Rice is one of the most important commodities in Nepal. Every summer, as the rains set in the valley, its time to celebrate the showers by making a celebration of the planting of rice (ropain). This year, we invite you to participate in this event at Bajrabarahi, in the southern outskirts of the valley. Things cannot get more local than this. The memories of this day will stay on! Guaranteed.
Come participate in this ropain event, play with some mud, get a bit wet, and mingle with the local’est of local traditions in the Kathmandu valley, planting rice. Accompany this with a newari feast of sorts, and this makes for an excellent day out. Children are most welcome (and will enjoy the mud part the most!)
09:30 Pick up from Kathmandu Durbar Square and transfer to Bajrabarahi (25 km, 1 hours drive)*
10:45 Moving towards the field along with sightseeing and visit to Bajrabarahi temple
11:15 Welcome drinks and briefing on paddy plantation and dress change
11:45 Paddy plantation – Ropain
13:45 Cool shower and dress change
14:30 A typical Newari lunch with mixture of yogurt and beaten rice
16:30 Back to Kathmandu
* you can choose to go in your own car. NO discounts apply.
NRs: 1950/- Adults
NRs: 1000/- Children below 10 yrs
Free for children below 5 yrs
- Pick up and drop off
- Traditional Newari snacks and meal
- Free-flowing rice beer (of course children will get juice)
- Tons of fun!
What to bring
- Personal expenses
- Change of clothes
- Rain gear
- Great attitude!
Note: You don’t have to pay anything during online registration, but we will contact you as soon as we receive your registration to confirm the booking.