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“cooking lesson” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Socialtours - Private Day Tours

Socialtours - Private Day Tours
Tridevi Marg | Thamel, Kathmandu 1663, Nepal
01 4412508
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Ranked #9 of 302 activities in Kathmandu
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Owner description: A free day in Kathmandu or Pokhara can be a day of discovery. Discovery of Local Food and Cuisine, of local handicrafts producers, or organic food, or a discovery of livelihoods, or the insides of Buddhism. At socialtours, we believe that these unplanned days will be the moments you will remember the most in Nepal, whether you learn how to cook, go to a coffee farm, or just cycle around the small picturesque communities around these cities, or hike on our 8000'ers of Kathmandu (yeah, 8000 ft. not meters). Yes, we also conduct off beat treks and adventure activities around these magnificent day inspirations. Talk to us, we will HIGHLIGHT your trip to Nepal.
Yangshuo County, China
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“cooking lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

good company, owner is very kind and speaks very good English. The cours itself was excellent with 2 wonderfull ladies who took us to the market to buy the ingredients and then step by step showed us how the cook. If the food was ready, we ate together with the manager. Some of the food we cooked was for other employers of the company.

Visited October 2012
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Thanks for such a wonderful feedback on our cooking course and the company. I hope we will see you in Nepal again.
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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went to Kathmandu in October 2012 to have a cultural trip, not a trekking trip. We found Social Tours and they absolutely understood what we were looking for. Their English was great and our guide was excellent. We especially enjoyed the "Cook Like a Local" course where we made Mo Mos from scratch. We saw a bunch of the local sights, flew Mount Everst - everything was arranged perfectly, the driver was very good and it all went smoothly. We very much enjoyed our trip in Nepal with thanks to Social Tours. If you are interested in trekking, I have no doubt Social Tours could arrange a personalized trek and fantastic time for you. Enjoy!

Visited October 2012
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thanks for such a wonderful feedback. This reconfirms what we try to do as a practice - ensure every trip is YOUR trip - custom tailored to YOUR requirements... and perhaps we were a prefect match - your interests and the way we work. Thanks again for such good commendations - We hope we will see you in Nepal again!
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Berlin, Germany
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“Wonderful food at a wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We did a half day cooking course about Aloo Paratha (stuffed fried bread with sauce) and even Pakoda additionally because we like it so much - wasn't a problem at all and we had a great time watching our cook doing some magic with the spices while we helped cutting and frying. There was also a lot of time for talking and asking questions about Nepali culture as well - the owner sat down with us over a cup of tea and answered all our questions that we didn't know who to ask for :)

Visited October 2012
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Anne, thanks for the wonderful review, and I am so glad that you liked the course so much you came in twice. And of course it was a pleasure to answer your questions to the best of my abilities. Do come into Nepal again... it will put a smile to our faces to see you in our offices again. Happy Travels!
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Trondheim, Norway
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“I know how to cook like a local!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We were in Nepal for two months and we were fascinated by super-delicious Nepalese cuisine. Foad and I decided to learn how to cook all these delicious food so we went to Socialtours and registered for three most amazing Nepalese food; Momo, Alu Paratha and Vegetable curry...
The classes are great, you have a nice and local kitchen with a nice tutor, you go to market early in the morning with the chef and then you get to cook everything by yourselves! by the end of the day you have cooked a dish of your favorite food and you all eat it together...
I have to say that definitely this experience is what you should go for it!

Visited July 2012
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thanks for the review. I am so glad you liked the course as much as we enjoyed conducting it for you. Your review lets us know that we are moving ahead in the right direction.
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“If you love cooking this is fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Today I learnt how to make the famous momo's with social tours and it was worth every cent ( which was cheap actually, only R750)? We first went to buy the ingredients, and then we cooked! This tour is hands on, so we all got to chop, dice, knead, roll and fill the dough, the fancy traditional way....and then of course we got to eat our hard labours for lunch.

The cook and instructor were both great offering us assistance especially when learning how to make the momos - when filling the dough. Our instructor even took photos of us, so we all have a fond memory of this experience.

Really worth while!!!!!

Visited October 2012
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thanks a lot for the wonderful review. We really value your appreciation for the course. I hope we will see you again at socialtours - learning another course, or taking some others of our GO LOCAL day tours!
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