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  • Writer's pictureSonam Dendup

Bhutanese Farm Life Adventure : Ngashigeykha Village

Nestled in the serene Damina village, a stay at Wangdue Ecolodge promises an immersive experience in outdoor activities and the authentic rural life of Bhutan.

One of the highlights is a visit to a nearby farmhouse, where you can engage with a local family and participate in hands-on farm experiences. Depending on the season, you might assist with planting or harvesting paddy fields, witness traditional plowing with bulls, or even try your hand at milking cows. While the adults may not speak English, the school-going children are fluent, offering a chance to interact and gain insights into rural Bhutanese life.

Here's what you can expect from this rural Bhutanese experience:

  1. Rich Agricultural Heritage: Ngashigeykha village boasts 13 houses and a thriving agricultural scene. The rich soil and favorable weather allow for the seasonal cultivation of a variety of vegetables and fruits, including red and white rice. You'll witness firsthand the agricultural practices that sustain the village's livelihood.

  2. Spectacular Landmarks: As you explore Ngashigeykha village, marvel at the majestic WangduePhodrang fortress overlooking the village. The picturesque convergence of the Punatsangchu and Dangchhu rivers adds to the natural beauty, offering a scenic treat as you stroll through the village.

  3. Peaceful Community: The villagers of Ngashigeykha lead peaceful lives, relying on organic agriculture for sustenance. Interact with the friendly locals, dine with them to savor traditional Bhutanese cuisine, and listen to their stories about life in the village. It's a chance to gain insights into their livelihoods and cultural heritage.

  4. Eco-Tourism Initiatives: Wangdue Ecolodge's promotion of eco-tourism in Ngashigeykha village aligns with sustainable practices and community development. Your visit contributes to the preservation of Bhutan's natural and cultural heritage while supporting the local economy.

This village excursion offers a glimpse into rural Bhutanese life, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, cultural exchanges, and sustainable tourism practices during your stay at Wangdue Ecolodge.

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