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Handicraft Learning Trekking

The term ‘handicraft’ encompasses a wide range of artifacts as a part of local economic activity has certain features like depending on locally available resources and skills, family ownership, small scale operations, and labor intensity. Handicraft Learning Trekking is specified for creative learning base Nepal traveler. Handicraft was first introduced in Nepal with the financial and technical support from UNICEF with the objective to meet the marketing requirements of handicraft and to develop local women empowerment skill.

Handicraft Learning Trekking is designed for according to the request of clients, what they really want to learn from mountain people. This is creative learning base treks in Nepal. You may learn from housewife or men. Every individual of a mountain have differed skill on making handicraft like knitting, sewing, weaving, making a basket, pottery for chicken and normal work, or learning to pant in Kathmandu. The possibilities are many here just need to desire to explore…lets us you’re interested what you really want to learn from the mountain? We will tailor maker for your dream came true.

 Handicraft Learning Trekking can operate both Upper Manaslu and Lower Manaslu or inside Kathmandu city; it’s depending on your desire.  Every geographical diversity provides us to differ opportunities to learn. Handicrafts and local products Tasmba (local inhabitants of Tsum), especially the women make spin and weave yak wool to make Tan (woolen mattress), chuktu bamboo (woolen blankets), carpets and chuya(woolen kimonos). Baskets are made from bamboo for household and to keep animal while migration. Other item are made in the valley include wooden masks, wooden tea cups, Dhagen (a musical instrument), pong (wine carafes), wooden drinking glasses, Karuwa(wooden Jugs) wooden mortar, wooden kitchen implements, although most of the Handicraft made are from home uses  some are gradually appearing in local market. There are many kinds of handicraft production use in Nepal, some of them are Nepali Paper, Rice Paper, Bamboo Crafts, Dhaka Clothes, paper envelope, greeting cards, handbag, money bag, wallet, mobile cover, paper plate, water bottle cover and many more.

Learning with local women or men inside home or in jungle, this is truly depending on sustainable tourism and the money goes directly on local. It may help to run sustainable tourism in Nepal despite walking in main road and catching the camp. Handicraft Learning Trekking is brought skill from local sector and spend couple of day/week with their home stay, get their unique sight of happiness, sharing kitchen, together you will create handicraft with them and culture, and tradition may give you another distinct way on life. After all of this in November you make your own Christmas presents yourself for family.

We will make for Handicraft Learning Trekking in village, itinerary on special request of clients which was truly biased on Sustainable tourism and Eco tourism in Nepal.

Day to Day Itinerary

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • A government license holder guide
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu/Nar Phu)
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • First Aid Kit

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for Trekking Staffs
  • Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips for activates and sightseeing if extended
  • All items not listed in Cost included section
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Notes: Costs may prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tours days get modified.

About Accommodations/Meals: All Meals on full board basis will be served during Manaslu / Narpu Valley trekking. During trekking; three meals a day will be served according to the tea house/lodge/ homestay menus. Everyday's dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place that we stay the night. Lunch will be taken in a tea shop on the way. Please know that the Manaslu region does not have a well-established tourist infrastructure as like as Annapurna or Everest region (and this is the main beauty of this region). I.e. variety of foods will not be available or possible on menu. We mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal bhat, tsampa porridge, fried potato, and other simple local organic foods.


  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  4. Sun protection cream
  5. Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  6. Non-cotton underwear briefs
  7. Pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  8. Gloves
  9. Sleeping bags and Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  10. Basic First Aid Kit
  11. Leaps care and moisturizer
  12. Down vest and/or jacket *
  13. Raincoat
  14. Water bottles
  15. Trekking pole
  16. Trekking shoes
  17. Thick and thin both type of socks
  18. Warm clothes
  19. Tissue, Toilet papers and Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  20. Toothbrush/paste
  21. Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the bag
  22. Towel etc…..
Extra Equipments
  1. Small Mats
  2. Camera
  3. Binoculars
  4. Books
  5. Travel games like Chess, Playing card etc.
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