Walk to the one of the many artisans who are still practicing the age old craft of making Nepali paper, indigenous yoghurt and wood carving.
Highlights: Meeting locals, understanding of lifestyles, skills sets, businesses
Narrative: The yogurt in Bhaktapur is famous for the country over - locals believing that the microclimate in the valley allows for the best yogurt to be made here. The potters, woodcarvers, and artisans in Bhaktapur are also famous in Nepal and in the region, some reaching as far off as Beijing. Meeting them helps in understanding how skilled artisans are an integral part of the Newar social fabric. This trip was developed post-earthquake to prove that life goes on regardless of calamities.
Start Time: 1000 hrs at Bhaktapur, 45 minutes earlier if at the hotel
Bookings: Short notice
Itinerary: 10 am drive to Bhaktapur meet various artisans and observe them at work from close proximity. You can even taste the yogurt is made in the traditional way.
Humans of Bhaktapur
Day Tours | What to carry
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