Saree Draping Class

Add a bit of Saree Elegance to your Trip

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$13.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Learning different ways of draping the Saree from a Saree Specialist
  • Opportunity to wear the Saree and head out into the streets for some pictures
  • Tips on how to select and purchase a good Saree within your budget

Inclusive of:

  • Saree for trials
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
  • Meals
4.5 Out of 5
2 Reviews
Sunny Wang China
4
4 Apr, 2019

My daughter and I have no owned saree and take Navina’s saree to take pictures by riverside in 2-3 hours. The experience...

Travel Boom Nepal
5
20 Apr, 2015

"Amazing experiences!" I've been meaning to review Backstreet Academy for ages!! We've actually done 3 courses with the...

$US 13.00 per guest
5 hours
1 - 7 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 worn at the fanciest of dinner parties, it's worn during religious celebrations, it's worn during weddings and it's even worn while just chilling around the household. We're obviously referring to a saree, the quintessential attire for the Nepali woman. Be it in the countryside or bustling urban centers, Nepali women have always taken great pride wearing a saree. The fabric with which one is made and the intricacies of the designs differ, of course, but the folds and drapes with which it's worn remain the same. How difficult is it to drape a saree? Well, it depends on who you ask. Many Nepali women are taught from a young age the basics of wearing a saree so to them it's intuitive and the entire process won't last more than 5 minutes. The host for this course, Navina Shrestha, is one such woman who's been draping sarees since her early teens. She's always been fascinated with saree, its significance in Nepali culture and more importantly she's very keen on teaching visitors to Nepal how this most basic (for her) process is done. Sign up for this course, get yourself draped in a saree and walk around the lakeside to see what it feels like to walk in the clothes of a Nepali woman. ;) Note: The price includes a half day rental of the saree. For full day, there is an additional 500Rs surcharge.

Additional Information:

  • This experience is only for women
  • The guide for this experience will always be female
  • If you already own a Saree then you can bring that along and the host can teach you to drape that
  • Wear a fitting top that resembles a blouse
  • 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 class start time

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Your Local Host

Navina Shrestha

Originally from the remote district of Baglung, Navina moved to Pokhara over ten years ago with her husband to provide a better living for their family. A struggling entrepreneur, she sells basic cosmetic goods at ...

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2 reviews from people who took this experience

Sunny Wang China
4
4 Apr, 2019

My daughter and I have no owned saree and take Navina’s saree to take pictures by riverside in 2-3 hours. The experience is good although we paid additional USD20. The saree for my daughter (8 years old) is too big, hope the host could prepare more choice.

Travel Boom Nepal
5
20 Apr, 2015

"Amazing experiences!" I've been meaning to review Backstreet Academy for ages!! We've actually done 3 courses with them: Sel Roti making, basket-weaving and sari-wearing. Every course has been absolutely fantastic! They're incredibly well-organised and the amazing Nepali women who invite you into ... Read more

US$ 13.00 per guest
2 Reviews