Virtual Heritage Tour

dreamcity

2 months ago

VHT is an online event where you are able to discover a multitude of tours, talks and other events in your city and at the same time, you will be able to interact with heritage and celebrate culture despite the epidemics of COVID-19. We appreciate art, architecture, food, nature, museums and social causes in the form of a heritage tour. We are looking for people like you to curate tours which open interactions with local heritage and culture. Organizations, institutions and individuals are welcome to apply. It will facilitate online heritage tour series where you can read articles, watch videos, listen to interviews and browse image galleries. You can learn about traditions, practices and rituals, institutions, people, built spaces, historic sites and natural spaces through the tour. The tour will be led online by locals, experts, scholars and researchers, the events will not just tell stories, but also help one discover, learn and experience the vibrant heritage.

Series 04 – Everest

International Everest Day is being observed on 29th May. Sixty-seven years ago, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary became the first two people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. We have organised a Virtual Heritage Tour to celebrate the International Everest Day with the world’s highest Everest summiteer for a maximum number of times, Kami Rita Sherpa can be metaphorically nicknamed as the “Everest Tiger”.International Mt Everest Day is celebrated in Nepal and other countries around the world to convey the message to the world about tourism in Nepal, mountaineering expeditions and other adventure activities in Nepal.

As VHT leader Mr. Sherpa will take a tour to his native land Thame Village, Sherpas traditions, their history in the Everest expedition to celebrate this year’s International Everest Day.

VHT Walk Leader: Kami Rita Sherpa
Date: May 29, 2020
Time: 4pm – 5pm

Register Here: https://forms.gle/JzD7X35S17BErkzq9

StoryCycle provides specially curated experiences, workshops and guided tours in various cities in the country for depending upon requirements, schools, colleges, groups and individuals. We are hosting immersive and diverse events that bring people closer to their local heritage and culture from the beginning. StoryCycle values the enthusiasm that people like you bring to our online events. You can partner with us to create outreach programs. You can also enjoy our regular updates on storycycle.comdreamcities.org and https://www.britishcouncil.org.np/programmes/arts/our-dream-city

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Our Previous Virtual Heritage Tours

Series 03 – Lumbini: Birthplace of the Buddha

Lumbini, located in the western Terai plains of Nepal, is the birthplace of the Buddha. A visit to sacred Lumbini is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the life and teachings of the Buddha that help us to live a life free of suffering. These insights are what our world needs today more than ever.

To mark the birth anniversary of the Buddha, people travel to Lumbini for special worship and rituals each year on the full moon day of Baishak to offer their devotion( shraddha). This day falls on May 7 this year. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are offering this virtual tour of Lumbini with Anil Chitrakar as our resource person and guide who takes us to Lumbini.

Series 02 – Barpak: Stories from Epicenter
Nepal experienced a major earthquake – with epicentre in Gorkha district’s Barpak – on April 25, 2015, which triggered the huge loss of lives and property, unprecedented in the country’s history. Almost the entire Barpak was flattened, with huge loss of lives and property.

Bir Bahadur Ghale will took us on tour and shared how the Barpak community, the epicentre of the quake, rebuilt Barpak. He explained the steps of the rebuilding process and how they are dreamt to make Barpak a sustainable town in future.

Series 01 – Bagmati Promenade: Thapathali to Teku Dovan
Bagmati Promenade: Thapathali-Teku, heritage walk designed by Storycycle with the British Council Nepal in collaboration with Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward 11 and 12 people living and working in the vicinity and/or having a special affinity conducted the mega event on 27th July inaugurated by Bidya Sundar Shakya, mayor of Kathmandu with parallel walks held under themes like Safeguarding Bagmati by Hiralal Tandukar, Storytelling by Sanjib Chaudhary, Philosophy by Chief Priest(Mahant) Pushpa Raj, Heritage and Heritage Mobility by Alok Siddhi Tuladhar and Shriju Pradhan, Environment by Saurav Dhakal, Architecture by Anjela Tamrakar, Mapping by Sushil Dhakal and Water system by Samita Kapali. The heritage walk was started from Thapathali Chess-Park through Akhadas, Kalmochan Ghat, Tripurasundari, Chandra Ghat, Puret Ghat, Pachali Bhairav, Teku Dovan and ended at Jagannath Temple. Through these heritage walks, we are aiming at making the local community and commuters aware of the preservation and promotion of culture and natural heritage. These walks will also mobilise the youth, engage and integrate them into the movement for sustainable conservation with the aid of technology.