Prithvi Narayan Shah’s Birthday Jan 10 or 11

Basanta Panchami Late Jan or early Feb

Shiva Raatri Late Feb or early March

Democracy Day Feb 18 or 19

Nawa Barsa (Nepali New Year) April 13 or 14

Chait Dasain Late March or early April

Ram Nawami Late March or early April

Buddha Jayanti Late April or early May

Janai Purnima Late July or early Aug

Krishna Asthami Late July or early Aug

Dasain Late Sept or early Oct (6 days)

Tihaar Late Oct or early Nov (3 days)

Constitution Day Nov 9

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Stunning documentary on Nepal shows restoration of the country's sites

Stunning documentary on Nepal shows restoration of the country's sites

"The only thing you could focus on was the fact that the earth was moving from side to side by about eight to ten metres." These are the words of Kathmandu resi…

07 Jun 2016 • Lottie Gross videocam Video
Painting the town red, pink, green and yellow: Holi Festival 2016 in pictures

Painting the town red, pink, green and yellow: Holi Festival 2016 in pictures

Every year, Hindus around the world celebrate Holi Festival: the festival of colours. The event attracts many non-Hindus to take part, too, with hundreds of p…

24 Mar 2016 • Lottie Gross insert_drive_file Article
Going it alone on the Annapurna Base Camp trek

Going it alone on the Annapurna Base Camp trek

Rough Guides writer Helen Abramson discovers the ups and downs of the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal – all without the help of a porter or guide.  Someth…

13 Mar 2015 • Helen Abramson insert_drive_file Article
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