

Date to be confirmed
  Exploring Village life

Annapurna Area

 

ACAP

Date to be confirmed
  Nepali Food Promotion

KTM

Promotion of food preparation & display of all the dialects & communities of Nepal

Chefs Association of Nepal

Date to be confirmed
  VNY'98 Special Issue of Poetry Magazine NAVA KAVITA Quarterly

KTM

Poems on Nepal in English by eminent world poets

Nava Kavita Qrtly Publication,Kath.

Date to be confirmed
  PATA/NICA-MICE Motivation Conference

KTM

 

NICA

Date to be confirmed
  Traditional & Contemporary Fashion shows

KTM

Display of ethnic cultures & traditional materials of Nepal.

Images

Date to be confirmed
  Blood drinking ceremony (Twice a year, in spring and then in monsson)

Mustang

Entails drinking of yak's blood. The blood vein of yak is punctured by a sharp needle like appliance to draw out blood. From one yak 30-40 glasses of blood is extracted. The vein pore is filled with yak's dung. People believe it provides energy and cures Date to be confirmed
      them of gastric ailment.    
  World Congress ( Complementary Medicines)

KTM

Participate 1000

The open International University for Complementary Medicine. Voted to Host.

Date to be confirmed
  Inst. of Light & Sound Bhaktapur Durbar Square Depicting the origin of holy river Bagmati & historical background of Bhaktapur City Date to be confirmed
  Thomas Cook Day

Patan

Free guide service

TURGAN

Date to be confirmed
  Federation of Asia & Pacific Cargo Meeting

KTM

 

Cargo Agents Association

Date to be confirmed
  South Asia Travel Tourism Exhibition SATTE

KTM

 

NICA

Date to be confirmed
  Food Festival

KTM

Various restuarants exhibit traditional Nepalese & other culinary arts.

REBAN

Date to be confirmed
  Mountaineers Memorial Day

KTM

Pasang Lhamu memorial activities to be observed   Date to be confirmed
  Community plantation

Annapurna Area

 

ACAP

Date to be confirmed
  Bhimsen -Jatra

Patan, KTM, Bhaktapur, Dolakha & Makawanpur

A religious procession goes round the main-routes of the locality. Feast follows. Date to be confirmed
  The Great Himalayan One Hundred KM Run.

Pokhara

Off-road International Marathon in mountains

100 Km. Run organising committee.

Date to be confirmed
  Pokhara - Baglung Ultra -Distance Race Competition

Pokhara

International Ultra-Distance Run Competition

Organising committee

Date to be confirmed
  Jitiya Pawani

Chitwan & Other Tharu inhibited areas of Terai

This festival of Tharu women is similar to Hindu women's Teej. The women keep fasting & pray for peace & prosperity.

Tharu Women

Date to be confirmed
  Balachaturdashi

All over the Kingdom.

Devotees say 100 various kinds of seeds on the hillook near Pashupati-nath's tempel. Keep awake the whole night and pray for the comfort and peace of eternal souls. People eat curd and beaten rice.

All Hindus

Date to be confirmed
  Bibahapanchami

Fair in Janakpur

Observed as a festival in Janakpur. It is a wedding day of Lord Rama with Goddess Sita. Date to be confirmed

Courtesy: Visit Nepal'98 Secretariat, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation
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