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Nepali Lunch Cooking Class provided by Sarmila's Cooking Course Training

Nepali Lunch Cooking Class
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Tour snapshot
Cooking class with market tour and organic farm visit in pretty Kirtipur
Duration:
6h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Learn to make Nepalese comfort classics, from momo (dumplings) to dal bhat (lentil curry) and sel roti (rice-flour donuts), on this intimate cooking class in charming Kirtipur. Shop the local market and pick fresh vegetables on your host’s organic farm, then cook up a feast. Share it with your new-found friends on the airy terrace as you sip organic Nepalese wines. Tour includes transfers from Kathmandu city and valley.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Besides lunch, class includes hot drinks and local wines
  • Great choice for vegetarians as all dishes can be made without meat
  • No taxi haggling: Includes 2-way transfers from Kathmandu area hotels
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Besides lunch, class includes hot drinks and local wines
  • Great choice for vegetarians as all dishes can be made without meat
  • No taxi haggling: Includes 2-way transfers from Kathmandu area hotels
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels inside Kathmandu Valley only)
  • Transportation by a private vehicle
  • Morning tea or coffee
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is included for hotels inside Kathmandu Valley only.
  • Alpine Asian Treks & Expeditions, P866+XQF, Ashok Galli, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal For those staying outside of Kathmandu Valley, please meet in front of Alpine Asian Treks & Expedition office (Ashok Galli, Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels inside Kathmandu Valley only)
  • Transportation by a private vehicle
  • Morning tea or coffee
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup is included for hotels inside Kathmandu Valley only.
  • Alpine Asian Treks & Expeditions, P866+XQF, Ashok Galli, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal For those staying outside of Kathmandu Valley, please meet in front of Alpine Asian Treks & Expedition office (Ashok Galli, Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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pac985
London, UK2 contributions
A truly magical and memorable experience of preparing and cooking Nepali dal bhat and momos all from scratch with Kalpana and her daughter Sachiko. Collected promptly from our hotel in Thamel and driven the short distance out to Kalpana's home. Step by step we went through preparing and cooking all the elements of a dal bhat, Kalpana there to guide us through each stage and Sachiko providing translation where necessary. After eating our truly delicious dal bhat feast we set on preparing the equally tasty momo's.

Last memory of the day, other than the truly delicious food was Kalpana's beaming, warm and utterly infections smile. If you want to learn dal bhat + momo while visiting Kathmandu then this is the place.
Written January 22, 2020
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KalpanaThapa
Thank you very much for such a nice words. Your valuable comments is like a award to me and would encourage me to do more better in the future. Thank you very much once again.
Written January 23, 2020
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ali a
11 contributions
My mum and I recently spent some time in Kathmandu and spent an afternoon cooking with Kalpana and Shekhar. We had such a wonderful time and learnt so much, even my mum had a great time and she is not one who usually likes to cook!! Thank you for having us in your home and for all the laughs. Sending love from Australia.
Written March 19, 2020
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Suzanne B
8 contributions
Couples
After a short drive with the car that picked us up we arrived at Kalpana’s and her family’s home. We were warmly welcomed and started with making our own Masala tea to kickoff the cooking workshop. After that we made Dahl Bath, which was very delicious and explained in a clear and relaxed way so we could thoroughly understand every step in the process. We had a small tour around the property and shown the beautiful Eco hotel that the family runs next door, a great place to relax and hide from the busy streets of Kathmandu. Unfortunately, we couldn’t cancel our current reservation in thamel else we would have definitely stayed there. After the tour we learned how to make momos, which again was explained very well and the final result tasted heavenly.
We both loved this day so much. Kalpana and her family are great hosts and make you feel part of a Nepali family for half a day. Everything during the cooking workshop was done in consult to our wishes, and she was more than happy to answer all of our questions during the cooking process. It was an experience we will never forget and we would recommend it to everybody looking for an authentic cooking workshop! Thank you so much for the hospitality and amazing day Kalpana + family !!
Written November 30, 2019
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Trip101476
31 contributions
Can’t say enough good things about our day in Kirtipur with Kalpana and family. Felt right at home cooking, learning, chopping and laughing in their kitchen and dining room. We made dal bhat with 6 sides and momos. All delicious for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Wonderful family, beautiful home in a gorgeous setting. A very special day.
Written October 20, 2019
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7quinns
Sarzeau, France20 contributions
We had a great time with Kalpana and her lovely family. We were made very welcome and enjoyed preparing masala tea before starting on our Dal Bhat preparation and cooking. All the ingredients were fresh, many from their garden and we were shown each step of the recipe so that we prepared the dish ourselves. We ate the delicious lunch and after a short break we prepared mo mo. Kalpana patiently showed us how to fold the mo mo until we finally got the hang of it. Again, the final result was so tasty.
It was really special to experience a part of family life here in Nepal. Thank you!
Written May 4, 2019
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LTSydney
St. Ives, Australia164 contributions
Family
What a wonderful morning spent with a very special Nepalese family. We were collected from our hotel at 7am as promised and driven out to Kalpana’s home. Their home is located around half an hours drive from Thamel and in a quiet regional area - a good break from the huddle and bustle of Thamel. We were welcomed into Kalpanas home and met all her family. Such wonderful, friendly, genuine people. Their smiles are all contagious! We started the morning with a cup of tea before embarking on our hands on cooking demonstration of Dal Bhat and Momos. After 3 weeks in Nepal I can honestly say that this was the best food we’ve tasted with such fresh ingredients. Kalpana is a wonderful cook and made sure we understood what we/she was doing at all points. Her daughter is gorgeous, so helpful, and we loved chatting to her and learning all about her 16 year old life. Her English is superb. We also spent some time with Kalpanas husband - his foresight is so inspiring and we loved touring their guesthouse and wish them every success for the future. I genuinely hope we’ll be back one day and we’ll definitely be staying at their guesthouse. A highly recommended half day adventure.
Written April 23, 2019
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runnyeggroll
Darwin, Australia13 contributions
Family
We spent a delightful day cooking and learning from Kaplana in her welcoming home perched on the valley rim overlooking Kathmandu. It was a memorable experience dining with her family as we ate the delicious Dahl Bat and momos we had just cooked for lunch. Kalpana's contagious smile, warm hospitality and fabulous food made this an experience one we will cherish fondly. A unique opportunity awaits anyone who yearns for a firsthand insight into Nepali culture. I can’t wait to cook these new dishes or my friends and family when I return home.

Thank you very much Kalpana's Nepali Cooking Class and Homestay, Sarsha and Adam
Written April 13, 2019
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John S
Coolum Beach, Australia6 contributions
Couples
We were picked up from our hotel in Thamel and were driven to/from the cooking class in a comfortable vehicle. The class is held in a Nepali family home using fresh ingredients with many sourced from their garden. This is a hands on class and you create momos and Dahl baht from scratch and when finished you sit down with the family and enjoy the fruits of you labor. Kaplana our teacher and her family were a delight and it was a privilege to share their house for this class. After trying many many different momos and Dahl baht from around Nepal I believe that what we were taught to prepare was amongst the best we had. We cannot wait to return home and share this delicious food with our family and friends.
Written February 11, 2019
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jennifer k
12 contributions
Spending the morning with Kalpana and her children was one of the highlights of our trip! We enjoyed the opportunity to journey out to a family kitchen and join Kalpana in learning how to transform fresh, local ingredients to the local classics we had been enjoying throughout our trip. We absolutely left with both a richer understanding of the local Nepalese community as well as a comprehensive knowledge of how to replicate these tasty treats at home!
Written May 5, 2022
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KalpanaThapa
Thank you for a nice comments. I hope to see you again when you will visit Nepal.
Written May 9, 2022
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Adam S
2 contributions
I had an amazing time learning, eating and meeting Kalpana and her family - The class was authentic, personal and exactly what I was looking for. I definitely recommend it!
Written April 12, 2022
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A great day of traditional cooking
A great family that hosts cooking classes and sometimes guests in their guest house. A great value and a nice afte
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Wonderful family cooking experience
I can’t speak highly enough of the warmth and kindness of kalpana and her family. Our hosts were very gracious, war
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Delicious and Tasty Nepali food and cooking
Mama's cooking and Momo teaching session is GOOD!!! I had my 1st momo making with Mama Kalpana during my homestay w
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The Nepali magical Kitchen with Kalpana
Shekhar and Kalpana gave us a magical tour into the Nepali traditional kitchen and food. Kalpana's kitchen, with th
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Fantastic day of cooking in a beautiful setting
We had a wonderful day cooking and enjoying the views thanks to Kalpana and family! They arranged for us to be pick
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Excellant cooking training
it was not just cooking training but also a fabulous eating with kalpana. The Nepali Dal Bhat, Momo was excellent.
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