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Kathmandu Food Trail

A day in Kathmandu that starts with speciality coffee, goes through the oldest markets in Ason, explores the snack culture in Kirtipur, and then moves to Patan to sample culinary delights that use authentic ingredients and techniques! A tasty day!

  • Courtesy - Jay San

Food is an important part of our lives and connects all of us. A discovery of food is essentially an understanding of culture, and a deep immersive experience.

Kathmandu is famous for its highly developed food culture, and the newari cuisine is probably the most highly developed in Nepal, resulting from the fact that Kathmandu was a very fertile valley, and the inhabitants had the time and space to develop food.

On this curated tour, we explore this through out the day, going through raw materials from spices, salts and vegetables in the oldest markets of Ason, then moving on to explore and sample the snack culture that Nepal is famous for, mostly happening because Nepalese like their Rice and Lentils (Dal Bhaat) thats eaten twice a day, as an early brunch and for dinner, and the rest of the day is for snacking.

For this we go to the famous Lahana in Kirtipur, made famous because its run by local women, in an effort to get home based women employed. The site is a open kitchen museum, and every dish is cooked right in front of you.

Post that, we move on to Raithane, in Patan, which started recently in an attempt to curate ingredients from all across Nepal and recipes as well, and creates wonderful delicacies using these ingredients.

In a way, this trip explores food over time, and through processes.

A fun day in Kathmandu!

TO BE LAUNCHED during the FOODTrex Kathmandu on 24th May 2019!


Includes

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transfers using a local Taxi
  • Entrances at Kirtipur
  • Coffee at Karma, lunch at Lahana and a snack at Raithane
  • All Government taxes

Excludes

  • Beverages and tips
  • Single Supplement.
  • "cook like a local".

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Day Tours | What to carry

The day tours are the ones where you have to worry the least about what to carry. However, some information is always helpful.

  • A light jacket or a warm jacket (depending on time of year and how cold you generally get)
  • An umbrella or a rain jacket. You never know
  • Some money (in case a souvenir tempts you, or you want to have a drink)
  • A water bottle (water is available for purchase everywhere, though we do not recommend purchasing plastic bottles - garbage is a nuisance in Nepal.
  • Comfortable clothes - shorts are also fine of course..
  • Comfortable shoes - trainers are best!