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Bisket Jatra

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Bisket Jatra

Will be in Nepal from 11th April for two weeks ,Does anybody know exact date for the Bisket Jatra festival in Bhakapur in 2014.? Hoping to incorporate 2 nights there to see festival .Thanks in advance.

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googling "bisket jatra" returned follwoing hit

kailashhimalaya.com/news/view/Bisket-Festiva…

sounds like it happens on Nepali New Year every year

that would be April 14 for 2014

good luck

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Me and the cook will be in Nepal for Bisket Jatra next April.

I'm pondering over where to be though, Pokhara or Kathmandu (Bhaktapur).

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Oh it's a Bhaktapur affair through n through - most of the people in PKR probably haven't even heard of Bisket Jatra -

All the "Jatra" - there are about a dozen of them btw - all happen within KTM valley - mostly a cutural thing of Newari people

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I had the good fortune (totally by accident - we hadn't realised it was Bisket Jatra) to be staying overnight in Bhaktapur in April this year. A curious and wonderful experience. We stayed at the Bhadgaon Guest House, which was very much in the centre of things: the huge chariot was parked just opposite, and during dinner on the roof-top terrace we saw the great pole finally erected (at about 8-30 p.m. - a pity as earlier we'd been watching the struggle to put it up (and even hauled on a rope for twenty minutes) but had then retreated for dinner, so got only a more distant (from about 200 metres) view of the final verticality, and the pole climbers.)

It appears that Nepalese New Year 2014 (can't remember the number of the year on the Nepalese calendar - it's around 2071) falls on Monday April 14th

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Thanks everyone .Will definitely stay there 2 nights ,Will also look at hotel you stayed in.

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