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Teej At Nagarkot

Nepal

Teej At Nagarkot

USD 135

Nepal

USD 135

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Trip Overview

Nagarkot is a heaven blessed with natural biodiversity, lush alpine forests and unique places for sightseeing. A mere 26 kms away from Kathmandu, it stands out as one of the most accessible places to experience life far away from the hustle and bustle  of city life. Immerse yourself in the local village life, witness daily activities, enjoy the sunrise view, and explore a hidden jungle waterfall in a favored short getaway to Nagarkot. Nagarkot also boasts one of the most majestic and panoramic views of exquisite mountain ranges and enjoy stunning mountain views right from your homestay.

Nagarkot Community Homestay is a settlement of Bastola clan and Teej is one of the auspicious festivals celebrated at the homestay. It is celebrated by Hindu women all over Nepal and takes place between mid-August or mid-September. The word Teej comes from a tiny red insect, the red velvet mite that appears around the monsoon period. This festival is mainly known to be celebrated by married women for the well-being of their husbands or by unmarried women who pray in the hope of having a good husband. On this day, numerous women gather to celebrate this festival together. Most of them wear red outfits, creating a beautiful red sea of people moving as one. 

Nagarkot is a popular destination for short breaks from Kathmandu, known for its fantastic Himalayan views. At Nagarkot Community Homestay, you’ll experience a pleasant and homely stay, away from touristy hotels and the experience is enhanced especially when visiting in a festive period. 

NOTE: Please be advised that this is a group trip option, and we also offer the flexibility to tailor it as a private experience. Kindly note that the trip cost may be adjusted for private bookings, and is therefore subject to change accordingly.

Festival Date

18 Sep – 20 Sep 2023

Highlights of Teej At Nagarkot.

  • NAGARKOT IS THE MOST POPULAR COUNTRYSIDE DESTINATION
  • HIKING THROUGH A FANTASTIC VIEWS OF HILLS, MOUNTAINS AND CLUSTER OF SMALL WATERFALLS
  • PARTICIPATE IN A COOKING CLASS WITH THE HOSTS
  • CELEBRATE TEEJ WITH THE LOCALS
  • GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE LOCAL CULTURE OF NAGRAKOT
  • DRESS UP IN LOCAL ATTIRE AND PARTICIPATE IN TRADITIONAL SONGS AND DANCES

Itinerary

Transfer from Kathmandu to Nagarkot.

Upon arrival, the community host will give you a warm welcome and shortly after you will be having a delicious lunch. Embark on a village excursion to experience authentic community life and immerse yourself in the charming moments of Nagarkot village with a  half-day hike around the village. This hike will take you through forests, farmland, and open spaces, small cluster of numerous waterfalls and offers fantastic hill and mountain views.

In the evening, learn to cook local dishes for your dinner together with your hosts.

Notes:
  • Driving Distance: 26 Km
  • Driving Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Accommodation: Nagarkot Community Homestay
  • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Celebrate the Teej Festival with the Women’s of Community.

Wake up early in the morning to go to Jalpadevi Temple with the locals. After returning, you will have a warm breakfast then get ready for a half-day hike around the village. This hike will take you through forests, farmland, and open spaces, small cluster of numerous waterfalls and offers fantastic hill and mountain views. In the evening, dress like locals and get ready to enjoy dances and songs performed by the local women of the community.

Notes:
  • Accommodation: Nagarkot Community Homestay
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Departure for Onwards Destination.

Shortly after breakfast, bid farewell to the locals and then you will be departing back to Kathmandu.

Notes:
  • Accommodation: None
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Services Included

  • Transfers from and to Nagarkot Community Homestay.
  • Cooking Class with the host.
  • 02 Nights Accommodation in Nagarkot Community Homestay on Full Board Meal Plan.
  • Teej celebration with the locals.
  • Hike around hills and waterfalls of Nagarkot.
  • Dress like Locals.

Services Excluded

  • Any expenses of Personal nature.
  • Services not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Additional Expenses which may arise due to circumstances beyond control of Community Homestay Network and Royal Mountain Travel.

Impact Footprint

  • Sustainable tourism promotion through community homestay and support for local economy..
  • Income generation for locals through homestay accommodations and cultural activities.
  • Cultural preservation and empowerment of the community.
  • Encouragement of responsible hiking practices and environmental awareness.
  • Boost to local economy through spending on goods and services.