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Backstreet Academy

Chandol | Chandol, Near Bishal Milan Kendra, Kathmandu 748, Nepal
+977 981-8421646
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Unlocking the secrets of Kathmandu

The guides we had were two young local men who were passionate about their culture and history... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kelly L
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Launceston, Australia
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Amazing experience

Me personally what a better way to know a country and a culture from their food. I totally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
danielavinicio
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chandol | Chandol, Near Bishal Milan Kendra, Kathmandu 748, Nepal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The guides we had were two young local men who were passionate about their culture and history. They brought life to the tour and we really felt that we were learning the secrets of Kathmandu. I showed pictures to some of my friends who are...More

Thank Kelly L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me personally what a better way to know a country and a culture from their food. I totally recommend it, they take you to the secret places of Kathmandu to try food that you will not see in a restaurant, asked so many questions and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Food Tour is a wonderful way to taste some of Nepal's food and see some of the sights of Kathmandu. It is an easy walking tour with slipping into the back alleys to try different food from the food stalls. Bhisma was our guide....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time in experiencing local culinary in Nepal with Backstreet Academy.Our host,Ashishi was great.He was competent and friendly.Not only that he introduced us to amazingly delicous food around but he did it in such a way that we felt comfortable with him....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family was very kind and nice and they were so generous and tought us how to cook step by step ❤️ It was one of the most amazing experience in nepal ❤️ Thank you

Thank عبدالعزيز ا
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did this tour at midday and didn't eat til the next day! The places we went to and through were amazing. So good to see local woman's initiatives being supported through this also. My guide was very knowledgeable and considerate. We got stuck in...More

Thank fishfaz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the mask carving class. It lasted about four hours and we left with two lovely masks. The carpenter was extremely talented and patient and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. We will treasure our masks forever. Our translator Aarzoo was lovely. She met us...More

Thank Shee18
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Bismal was super and nice and enthusiastic and introduxed us to some amazing dishes in locations that were simply hidden away. We have been to Kathmandu a few times, but the tour really made us rediscover the city and Nepalese cuisine. Highly recommended!

Thank danyboyreynolds
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for the shopping tour coupled with the street food tour on my last day in Kathmandu and had a blast! I just recovered from sickness but am super happy I maintained the tour! I met with Aarzoo who kindly brought me to places...More

Thank Adeline R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice oppertunity to explore the morning markets in the city, which close at 9/10am - and explore all of the little streets and many temples and stupas. We even went into one of the temples and had a look around. The food...More

Thank Nicolette W
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Tathata M
14 February 2018|
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Response from Kanti T |
Dear Tathata, Yes we do offer pottery classes and for all ages but our minimum age is 3 years old :)
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MelFriday
22 June 2017|
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Response from Kanti T | Property representative |
Hello Mel, Thank you for your interest in our painting classes.We have three painting classes in Kathmandu.Please go to our website and you can check the Kathmandu page.You will see all the painting classes that we offer.Let... More
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Meenal J
28 November 2016|
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Response from Akash G | Property representative |
Hi Meena, Thank you for your inquiry. All Backstreet Academy tours and activities are on demand, thus making it easy for travelers to fit any of our half/full day activities into their itineraries. All activities... More
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