Gurkhas Khukuri Making Tour
The tour package is based on a traditional weapon of Nepal, known to the world as “The Khukuri”. Khukuri is a curved knife, the national symbol of Nepalese Army.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
The Khukuri making tour is a special tour package presented by Asian Adventure Trips. The tour package is based on a traditional weapon of Nepal, known to the world as “The Khukuri”. Khukuri is a curved knife, the national symbol of Nepalese Army. The Khukuri, also named as ‘Gurkha Khukuri’ has been an important part of world history. The Khukuri or Khukhri is a curved knife which is traditionally used as a tool or as a close combat melee weapon. Traditionally the Kami (Bishwakarma) are the masters of the inherited Khukuri making art. The infamous tales of brave Gurkhas are incomplete without the shining Khukuri. Representing the history, the weapon is taken as an object of pride and honor in Nepal and the world.
The “Khukuri Making Tour” is the tour package embedded into the “with locals” package that takes interested visitors to an ancient khukuri making local community. The visitors will get an opportunity to experience the ancient art of making the historic weapon.
- Airport transfers-Pickup and Drop
- All meals during Local Activities in Local Home Stay
- Accommodation during the tour with Locals.
- English speaking local guide
- Kathmandu-Dhamilikuwa-Kathmandu bus transfer
- 3 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing on BB plan.
- International airfare, Visa fees
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after tour
- Personal Travel Insurance Personal clothing and footwear
- Personal equipment, Personal medical supplies and vaccinations
- Other Personal expenses and all kind of bottle drinks
- Tips to guides, Kamis and drivers
- Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
- Optional tours, excursions and activities
- Any item not mentioned in the “What Is Included”
International Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m)
After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be addressed and welcomed by representatives from Asian Adventure Trips. You will then be transferred to the hotel booked for your comfortable accommodation.
Drive to Dhamilikuwa
Our trip starts from Kathmandu; it is a five-hour drive along the highway, followed by a two-hour off-road drive to the Khukuri making village. The village is called as Dhamilikuwa Village. We stay with a very nice village family, participating with them in cooking and other jobs.
Early in the morning, we go into the jungle with a Kami person, who is involved in making your Khukuri. We spend one full day in the jungle making charcoal, which is essential in making the Khukuri by hand. Lunch will be provided by the village family in the jungle, and in the evening we will return to the village.
Today is hammering day, and you can also participate in hammering with the Kami person if you choose to !!
Rest / Exploration day
To finish making one Khukuri takes one full day. So as per our group size the trip can vary in length. Other attractions include swimming in the Chepe River, which is fifteen minutes’ walk from the village. On your free day, you can go hiking up Rainashkot Hill. It is three hours hard walking, but it is well worth the effort as from the top you can see many beautiful mountains and a magnificent landscape.
Head back to Kathmandu
Completing our adventurous trip, we return back to capital city today. Comfortable bus ride of around 6 hrs brings you to Kathmandu, Where we can share our memories and experiences of the trek. Accommodation is managed in Kathmandu by Asian Adventure Trips
Before your planned return from Kathmandu, Asian Adventure Trips Organizes farewell dinner for the whole trekking team including guides and porters. We share our experiences with each other and also have an opportunity to plan our next trip to Nepal with Asian Adventure Trips. As per your departure schedule from Kathmandu, Asian Adventure Trips will provide airport transport facility from your hotel.