Pottery Making, Wood Carving, and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour - 1 day

Pottery Making, Wood Carving, and Bhaktapur Sightseeing Tour - 1 day

Immerse yourself in the journey of rich architecture, cultural heritage, and ancient trade of Bhaktapur, Nepal. The captivating combination tour takes you through the traditional arts of woodcarving and pottery-making, along with the sightseeing of Bhaktapur, the smallest city in Nepal.

The one-day tour covers a visit to Pottery Square, a woodcarving workshop, and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan temple.

Trip Highlights

  • Take the combination tour with Pottery, Wood Carving, Durbar Square, and Changunaryan sightseeing - a gateway to the vibrant artistic heritage of Bhaktapur.
  • Take a tour of the Pottery Square and enjoy molding and sculpting the clay with guidance from professionals.
  • Discover the traditional art of the Shilpakars by taking hands-on experience in wood carving.
  • Step back in time by visiting the old palaces, courtyards of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Venture to the revered Changunarayan Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, regarded as the oldest temple in Nepal

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Pickup and drive to Bhaktapur for Sightseeing, Pottery class and Word Carving

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Pickup and drive to Bhaktapur for Sightseeing, Pottery class and Word Carving

Pickup and sightseeing around Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Following breakfast, the guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the ancient Newari city of Bhaktapur. As you enter the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the ancient palaces and courtyards will take you back to the times of the Malla king’s regime.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has lots of interesting places to visit, including the tallest temple, Nyatapole standing at 30 meters height; the mesmerizing Golden Gate entrance to the royal courtyard; the stunning 55 Window Palace, Bhairavnath temple devoted to the fierce deity Bhairav and more.

You will head straight to Pottery Square in the southwestern lane from there. You will witness hundreds of clay items, some finished and painted while others are drying in the sun. The square has several clay shops and pottery workshops.

Unravel the secrets of clay in the Pottery class

With the skillful guidance of a professional ceramist, you will begin molding the black clay by shaping it in the automatic rotating wheel. The soothing act is such that you will not notice how quickly the time lapses. By the end of the class, you will have at least learned to make a small clay item to be proud of.

After enjoying the activity, you can also visit their shop to buy some ceramic souvenirs to take back home.

Marvel at the craftsmanship and masterpiece of woodcarving

Taking the narrow alleyways of Bhaktapur, you will be guided to a woodcarving workshop owned by a local. You will observe the intricate craftsmanship of the Shilpakar - the artisanal family. The Shilpakar will provide you with a small tool and a block of wood and ask you to follow the process of crafting in it. Through this hands-on experience and patience, you will create your unique piece of art.

After the workshop ends, you can buy a piece of craft - small carved windows, wooden masks, or statues- to support the artisans.

Visit the spiritual haven - Changu Narayan Temple

After lunch and enjoying the refreshing “Juju Dhau” - King of curds, we will drive to Changu Narayan temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated on a hilltop looking over the valley about 5 km from Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Considered the oldest temple in Nepal, its origin dates back to the fourth century. It is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Vishnu and is worshiped by Hindus.

You will be amazed by the architectural splendor with intricate stone and wood carvings suggesting mythological stories and depictions of gods and goddesses. Amidst other artwork, in the vicinity, you will find a fascinating large stone statue of Garuda (mythical bird) and a sculpture of Vishwarupa (Lord Vishnu’s Comic form).

Witness the mesmerizing sunset as the day draws closer, then drive back to your hotel. As you bid farewell to Bhaktapur, cherish the memories of the enticing city with fascinating art, rich culture, and ancient heritage.



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Carlos Powell
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Apr 02, 2024
Beautiful day
Jade wanted to try pottery in Kathmandu, and we contacted Naba for this, Turned out they have this unique sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur. We had beautiful time in Bhaktapur, also tried Newari dishes. The tour guide was experienced and local. Jade made a beautiful pot and she is taking that with her. We want to thank Naba for this amazing trip and beautiful day.
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