Nomad Life Workshop: This 3 day workshop focuses on such basic skills as yak herding, milking, butter and yogurt making, dung collection, fire making, rope-spinning, and braiding. Y950. Overnight stays in tents and transport to summer camps are additional. No additional transport from the lodge needed in fall, winter, and springtime.
Traditional Tibetan Painting Workshop: Tibetan houses, like the Ecolodge, are painted inside with a certain style of colorful painting, usually with animals, gods, symbols, or plants. We offer a 5-day painting workshop with this and more, with Tashi Repten, a local painter. Spend the first 2 days learning drawing, and then 3 days learning painting. 4 hours per day. A few steps from the Ecolodge. Y1200 double, Y1600 single
Tibetan Jewelry Workshop: Taught by Zanta, an accomplished Tibetan jewelry designer and maker. Her designs are based on cultural traditions and stories. In this way, you’ll learn jewelry-making skills like knotting and beading, as well as stories and how to weave them into physical metaphors in your own culture too. 4 hours per day for 5 days. Y1400 double/Y1600 single. At the Ecolodge.
Nomad Arts Workshop: This workshop focuses more deeply on nomadic arts including felt-making, yak hair carding and spinning, leather tanning, saddle pad making with embroidering, rope making, and wooden loop making. 5 days, Y1500 double, Y1800 single
Leather-working Workshop: This 2-day workshop focuses on leather tooling and bag and belt making. Also includes traditional Tibetan natural leather working if a third day is added. Y800 double/Y900 single
Yak Husbandry Workshop: This is a 5-day workshop for people already raising yaks and dealing with yaks, or planning to get involved with yaks. Participants stay in nomadic camps with herders, and study yak herding; shearing; milking; calf taming; pack training, yogurt, cheese and butter making; castration; dung collection and drying; and rope making. Y2600 for 5 days, including 3 meals today and tent lodging. 2 person minimum. Transport to camps not included and depends on the time of year, or if this workshop is part of a larger trek.
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