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Nepali Marriage Carnival (5 Days)

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Everest Expeditions Nepal is not only specialized in adventurous activities like trekking, mountaineering, expedition and sightseeing, the agency also takes its pride in arranging Nepali Marriage Ceremony for the foreign couples. “Nepali Marriage Carnival” is a special package that we have set specially for the foreign couples. In this carnival, the couples can tie their nuts in Nepali system. Nepali marriage system is unique and rich in itself. Celebrating this carnival is to taste Nepali culture, especially matrimonial system. Thus, participate in this carnival and feel the difference forever!!

How to Participate?

Candidates wishing to participate in the carnival must come with spouse. For booking, candidates are requested to contact us. Price and detail information of the program will be provided on request.

How is marriage arranged in Nepal?

All groups in Nepal follow some form of clan, lineage, or local descent group exogamy, at least through the fifth generation. Hypergamy is not commonly practiced except among some Rajputs in the Terai and a few interethnic marriages where trade-offs are made between ritual status and class. For most Tibetan-and Tibeto-Burman-speaking groups a ritual and often substantial payment is made by the groom to the bride's family. Cross-cousin marriage is not practiced among many groups such as the Sherpa and Hindu caste groups. However, the Thakuri permit and prefer cross-cousin matrilateral marriage. Other groups such as the Tamang and Nyinba prefer bilateral cross-cousin marriage.

In general, most marriages are made between couples of the same generation. However, the average age of marriage partners is increasing as education becomes more important and available. Monogamy is the most common form of marriage in Nepal, although a few Individuals in most groups also practice polygyny. A number of Tibetan-speaking people, such as the Nyinba, Sherpa, and Baragaonli, practice variant forms of fraternal polyandry. Throughout Nepal most marriages are arranged by the Parents of the couple, though with varying degrees of involvement and control. Among high-caste Hindus, marriages have typically been arranged wholly through the decisions of the couples' families.

Young men and women of Tibeto-Burman-speaking groups in the middle hills, on the other hand, have more occasion to interact with one another and may induce their parents merely to arrange marriage ceremonies for them. An unusual, and perhaps more legendary than actual, practice among Tibeto-Burman-speaking groups is wife capture. In such a case, following the abduction of a woman, both she and her family need to agree to a marital arrangement or the relationship is dissolved. Eloping is mainly practiced among more impoverished families. After marriage, couples typically live with the husband's extended family for a number of years. However, among the Sherpa marriage takes place in stages, perhaps for years. Thus a husband and wife may continue to live with their respective natal families for years and only visit each other. Once the wife's dowry is arranged and/or they have children, they move in together.

In groups throughout Nepal young wives look forward to visiting their natal families during their first few years of marriage. It is not uncommon for women to leave their husbands and return to their natal family or for men to leave their wives and form a union with a new wife. If bride-price has been paid it may have to be returned in part to the husband. Women are allowed to claim rights to their husband's property if they have been abandoned, especially if they have children. Second marriages are not condoned for high-caste Hindu women, and they result in a reduction in social and ritual status if they occur. Men also gain a bad reputation if they divorce their wives, but they do not lose ritual status if they remarry. For other groups Divorce involves much less stigma for women. Among the Magar, for instance, women who leave their husbands and remarry lose a few ritual privileges, but this is nothing compared to what happens to high-caste women.

 

ITINERARY

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1320 m) Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the airport, our representatives will receive you offering garlands and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:Kathmandu (1320 m.) – Nagarkot (about 2,200)After having breakfast in the hotel, we go for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We would visit Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Baudha, Krishna temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and in the afternoon, we go to Nagarkot via. Bhaktapur. Nagarkot, located about 14 km north east from Bhaktapur at the height of 2,200m. is best known for sunrise and sunset view and mountain views. Upon arrival in resort, we will be greeted with welcome drinks and check in to the room. We would view sunset and go for dinner.

Day 03:Nagarkot (about 2,200) – Dhulikhel (1437 m)When the breakfast is served, we drive to Dhulikhel (1437 m) from Nagarkot. Lunch will be served at Dhulikhel. It is the preparation day of marriage. Two houses (one for bride and another for bridegroom) will be arranged in a rural setting. In the afternoon, we go for short trek around Dhulikhel valley. Bride and bridegroom will be transferred to their respective houses. Immerse with their respective family members. Dinner will be served with the family members. Cultural program will be performed in the evening.

Day 04:Dhulikhel (1437 m)Full day marriage ceremony. Bride will be transferred to the house of bridegroom with the marriage procession. Both the bride and bridegroom will be well dressed in Nepali attire. The priest will perform pooja .When the pooja is accomplished, bridegroom will take bride to his house. He will be supported by the procession. Cultural program will be performed in the evening.

Day 05:Dhulikhel (1437 m) – Kathmandu Having lunch in the hotel, we would drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, we would go for shopping. Farewell dinner will be served in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 06:Back home destination.

Note: We would transfer to the airport for returning home. If time permits, we may join the Nepal Honeymoon Package (6 Days). contact us

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip


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