Marriage is the social, spiritual, cultural and legal union between a man and a woman as husband and wife. In Nepal, marriage is not just the union of bride and groom but establishment of relationship between the families. The marriage rituals differ among different ethnic groups in Nepal. In this package we perform the wedding ritual of the couple by traditional Nepali culture. There is equal involvement of the parents of the couple for the marriage ritual in Nepal. There is involvement of many people other than the family members like music band, Pundit (priest) and relatives. The traditional wedding ritual in Nepal is explained below.
On the wedding day, the groom and his family along with neighbors, relatives and music band leave for bride’s house. The group of people along with the groom and music band is called ‘Janti’. The janti is leaded by the group of women carrying trays with foods and gift (called ‘Saipata’) for the bride’s family. There is traditional music band that play traditional musical instruments called ‘Panche Baja’. Behind them are groom and the group of people performing dance. The wedding ceremony is performed at bride’s house. On the arrival of janti at bride’s house they are welcomed by the parents and relatives of Bride. The saipata is handed to the bride’s family and Janti is welcomed with the feast called ‘Janti Bhoj’ (marriage party). Groom is taken to ‘Jaggey’ or ‘Mandap’ (the place to perform the wedding ritual).
The most important person of the wedding ceremony is ‘Pundit’ (priest). The Pundit performs the marriage ceremony by chanting the ‘mantras’ through the holy book. The marriage ceremony is interesting due to different rituals performed in front of the sacred fire. There are numerous instructions for the couples while performing the ceremony guided by the Pundit. The ritual is performed by revolving around the sacred fire for seven time with the knot tied between the couples indicating the seven lives of togetherness. The marriage ritual is completed when the groom puts ‘Sindur’ (red vermillion powder) on bride’s head and ‘Potey’ or ‘Tilari’ (a holy Necklace) around the neck. Sindur and Potey have great significance for married women in Nepal. After this the bride’s father washes the feet of the wedded couple and all the relatives and family members will bless them with ‘Tika’ (on forehead) and gifts. Finally the married couple along with the janti departs from the bride’s house dancing and celebrating with Panche baja.
The wedded couples are welcomed in the groom’s house by groom’s family. Lot of entertainment activities and celebration is carried out at Groom’s house called “Ratyauli”. Ratyauli is celebration at groom’s house which includes singing, dancing and starts a day before the wedding. The marriage ritual is thus the most important as well as entertaining ritual since whole family members and relatives are involved. The wedded couple starts their new life by sharing their feeling, body, culture, and love for eternity. Lovely Nepal Tours have prepared the wedding package for the couples interested to perform marriage ritual in Nepal. We are dedicated and experienced in providing best travel experience and performing marriage rituals in Nepal. Feel free to contact us if you have any queries regarding wedding in Nepal.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 02:Sightseeing tour and wedding preparation.
Day 03:Drive to Darshantar from Kathmandu.
Day 04:Wedding day.
Day 05:Honeymoon tour begins. Drive to Pokhara from Darshantar.
Day 06:Sunrise view from Sarangkot and full day tour of Pokhara.
Day 07:Drive to Chitwan national park from Pokhara.
Day 08:Fun activities at Chitwan National Park.
Day 09:Drive to Kathmandu from Chitwan National Park and enjoy farewell dinner.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu.Representative of Lovely Nepal Tours and Travel will receive you from airport and transfer you to a hotel upon your arrival at the International airport. A short briefing about the next day activities is given and you’ll stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02Sightseeing tour and wedding preparation.Today we enjoy our breakfast at the hotel and meet the dress designer. We give the measurement for Nepalese traditional wedding dress. Daura Suruwal and Saari cholo are the traditional dresses for groom and bride respectively. After this you are guided out for the sightseeing tour of different UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We visit different culturally significant locations such as Boudhhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square and Pashupatinath. We prepare for wedding and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03Drive to Darshantar from Kathmandu.Early morning we drive to Darshantar village at Nuwakot district of Nepal. We perform the marriage ritual at the village. Beautician will apply “mehendi” on bride’s hand and feet as a wedding ritual. Bride and groom are taken to separate houses in the village as the ceremony begin early in the morning. Bride (and her family) will live in the wedding house and groom (and his family) at another house. We stay overnight at the village house and prepare for the wedding day.
Day 04Wedding day.Early in the morning preparation begins in both the houses. The groom and Janti along with the musical band move towards the Bride’s house. After the whole day of marriage rituals at bride’s house we return to the groom’s house with the bride. Bride and groom celebrate their wedding night at groom’s house.
Day 05Honeymoon tour begins. Drive to Pokhara from Darshantar.After 4-5 hours of scenic drive we arrive at Pokhara and move into a hotel. After few hours of private time at the hotel we get out for romantic boating around the peaceful Fewa Lake and visit Barahi Temple. We walk back towards the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06Sunrise view from Sarangkot and full day tour of Pokhara.Early morning we drive towards Sarangkot hill. Sarangkot offers the most beautiful view of sunrise and Himalayas like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri range. We return back to Pokhara and enjoy the sightseeing tour of beautiful locations like David falls, Seti gorge, Mahendra cave and many others and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 07Drive to Chitwan national park from Pokhara.In the morning, we drive towards Chitwan national park. After 4-5 hours of scenic drive through beautiful forest, hills, rivers and waterfalls we arrive at Chitwan national park and check in at a hotel. After couple of hours of rest, we walk around the local Tharu village and enjoy the beautiful sight of sunset from the bank of Rapti River. Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 08Fun activities at Chitwan National Park.Chitwan National Park is rich in green beauty, wildlife and bird species. It is home for the rare one-horned rhinoceros and the mighty Bengal tiger. Whole day we keep ourselves busy in different jungle activities like romantic Canoe ride, Elephant back safari, bathing with elephant and enjoy Tharu cultural dance at hotel and stay overnight.
Day 09Drive to Kathmandu from Chitwan National Park and enjoy farewell dinner.We enjoy our breakfast and drive to Kathmandu from Chitwan. After the scenic drive of about 5 hours we arrive at Kathmandu valley. We move into a hotel in Kathmandu and in the evening we enjoy our farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant and observe Nepalese cultural dance. We stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10Departure.Congratulations and Thank you for performing Wedding in Nepal with Lovely Nepal Tours and Travel. Our representative will drop you to the airport for your final departure to the future destination.
Traditional Marriage ceremony in Nepal is usually performed during the wedding season. A marriage date is fixed according to the marriage calendar. According to the marriage calendar, all the twelve months are good to get married in Nepal except Kartik (mid October to mid November) and Chaitra (mid March to mid April). However, only some days in a month are suitable to get married.
Similarly, it is not a good idea to get married during monsoon season. Marriage ritual in Nepal is an entertaining social ritual and the pouring rain can greatly affect the marriage. Monsoon season lasts from June to August. So, couples can enjoy their wedding in the spiritual country Nepal during most of the periods in a year except monsoon and non-wedding season.