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Planting rice in Nepal

  • Plowing with ox

    to make the ground ready to plant rice

  • In Dhading

    Rest after harvesting rice


Duration: 8 days
Maximum altitude: 800 m
Trek Grade: easy
Average walking time per day: 0.5 – 3 hours
Accommodation: Homestay
Best season: All over the year

In some areas, the time seems to have stood still. The majority of Nepalese population still life without machine tools.The sowing of rice seedlings will take place in June / July and in November it’s the time of harvesting.

Live and help on a Nepalese farm, far away from tourism.
The journey takes you to Sangkosh-Dhading, about 80 km west of Kathmandu.

Choose your best days of your stay.

Possible Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: 3 ½ hour drive to Dhading Besi plus 3 hours of trekking to the host family

Day 04: Working on the farm. In June / July assistance of rice cultivation, Nov. rice harvest

Day 05: Working on the farm. In June / July assistance of rice cultivation, Nov. rice harvest

Day 06: Visit the local school (Volunteer work at school possible)

Day 07: Dhading – Kathmandu, Pokhara or Chitwan

Day 08: Departure

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Enjoy a guided tour of the famous historical and cultural attractions Kathmandu's, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath (holy Hindu Temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist Shrine) Swayembhunath (Monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Patan Durbar Squire, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Squire, Dharahara (Bhimsen Tower), Tundikhel etc.

Day 03: 3 ½ hour drive to Dhading Besi plus 3 hours of trekking to the host family
We drive around 3 hour’s westwards in direction of Pokhara. Before we start walking to our host family we have time to explore a bit the main capital of Dhading District.

Day 04: Working on the farm. In June / July assistance of rice cultivation, Nov. rice harvest
We spend a Nepalese daily life, bringing drinking water, feeding the cattles, bringing the vegetables from the field and prepare for the Dal Bhat etc. During the monsoon and in late autumn we helping on the rice field.

Day 05: Working on the farm. In June / July assistance of rice cultivation, Nov. rice harvest

Day 06: Visit the local school (Volunteer work at school is welcomed)
Today we will visit a local school and have the chance to explain to the children about our home country.

Day 07: Dhading – Kathmandu, Pokhara or Chitwan

Day 08: Departure