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3 Hour Nepali meal cooking class in Pokhara or Kathmandu

1. 3 Hour Nepali meal cooking class in Pokhara or Kathmandu

Dal (Lentil Soup): Dal is the backbone of Nepali cuisine. It's a hearty, spiced lentil soup usually made with split yellow or red lentils. It's flavored with spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander, and often garnished with fresh cilantro. Bhat (Rice): Rice is a staple in Nepal and is served with almost every meal. It's typically plain steamed rice, and it forms the base of the meal. Tarkari (Vegetables): Nepali meals feature a variety of vegetable dishes, often prepared with seasonal produce. Common vegetables include potatoes, spinach, cauliflower, and green beans. These are usually cooked with spices and sometimes with a touch of mustard oil. Masu (Meat): While many Nepalis are vegetarian, those who eat meat often enjoy dishes like chicken, goat, or buffalo curry. The meat is slow-cooked with spices and can be quite spicy. Achar (Pickles): Nepali meals are incomplete without achar, which are spicy pickles made from various ingredients like tomatoes, radishes, or even fermented leafy greens. Achar adds a tangy and spicy kick to the meal. Ghee: Clarified butter, known as ghee, is used for cooking and flavoring in many Nepali dishes, giving them a rich and buttery taste. Dahi (Yogurt): Yogurt is often served as a side dish or used to cool down spicy curries. It's also a key ingredient in dishes like raita. Roti (Flatbread): While rice is the primary grain, you may also find wheat-based flatbreads like roti or chapati served with Nepali meals, especially in the western regions of the country. Tea: Nepali tea, or "chiya," is a popular beverage. It's a sweet, spiced tea, somewhat similar to Indian chai. Class Outline: 1. Introduction (15 minutes): Brief overview of Nepali cuisine Introduction to the menu 2. Preparing Rice (20 minutes): Demonstrate how to wash and cook rice Explain the importance of properly cooked rice in a Nepali meal 3. Dal (Lentil Soup) Preparation (20 minutes): Show how to wash and cook lentils Season with spices and temper with cumin, garlic, and ginger Discuss the different types of lentils used in Nepali cooking 4. Vegetable Curry (30 minutes): Prepare a vegetable curry using seasonal vegetables Discuss the variety of vegetables used in Nepali cuisine Season and flavor the curry with spices 5. Chicken or Tofu Dish (30 minutes): For non-vegetarian option, cook a chicken dish (e.g., chicken curry) For vegetarian option, prepare a tofu-based dish (e.g., tofu masala) Discuss different protein options in Nepali cuisine Season and cook accordingly 6. Side Dishes (15 minutes): Prepare a side salad with fresh herbs and yogurt (raita) Optionally, make roti or naan if time allows 7. Assembling the Thali (15 minutes): Arrange the cooked dishes on a plate to create a traditional thali presentation Explain the significance of the thali in Nepali culture 8. Serving and Tasting (10 minutes): Invite participants to taste the dishes Encourage questions and discussions about the flavors and techniques 9. Q&A and Farewell (10 minutes): Address any final questions from participants Share additional resources for learning Nepali cuisine

From Pokhara: 2-Day Scenic Australian Camp Trek

2. From Pokhara: 2-Day Scenic Australian Camp Trek

Embark on an unforgettable 2-day hiking adventure from Pokhara, where you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Annapurna mountain range. This thrilling trek takes you through the picturesque Australian Camp Trail, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty and exhilarating exploration. Day 1: After an early morning pickup from your hotel in Pokhara, we'll head towards the trailhead of the Australian Camp Trail. As you start your ascent, be prepared to be mesmerized by the stunning landscapes that unfold before you. The trail winds through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, offering an immersive experience of the local culture and way of life. Along the way, you'll have opportunities to interact with friendly locals and learn about their traditions. As you reach Australian Camp, situated at an elevation of around 2100 meters, prepare to be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range. Take in the awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, including the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountain. Capture unforgettable moments and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Day 2: Awaken to the serene surroundings and savor a hearty breakfast at Australian Camp. As you descend back towards Pokhara, relish the beautiful scenery and the sense of accomplishment from your adventure. The trail offers more glimpses of the stunning Himalayan vistas and the vibrant landscapes of the region. At the end of the trek, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Pokhara, where you can relax and reflect on your incredible journey. Join us on this immersive 2-day hiking experience and create lifelong memories as you explore the Australian Camp Trail and soak in the majestic beauty of the Annapurna mountain range.

From Kathmandu: 16-Day Langtang Valley Trekking Tour

3. From Kathmandu: 16-Day Langtang Valley Trekking Tour

DAY 1 ARRIVAL On this day, with the first sight of Nepal, our team will pick you up from the airport, escort you to the hotel where a warm welcome will be waiting for us to devour, and then discuss the trek, its requirements, and precautions briefly. DAY 2 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING Kathmandu is the place where you witness modernization, tradition, culture, history, and monumental perseverance co-existing. The hospitality and richness of the diversity of Kathmandu are unmatched by other cities. We will try and visit as many UNESCO world heritage sites as possible before the sun goes down. DAY 3 KATHMANDU TO SYABRU BESI Our day starts with breakfast then we prepare and leave the chaos of Kathmandu behind and head to Syabrubesi surrounded by picturesque views all along. DAY 4 SYABRU BESI TO LAMA HOTEL Once we reach the Lama hotel and have breakfast, you will start exploring attractions nearby, like Ghopcha Khola, a dense forest of oaks, maple, etc. The trek further consists of crossing a suspension bridge above Langtang river, with astonishing waterfalls. In case you are a lucky fellow Himalayan white langur monkey, yellow-throated martin, and red panda might also come into sight. We return back to Lama hotel to spend the night. DAY 5 LAMA HOTELTO LANGTANG VILLAGE The trail of this day’s Langtang valley trek is steeper and ascends up. We start trekking after breakfast. First, Langtang Lirung greets you, which is situated at an altitude of 3140 m. Then, you pass through Ghoda Tabela and Thangshyap and finally arrive at Langtang village, which offers 180 degrees view of glorious mountains. You will spend the night in a teahouse. DAY 6 LANGTANG VILLAGE TO KYANGJING GOMPA After breakfast, we trek through Mundu village and Singdunanda's wide green pastures, where Yaks graze. Before arriving at Kyagjing Gompa, you climb through mountain passes. The village has Buddhist Gompa, a cheese factory famous for Yak cheese, and beautiful scenery. The accommodation will be arranged at a teahouse. DAY 7 A DAY REST IN KYANGJING GOMPA The day will be for acclimatization to get our body used to weather conditions, thinner air, and lesser atmospheric pressure. It is good to do light physical activity while acclimatizing, so on this day of the Langtang valley trek, we explore the destinations around. You will get to visit the monastery and cheese factory, and if you want to, then climb the Kyangjing Ri ( viewpoint) at 4350 m and behold a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Then you can march forward to see Mountain ridges and glaciers from the moraine. We return back to the hotel and rest overnight. DAY 8 KYANGJING GOMPA TO LAMA HOTEL On this day, we trek to the Lama hotel once again, following the downhill trail. Enjoying the view around and walking for a few hours through an easy path, you will reach the Lama hotel to spend the night at a teahouse. DAY 9 LAMA HOTEL TO THULO SYABRU Thulo syabru lies between Lama hotel and Gosaikunda ( holy lake), so we first trek to Thulo syabru. Through a few small but colorful villages, you arrive here before sunset and stay overnight at a teahouse. DAY 10 THULOSYABRU TO SING GOMPA After breakfast, the Langtang valley trek leads us to Sing gompa, which is an uphill walk through a forest of Rhododendrons, bamboo, oak, and pine trees. Small villages and green hills beautify the trail. By the end of the day, you reach Chandan Bari, Sing Gompa. At night we rest in a Sing Gompa (teahouse). DAY 11 SING GOMPA TO GOSAIKUNDA We visit the most famous attraction of the Langtang valley trek on this day, Gosaikunda lake, which is an uphill trek via Lauribinayek with a magical view of Mt.Ganesh, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Manaslu range, Him Chuli, and the Tibetan peak’s vista and forest of pine and rhododendron. On this night, you will stay beside the Gosaikunda lake. DAY 12 GOSAIKUNDA TO THAREPATI Today we trek through the highest point of the Langtang valley trek, Surya Kunda lake ( 4500 m ). To reach Tharepati, you pass another beautiful lake called Bhairav Kunda and walk across Juniper, pine, and rhododendron forest. Ascending through mesmerizing views, Tharepati greets us, and you spend the night there in a teahouse. DAY 13 THAREPATI TO KUTUMSANG After breakfast, we begin an easy trek to Kutumsang of Helambu district. The path to Kutumsang has green meadows, beautiful fields, and stunning views of Langtang mountain. Through a scenic trail, we arrive at Kutumsang village and stay in a teahouse for the night. DAY 14 KUTUMSANG TO CHISOPANI After breakfast first, the Langtang valley trek takes us to a pass situated at an altitude of (2470 m) in a large beautiful Tamang village called Pati Bhanjyang, we walk for approximately 2 hours to reach Chisapani. You will accommodate at a teahouse. DAY 15 TREK TO SUNDARIJAL ( DRIVE TO KATHMANDU ) The day starts with the golden sunrise of Chisapani trek leads us to Sundarijal, then you pass through Shivapuri National Park and walk for about 2 hours to reach Kathmandu. Our team will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay. DAY 16 DEPARTURE On the last day of the Langtang valley trek, our team will look after all the necessary requirements for your departure from hotel check-in to airport check-out.

Nepalese Kitchen in Pokhara: Momos or Dal Bhat Cooking Class

4. Nepalese Kitchen in Pokhara: Momos or Dal Bhat Cooking Class

Embark on a culinary journey in Pokhara with our Momos or Dal Bhat Cooking Class. Choose momos or dal bhat and learn step by step from our experienced Nepalese house cook in a homely kitchen. Feel at home and craft, cook, and savor your creation, then take the recipe home to share the taste of Nepal with your loved ones. It's more than a class – it's a cultural immersion in every bite.

1 Day Champadevi Hike

5. 1 Day Champadevi Hike

We will take a drive that takes to the small hill resorts at Hattibhan near Chobar gorge where the Bagmati River flows. The drive takes uphill through the Hattibhan resorts. From here we hike for nearly two hours towards northwest a steep climb to the top of the ridge at 2,285 m with majestic panorama of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal all the way to Gaurishanker mountain range overlooking the views of Kathmandu city and the valley. After seeing some of the mesmerizing view of Himalayas, mountains, religious, cultural sites and collecting the memorable moment descend towards Hattibhan resorts for lunch and continue drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Kathmandu: 6-Day Kathmandu and Pokhara Experience

6. Kathmandu: 6-Day Kathmandu and Pokhara Experience

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu Following your arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel to check in. Following that, begin some city sightseeing which includes the Pashupatinath Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal. Moving on, discover the Boudha Nath Temple, which is the world’s largest stupa. Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Your morning city sightseeing tour visits highlights of the city, including Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev, and the Parvati Temple. Later, explore the Swayambhunath Stupa, before moving on to Patan City and Bhaktapur City. Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara Following breakfast, check out from your hotel before driving to Pokhara. Enjoy the beautiful 5 to 6-hour drive to Pokhara, where once having arrived you check in to your hotel. Following check-in, enjoy a boating tour of Phewa Lake - the second-largest lake in Nepal. That evening, make the most of free time for personal activities/shopping at the lake-side market, before spending the night in Pokhara. Day 4: Pokhara Sightseeing Before breakfast, drive to Sarangkot for a hike. This area is a popular hilltop which offers superb panoramic view of Annapurn, Machhapuchhre, and the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Hike to places within the rim of the Pokhara Valley, and walk to the surroundings which offer captivating glimpses of rural life. After traveling back to your hotel, enjoy breakfast before exploring the Bindyabasini Temple, International Mountain Museum, the Seti River, Devi’s Fall, and the Gupteshowre Mahadev Cave. Day 5: return to Kathmandu Following breakfast, begin your 5-hour trip to travel back to Kathmandu or opt instead to take a morning flight. At the conclusion of your day, receive a welcome-back dinner accompanied by a Nepali cultural program. Day 6: Depart from Kathmandu Following collection from your accommodation, your guide drops you off to the airport where your tour concludes.

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