Spend the day exploring Patan with its narrow streets, brick houses, monasteries and monuments. Dubbed the city of artisans, Patan is home to Kathmandu valley’s finest craftsmen who have preserved ancient techniques to produce exquisite sculptures. At its heart is the UNESCO-listed Patan Durbar Square, dotted with ancient palaces, pagoda temples and bronze carvings.
We will visit the Singing Bowl Workshop for a 15-minute healing bowl therapy. Known as “Dhwoni Patra” in Nepali, the bowl is specially made of seven different metals to correspond to the seven chakras in our body. Thereafter, you will savor the relish of Nepalese culinary. The chef will demonstrate the art of cooking Nepali cuisine in a one-hour lesson.
After lunch, witness a woodcarving workshop, a pre-eminent Newari art providing insights into this medieval practice which contributed into the building of the Patan temples and monasteries. Later, you will be joined by a local family member who will guide you into the traditional art of statue making using the lost waxing technique.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Traditional Home Swotha or similar