Director: Mahavidya Devi Welcome to 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 Description: International Folklore Festival is characterized by the unique format of the event, variety of folklore and performing features of dances, from all corners of the Globe, openness to the new, combination of entertainment and high artistic level of participants’ performance, where the dance and cultures of the World UNITE in the heart of NEPAL’s Capital Kathmandu. It also focuses on cultural & Tourism concepts with a combination of luxurious comfort of the artistic groups. 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 Organization will provide space to all folklore dancing groups and also equally to all kinds of the Dancing/Musical groups who want to share our stage for their cultural project promotions, Dancing School / Academy Promotions, College/University Dance Group Promotions & Music Album Promotions. Festival Organization will select the best 10 groups from 4 corners of the World. Conditions: Festival is open to host all dancing and musical performance groups, folk, classical, semi Folk & classical, fusions, marching bands, oriental & Modern dance groups etc. Groups are allowed to perform with live music or cd player. Participants of the Music Bands should at least be 5. Participants of the group members should be of any age starting from 8+. Groups should get the Flight Tickets and Travel Insurance by their own. Participation fee: Groups should choose the accommodation packages stated below: 135 Euro per person - Period of stay: 10th June 2022 - 14th June 2022, including: 3* Hotel 5 Days/4 Nights Triple Sharing 2 Times Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)-Half Board Certificates to all participants 175 Euro per person - Period of stay: 9th June 2022 - 15th June 2022, including: 3* Hotel 7 Days/6 Nights Triple Sharing 3 Times Meals Airport Transfers Kathmandu Tour Certificates to all participants 210 Euro per person - Period of stay: 10th June 2022 - 15th June 2022, including: 4* Hotel 6 Days/5 Nights Triple Sharing 3 Times Meals Airport Transfers Kathmandu Tour Certificates to all participants 250 Euro per person - Period of stay: 9th June 2022 - 15th June 2022, including: 4* Hotel 7 Days/6 Nights Triple Sharing 3 Times Meals Airport Transfers Kathmandu Tour Certificates to all participants Accommodation in double rooms is paid additionally: 3*** Hotel - 10€ Extra per person 4**** Hotel - 15€ Extra per person Extra day is paid additionally: 3*** Hotel - 30€ Extra per person 4**** Hotel - 40€ Extra per person Additional offers that can be booked with organizer: sightseeing trip to Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites sightseeing trip to Chandragiri hills Cable Ride sightseeing trip to Patan & Bhaktapur, Panauti Tour sightseeing trip to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour Trekking & Hiking Tours Everest Scenic Tour by Plane Mount Event Base Camp Tour NOTE: Festival organization take the full responsibility of 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 Organizers invitation. For extra tourism kindly consult the organizer for the further arrangements. Performance Details: The Group should perform 3-4 different folk dances with 10/15 minutes programs each 2 times a day at provided venues. Group should provide 2 workshops & 1 road show in the festival. The group has to take part in all programs, the festival organizers made its whole period and do not undertake any other performances, during the festival period they have no right to cancel any program without any approval from the Festival Committee. 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 Opening Ceremony 21:00: Dinner in Hotel Day 2 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast 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 for 135€ / 210€ package 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 for 165€/ 250€ package 10:00 - 12:00: CHECK OUT for 135€ / 210€ package 22:00: Dinner in Hotel for 165€/ 250€ package Day 7 08:00 - 09:00: Breakfast 10:00 - 12:00: CHECK OUT for 165€/ 250€ package (Changes may be possible to the schedule of the program at any time during the festival) Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.