ART OF THE HIMALAYAS

You don't need any artistic expertise

Just curiosity, a love of art and a sense of adventure as you explore 2,000 years of ancient crafts and traditions and see how they influence today's emerging artists.

Immerse yourself in this creative world

The streets of Kathmandu are overflowing with the most beautiful living art and, for most tourists, it goes unnoticed and unexplained.

We are currently crafting a journey for 2024, that will open your eyes to the ancient artistic wonders all around you and demonstrate the depth of work required to produce such exquisite pieces.

NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR YOU TO GO AND EXPLORE THESE ANCIENT ARTS

Since the 2015 earthquake, there has been a revival of the traditional crafts, with the younger generation taking on the challenge to authentically rebuild.

This gives you the opportunity to witness techniques that have stood the test of time.

It won’t be a dry trip travelling from gallery to gallery but a deep dive into a mystical world, visiting antiquated studios, feeling the heat from raging furnaces, smelling the timber, oils and resins, hearing the clutter of ringing hammers and thumping looms and exploring the pantheon of gods residing in the streets and temples.

You will interact with stonemasons, woodcarvers, sculptors, painters, street artists, photographers, writers, musicians, sewers, knitters, carpet makers, designers, architects.

And witness the evolution of art from traditional to modern, its social context and destabilisation of society's norms.

This will be a fun, relaxed trip with plenty of time built in for you to explore Kathmandu in your own way and your accommodation will be in beautiful boutique and heritage hotels.

Pack your journal, sketchbook or camera and prepare to be awe- inspired

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What will be included


  • All ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary, by private vehicle 
  • Accommodation in Boutique Hotels
  • Artisans explaining their craft
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees 
  • Visits to studios, galleries 
  • Many meals including traditional Nepali welcome & farewell dinner
  • English speaking, passionate local guides
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Self cleaning and purifying water bottle

What's not included

  • International airfares (our travel manager can help you find the best airfares to connect with this trip and assist you with any ongoing requests)
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g. alcohol, laundry, room service etc.
  • Nepal Visa (pay on arrival at Tribhuvan Airport, Nepal)
  • Travel Insurance (must cover all activities undertaken)

Physical


Minimum fitness level
  • To be able to carry your own bag around airports etc. if required
  • Walk up and down stairs
  • City walking can be over uneven ground, narrow laneways, dodging people animals and traffic.
Difficulty

The best way to truely experience Kathmandu like a local, is on foot.  Your guided tours will often require walking and standing for up to half a day.

Everything is at a leisurely pace and there will be lots of personal time to explore your preferred way or rest and observe. 


Travellers with additional needs are welcome to contact us to discuss your particular requirements

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