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Nagarkot, only 26 kms away from Kathmandu is graced with natural biodiversity and lush alpine forests. It offers a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Immerse yourself in the local village life, observe daily activities and explore a hidden jungle waterfall, adding a touch of adventure to your experience. Moreover, Nagarkot provides an unparalleled opportunity to witness majestic, panoramic views of exquisite mountain ranges, right from the comfort of your homestay.
Ropain is a vibrant festival that gathers families, friends and the community together to plant and plow in the field throughout the day. In this unique festival, you can enjoy getting dirty and playing in the mud. Between these tiring activities, you can rest while eating traditional food, beaten rice and yogurt. It is the perfect opportunity to learn how to plant rice and share an unforgettable moment with the locals.
NOTE: Please be advised that this is a group trip option, and we also offer the flexibility to tailor it as a private experience. Kindly note that the trip cost may be adjusted for private bookings, and is therefore subject to change accordingly.
28 – 30 July 2024
Transfer from Kathmandu to Nagarkot.
Upon arrival, the community host will give you a warm welcome and shortly after you will be having a delicious lunch. Embark on a village excursion to experience authentic community life and immerse yourself in the charming moments of Nagarkot village with a half-day hike around the village. This hike will take you through forests, farmland, and open spaces, small cluster of numerous waterfalls and offers fantastic hill and mountain views.
In the evening, learn to cook local dishes for your dinner together with your hosts.
Rice Plantation Program in Nagarkot Community Homestay.
After breakfast, you will walk towards the field while listening to the tales of the festival from the locals. Change into your field get-up then observe a prayer to the gods ‘puja done by an elder of the community for a good harvest. Learn how to plant the rice seedlings from the locals and follow their techniques. In between, you will be having Dahi-Chiura beaten rice with yogurt – a combination of meals that is consumed during this festival.
Departure for Onwards Destination.
Shortly after breakfast, bid farewell to the locals and then you will be departing back to Kathmandu.