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Kathmandu: Private Cooking Class with Transfers and Lunch

1. Kathmandu: Private Cooking Class with Transfers and Lunch

In the half day cooking class, three different menus are offered, each containing four traditional Nepali dishes, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Foodies and enthusiastic cooks will especially enjoy this activity, but you don’t need to have cooking experience. A meal and hot drinks are included. Learn more about Nepali food than you would just eating in a restaurant A fun, family-friendly activity Learn new skills that you can use later at home. Our chef will take you to step by step through the entire process. You cook one course and then eat it, so your food is fresh and hot and because you cook it yourself, you can add as much or as little of the individual ingredients – if you love chili, add more! Don’t like spicy food? No problem, just don’t add much or any! We have 3 different menus, each with 4 different traditional dishes – there’s plenty of variety. We know how much visitors love Momos, so no one misses out on what they are on each menu. Come hungry, there’s lots of food.

Private Half Day Kirtipur Trip With Newari Food Tasting

2. Private Half Day Kirtipur Trip With Newari Food Tasting

Kirtipur, located on a hill to the southwest of central Kathmandu is one of several ancient kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley that were once independent, but now make up part of greater Kathmandu. Kirtipur is thought to be one of the oldest settlements in the valley. It’s a prime destination to learn about the Newar people, who are one of Nepal’s many distinct ethnic groups and the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. Come to Kirtipur for exquisite architecture, hilltop temples, and sweeping city views. Wandering around its winding streets feels like walking through a traditional Nepali village, yet Kirtipur also offers some of the finest views of sprawling Kathmandu and the hills and mountains beyond. It’s full of cobblestone streets, old brick houses with elaborately carved door and window frames, and multitiered pagodas. During this tour, you will visit Bagh Bhairab temple, Chilancho Stupa shrine, Uma Maheshwar temple, and a Theravada Buddhist monastery. Enjoy a Newari lunch, before you return to your hotel.

Kathmandu: Private Traditional Nepali Cooking Class

3. Kathmandu: Private Traditional Nepali Cooking Class

You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to cooking school. Your cooking teacher will welcome you and take you to kitchen. Before start cooking, you will have a short briefing about today's program. Once you are ready, you will wear apron and start doing activities. You will be ask to participate actively to understand and enjoy. She will teach how to cook, volume of the fire or timing. You will know how to cook plain rice (the quantity of rice, water and cooking time) You will know how to prepare Dal Soup (lentil soup) the quantity of dal, salt, spices, water and timing. Chop the seasonal vegetable and learn how to cook (quantity of oil, salt, vegetable, the spices, water and timing) Achar pickle preparing (there are many different spices in Nepalese cuisine) You will learn one of them with tomato, sesame seed, lemon and green coriander. Fried Chicken in Nepalese way You can take photos, short videos and can ask many questions with your teacher about cooking or etc. Once food is ready you will try Yummy Dal Bhat with your teacher. After taking lunch, you can take picture with your teacher and take some time free. Before you leave, she will offer you a Nepali tea (Masala Tea). Good bye for this time.

Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

4. Kathmandu: Nepali Cooking Class with Hotel Pickup

Join an experienced chef who will lead a cooking class to prepare a traditional Nepali meal while also learning about the food culture of the region. This activity also includes a visit to a local market to pick up the ingredients needed to cook your meal.  After your prick up from your hotel, visit a typical local market of Kathmandu-Ason on a rickshaw to have an authentic experience. Meet local merchants and see the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping hub in Kathmandu. After the market visit, it is time to start the cooking class. Learn about various local delicacies of Nepal and how they are cooked and what type of ingredients are used. You will make beloved and traditional foods like momo, varieties of yummy curries, a unique bread that includes roti and the absolute favorite Sel roti which is slightly similar to American donuts. Have fun as you listen to Nepalese folk music during your class and at mealtime and also learn some Nepalese phrases as well.

Exclusive Kathmandu Food Tour Epic local foods

5. Exclusive Kathmandu Food Tour Epic local foods

Embark on a remarkable culinary adventure through the enchanting city of Kathmandu, Nepal, with our exclusive food tour. This immersive experience is designed for food enthusiasts who seek to indulge in the rich flavors and diverse cuisines that make Nepalese food so unique. Led by an expert local guide, you'll explore the bustling streets, uncover hidden culinary gems, and delve into the fascinating history and culture behind each dish. Your full-day Kathmandu food tour begins as you meet your knowledgeable guide, who will introduce you to the captivating world of Nepalese cuisine. From the moment you step out, your senses will come alive as the aromatic spices and tantalizing aromas waft through the air. Accompanied by your guide, you'll navigate the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, visiting a variety of food stalls, eateries, and traditional restaurants. Each stop will offer a different culinary experience, allowing you to sample a wide array of authentic Nepalese dishes. Savor the iconic momos, delicate dumplings filled with savory meats or vegetables, perfectly steamed or fried to perfection. Experience the hearty dal bhat, a wholesome lentil soup accompanied by fragrant rice, which is considered a staple in Nepalese cuisine. Indulge in the sweet and crispy sel roti, a traditional Nepalese sweet bread made with rice flour and spices, often enjoyed during festivals and special occasions. As you explore the local markets, your guide will unveil the secrets behind the fresh ingredients used in Nepalese cooking. You'll have the opportunity to observe the bustling market scene, interact with local vendors, and even purchase some spices or unique ingredients to take home. Throughout the tour, your guide will share fascinating insights into the cultural significance of each dish and the traditional cooking techniques employed in Nepalese kitchens. Discover the intricate flavors and unique combinations that have been passed down through generations, and gain a deeper understanding of how food is intertwined with Nepalese culture. One of the highlights of this food tour is the chance to uncover hidden gems—small eateries and street food stalls that are beloved by locals but often overlooked by tourists. These hidden culinary treasures offer an authentic taste of Kathmandu's culinary landscape, allowing you to savor flavors that are off the beaten path. To ensure a personalized experience, our exclusive Kathmandu food tour is conducted in small groups. This intimate setting allows you to engage with your guide and fellow food enthusiasts, fostering a sense of camaraderie as you embark on this gastronomic journey together. We understand that dietary preferences and restrictions vary, which is why our tour is customizable. Simply inform us of any dietary requirements when booking, and our team will ensure that your food tour is tailored to accommodate your needs.

Kathmandu Local Food Hunt Tour

6. Kathmandu Local Food Hunt Tour

Tour the streets of Kathmandu with a local guide, who will take you to places where you can sample traditional Nepali food and hear about the culture and tradition along the way. Don’t worry if you are vegan or vegetarian. You can be catered to easily. Just let your guide know, and they will tailor the tour just for you. See street markets, temples, temples, and more today on this half day food tour. Asan Our guide will meet you at the meeting-up point and will accompany you up to the busiest street market of Kathmandu by explaining what you'll see at each level of your tour. Where u can experience all kinds of local markets, old ancient temples, street vendors, street food, etc., and also the beauty and culture of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square You will explore the nearby area of Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a 16th Century Palace of Pratap Singh Malla. You will encounter the typical old shops selling spices, tea, cookies, etc. There will be a crowd of people praying in temples. The ringing bells of temples, the smell of incense, and the vibrant colors take you into another ancient feeling

3 Hour Nepali meal cooking class in Pokhara or Kathmandu

7. 3 Hour Nepali meal cooking class in Pokhara or Kathmandu

Dal (Lentil Soup): Dal is the backbone of Nepali cuisine. It's a hearty, spiced lentil soup usually made with split yellow or red lentils. It's flavored with spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander, and often garnished with fresh cilantro. Bhat (Rice): Rice is a staple in Nepal and is served with almost every meal. It's typically plain steamed rice, and it forms the base of the meal. Tarkari (Vegetables): Nepali meals feature a variety of vegetable dishes, often prepared with seasonal produce. Common vegetables include potatoes, spinach, cauliflower, and green beans. These are usually cooked with spices and sometimes with a touch of mustard oil. Masu (Meat): While many Nepalis are vegetarian, those who eat meat often enjoy dishes like chicken, goat, or buffalo curry. The meat is slow-cooked with spices and can be quite spicy. Achar (Pickles): Nepali meals are incomplete without achar, which are spicy pickles made from various ingredients like tomatoes, radishes, or even fermented leafy greens. Achar adds a tangy and spicy kick to the meal. Ghee: Clarified butter, known as ghee, is used for cooking and flavoring in many Nepali dishes, giving them a rich and buttery taste. Dahi (Yogurt): Yogurt is often served as a side dish or used to cool down spicy curries. It's also a key ingredient in dishes like raita. Roti (Flatbread): While rice is the primary grain, you may also find wheat-based flatbreads like roti or chapati served with Nepali meals, especially in the western regions of the country. Tea: Nepali tea, or "chiya," is a popular beverage. It's a sweet, spiced tea, somewhat similar to Indian chai. Class Outline: 1. Introduction (15 minutes): Brief overview of Nepali cuisine Introduction to the menu 2. Preparing Rice (20 minutes): Demonstrate how to wash and cook rice Explain the importance of properly cooked rice in a Nepali meal 3. Dal (Lentil Soup) Preparation (20 minutes): Show how to wash and cook lentils Season with spices and temper with cumin, garlic, and ginger Discuss the different types of lentils used in Nepali cooking 4. Vegetable Curry (30 minutes): Prepare a vegetable curry using seasonal vegetables Discuss the variety of vegetables used in Nepali cuisine Season and flavor the curry with spices 5. Chicken or Tofu Dish (30 minutes): For non-vegetarian option, cook a chicken dish (e.g., chicken curry) For vegetarian option, prepare a tofu-based dish (e.g., tofu masala) Discuss different protein options in Nepali cuisine Season and cook accordingly 6. Side Dishes (15 minutes): Prepare a side salad with fresh herbs and yogurt (raita) Optionally, make roti or naan if time allows 7. Assembling the Thali (15 minutes): Arrange the cooked dishes on a plate to create a traditional thali presentation Explain the significance of the thali in Nepali culture 8. Serving and Tasting (10 minutes): Invite participants to taste the dishes Encourage questions and discussions about the flavors and techniques 9. Q&A and Farewell (10 minutes): Address any final questions from participants Share additional resources for learning Nepali cuisine

From Kathmandu: Chitlang, Kulekhani, and Markhu 2-Day Tour

8. From Kathmandu: Chitlang, Kulekhani, and Markhu 2-Day Tour

Chitlang is a small village located in the Makwanpur district of Nepal, about 27 km from Kathmandu. It is a beautiful and peaceful destination that offers a perfect getaway from the bustling city life. Chitlang is a great destination for those looking for a peaceful and authentic Nepali experience. Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu To Chitlang Chitlang is a two-hour journey from Kathmandu. The visitors will be transported to the resort once they arrive in Chitlang. At the hotel, they will have some time to relax and refresh. Visitors can also venture outside to do some sightseeing in the village and surrounding areas. Dinner and overnight stay at the Chitlang Resort. Campfire and music will be organized for entertainment. Day 2: Chitlang Sightseeing and Drive To Kathmandu On the second day of the excursion, breakfast will be provided for the visitors. Travelers are taken to the goat cheese factory, Saat Dhara, Rana Durbar, Ashok Chaitya, and Pear Garden after breakfast. Drive to Markhu after lunch at the resort. Kulekhani boating and departure for Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 14-Day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

9. Kathmandu: 14-Day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Embark on an unforgettable journey to one of the world's holiest lake. See the place that numerous Hindu pilgrims from Nepal, India, and other countries visit to pay their homage to the Gosainkunda Lake every year. This 14-day tour takes you through an area that has gained popularity but is still one of the best ways to explore the Himalayas away from the crowds. Discover its natural beauty and magnificent views over the great Himalayas. Seize the opportunity to travel through some of the most enticing landscapes the Himalayas has to offer. From Kathmandu follow the trail to Dhunche and from Dhunche along the ridge through beautiful rhododendron and juniper forests up to Gosainkunda Lake and back to Kathmandu. Itinerary Day 1 Meet your guide at your hotel and then relax on a 7-hour bus ride until you arrive in Syabrubesi (1,610 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 2 5.5-hour trek from Syabrubesi To Lama Hotel (2,480 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 3 5-hour trek from Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3,541 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 4 4-hour trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830 meters). Stay overnight at the mountain lodge Day 5 7.5-hour trek From Langtang Village to Chorkari Ri (5,050 meters) and back to Kyangjn Gompa. Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 6 6-hour trek down To Lama Hotel (2,480 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 7 5.5-hour trek From Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,200 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 8 5-hour trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,580 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 9 5-hour trek from Sing Gompa To Gosainkunda (4,380 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 10 6-hour trek over the Lauribina Pass (3,600 meters). Descend to Phedi (3,420 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 11 Trek From Phedi To Thadepati (3,690 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 12 Trek from Thadepati to Kutumsang (2,470 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 13 Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,215 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 14 Trek To Sundarijal (1,460 meters) and drive back to Kathmandu.

Nepal: 15-Day Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Lake Trek

10. Nepal: 15-Day Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Lake Trek

Explore the dramatic Langtang Valley in Nepal on a 15-day guided trek. Marvel at snow-capped mountain peaks, rushing rivers, and fields as you hike and walk through unadulterated nature. Pass through the Langtang National Park and see the rich biodiversity of the region. Benefit from all your accommodation and meals being organized for you, so you just have to take in yours striking surroundings. The Langtang valley, though only a few hours away from Kathmandu, is unique because of its close approximation to Tibet and relative un-commercialization. Trekking in this predominantly mountainous region will take you on a journey to ancient times with the relatively quieter trails, presenting an opportunity to dwell on a preserved slice of Tibetan lifestyle in the Himalayas. Known also as the valley of glaciers, Langtang is rich in biodiversity, picturesque landscapes and magnificent views of prominent peaks like Langtanglirung, Yala peak, and Gangchhenpo among others. One can also extend a trek in the Nepal Langtang region to visit the sacred lake of Gosainkunda and incorporate a trek to Helambu via Laurebina pass. “Lantang valley is the most beautiful green valley in the world.”- Bill Tilman, legendary mountain explorer. The Langtang Valley trek passes through the Langtang National Park. This trek rewards hikers with rich biodiversity found in the subtropical and alpine landscape. The forest covers more than 25% of the entire 1,700 square kilometers of protected national parkland. Many famous Himalayan ranges such as Langtang and Langtang Linrung fall in this region. Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, your trek leader will meet you, and you will be transferred to your hotel. Day 02: Kathmandu Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBesi (1,400m), which takes about 9-10 hours. Day 04: Syabru Bensi (1,400m) – Lama Hotel (2,450m) 4-5 hours. Day 05: Lama Hotel (2,450m) – Langtang village (3,670m) 5 hours, 1,120m. Day 06: Langtang village (3,670m.) Kyangjin Gompa (3,900m) 2 hours. Day 07: Exploration day in Kyangjin. Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa (3,900m) – Lama Hotel (2,450m) 5 hours. Day 09: Lama Hotel (2,450m) – ThuloSyabru (2,350m) 5 hours. Day 10: Thulo Syabru (2,350m) Sing Gompa (3,330m) 5 hours. Day 11: Shing Gompa (3,330m) Gosainkund (4,320m) 4-5 hours. Day 12: Gosainkund (4,320m) Chandanbari (Shing Gompa) at 3,300m. 4 hours. Day 13: Chandanbari (Sing Gompa) at 3,300m. Dhunche (1,960m) 4 hours. Day 14: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus, and it takes about eight to nine hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu. Day 15: International departure.

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A lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed Bit disappointed with the market visit as it was just a local shop and felt it wasn’t quite a full morning as back at Hotel by 11.30 The chef was very competent but was however a local student here in Kathmandu