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Ropai Jatra (National Paddy planting) Festival Nepal
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Ropai Jatra (National Paddy planting) Festival Nepal

*Note: Be sure to take an extra pair of clothes with you because you will get all muddy.

Nepal is dominated by agriculture. More than 60 % of people of Nepal depend on the agriculture-based profession. The “rice planting festival” of Nepal is one of the country’s most important monsoon seasons which mark the first planting of the premier staple crop. This festival is celebrated on 15th Ashar (29th June this year) of Nepali calendar every year as a tradition of Nepalese culture.

Fifteenth of Ashar is the day when the crop planting season officially begins. On the festival day, all over the farmer get-together at their paddy field where ladies plant the rice and gentleman plough the field to make the land suitable for planting the paddy. Rice Planting Festival is also known as Ropai Jatra. People from all over Nepal and abroad get together and enjoy this day by playing mud, eating Dahi-chiura (yoghurt and beaten rice), drinking wine, dancing and singing the Ropain geet(traditional planting song). Join us on this year's Ropai Jatra!

Trip Code

RJ(PPFN72

Starts

Kathmandu

Finishes

Kathmandu

Duration

1 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group-Size

1 - 21

Age

Minimum 10

Seasons

June

Elevation

1400 m/ 4593.2ft

Trip View

2084

Activities

Cultural Tours

Travel Style

Original

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Ropain or Paddy plantation is the first session of paddy plantation.
  • Since 2005 Asar 15 is observed as National Paddy Day.
  • People eat Dahi and chiura (yoghurt with beaten rice) during this particular day.

Why this Trip

International, as well as domestic tourists, actively participate in paddy plantation along with farmers. Ropain Jatra also known as Paddy festival provides a unique experience while introducing the authentic Nepali traditions, dance and music. Planting paddy saplings with the help of local farmers, being a part of different fun games and competitions in mud, this trip will certainly make your day memorable and worthwhile.

Trip Notes

  • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C! What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

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