The vibrant spring festival of Holi is the perfect time to visit Nepal. The country comes alive with color and revelry during this joyous Hindu celebration. 

When the festivities wind down, set out on an unforgettable Himalayan trek with Glorious Eco Trek Nepal. Our specialized Holi treks allow you to combine culture and adventure in the world’s most stunning mountain landscapes.

After partaking in Holi celebrations and absorbing the rejoicing atmosphere in Kathmandu, head for the trails in the Annapurna, Everest, or Langtang regions. 

Experience the warmth of village life while staying in local teahouses along the way. We offer customizable itineraries tailored to all interests and fitness levels.

Join us this Holi for a spring trek you’ll never forget. Let the kindness of mountain villagers and the pure mountain air rejuvenate your spirit. Trekking with Glorious Eco Trek Nepal will bring you local insider access and responsible travel practices for an authentic Nepali adventure.

Holi Festival in Nepal

Holi Festival In Nepal
People Celebrating Holi Festival

Holi, the festival of colors and love, is celebrated with unmatched enthusiasm across Nepal. Marking the victory of good over evil, Holi is a time for Nepalis to come together in joy and harmony. 

People crowd the ancient streets of Kathmandu to toss vibrant powders and spray colored water on friends and strangers alike. Temples like Pashupatinath host festive rituals and music programs. 

Smearing faces with colors, devouring sweet treats, and dancing to folk tunes, Nepalis embrace the carefree spirit of Holi. 

No one is spared from being drenched in color! With its many rituals and delicious feasts, Holi in Nepal is an experience like no other for travelers. 

The cries of “Happy Holi!” invite everyone to partake in the mirth and merriment of this glorious spring celebration.

Glorious Eco Trek Nepal’s Holi Treks

Glorious Eco Trek Nepal presents exclusive trekking packages this Holi. Make sure to book the dates early and venture into the enchanting adventure in the Himalayas. The following is a list of treks we offer to celebrate the festival of colors. 

1. Annapurna Circuit Trek

Thorong La Pass
Conquering the heights at Thorong La Pass

What better way to celebrate the liveliness of Holi in Nepal while planning to set out on the iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek? After reveling in the color and festivities in Kathmandu, make your way into the Annapurna region’s remote mountain valleys. 

Ascending to 5416 meters along Annapurna Conservation Area, the trek tests mind and body. On the other hand, the trek reveals the diverse natural and cultural beauty of the surroundings.

Trek past terraced fields and forests of oak and rhododendrons, staying in local teahouses and getting to know the friendly Nepalese people. Each day of the 15-day trek brings new discoveries, culminating in the challenge of crossing Thorong La Pass.

After pushing your limits on the trail, relax and reflect on your accomplishments along the shores of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Take in the majestic mountain panoramas you’ve earned before returning home with a profound sense of achievement.

Staying in simple teahouses allows an authentic cultural connection. With realistic expectations, crossing Thorung La Pass becomes the perfect highlight of a Holi holiday in Nepal. Returning home, you’ll find the colors of everyday life enriched by this remarkable Himalayan experience.

Holi Festival Trekking Dates

ArrivalHoli FestivalTrek StartTrek End
23rd March24th March25th March7th April

Key Attractions of Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Ascend to an altitude of 5416m while crossing the challenging Thorung La Pass
  • Trek through remote mountain valleys past terraced fields and rhododendron forests
  • Stunning panorama of Annapurna,  Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and more
  • Stay in local teahouses and interact with Nepali people in mountain villages
  • Relax sore muscles in natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Discover the culture and temples of Kathmandu before undertaking the trek
  • Discover Muktinath Temple – a holy place for Hindus and Buddhists
  • Relax by the shores of Phewa Lake in Pokhara after completing the demanding 15-day trek
  • Witness breathtaking Himalayan scenery and mountain views
  • Gain immense satisfaction accomplishing this iconic high-altitude trek in Nepal

2. Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake
Serene Blues of Tilicho Lake

After reveling in Holi festivities in Kathmandu, commence on the Annapurna Circuit Trek with a visit to stunning Tilicho Lake. Situated at an altitude of 4919m, Tilicho is considered the world’s highest tropical lake. 

To reach it, trek through diverse landscapes of terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and the arid Manang Valley. Crossing Thorong La Pass, one of the highest passes at 5416m, rewards you with phenomenal Himalayan views.

The circuit takes you past traditional villages of ethnic groups like the Thakalis, providing cultural immersion. After 18 days of trekking, spend a day mesmerized by Tilicho Lake’s turquoise waters backed by Annapurna and Nilgiri peaks. Descending to Jomsom, marvel at the stone-paved streets and apple orchards of Marpha village.

Complete your journey reflecting on your accomplishments in Pokhara before returning to Kathmandu. The physical challenges of this trek are immense, but the chance to glimpse sacred Tilicho Lake after celebrating Holi makes it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

You’ll return home with a strengthened spirit, moved by the beauty of Nepal’s tallest peaks reflected in the sparkling waters of Tilicho.

Holi Festival Trekking Dates

ArrivalHoli FestivalTrek StartTrek End
23rd March24th March25th March10th April

Key Attractions of Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake 

  • Visit Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest tropical lake at 4919m
  • Cross Thorong La Pass, one of the highest passes at 5416m
  • Trek through diverse landscapes like rhododendron forests and Manang Valley
  • Get cultural immersion staying in teahouses of ethnic groups like the Thakalis
  • Marvel at the Annapurna Massif peaks and grand mountain vistas
  • Discover traditional villages with ancient customs along the circuit
  • Descend through Jomsom to Marpha village, known for apple orchards
  • Absorb the beauty and reflect on your trekking accomplishments in Pokhara
  • Combine this unforgettable Himalayan adventure with Holi celebrations

3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Sunset view during ABC
Chasing sunsets at Annapurna Base Camp

After enjoying the colorful festivities of Holi in Kathmandu, set off on the spectacular Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This famous 11-day Himalayan journey takes you through varied landscapes with breathtaking mountain views on your way to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest mountain at 8091 meters.

Trek through terraced rice fields, gushing waterfalls, and tiny Gurung villages to immerse yourself in the culture. The trail gradually climbs through bamboo forests and rhododendron groves.

The trail goes to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which offers amazing vistas of Annapurna’s majestic peaks as the walk progresses. Spend time at Annapurna Base Camp, located at 4,130 meters, taking in the breathtaking scenery.

While difficult, the benefits of completing this walk after celebrating Holi are numerous. You’ll return home with a great sense of accomplishment, filled with memories of the spectacular Himalayan peaks you saw on your wonderful Holi trek.

Holi Festival Trekking Dates

ArrivalHoli FestivalTrek StartTrek End
23rd March24th March25th March3rd April

Key Attractions of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), below the 10th highest mountain in the world
  • Take in incredible views of the Annapurna mountain range and Machhapuchhre peak
  • Hike through diverse landscapes like bamboo and rhododendron forests
  • Pass by pristine waterfalls, terraced rice fields, and charming Gurung villages
  • Experience the culture and traditions of local villagers along the route
  • Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp with phenomenal mountain vistas
  • Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Holi in Kathmandu before the trek
  • Get up close views of Annapurna through cleared trails to the base camp

4. Langtang Valley Trek

Kyanjin Ri
Kyanjin Ri with Stunning Himalayan Backdrop

After reveling in the vibrant Holi celebrations in Kathmandu, take a journey to the remote Langtang Valley for a culturally immersive Himalayan trek. Though close to Kathmandu, the pristine Langtang region remains relatively undiscovered.

Trek past thundering waterfalls and bamboo forests, staying in teahouses run by Tamangs and Sherpas. Visit ancient monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa and admire breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks like Langtang Lirung. Climb high viewpoints like Tserko Ri for stunning Himalayan vistas at sunrise.

Walk through the diverse landscapes of Langtang National Park, home to Himalayan wildlife like red pandas and pheasants. Witness the resilience of Langtang Village, which was rebuilt after the 2015 earthquake. Interact with the friendly locals as you immerse yourself in their Buddhist traditions.

This culturally rich, moderately difficult trek combining Holi’s energy with Langtang’s serenity will rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. You’ll return home with a profound appreciation for nature and the human spirit.

Holi Festival Trekking Dates

ArrivalHoli FestivalTrek StartTrek End
23rd March24th March25th March2nd April

Key Attractions of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Trek past thundering waterfalls and bamboo forests in remote Langtang Valley
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa
  • Climb viewpoints like Tserko Ri for stunning Himalayan sunrise views
  • Walk through the diverse landscapes of Langtang National Park
  • Spot wildlife like red pandas, pheasants, and Himalayan bears
  • Stay in teahouses run by Tamang and Sherpa locals
  • Experience the Buddhist culture and traditions of the region
  • Interact with friendly locals along the remote mountain trails
  • Gain perspective on life seeing Langtang rebuilt after the 2015 earthquake

5. Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

EBC Heli
EBC Heli Trek

After partaking in Holi festivities in Kathmandu, take a scenic flight to Lukla to begin the exhilarating Everest Base Camp Helicopter trek. 

Hike through idyllic Sherpa villages and cross suspension bridges towards Sagarmatha National Park. The trail provides stunning views of peaks like Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Nuptse before reaching Everest Base Camp, an emotional culmination.

Make the climb to Kalapatthar, the trek’s highest point, for sweeping 360-degree Himalayan panoramas. Witness glowing Everest at sunrise, a truly magical experience. After appreciating the Khumbu Glacier’s icy beauty, retrace steps to Gorak Shep and board a helicopter for breathtaking views while flying back to Kathmandu.

This adventurous 12-day itinerary allows you to experience the majesty of Everest without lengthy hiking. You’ll return home awestruck, with memories of sparkling mountain vistas and Sherpa culture after this once-in-a-lifetime Holi helicopter trek. It’s a profoundly rewarding way to celebrate life against the dramatic backdrop of the tallest peak on Earth.

Holi Festival Trekking Dates

ArrivalHoli FestivalTrek StartTrek End
23rd March24th March25th March4th April

Key Attractions of Everest Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Take a scenic flight to Lukla to begin the Everest trek
  • Hike through beautiful Sherpa villages and suspension bridges
  • Enter Sagarmatha National Park with views of peaks like Ama Dablam
  • Reach Everest Base Camp, an emotional trekking conclusion
  • Hike to Kalapatthar for a magical sunrise view of Himalayan panoramas
  • Marvel at the Khumbu Glacier’s icy beauty
  • Experience Sherpa culture and hospitality in the Khumbu region
  • Make Everest trekking dreams reachable without lengthy hiking

6. Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lake Trek

Gokyo Lake
Pristine Gokyo Lake surrounded by mountain giants

After partaking in Holi celebrations in Kathmandu, join the epic 17-day Everest Base Camp trek with a visit to stunning Gokyo Lakes. 

This challenging route takes you off the beaten path for dramatic Himalayan vistas. Cross Cho La Pass at 5420m and behold the emerald Gokyo Lakes nestled beneath snow-capped peaks.

Descend through the longest glacier in the world, Ngozumpa, to join the trail to Everest Base Camp. Pass through Sherpa villages, absorbing their Buddhist culture and warm hospitality. 

Reach EBC at 5,364 m, visualizing the footsteps of legendary mountaineers. Continue to Kala Patthar at 5,545 m for unrivaled views of Everest and surrounding giants.

Traversing two sprawling valleys, you’ll be awestruck by the diversity of landscapes and magical lakes. Returning via Lukla, you’ll be filled with nostalgia and a sense of achievement after this life-changing Himalayan adventure post-Holi.

It’s a physically demanding yet immensely rewarding way to experience the glory of the high Khumbu.

Holi Festival Trekking Dates

ArrivalHoli FestivalTrek StartTrek End
23rd March24th March25th March9th April

Key Attractions of Everest Base Camp Via Gokyo Lake Trek

  • Visit the stunning emerald-green Gokyo Lakes
  • Cross Cho La Pass at 5420m for dramatic Himalayan views
  • Trek down the Ngozumpa Glacier, the longest glacier in the world
  • Join the Everest Base Camp trail after passing Gokyo Lakes
  • Absorb Sherpa culture and hospitality in villages
  • Reach Everest Base Camp at 5364m
  • Climb Kala Patthar at 5545m for incredible Everest views
  • Traverse the sprawling Gokyo and Khumbu Valleys
  • Return via Lukla filled with a sense of achievement
  • Witness majestic peaks like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse
  • Spot exotic Himalayan flora and fauna along the way

Final Say

From the carefree spirit of Holi emerges an appreciation for the simple joys of life. Carry this renewed perspective with you on an epic Himalayan adventure. As you traverse rugged mountain passes and vast valleys, find beauty in each moment. 

Let the kindness of strangers, the majesty of soaring peaks, and the whispers of nature sink into your soul. Return home with lasting memories from your Holi trek. You’ll rediscover wonder in ordinary moments and see daily life as a celebration. 

Let the colors of Holi remind you that even the longest journey begins with a small step.

Ready to explore? Your dream trekking experience is just a message away! Contact us at Glorious Eco Trek Nepal through E-mail (gloriousecotreknepal@gmail.com) or WhatsApp (+977-9851098382) to begin the planning process and turn your outdoor aspirations into reality.

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