Boudhanath Stupa. Photo by Benjamin Felser.

Nepal

Ashrams & Artisans

A 13-Day Adventure for Adults

Duration
13 Days
Description

Encounter the essential Kathmandu: journey through a captivating fusion of contemporary and ancient, visit sacred historical sites, and study alongside a Nepali master artisan.

Dates

Oct 11 - Oct 23, 2022


Suggested Ages

Adults

Number of Participants

8-12


Availability

Two Spaces

Begins In

12Days

Tuition

$5,895

plus airfare.

Tuition Details

Tuition is all inclusive aside from airfare and insurance fees.

Kathmandu Valley

Program Overview

CUT OFF FROM MODERN INFLUENCES FOR CENTURIES, THE REMOTE HIMALAYAN KINGDOM OF NEPAL HAS LONG BEEN A SEEDBED OF UNIQUE ARTISTIC AND SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS.


Now, influenced by tourism and supported by development aid, the country is undergoing rapid change.  In the shadow of the tallest peaks on earth, we encounter awe-inspiring beauty while engaging in the question: How can Nepal’s ancient traditions survive in a time of radical globalization?

Program Highlights
  • Examine the concepts of cultural heritage and development; explore the question of what constitutes “quality of life” in a modern world.
  • Study a craft that has been passed down for generations with a local Newari artisan.
  • Travel to ancient Buddhist monuments and do a short stay in a Buddhist monastery.
  • Explore temples and sacred sites throughout the surrounding hills on optional day hikes.
  • Enjoy a three-night community stay in the medieval city of Patan, with the possibility of another two- night community stay in a rural village.
Sample Itinerary