Early morning at 0600 hrs, you will follow a lady on her way to the temple. She will carry a small basket with flower incense stick, oil lamp to do her puja. She will take you around Bhaktapur to witness the people making prayers (puja) at Temples. While walking we will get to see ladies doing puja in-front of their house main door and gentleman sitting down at pati and singing prayers (Bhajan)
Return hotel for breakfast and then we will visit Bhaktapur City. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the finest medieval arts of Nepal and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main things of interest are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple and the statues of kings on stone monoliths.
You will also explore following sites at Bhaktapur:
Thanka Painting: Unleash your knowledge through visiting the art of making a Thanka; a colourful painting integral to the Buddhist culture. A Thanka, meaning “flat painting” can be found in every buddhisht monastery and home, often used for religious purposes. There are 4 main genres of Thanka: the Wheel of Life, Buddha's Life Story, Mandala, and Thangkas depicting tantric deities, either benign or menacing. You’ll know the basic understanding and more about the history of these traditional paintings.
Pottery Making: Bhaktapur is famous for pottery since the Newar communities are residing here for ages with the profession for pottery making. You can join a family to try your hand on pottery in a rolling wheel where they will guide you to make a pot with clay.
Wood Carving: In the Bhaktapur district alone there are some 500 active wood crafters. Encounter the city’s well-acclaimed artisans who, with their wondrously skilled hands, produce a great variety of handicrafts. Bhaktapur’s indigenous handicraft varieties include paubha scroll paintings, papier-mâché masks, cotton cloth, woodcarvings, metal work, jewelry and ceramic products.
In addition, the home-spun Haku-Patasi (black sari), Bhad Gaule Topi (black cap) and the delicious Juju-dhau, literally the "King of all yogurt varieties", have also made this city a favored spot for tourists and the Nepalese alike.
In the evening we will visit the local family for live cooking and dinner, learn to play local Music and do some wooden carving.
Overnight stay Bhaktapur.