Course Fees: US$1,500
Course fees include tuition, course materials and a small allowance for your Buddies. It also helps to fund the places for 2 Nepalese sponsored participants. Fees exclude the following: flights, accommodation, meals and drinks, and land transport. The estimated costs of travel are covered in more detail below to help you plan for the budget of your trip.
Booking Your Accommodation
To book your accommodation, please contact owner Mr Renish Maharjan (lalitheritagehome[at]gmail.com) of Lalit Heritage Home. This refurbished traditional Newari homestead will function as the masterclass headquarters, so it is highly recommended that every participant resides here.
A preferential KIO rate of US$30-40 has been pre-arranged, so it is essential that when making your booking to mention “KIO Masterclass 2017” to secure this rate. You can also arrange for complimentary airport pick-up with the hosts at the time of booking.
Flying to Kathmandu
Eating & Drinking
Food is available almost anywhere in Kathmandu. You can expect to pay about $3-5 at a local restaurant or $8-15 at a tourist restaurant. Although we have given allowances for Buddies, it is a good idea from time to time to treat your Buddy to a meal. All in you can definitely get by easily within a budget of $20-40 a day. We strongly advise drinking bottled water at all times, and one-litre bottles cost around $0.30 each.
You can get around the city easily by foot, bicycle, motorbike or taxi. Expect to pay around $3-$10 for every cab ride. Alternatively, many of our Buddies ride motorbikes, and it is common for participants to pillion behind them to get around Kathmandu. It is a nice gesture to offer to pay for fuel, which costs US$1-$1.20/ litre. We strongly advise that you wear a face-mask whenever you go, since fumes and dust can be a major irritant no matter what transport mode you choose.