I saw that people in some villages of Rukum and Rolpa celebrated the Maghi festival like the way many in other parts of Nepal celebrate the Holi festival- by smearing their faces in colored powders. (See here how people of Thabang village celebrated.) A day after Maghi, after my return from Thabang, at Khabang Bagar a girl put abir (dye) on my forehead and jamara (barley sprouts) on my ear.
A girl tried to blow up a balloon in Khabang Bagar, Rukum where we stayed overnight before heading to Thabang, Rolpa.
Part of Holi-like ritual to celebrate Maghi festival
Women in Khabang Bagar
A man and women in Khabang Bagar shared a laugh after the man got his face smeared in colored powder by a girl (not seen in the photo)
Rukumkot; Kamal Pond behind bamboos
Two kids smiled at passengers of a car. Mt Sisne stood at the background.
Where Rukum is separated from Salyan
Embracing the “Ramri” (=beautiful; 4 KM). This in Salyan district.