Festivals are an essential part of Nepalese life styles. Festivals also offer visitors a valuable opportunity not only for having fun but gaining insight into various aspects of Nepalese culture. The religious festivals follow the lunar calendar while national festivals have fixed dates. Wherever or whenever you arrive in Nepal, you can be sure of being at the time for one or more special events. Nepal is not only known for its Himalayas but also very popular for unique culture, tradition and religious festivals. There are more than 50 festivals celebrated in Nepal each year. While the national festivals have fixed dates, religious festivals are set by astrologers following the lunar calendar. The best part about the festivals in Nepal is that all the events are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and in large numbers the way it used to be hundreds of years ago when people had no other means of entertainment. Even today festivals are not only the yearly spectacles, but also are living part of rich cultural legacy. Celebrating festivals effectively unite the people having diverse cultural background together and this is also the chance of sharing their social lives. Although most of these festivals are religious some have historical significance too. Most Nepalese festivals are related to different Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses and they are celebrated on such days divine for them by religion and tradition. For the Buddhists pilgrims Everest Mani Rimdu and Dumji festivals trek in the Everest region and Mustang Tiji festival trek in Upper Mustang have been very popular today. Buddhist festival treks in Nepal will reward you with chance of observing real and ideal Tibetan Buddhist religion, culture and authentic festivals in Himalayas along with breathe taking view of snow-capped mountains. These festivals attract many western tourists and hotels and flights are sold out months in advance to organized vacationers group. Anyone wishing to visit Nepal during these fascinating festivals should plan and make their tour preparations well in advance.