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“Himalaya Trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Socialtours - Private Day Tours

Socialtours - Private Day Tours
Tridevi Marg | Thamel, Kathmandu 1663, Nepal
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Ranked #50 of 365 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.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Himalaya Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

If you are looking for a trek to the Everest Foothills are Base Camp then you will be lucky to find another company who do this better. Great guides, porters and overall professional ability. Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed

Visited March 2013
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Glad you liked you trip to the Everest Region, and also glad you appreciate the professionalism that we always try to improve on. Hope we will see you in Nepal again, and give you a chance to enjoy some of the other experiences we offer here in Nepal. Thanks for taking the time to make this review.
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York
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“Momo-tastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

If you are feeling a little jaded with Thamel, check yourself in for a Nepali cookery lesson! We booked on as we had some time to kill in Kathmandu and we were very glad we did.

You can choose the dish you want to learn how to make, we opted for Momos. You are taken out to shop for the ingredients, have all the spices explained to you. Then return to Socialtours well equipped kitchen to begin cooking. Every step is explained, you are given a recipe sheet to take home and best of all you get to eat your handiwork!

Visited March 2013
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Handiwork it was and it was tasty too... we enjoyed it as much as you did. Thanks for cooking with us!
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“Delicious cooking course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My friend and I signed up for the cooking course the day before and from the very start they were helpful and very informative, we ended up staying for over an hour having a chat about Nepal, trekking and things to do in Kathmandu.
The next day was the cooking course, it was fantastic, very hands on and explanatory. Great value for money I believe and best of all you get a home cooked meal at the end.

We didn't do any of their other tours or treks but it seems as though these guys are switched on and can offer you great experiences whilst you're in Nepal, give them a go, you won;t be disappointed.

Visited February 2013
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Cheers and thanks for coming by. We enjoy talking so much about the amazing things one can do in this country, and it was such great fun talking to you. Glad you like the cooking course the next day too. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and recommending us.
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“Great value authentic experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I did two different cooking classes with social tours. All of the staff I communicated with were extremely helpful and friendly. The class was well organised. It was a great place to meet some other travelers while learning to make some of the traditional dishes I had spent the last few months eating!
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. A few hours of cooking and a tasty meal afterwards all for US$10 was a bargain. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Visited November 2012
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oddyeti, Owner at Socialtours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thanks for your review. It makes us happy that you liked it so much you came back for another course. Perhaps when you come back to Nepal, we will see you again! Happy Travels
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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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