24 responses

  1. Tony
    October 1, 2015

    Beautiful photography. The crowds look intense at this festival. Is it always crowded?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Hi Tony, thanks. Yes, it’s always this crowded!

  2. Kyle
    October 1, 2015

    Stunning photos mate. Such an interesting festival

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Yes, it’s quite different

  3. Timothy Harris
    October 1, 2015

    I tried to see Indra Jatra years ago. But it was too crowded by the time I got there. Good to see you information here. Sad to see the big temple gone though.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Yes, sad to see the temples go. Best to get their early!

  4. Mariana Calle
    October 1, 2015

    So glad to have discovered your site, such a wealth of information!!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Thank you!

  5. Tammy
    October 1, 2015

    Great to learn about this awesome festival Dave!! Thanks for the dates too! We should be their next year.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Great to hear you will be here!

  6. Ted
    October 1, 2015

    It’s very interesting to see people still celebrating like this. I like the 4 time lapsed photos. That temple still looks in ruins and people are climbing on it!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Thanks. It’s good to see how they fill up the temple platforms!

  7. Samantha
    October 1, 2015

    Incredible images. Not sure if I would be brave enough to join in with those crowds. But well done!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Thanks Samantha, it’s not too bad if you get there early

  8. Bernard Hayes
    October 1, 2015

    Thanks for publishing this. I was wondering what would happen this year. Looks like there’s no stopping Nepal!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Yes, hard to stop a festival in Nepal!

  9. Anna’s World
    October 1, 2015

    Just wonderful! Such a culture in Nepal. Though big statues look fierce.

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      There’s an incredible blend of culture in the Kathmandu Valley.

  10. Amanda
    October 1, 2015

    I really like this. Is it worth going or are the crowds just too much?

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      October 8, 2015

      Personally speaking, I preferred Gai Jatra. Less crowds, more festive feelings.

  11. Craig
    September 21, 2018

    Hiya, I’m overnighting in KTM on 26th Sept, is it still on then? Thanks!

    • Dave from The Longest Way Home
      September 21, 2018

      That will be day 7.

  12. Ryan Biddulph
    September 22, 2018

    How neat Dave. Nepal is one of those genuinely special places. I visited in 2013. Month in Kathmandu. Place felt like Bali for its meld of culture and day to day life. People are into ceremonies, rituals and spirituality. I love it. Eye-popping images buddy.

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