Make your own Fighter Kites

Flying and Making Fighter Kites on the Rooftops of Kathmandu

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$12.00 per guest
Hosted by Govind Shrestha

Highlights

  • Learning from one of the last surviving makers of kites in Kathmandu
  • Making kites the traditional way as it has been for several generations
  • Getting to fly it on the rooftops of the hosts house

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • All tools and materials

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
  • Meals
$US 12.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 4 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Inspired by the Kite runners? Learn how to make your own kites and have a kite fight with your friends in charming old Kathmandu! The sport was similarly popular in the past where many locals used to fly kites on their roofs before more entertaining technology stole their attention. Choose your favorite paper and add your own patterns and drawings if you like! Then create a traditional frame on the back of your kite before making it sturdy with a variety odd techniques. Attach it with a string and you're ready to learn how to fly the kite from a roof in Kathmandu city! Materials can easily be found anywhere so don't worry about not being able to make it when you return home to your country! Note: The flight of the kite is contingent on the weather. Please note that if you have selected an add on for pick up then we use local taxis.

Additional Information:

  • 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.
  • Kite making is conducted sitting on the floor so please wear appropriate clothing

Upcoming availability

Thursday, June 20
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Your Local Host

Govind Shrestha

An extremely passionate master of kite-making, Govind is one of the few remaining people in Kathmandu who can still call themselves a master. Making kites since high school, he hopes the tradition will live on and ...

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US$ 12.00 per guest