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About Socialtours
Soft adventure specialists that custom tailor experiences - half day, day and multi-day - for solo travellers, small groups and families. Experts answer your question, develop suggestions, do all bookings and deliver the experience. Sustainability certified and industry leaders who are based in Nepal. Mentions on Lonely Planet, National Geographic Adventure, and several other guide books, articles and publications. Experiences in the GO LOCAL, GET ACTIVE, GET IMMERSED and GET INVOLVED categories of products. Offer excursions, treks, soft adventure all over Nepal. All custom tailored.
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Discover the Kathmandu Food Trail

A guided tour of Kathmandu valley following food - starting with Nepali speciality coffee, moving on to the oldest markets to look at ingredients in Nepali cuisine - vegetables and spices - and how markets work and how they are changing.

Move on to understanding the snack house concept in Nepal, and how some of them have developed into a social enterprise supporting local communities.

After that, getting the conversation going at Patan by understanding how traditional Nepali ingredients are being sourced and revived in an advanced manner
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6 hours
from $75.00

Mountain Bike Easy to Moderate Trails in Kathmandu

Start by driving to the southern part of town by taxi with the guide. Later stop for a coffee at the famous Karma Coffee, before getting a short briefing and checking out the gear to see if it fits your riding. Ride out urban backtrails to avoid traffic to hit the main trails outside the ring road. Upon reaching Bungamati, tour the town a bit (its famous for woodcraft) and then continue on to the singletracks behind Khokana. Eventually, head back with an uphill to reach Bhaisepati and come back to Karma Coffee to end the ride.
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1 day 4 hours
from $100.00

Cook Like a Local

We are giving you an unique opportunity to learn how to cook like a Nepali! Each class starts with a tour of the bazaar in Kathmandu to source fresh ingredients, and continues on to the actual cooking and ends in lunch. All classes are a maximum of six participants only.
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3 hours
from $15.00

The Nepali Coffee Experience

An expert leads you to a full understanding of coffee - it's farming, the processes by which it reaches the cup, along with demonstrations of hand roasting, drip brewing and tasting the finest single-origin Karma Coffee. You also learn about the different ways the coffee experience extends beyond the cup giving you thorough coffee experience. Most probably the only type of coffee experience offered in Nepal
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2 hours
from $47.00

Hiking Day Trip to Champadevi Hill from Kathmandu Including Lunch at Hattiban Resort

Kathmandu is encircled by high hills that are perfect destinations for a moderately challenging day hike. From the top of Champadevi, to the south of the city, be amazed by sweeping views of Kathmandu and the snow-capped Himalaya to the north. You’ll also stop at a Buddhist monastery, to add some culture to your day in nature. This day hike is idea for travelers who want to get some fresh air and exercise but don’t have time for a longer trek.
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5 hours
from $135.00
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Naomi wrote a review Mar 2020
16 contributions8 helpful votes
I saw a paper flier for this course in a random alley in Kathmandu and decided to give it a quick google when I got back to my hostel. I am so glad I did! Me and 3 of my friends took part in the Cook Like A Local course and had a blast learning to make two different fillings and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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wweenn wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore62 contributions31 helpful votes
Impromptu sign up for the 3hr class just the day before. Luckily it was off peak and I could join in the last minute. Great activity for a solo traveller like myself. Trip to the local store to get ingredients before we started making the momos ourselves. Would have loved to
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Zambia2011 wrote a review Dec 2019
Mere, United Kingdom8 contributions
We enjoyed an excellent trek to Mohare Danda in late December. Socialtours were helpful and efficient when organising the trek, hotel and transfers by email and the trek itself was fantastic. Our guide Jaysan was patient, friendly and very knowledgeable. We recommend them
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Date of experience: December 2019
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maria wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions
My family of 4 took a momo making class with "cook like a local". It was fun, hand-on, informative class where we learned about ingredients and how to prepare momos and its sauces. As an added treat they made a snicker bar momo... definitely not local tradition but much loved
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Charlotte Dickinskn wrote a review Dec 2019
Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
I went to the cook like a local course, I’m currently on my own in Kathmandu and thought it would be a fun activity. Which it definitely was. It was just me in the class as it is becoming low season but it was really fun we made two types of Momos. The lady’s were awesome, super
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Date of experience: December 2019
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