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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...more
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Chandol | Chandol, Near Bishal Milan Kendra, Kathmandu 748, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a unique experience in Kathmandu and want to learn from master artisans, I highly recommend learning how to make a prayer wheel with Rajesh and Aachal. When I arrived in Kathmandu I saw so many prayer wheels being sold in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

My sister and I did four awesome activities with the wonderful guides at the Backstreet Academy, at the start of our stay in Kathmandu.It was a great way to be introduced to the city, the people and the culture. First up was the Monkey Temple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our breakfast tour of Kathmandu was outstanding. All five of us gave the tour its highest rating. Not only was the food excellent, but the experience of walking through a part of Kathmandu was fascinating and fun. Our hosts (Aachal and Prabin) were delightful and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked this tour on my last day in kathmandu, was alone so it was sort of a private tour. The guide, Aarzoo was lovely, very informative and her english was great. We had a lovely conversation about different aspects of the cultures in Nepal!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Firas S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Young, knowledgeable guide around the Tamil area. Interesting eateries, eating with the locals. It was a real flavour of Nepal in every way. If in Katmandu this tour is a must!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank seedoubleu
Reviewed 5 days ago

I booked this on impulse because I had an afternoon free, and I'm so glad I did. It was one of the best experiences I had in Nepal. I really enjoyed doing the wood carving with the host, Heera. He is just so happy to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My guide Aanchal was knowledgable, accommodating, and simply BUBBLED. The food was amazing. I was expecting food that was somewhat lackluster. But wow, this tour was right up there with Hoi An food for complex flavors and textures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ted W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great way to see the real part of Nepal. I couldn't reccomed this enough. This was a solo trip around the city eating at places I would never have found myself.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luke C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our morning making momos was amazing - chilled out, fun and really well organised. It was a real highlight of our few weeks in Nepal and gave us a great insight into the makings of one of our favourite dishes as well as life in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nick M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i had a fantastic breakfast four, i was by myself which i didn’t expect :) i had only arrived in Kathmandu at midnight so this tour at 7am was a great way to see the city and learn the ropes, all while being supported by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lisa P
6 December 2018|
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
Tathata M
14 February 2018|
Response from Kanti T |
Dear Tathata, Yes we do offer pottery classes and for all ages but our minimum age is 3 years old :)
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