Woodwork Apprenticeship

One Day Homestay With a Master

$65.00 per guest
Hosted by Kedar Dhanuki


  • An up close tutelage with a master carver at his home
  • Opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Nepali
  • Dining and living like most ordinary Nepalis do for a day
  • Get to take home several souvenirs you would have worked on with the master

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • All tools and materials
  • Basic lodging and meals at hosts house
  • Transport to and from hosts house

Not Inclusive of:

  • Tips & gratuities
$US 65.00 per guest
1 hour
1 - 3 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

It's one thing to do an ordinary homestay, but it's quite another to do a homestay with the family of a master crafter and sample what it would be like to be the apprentice of the Kedar, the likes of whom have built the magnificent ancient cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur! Kedar Dhanuki, the host, specialises in wood carving (masks in particular) and he's been at it for more than a decade now. Over the span of two days in Kedar's house you will learn the basics of how to carve a beautiful wooden mask while living exactly as he does. Fret not, if you have doubts about whether you'll actually manage to keep pace, because Kedar is a veteran in teaching travellers how to carve masks and he's already hosted over a 100 travellers to date. :) The process is simple but it'll require a fair bit of patience and you will have to pay careful attention to Kedar's instructions during the workshop at his home. Rest assured, you will leave Kedar's home with a beautifully carved mask that you can call your own creation. In addition to the activity, you will learn much about the family too. Kedar's personal story is a captivating one - his wife left for South Korea in 2013 as a migrant worker to supplement the family income and Kedar looks after their two children as a single parent.

Additional Information:

  • As this is a homestay with a local, all food and lodging will be basic
  • Please pack enough for a one night stay
  • Let us know if you have any food allergies
  • Although sleeping bag is not necessary, feel free to bring one if you're more comfortable in one

Upcoming availability

Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24

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Kedar Dhanuki

A master craftsman, Kedar has been carving for more than 10 years. Financial success however does not always follow such dedication. He barely makes enough to get by. Learn about his passion and help his family avo...

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US$ 65.00 per guest