Ropain | the rice planting Festival 2018

Come participate in this ropain festival cum event, play with some mud, get a bit wet, and mingle with the local’est of local traditions in the Kathmandu valley, planting rice.

  • Courtesy - Nicholas Porchet

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 festival at Khokana, Bungamti, in the southern outskirts of the valley. Things cannot get more local than this. The memories of this day will stay on! Gauranteed.

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!)


  • Pick up and drop off
  • Traditional Newari snacks and meal
  • Free-flowing rice beer (of course children will get juice)
  • Tons of fun!



  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses
Day of planting Rice | THE ITINERARY

8:00AM: Gathering at Thamel 8:45AM: Drive to Bungamati 9:30am: Arrival at Bungamati followed by rice planting 11:00- 11.30: Newari snacks 12:30- 1:00pm: ending of Ropain. Getting ready for lunch 2:00- 2:30pm: Drive back from Bungamti 3:30pm: Back to Thamel

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  • tourist bus
Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
of planting Rice Bungamati The Itinerary tourist bus Self L
Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
  • Planting Rice in Bajrabarahi.

MORE PICTURES from previous years here