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    Cooking Experience in Kathmandu


    • Roam the local markets of Kathmandu
    • Savor the meal that you cooked with a group of people
    • Place yourself as the denizen and interact with the inhabitant
    • Get to know the local ingredients, spices, and cooking methods
    • Cook a delicious meal with the instruction and hands-on guidance of professional chefs
    • Destination
    • Durations
      4 hrs
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy Trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Vehicle
    • Max. People

    Introduction - Cooking Experience in Kathmandu

    Food is one of the best ways to get to know the place you are visiting. The food reflects the culture, tradition, and religion, and expresses the friendliness of a group of people. Nepal is bordered by two behemoths; India and China, the food also reflects the combination of both cultures with its twist. The use of spices come from India and the techniques and food type comes from China. We have borrowed the traditions of both countries and molded them according to our taste to show ourselves internationally. Along with the borrowed traditions, there are also local food items of denizens in Kathmandu, the Newar community. The food reflects the culture, traditions, and celebrations/events of the Newar community, as specific foods are eaten on specific occasions.

    In this Cooking Experience and Tour in Kathmandu, you can choose between meal time (lunch/dinner) with vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and vegan options. You will be cooking 4 to 5 dishes in the cooking class of your choice. The local Nepali chef will teach you;

    • What is the list of ingredients for a specific dish?
    • How to procure the ingredients?
    • How to use the ingredients for a given dish?
    • And how do garnish and present the dish?

    So, the start of the Cooking Tour in Kathmandu begins with a trip to the market. You will get fresh ingredients and spices from the local store. Many of the stores are basically on the road with a tin roofs and some of the stores are in cemented houses. You can barter with the price of the ingredients and spices. After getting all the needed ingredients, return to the kitchen. The chef will teach you about the ingredients, spices, and their uses in the dish. After the cooking ends let the chef judge your food and enjoy a succulent and spice-filled feast of your labor. Later, we will drop you at your hotel ending the Cooking Tour in Kathmandu.

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    Cooking Experience in Kathmandu Itinerary

    Cooking Class for a day in Kathmandu

    Pick up at your accommodation

    We will pick you up from the nearest pickup point or your hotel (inside ring road or Bouddha area). Then we will drive to the location where you will meet with the head chef for the day. They will further instruct you on what you will be doing today and give a clear explanation for the day. You will choose the dishes that will be cooked later and then the preparations are on the way.

    Class starts after the market visitation

    After the chef explains to you about the dishes you will cook and the ingredients required, let us visit the market to procure the ingredients. Learn the barter skills and get what you need from local markets and head to the cooking stations set for the further process.

    Cooking starts

    The cooking commences. The dishes can be typical Nepali platters of rice, lentil, curry, and pickle/achar or Newari dishes like chhoyela, bara, yomari, chatamari, and samayabaji. It can be vegetarian, non-vegetarian, or vegan according to your preference. Learn the techniques and listen to instructions from the head chef and begin to cook a delicious meal.

    Taste your creation

    After the cooking completes, you can taste your creation and share it with your colleagues. Let the head cook judge the food you made. Enjoy the warm and tasty food with your group made your effort. The food will taste much better as you have given your all to create it. After the feast, get ready to head back.

    Drop off at your accommodation

    After the feast is over, we will drive you back to your hotel or pickup location. Hope you had a wonderful time in the 4-hour time and learned more about Nepal through food. You can also join us in other adventurous activities or day trips if you have time to, or go on a multiple days trek or tour in Nepal.

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    Cost Details

    What's Included

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Nepali Food Cooking
    • Learning to cook five (5) traditional Nepali dishes.
    • Lunch or Dinner following the completion of your entrees
    • Choice of dishes to make, including vegan and vegetarian delights.
    • Skilled Master Nepali cook to teach you how to make real Nepali foods.

    What's Excluded

    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic drinks

    Dates & Availability

    The list of group joining dates is available below. Select the date that matches your holiday schedule and join new people with similar interests. If any of the group joining dates do not match your schedule, CONTACT US and we will make one for you.

    For private trip, go to the "Private Trip" tab and give us the details. We will get in touch with you ASAP.

    No group joining date available! you can make a request for private date

    Essential Information

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
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