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Dhaka Topi & Handloom: Local Factory Tour

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45 minutes

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Hey there, ever heard of Dhaka Topi? It’s National headwear of most Nepalese men.  Do you know about its resemblance, significance and how it is made? Don’t worry, Horizon Homestay from Tansen, Palpa in the hills of western Nepal is ready to answer all your questions during this live tour.  You will visit a traditional handloom, small scale cottage industry where the original cotton fabric (Dhaka) is woven with human hands and skills. And do you know, this factory even contributes in women empowerment?  Besides this visit you also get to see Newari architecture in the historic part of Tansen and a Buddhist monastery. 


  • Visit the regional traditional cottage industry with locals
  • Watch the locals make products with their pure skills without any automated electric machine
  • Learn more  about the Dhaka Topi (National headwear of Nepalese men).
  • Have a look inside the Karuwa facture (Nepali vessel for drinking)
  • Admire the Newari architecture and culture in the historic part of Tansen
  • Listen to the story about Buddhism in Tansen, Palpa
  • Ask your questions directly!
  • Support the online host and his community

Your local host

Duo of father & son who have been hosting a homestay in the Western Hills of Tansen, Nepal named Horizon Homestay. Since 2011 they are eager to share their knowledge and experiences of their medieval town and it’s specialities. They are always ready to answer your questions in this virtual visit of Tansen and look forward to host you in real life too.

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How to join

For this tour we use Zoom. After your booking you will receive an e-mail with additional information about how to join this live tour.

The tour starts every Sunday at 12.00 GMT+2/CET (summer time) and 11.00 GMT+1/CET (winter time).

Book a private tour

Book a private virtual tour only for your friends and family. You can invite up to 10 participants in total for only € 85,00. Send us an inquiry for more information and we will contact you.

Important to know

What is a virtual tour?
With a local host you will experience Nepal in real time. Just like a regular tour with a guide. The only difference is that you are not on the location. The host will share his knowledge and passion and you can ask questions by using the chat. The host will answer them.
What do I need to join this tour?
To join this virtual tour you need a computer, tablet or mobile with a stable internet connection. For this webinar tour we use Zoom. Zoom is an online platform for meetings. If you use your computer, you do not need to download or install software. If you use a tablet or phone, you need to download the app. You can test Zoom here: https://zoom.us/test.
In what time zone are the virtual tours conducted?
The starting time of the virtual tour is mentioned in GMT+1 (or GMT +2 in summer). European time.
Can I tip the host?
At the moment it is not possible to leave a tip for the host yet. The prices of the virtual tours are based on regular income for Nepalese guides. In the future it will be possible to tip the host if you are happy about the service.
Can I also book a private tour?
Of course that is possible. It is a great experience to attend this tour with only your friends, family or colleagues. Contact us by mail or chat to schedule a date and time.
Can I reschedule or cancel my reservation?
Until 48 hours before the start of the virtual tour, it is possible to reschedule your booking. To reschedule your booking, you can contact us by mail. If you choose to cancel the booking more than 7 days before the original date of the virtual tour, you will receive a credit voucher for the full value of your payment. If you choose to cancel the booking less than 7 days before the original date of the virtual tour, you will not receive a refund.
Are virtual tours also weather dependent?
Yes, the virtual tours are weather dependent. It is a live tour outside. If the weather forecast predicts rain, we will have to cancel and rebook the program. Take into account that the data connection in Nepal are vulnerable and sometimes the connection can get lost.


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Corné van Nijhuis


Beautiful alternative for visiting in person

What a creative way for still “visiting” Nepal in these exceptional times. Beautiful sightseeing with an experienced guide. Nice to have the online interaction. Thank you for taking us on your trip!
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Great tour

The Dhaka topi tour really shows you a good impression of the city Tansen. The guide speaks very well English and gives a good explanation about the things he shows you. Also he akes the time to answer questions. The temples are nice to see and also the local handcraft. It vertainly makes me curious to see, some day, Tansen in real. Keep it up!
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A very nice tour to explore and discover Tansen . The guide has a good knowledge of the history and about the several skills in the village. He speaks English very well. There is so much to tell that the tour even was to short.
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