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Service Civil International Bhaktapur

Cultural Exchange Int’l Workcamp-Nepali new year 5th april. – 18 april. 2012

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PROJECT This is seventh year we are having this project. The projects we did have received many good feedback from those who volunteer in these projects. This is why, we want to have these projects every year. One of the spectacular things about Nepal is it’s cultural heritage. Among numerous festivals, “Bisket jatra”. The Nepalese follow their own calendar system known as the Bikram Era or Bikram Sambat, which is accredited to King Bikramaditya. He started the solar calender some two thousand years ago. This festival is celebrated in the first day of the first month of the New Year and is observed as an official holiday. On this day, devotees take a dip in the holy Bagmati River at Pashupatinath temple. Pilgrims also visit other religious spots. In Bhaktapur, which is 15 Kilometers east of Kathmandu, the New Year celebrations takes place with an added importance as the “ Bisket Jatra or Festival of Bisket”. During Bisket Jatra a tall wooden ceremonial poll called ‘yosin’ is erected in one of the main squares. This festival commemorates the great battle of Mahabharata and the wooden pole symbolizes victory. After two days, images of the god Bhairab and his female counterpart Bhadra are enshrined in two large greatly decorated chariots and pulled through crowds of cheering on-lookers. When the chariot reaches the city center, a tug-of-war between the inhabitants of the two neighborhoods takes place. The winners of a tugof-war are considered blessed with good fortune for the coming year. This festival goes on for nine days. Volunteers will get this rare opportunity to observe and participate in this festival and see it through. The project provides you very special way to discover the normal life of Newar community. How surprisingly this small town is out of touch from globalization. Bhaktapur is still very pure with its outstanding social and cultural conservation.


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The volunteers will discover several places in and around Bhaktapur City which are especially important in the historic and Ethnologic of Modern Nepal. They will also have the chance to talk and interactive with Local Community members and with some experts. Volunteering at the festival place, taking part in the bisket jatra, Peace education meeting, Painting & Cleaning local School with their students and Environmental awareness work at the local school etc. Volunteers should play an active role, contributing with their own ideas.

STUDY PART There will be many other activities - attending the local festival, optionally trip to the high hills of Kathmandu Valley, cultural festival nightlife and home visits during the festival. Get change to attend the special class of historical scenario of Nepal by experts.

ACCOMMODATION Basic accommodation at the public/local school. Sleeping bags and mats required. Shower and toilet also in school in traditional style. FOOD: Simple Nepali food. Volunteer will have chance to go home and have special festival foods from Newar Family as well as sometimes in the request of voluneteers. Food will be prepared by volunteers at work-camp. LANGUAGE: English

TRAVEL 13 KM east from Kathmandu airport. Entry fee for SAARC country is Nrs. 300 and others is 15 U.S.D.in Bhaktapur.

QUALIFICATION Volunteers should be willing to share their knowledge about the topic. Creative and open minded people are very welcome! Extra: Please bring characteristic, Traditional & Interesting games and/or food from your country. This is very cultural part of Nepal, so every such event like this one would be very popular. Sense of team work and humour is more than welcome. Resitration fee: 150 euro. Don’t forget Umbrella Rain panchu Hand Gloves Mosquito sprey Sleeping bag Tourch light


Heritage and Cultural Exchange Int’l Workcamp 29 July - 11 Aug. 2012

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This is seventh year we are having this project. The projects we did have many good feedback from those who volunteer in these projects. Service Civilreceived International BhaktapurThis is why, we want to have these projects every year. One of the spectacular things about Nepal is it’s cultural heritage.

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PEACE

The festival of “Gai Jatra”, the procession of cows, is generally celebrated in the Nepalese month of Bhadra (August-September). The festival of cows is one of the most popular festivals of Nepal. The whole complex of Gai Jatra festival has its roots in the ancient age when people feared and worshipped Yamaraj,”the god of death”. However, the ironical sessions synonymous with the Gai Jatra festival came into tradition in the medieval period of Nepal during the reign of Malla Kings. Hence, the present form of Gai Jatra is a happy blending of antiquity and medievalism


WORK PART The volunteers will discover several places in and around Bhaktapur City which are especially important in the historic and Ethnologic of Modern Nepal. They will also have the chance to talk and interactive with Local Community members and with some experts. Volunteering at the festival place, taking part in the gai jatra, Peace education meeting, Painting & Cleaning local School with their students and Environmental awareness work at the local school etc. Volunteers should play an active role, contributing with their own ideas.

STUDY PART There will be many other activities - attending the local festival, optionally trip to the high hills of Kathmandu Valley, cultural festival nightlife and home visits during the festival. Get change to attend the special class of historical scenario of Nepal by experts.

ACCOMMODATION Basic accommodation at the public/local school. Sleeping bags and mats required. Shower and toilet also in school in traditional style. FOOD: Simple Nepali food. Volunteer will have chance to go home and have special festival foods from Newar Family as well as sometimes in the request of voluneteers. Food will be prepared by volunteers at work-camp. LANGUAGE: English

TRAVEL 13 KM east from Kathmandu airport. Entry fee for SAARC country is Nrs. 300 and others is 15 U.S.D.in Bhaktapur.

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Volunteers should be willing to share their knowledge about the topic. Creative and open minded people are very welcome! Service Civil International BhaktapurExtra: Please bring characteristic, Traditional & Interesting games and/or food from your country. This is very cultural part of Nepal, so every such event like this one would be very popular. Sense of team work and humour is more than welcome. Resitration fee: 150 euro. Don’t forget

PEACE

Umbrella Rain panchu Hand Gloves Mosquito sprey Sleeping bag Tourch light


Eco trek

1 Nov. – 8 Nov. 2012

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Eco trek from kathmandu to ghorepani to poon hill. WORK PART: The volunteers will travel the trek route by cleaning the trek route. There will be many other activities - attending the local festival, optionally trip to the high hills of Kathmandu Valley, cultural festival nightlife and home visits during the festival. Get change to attend the special class of historical scenario of Nepal by experts. English

STUDY PART

Volunteers should be willing to share their knowledge about the topic. Creative and open minded people are very welcome!

Registration Fee 500 euro. Note: The time is in the middle of two big festivals of Nepal Dashain and Tihar. Anybody interested in these festivals are requested to come earlier.


Day 01 – Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist coutch

Day 02 – Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga(1491m)

Drive by car/private vehicle via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami where you have lunch. After lunch, climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching Hile at 1495m near Tikhe Dhunga


Day 03 – Tikhe Dungha Trek to Ghorepani (2850m)

Breakfast is served at 07:00 hrs. From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning “rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti climb to Ghorepani at 2750m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight in Ghorepani Himalaya sunrise Day 04 – Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m)


An early start and a 60-minute hike to Poon Hill (3210m) leads to a brilliant spectacle: an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 40 minutes there, descend to Ghorepani for breakfast before the trek to Tadapani. The trail leads along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deorali (2960m). Then start the descend to Banthanti, leading to Tadapani Day 05 – Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) The Ghandruk trail descends steeply through forests to the village of Ghandruk where we will arrive around noon. We will overnight here so have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. As well as take time to explore this maze like village. Modi River Day 06 – Ghandruk to pokhara (1790m) Today we straitly to the nayapul. via syuali bazar. Day 07 –free day in pokhara Day 08 – Back to Kathmandu.

Don’t forget Umbrella Rain panchu Hand Gloves Mosquito sprey Sleeping bag Tourch light Dress cap working poles sun glass 4 pairs of socks sun block 5 t shirts sleeping bag medicine head lamp warm cloths hat gloves

camp info sheet 2012  

camp info sheet 2012 by bhaktapur for SCI nepal.

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