Biska Jatra is an annual event in Bhaktapur and Thimi in Nepal. The festival is celebrated at the start of the new year on the Bikram Sambatcalendar, however, the festival itself is not related to Bikram Sambat. Legend has it that this celebration is the "festival after the death of the serpent". Numerous areas of Bhaktapur city celebrate this festival according to their own ritual. The most eventful places in the course of the festival are Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Thimi Balkumari. A huge chariot carrying a statue of the God Bhairava is pulled by hundreds of people to the Khalla Tole. Approximately a month earlier, the chariot is assembled near the Nyatapole temple (five stair temple). The most spectacular event on Bhaktapur Taumadhi is a huge tug-of-war between the Thane (upper) and Kone (lower) part of town. Each team tries to pull to their side but later the chariot heads toward Khalla Tole. A huge approximately 25 meters Yoh si Dyo is erected in the Yosi khyo in the evening of New Year, the Yoh si is pulled down as the New Year officially commences.
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 greeting throwing Simrik (red/orange) color powder, playing Dhimay music. A place called Bode witnesses a tongue-piercing ceremony. One of a resident spends the whole day with iron spike piercing in his tongue and roams different part of the city by carrying multiple fire torch on the shoulders. Juju Bhai Shrestha is the most renown and frequent tongue piercer in the town.
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Welcome! to Kathmandu Nepal. Asian Heritage Treks & Travel Representative welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. After Arrival at Nepal airport, transfer you to the hotel. On the way Airport to 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 in downtown of Touristic Hub. Check in to your sumptuous room at the luxury 4-star Hotel Yatri suits & Spa. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel. Overnight accommodation in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa with Breakfast Plan.
Join Bisket Jatra festival
Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.
|All transportation by private vehicle|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder guide.|
|Staff costs including their salary and food.|
|All necessary paperwork.|
|Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills|
|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|
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