Just like India, Nepal also has one of the most colourful and lively Holi Celebrations. Trek to the Everest Base Camp to experience Holi in Nepal at its fullest. The festival marks the start of spring and the triumph of good will. Nepal is dominantly a Hindu country so this is one of the most important festivals of the year as well as an official holiday.
Usually the night before the start of Holi, bonfires are lit right on the city streets, but this isn’t every common in Nepal. Instead the next day is more widely celebrated with people who “play” Holi colour each other’s faces and bodies with coloured powder or throw coloured water at each other from buckets and water balloons.
The day is set aside purely for fun and has no religious requirements like prayers. Traditionally, a smear of gulal is applied on others faces to mark the occasion and celebrate togetherness, positivity and love
Unlike Indian Holi rituals, Holi Festival in Nepal has a special ceremony that requires erecting a wood pole. Nepali women dress in beautiful Sari and circle around the pole carrying things considered auspicious, while praying for blessings.
Durbar Square and the surrounding streets turn into a sea of waters, colours and music. And you’ll have the chance to see the most prestigious singers performing on the stage.
Just grab some dry colour powders or arm yourself with a spray water gun called pichkari. In Nepal, adults usually wear a white kurta.
Foreigners also enjoy this festival just as much as locals do joining in on the festivities.