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Explore Old Patan with Rupesh – SOLD OUT
December 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm| 1,300
** This event has now sold out. Following the popular demand however, we will run it again in the new year. **
Following the wonderful success of our day out in November, we are running this event again for a pre-Christmas visit around some of the most enchanting best-kept secrets of Old Patan.
Rupesh Joshi, our much-loved Hatha teacher, is also an expert in the ancient Newari alleys, squares and temples of Patan. Join us on Saturday December 14 to explore the routes less travelled around the old city and to learn about its hidden gems, traditions, and the spiritual beliefs represented in the architecture and monuments which have so heavily influenced our modern practice of Yoga.
You will be introduced to some of the fascinating Newari history of Patan and will learn the intriguing stories behind spiritual sites tucked away from the main roads – including the Temple of 1000 Faces, the Monastery of Householder Monks, the red-faced Buddha guarded for centuries by the same community, and the special Kumari house of Patan.
The walk includes a delicious Newari lunch together, so come along to meet new friends in the Pranamaya Yoga Community and to explore the enchanting and eye-opening tales of our city.
The four-hour event costs 1,300 rupees per person, and includes a welcome cup of tea together, a delicious lunch, all entry fees to the sites visited* and the expertise and fascinating local insights of Rupesh as our guide for the day.
*This does not include the fee for Old Patan. Our route will enable us to avoid this fee, but you will need to pay this additionally to the Patan tourism officers if you decide to explore the toll area afterwards.