Thangka Painting Class

An Ancient Tibetan Art Form

$27.00 per guest
1 - 10 guests 4 hours 09:00 14:00
Hosted by Bikash Tamang
One of the best sellers in Kathmandu


  • An informative and hands-on introduction to this Ancient Art Form
  • Hosted by a professional artist with more than a decade of experience
  • Learn the significance of various Thangka designs and patterns
  • Activity takes place at the host's cozy studio where there will be other full time students
  • You get to take home your own hand-painted Thangka Art

Inclusive of:

  • All raw materials and tools needed for the class

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Meals
  • Buddha Painting ( can be done for additional cost+1 hr extra)
$US 27.00 per guest
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1 - 10 guests
4 hours
09:00 14:00
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

The thangka style of art have been around in the Nepali art scene for several centuries now, and it's believed to have come in about the same time that Tibetan Buddhism was introduced in Nepal. While it may first appear to be mostly for aesthetic purposes,a Thangka holds more meaning than meets the eye. Most Thangkas typically depict images of deities, images of Buddha and Mandalas. Inasmuch as the Thangkas are visually significant, the process of making the Thangka hold equal significance; Thangkas are used as teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha or describing other historical events about important Lamas, many also use it as the centrepiece for religious ceremonies and rituals but most importantly, practitioners of the art also use it as a meditation tool to the path of enlightenment. One might presume that only buddhist monks practice this art form, but you'll be surprised to know that many monks have taken those not part of the monastic life under their tutelage as apprentices and there are several non-monks today in Nepal who are just as adept in making Thangkas. Bikash is one such individual who has been making Thangka for close to two decades now and imparts the knowledge and techniques he has garnered over the years to anyone who is interested in this art form. For this class, we'll have you make something basic that can be completed in about 3-4 hours and Bikash will teach you how to utilise the cornerstone techniques of Thangka art (Sirdang: small horizontal lines and Choptang: Small dots) to bring out the best from your work. If you have prior experience and you're interested in more complex patterns and designs then do let us know and we'll be happy to arrange a longer course for you. For a Buddha painting, please select the add-on. Please note that if you want to do a detailed painting or mandalas then please contact us or send us an inquiry and we let you know how many class you will need depending upon the type of painting you want to do. When selecting the add-on, please tick the checkbox and input how many in the box to the right of the add-on. Ensure that the add-on is reflected in the payment summary before you make payment.

Additional Information:

  • This class will focus on learning to paint either the Buddha, Lotus flowers and Religious animals only.
  • The duration of this class does not allow for Mandalas. Mandalas take a much longer time so please select the add-on if you would like to do this. A minimum of 3 classes is needed for the Mandala
  • As you will be seated on the floor for this and paint may also get on to your clothes, please dress appropriately
  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time.

Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to booking start time.


The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

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Bikash Tamang

Originally from Kavre, Bikash Titung Tamang learned to draw Thangka from a monk in his village. He was 20 years old when he first started learning this art and now he teaches women how to earn a living through Tha...

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