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River Valley Tour for Art and Craft of Nepal

Family TourDuration : 11 Days
Activities : Luxury Hotel, City Tour, village walk, insight on Nepalese art and craft
Group Size: Any
Best Time: Sept. to April
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Art and Craft Tour

Most of the writers after being familiar with Nepalese society gave common view as in the dictum “Every other building in the valley is temple and every other day is festival.” What appeared to them as festival is the native people’s day-to-day activities and artistically bedecked medieval-aged edifices that is embedded with various pantheons. Infact ethnic groups were stratified into various occupational groups, which lead to specialization in the task particular group or caste was following. However Nepal being closed until 1950, the art was never industrialized and was very less influenced by modern techniques.
This special package intends to guide you through these medieval age traditions of creating artifacts.

Day 01:
Arrive to Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel / Familiarization walk
Day 02: Day to observe Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal, Tibetan Refugees and skilled occupation they have been pursuing. The art of Thanka painting, carpet weaving and sculpting various Buddhist curios mark the particular area of Kathmandu as a “Little Tibet”. The area renowned as Boudha has more than 45 monasteries with in its small premises. We will also visit one of the monasteries to observe monastic life.
Day 03: Today’s tour will be focused on religious tolerance or amalgamation of Hinduism and Buddhism in the Valley. The two streams developed in prehistoric time had Kathmandu as a confluence in the medieval age, which is specially depicted in the struts, tympanums and entrances flanked by guardian deities. Our expert will segregate each and every figure’s root in Hinduism and Buddhism, the legend behind it and their integrations.
Day 04: On the day we will shed light on ancient architecture of Stupas, temples and city planning. The ancient of architecture was so well developed that they were resistant to natural catastrophes. Pulsing through the streets of kathmandu you can’t imagine once these cities were planned based on religious symbols.
Day 05: Objective of the day would be studying metal sculpting. The unique feature of more than 150 monasteries in Patan is its well-bedecked metal statues, stupas, entrance gates and pagodas. Lalitpur meaning ‘the city of fine art’ still induces visitors about the suitability of its name as the significant numbers of people still pursue the age-old occupation. We will also observe the traditional lost wax process of metal sculpting.
Day 06: Bhaktapur-the city of devotees is also known as living museum for the town remained firm to modernization and populace still practice the age old traditions with same enthusiasm. Populace was stratified into occupational groups for the efficiency in jobs. Some of which are still observed such as potter’s spinning out clay utensils and hand made paper productions.
Day 07: The day is full of excitement with little trek in the southern wall of Kathmandu. The hike is fascinating with the looming of snow-clad peaks in north and the carnival like appearing Newar village towns. At the end of the hike we will arrive at the medieval town of Bungmati, which has specialized in wood carving.
Day 08: Fly to Pokhara. Drive to Butterfly monastery and on the way back go to Old Market Town eventually coming to David’s Fall. At evening you can walk along the lakeside and choose good restaurant for Dinner. Pokhara is the best place to contemplate mountain life and it’s environs. Peoples were more concerned in agriculture, which is just subsistent. Their skills has been smoldered in adjusting with the topography. However you could observe churning of nature for living and its supremacy for which mountains are considered sacred.
Day 09: Drive to Sarangkot for the morning view of Annapurna. Walk back to Hotel. You can even walk up to the new Stupa on the hillock across the lake. At about afternoon fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: You will be free on the last day for last hour shopping and preparing for the departure.
Day 11: Depart kathmandu

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