Experience the best of Nepalese and Newar culture by witnessing one of the many local jatra or festivals that showcase music, performances and ancient traditions.
There are plenty of local festivals to choose from that give visitors a unique insight into Nepalese culture. Be sure to time your visit around one of these colourful occasions.
Kirtipur festivals include:
- Indrayani Jatra: November/December
- Bagh Bhairab Jatra: August
- Nepali New Year hike up Champa Devi Hill: April
Nepal is well-known for its festivals, with many different occasions celebrated througout the year. Major festivals such as Holi, Dashain and Tihar (Diwali) are all celebrated in Kirtipur and it’s worth visiting during those for an authentic experience.
For more details on these and other festivals throughout Nepal, visit welcomenepal.com.