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Backstreet Academy

Kathmandu, Nepal
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About Backstreet Academy
Explore Nepali culture through our exclusive collection of travel experiences - carve a wooden mask, cook momos or learn pottery, the backstreets offer the richest interaction with the culture and people of a place. Immerse yourself in the de facto Nepali experience where the local backdrop retains its integrity and originality and discover a side of the city you never knew, available only through the forgotten backstreets. Backstreet Academy works with many competent yet struggling craftsmen with whom we structure a course together to teach the world about their traditional craft. Be it at their home or their workshops, we offer our guests access to a 'behind the scenes' experience that is often overlooked. This is the real local, the real Nepal, the real experience. And as you discover the backstreets, we will pair you with a facilitator who will help you translate and make sure you have a great time while making an impact. Courses available include: - Mask Carving - Stone carving - Momo Cooking Class - Dal Bhat Cooking Class - Pottery - Kite Making - Jute Bag Making - Sari Wearing - Paper Lantern Making Our other cities include: Phnom Penh | Siem Reap | Pokhara | Luang Prabang | Vientiane
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon learning about the Khukhuri. Our facilitator, Karsang Tenzing, spoke great English and was very informative. The blacksmith Mr Indra Bika is very experienced and so patient. We took part in many different aspects of the process. It was great to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Did a market tour with Namrata this afternoon. I was able to buy the things I wanted thanks to Namrata’s knowledge of the markets and negotiation techniques. She is fabulous, I would definitely recommend this tour!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yegorovad
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time making wedding shoes. Our guide Sabnam was fantastic.Highly recommend her. The teacher was so helpful and patient. She even served us cookies and tea. What a wonderful cultural experience. Thank you Backstreet academy!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank northtwo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was amazing . Courteous and knowledgeable . We had a blast with Prabin and I learned more than any other part of my trip . The best Momos, Lassi and a bunch of other food items. The entire experience was delightful.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sunnyyve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday a group of friends and I were lucky to go on a food tour with Namrata and Sabnam. Firsly, everything we ate was incredible and had it not have been for the tour we would never have know what to try and would definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ashleigh S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was absolutely amazing! We went on a journey through the streets of Nepal and tried the most amazing foods I have ever tasted. Namrata and Sabnam were the most amazing tour guides. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone in Kathmandu!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really great tour, I want to thank Namrata so much for her hospitality. She was so friendly and lovely and I am really glad she was my guide She took me to some really delicious food places and was a great opportunity...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took two hours class of pottery last Saturday, I really enjoy the class. The experienced instructors are very kind and friendly. Great choice if you want to experience Nepali arts with local community. I would recommend this course for my friends as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lukchin15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took part in a Newari wedding shoe making class during my stay in Kathmandu and enjoyed it so much that I later booked on to a pottery class too. I had the same translator for both, Aayam, who was absolutely amazing at his job...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guid was very nice and went above and beyond to make our experience great and unique. Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Khushie
January 23, 2019|
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Response from Kanti T | Property representative |
Dear Suniti, We have replied to your email directly. :) Please let us know if you need any other assistance. Cheers, The Backstreet Academy Kathmandu Team
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Lisa P
December 6, 2018|
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Response from anil g | Property representative |
Hi Lisa, Thank you for the interest in our knife making class in Kathmandu. The base price for the workshop is US$32 + 7% service fee and generally lasts about 4-5 hours depending on the type and number of add-ons you... More
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Tathata M
February 14, 2018|
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Dear Tathata, Yes we do offer pottery classes and for all ages but our minimum age is 3 years old :)
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