Festivals in Nepal

Nepal is a country covered with tall mountains and rich in culture and values, It’s not only a paradise for trekkers but also rich in festivals. The Himalayas surround Nepal. The festivals in Nepal are not just cultural events but also a fascinating way to involve yourself in local culture and make your trekking adventure wonderful. In this blog, we’ll give a brief explanation of the festivals that are celebrated in Nepal. TNepal’s cultural celebrations are more than just cultural spectacles; they’re a fascinating way to immerse yourself in local culture, creating unforgettable memoriesJoin us so that you can explore the vibrant festivals of Nepal.

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Dashain: Nepal’s Largest Hindu Festival

Dashain also known as Vijaya Dashami, is Nepal’s grandest and oldest festival. September or October is the time when it is celebrated greatly. It is Neplal’s most significant and widely celebrated Hindu festival. Dashain mainly symbolizes the victory of good over evil, This festival is celebrated for 15 days long the duration includes various rituals and ceremonies. Families gather at their homes and gain blessing from Goddess Durga. The main highlight of celebrating this festival is they offer an animal sacrifice which is found to be controversial as it is the part of tradition they celebrate. We receive blessings from our elders by putting jamara and tika and end Dashain in this way.

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Tihar: The Festivals of Lights

Tihar is also known as the “Festivals of Lights” or Deepawali”.It is celebrated for five days and worships or honors different animals including crows, dogs, cows, and oxen each day. The Hindus worship the goddess Laxmi in Tihar which symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Houses are decorated with lamps, and candles creating a colorful and majestic ambiance that describes the beauty of Nepal, especially in the Kathmandu valley.

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Hoil: The colorful celebration

Hoil is the festival of colors it is celebrated across Nepal with great interest. At this festival, people smear each other with colored powders and water. Trekking during hoil can be an unforgettable experience as you will be able to witness the local people gathering together to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

Indra Jatra: A Kathmandu spectacle

Indra Jatra is one of the unique Newari Festivals celebrated in the Kathmandu valley. This festival is celebrated for lord indra, the god of rain, and Kumari, who is known as the living goddess. The festival features traditional dances and the raising of the lingo(a ceremonial pole). The beautiful streets of Kathmandu during Indra Jatra are filled with Newari culture.

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Mani Rimdu: A festival of trekkers

Mani Rimdu is the festival celebrated in the Everest region, at the Tengboche Monastery which is on the way to the Everest base camp trek. This festival is mostly celebrated by the Buddhists. They celebrate with masked dances and religious ceremonies which usually fall in November. The majestic view of the Himalayas creates a spiritual dimension in the event and makes a unique cultural experience for all the trekkers.

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Lhosar: Welcoming the Himalayan New Year

The Lhosar festival marks the vibrant beginning of the Himalayan New Year. This festival is celebrated by Buddhists all the devotees from all over Nepal participate in various dances, and songs and exchange gifts with their relatives. People consume local Tibetan drinks as a celebration of the new year.

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Buddha Jayanti: Celebrating the Birth of Gautam Buddha

Nepal is a land of beauty and spirituality and has a special place in the hearts of Buddhists around the world. Actually, Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam. The auspicious occasion of Budhha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima is celebrated as it marks the birth of lord buddha.


You can enjoy Nepal’s festivals while trekking, as they combine culture and nature in a captivating way. Festivals in Nepal provide more than just an understanding of the people, but also long-lasting memories against the backdrop of the Himalayas. You can plan your trekking adventure around these festivals, and you’ll enjoy the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal.

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty

The Khumbu region is regarded as the home of the World’s Highest Peaks. Among them, Mera Peak is regarded as a challenging trekking peak that provides you with the best experience of the trek. Mera Peak is considered a trekking peak that presents a lot of difficulty for climbers. To avoid the Mera Peak Climbing difficulty you must have some mountaineering skills and accept the unpredictable condition of whether. As Mera Peak is situated in a remote part of Nepal the climbers must have medical access and be prepared for emergencies. In this blog, I’ll describe the difficulty level of Mera Peak climbing, its Major highlights, the best time to climb the weather conditions, the needed clothing and equipment, the Accommodations, and the required permits that you need during the journey. Join us as we can provide you with the remarkable experiences of Mera Peak Climbing.

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1) How difficult is the Mera Peak climb?

Mera Peak is recognized as one of the” highest trekking peaks.” of Nepal. It doesn’t require  any mountaineering skills but here are the challenges you need to know before climbing Mera Peak:

  • Physical challenges: Climbers need to be fit and have a good physique.He/she must have a healthy leg as leg strength is required for the long trek and the challenging ascent.
  • Altitude: The high altitude itself is challenging. Acclimatization day is necessary to avoid the risk of altitude sickness at a higher height.
  • Technical Skills: The climbers must have a basic understanding of mountaineering Techniques like using ice axes, rope work, and crampons are necessary while climbing a peak.

 2) Major Highlights of Mera Peak Climb:

The main highlights of Mera Peak are given below:

  • Majestic views: The summit welcomes the climbers with a mindblowing 360-degree view of the highest peaks of the world like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
  • Cultural Involvement: The trek leads you through the attractive Sherpa villages, offering you greetings from the sherpas and involve yourself in their culture and tradition.

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3) Best Time to climb Mera Peak:

For the best climbing experience, you can plan your trek during Nepal’s post-monsoon.

  • October to November: During this time you can expect clear skies as there will be a low chance of rain and moderate temperatures which will make your journey best.

4) Weather conditions:

The Weather on Mera Peak is quite unpredictable and challenging, so preparation is essential while climbing the mera peak:

  • Winter(December to February): During this period you will face cold temperatures and the chance of heavy snowfalls will make it difficult to climb the peak during this season.
  • Spring (March to May): During this season the temperature will warm up comparatively to the winter season but the snow conditions can be unstable there will be the chances of avalanches.
  • Monsoon(June to September): Heavy rainfall can be seen during this time and there is a high chance of landslides climbing is impossible during this season.

5) Clothing and Equipment:

The right gear is necessary for the successful climb of Mera Peak:

  • Clothing: You must carry layering clothes. carry warm down jackets, a pair of waterproof jackets and trousers along with it Don’t forget to carry waterproof boots as well, and guarantee trekking pants.
  • Equipment: Mountaineering gears like crampons, ice axes, ropes, and other required essentials for climbing are required. You can rent this equipment in the Thamel area in Kathmandu, and carry a suitable backpack and sleeping bag that is essential for you.

6) Accommodations:

During the whole trek, you’ll see a variation of teahouse and camping. Tea houses offer basic lodging, breakfast, and dinner while camping provides comfort and flexibility at higher altitudes.

7) Permits required for Mera Peak climbing:

The following permits are required :

  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit
  • Mera Peak climbing Permit


Mera Peak is a thrilling adventure that will lead you to face other climbing challenges as well. The journey and the summit climbing was beyond my expectation. Sherpas in Nepal are really friendly compared to other religions which will make your journey more enjoyable. Their culture, tradition, and lifestyle are simple they grow crops and raise a yak and they enjoy there at Himalayas.