Ropain | The Rice Planting Festival 2019

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. This year, we invite you to participate in this event at Khokana, Bungamati, Lalitpur in the southern outskirts of the valley. Things cannot get more local than this.

The memories of this day will stay on! Gauranteed.

Come participate in this 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!)

* Pick up and drop
* Traditional Newari snacks and meal.
* Free-flow rice beer (of course children will get juice)
* Tons of fun

Note: You don’t have to pay anything to book your space, but we will contact you as soon as we receive your registration to confirm the booking.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
To make this a fun filled event for you, your family and friends we’ve organised bus’s – this way you can drink (those able, sorry kids!), avoid the traffic police and just have a relaxing hassle free day. It doesn’t get any better than that.

At this stage, we have not confirmed the pick up points, BUT we will keep you posted in the coming days once we confirm times (will be early morning) and place.
It’s fine also if you choose to come on your own in a private vehicle, though we will not be giving you discounts!

How much does it cost?
Once we confirm your spot after this registration, you need to pay for the event.

Adults: Rs. 2500
Children upto 10 years: Rs. 1200
Infants below 3: free

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
* Bring spare light clothing, for example running shorts and an old t-shirt
* Sturdy sandals/shoes, but be prepared to get stuck in the mud
* Carry a light rain jacket in the chance of rain, may get a little cold especially for the wee kids!
* Heck, you can even bring soap (eco friendly recommended).
* Sunblock
* Umbrella optional
* A great attitude and,
* Last but not least don’t forget to pack spare underwear folks!

Where can I pay?
It would be super if you could drop off payments at our office at Amrit Marg, Thamel. Alternatively, you can pay at Karma coffee in Gyanmandala, opposite Moksh restaurant, Jhamsikhel. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Office number: 01-4219865 | 9801123401

Do I register infants?
Yes. We need to have a record of every person. Once you have booked your space, we shall ask for more details.

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