It was 4th of July. We organized a cultural hiking. We commenced the cultural tour from Pharping, south part of Kathmandu Valley. We visited a Buddhist monastery. There, we played with little monks, who were delighted to see foreign people so generously playing with them.
We knew it was the rice planting season, so we joined local women in fields in rice planting program. Our interns and volunteers were glad to have a different experience with mud all over their body. Then, we visited South Asia’s second hydro project (Chandra Jyoti Hydropower Project) which was built 105 years ago.
Finally, we had to visit our old hiking destination Khokana and Bungamati village which was mostly destroyed by earth quake.
This cultural tour proved to be a productive, efficient and exciting one.