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Festival

II INTERNATIONAL ETHNIC FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN KATHMANDU /NEPAL

Application Form Price: 175 € Date: 8 - 13 October, 2024
Location: KATHMANDU, Nepal
Director: M.D.&WOFA
Application Deadline: 1 March, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

INVITATION

 KATHMANDU, City of Temples:

Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, is set in a valley surrounded by the Himalayan mountains, is a melting pot of cultures and a rich mix of the east and west, the old and the new, where tradition jostles with modernity. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse, historic city with amazing architecture, exquisite wood carvings and metal craft which showcase the skills of the Newar artisans of centuries ago. Hinduism and Buddhism have co-existed in Kathmandu valley from time immemorial and the valley residents make little distinction as they worship in both Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

The top attractions to visit in Kathmandu are:

Boudhanath Stupa , Swayambhunath Temple , Pashupatinath Temple , Chandragiri Hills, Kopan Monastery, Langtang National Park,  Hanuman dhoka,   Garden of Dreams,  Bhaktapur Durbar Square, • Changunarayan Temple and many more

Festival highlights:

Direct flight to Kathmandu - Tribhuvan International Airport - KTM

Welcome to all groups and to ages

Comfort stays with hygiene places

3 times meals with Delicious cuisines of NEPAL

Convenient and friendly Program schedules

Certificates to all group members and a Huge beautiful Trophy to the Group

Traditional NEPAL dress wear and photo session

Helps to explore as 10+ Monuments of Kathmandu City Tour

Admission to the Festival:

Festival has two participation Categories

1. Festival Participant (Mandatory/Compulsory)

2. Festival Competitor (Optional)

NOTE: ** The Festival Participants only can take part in the Festival Competition **

Terms & Conditions:

Category 1. Festival Participant (Mandatory)

Dance Styles: Festival is open to all dance and music groups of any style: Folk Dances, Theatres, Classical, Contemporary, Latin, Ball room, Street, Modern Social, Oriental, Fusion Dances, Choirs, Brass Bands, Orchestras & majorettes.

Age Category: 7 to 70+ years.

Group Members: 4+ to 40+ unlimited.

Music: Participants are allowed to perform on live or recorded music.

Travel: Flight Tickets round trip and the Travel Health insurance should be at the Group’s Expense.

Accommodation: Each group should choose the accommodation packages listed below in this section accordingly 3*/4* hotels will be provided.

Performance: The Groups should perform 4 different dance items with 10/ 15 minutes slots each 1 or 2 times a day at provided venues.

Participation fee:

175 Euro per person - 5 days (4 nights)

220 Euro per person - 6 days (5 nights)

240 Euro per person - 5 days (4 nights)

280 Euro per person - 6 days (5 nights)

Accommodation:

Groups should choose the accommodation packages stated below:

175 Euro per person - Period of stay: 8th Oct 2024 - 12th Oct 2024, including:

3* Hotel

5 Days/4 Nights

Triple Sharing

3 Times Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Certificates to all participants

220 Euro per person - Period of stay: 8th Oct 2024 - 13th Oct 2024, including:

3* Hotel

6 Days/5 Nights

Triple Sharing

3 Times Meals

Airport Transfers

Kathmandu Tour

Certificates to all participants

240 Euro per person - Period of stay: 8th Oct 2024 - 12th Oct 2024, including:

4* Hotel

5 Days/4 Nights

Triple Sharing

3 Times Meals

Airport Transfers

Kathmandu Tour

Certificates to all participants

280 Euro per person - Period of stay: 8th Oct 2024 - 13th Oct 2024, including:

4* Hotel

6 Days/5 Nights

Triple Sharing

3 Times Meals

Airport Transfers

Kathmandu Tour

Certificates to all participants

Accommodation in double rooms is paid additionally:

3*** Hotel - 15€ Extra per person

4**** Hotel - 25€ Extra per person

Extra day is paid additionally:

3*** Hotel - 35€ Extra per person

4**** Hotel - 45€ Extra per person

Category 2. Festival Competitor (Optional)

It is mandatory that only the Festival Participants can take part in the festival Competition too where they need to pay extra competition participation fee.

Age Category: 7 to 70+ years.

Group Members: Solos, duets and trios to Groups.

Group Members should be of minimum 10 members to no limit.

Performance: Competitor Groups should perform 10 min dance item; Solos/duets/trios with 5min dance piece.

 

Competitor Participation fees:

All Competitors should pay the participation fee along with the Accommodation packages

• Groups Category: 100 USD

• Solos, Duet, Trios etc: 25 USD  ($5 extra for additional member up to 9 members)

Winners Cash prizes:

• Groups Category: 500$, 250$, 100$ along with Trophies and Diplomas.

• Solos, Duet, Trios etc : 200$ along with Trophies and Diplomas.

Jury:

• The Jury evaluates the participants in accordance with the regulations. The jury consists of 3 highly skilled professional, jury’s decision will be considered as the final verdict for the competition.

• At Jury’s decision competition holds surprise additional silver and bronze medals with the relevant diplomas in choreographies & costumes.

NOTE: Festival organization takes full responsibility for the group by providing the official invitation. Festival will receive the group on arrival from the Kathmandu -KTM Intl airport and will escort the groups to the Boarding sections of the Kathmandu KTM Intl Airport on departures from NEPAL. Groups can not engage themselves with any other Tour operator while in Nepal on the organizer's invitation. For extra tourism kindly consult the organizer for further arrangements.

Preliminary Program:

Day 1

10:00 - 14:00: Arrival of the groups in Kathmandu & Hotel Check-In

14:00 - 15:00: Lunch

16:00 - 18:00: Rehearsals for the Opening Ceremony

21:00: Dinner in Hotel 

Day 2

08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast * Arrival of the groups (175€  & 240€)

10:00 - 13:00: Rehearsal on Stage/ Performance

14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel

18:00 - 22:00: Official Inauguration & Performance by Groups

22:00: Dinner in Hotel

Day 3

08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast

10:00 - 13:00: Workshops

14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel

18:00 - 22:00: Performance by Groups

22:00: Dinner in Hotel

Day 4

08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast

10:00 - 13:00: Workshops

14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel

18:00 - 22:00: Performance by Groups

22:00: Dinner in Hotel

Day 5

08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast

09:00 – 12:00Kathmandu Tour

14:00 - 15:00: Lunch in Hotel

18:00 - 22:00: Performance by Groups, Closing Ceremony, Gifts exchange

22:00: Dinner in Hotel

Day 6

08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast

10:00 - Kathmandu Tour

10:00 - 12:00: CHECK OUT

22:00: Dinner in Hotel

Day 7

08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00: CHECK OUT

(Changes may be possible to the schedule of the program at any time during the festival)

Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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