Kathmandu Highlights with Nepali Food Tasting Tour: Taste Like a Local

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5 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Kathmandu Highlights Nepali Food Tasting and is rich in geographical, ecological, and ethnic diversity. Nepal offers a plethora of unique dishes, where food is not just a basic need or for taste but an integral part of the lifestyle, celebrated across different backgrounds as a reflection of life and culture.

As the capital, Kathmandu acts as a melting pot of people from all over the country, providing a vast and diverse menu to choose from. Serving as a business and trade hub, Kathmandu hosts individuals of various cultures, races, and ethnicities under one roof, leading to an innovative and improvised lifestyle and food culture. Thus, offering a multitude of food options!

Join our Nepal Food Tasting Tour: Taste Like a Local to experience Nepalese food culture, comprising a variety of cuisines based on ethnicity, soil, and climate, reflecting Nepal’s cultural diversity and geography.

  • Price Includes
  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation at hotel Yatri Suites & Spa including breakfast.
  • English speaking Professional tour guide.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, food, and accommodation.
  • Price Excludes
  • Food, Drinks/Beverages bills.
  • All testing food cost during the trip.
  • Heritage sites entrance fee.
  • Tipping (Tips for Guide and Driver)
  • International flight.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.
  • Donations at temple, monastery ...
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
Itinerary

Day 1Nepali Cuisine

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet, and welcome you before transferring you to the hotel. You can then relax and enjoy your time at the hotel or take a stroll around the city.

As part of our Nepal Food Tasting Tour: Taste Like a Local, in the evening, our representative will take you to enjoy a traditional Thakali Khana. This meal is an improvised version of dal bhat, the staple food of Nepalis for lunch and dinner. The set may include rice or dhindo, made of buckwheat, which is ideal for diabetics but hard to find in other countries. Gundruk, a spicy dried spinach, is also a part of this dish, exclusively made in Nepal. The set is visually appealing, resembling a rainbow served on your plate.

You can choose either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian option, both offering equally authentic Nepali tastes. These meals typically come with the option to add more rice, lentils, veggies, and pickles. Additionally, many places offer extras such as papad, a thin, disc-shaped crispy food, or mohi, a thin mixture of yogurt and water. These extras not only enhance the taste but also have dietary and digestive benefits.

Includes: an overnight stay at the Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Thamel.

Day 2Taste the Popular Momo, Roti or Naan and Tandoori Chicken

Our tour guide will pick you up in a private vehicle. Momo is undoubtedly the unofficial national food of Nepal, a type of dumpling filled with either meat or vegetables wrapped in dough. This Nepali delicacy has its own unique identity with exquisite flavors, served in bite-sized portions with a dipping sauce. Momo comes in various shapes, sizes, styles, and even colors.

The most common type is steamed momo, while fried momo, a deep-fried version of the steamed variety, is also popular in the capital. Other variations include kothey-based fried crispy momo, chilly-made momo with a spicy mix of capsicum, onions, and peppers, and jhol-made momo served in flavored soup.

Originally from Tibet, momo (steamed or fried dumplings) have become one of the most beloved snacks in Nepal. Local shops serve the most authentic momo, varying in size depending on price. The accompanying achaar (pickle) adds a delightful taste to the steamed momo.

In recent times, momo have undergone various modifications, including open momo, c-momo, tea momo, and rainbow momo. In the evening, you can enjoy roti or naan with tandoori chicken, or sekuwa (meat roasted in wood in the traditional Nepalese style).

Includes: an overnight stay at the Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Thamel.

momo

Day 3Taste the Newari Food in Kirtipur and Patan (1-2-hour drive)

In the morning, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Kirtipur. You’ll have the traditional cuisine of the Newar community. You can also taste the traditional liquor made from rice. Some popular Newari foods are Chatamari, NewariChoila, Kunya, Bara, Gwaramari, and Sukula. Samay Baji is an indispensable Newari set of food items that hold both religious and cultural significance. It includes beaten rice, buffalo meat, fish, soybeans, woh, (a patty made of lentils), and alcohol.

Includes: an overnight stay at the Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Thamel.

Day 4Tibetan food in Bouddhanath and Juju Dhau in Bhaktapur (1-2-hour drive)

Bouddhanath is known as the Tibetan hub of Kathmandu, offering a diverse Tibetan cuisine. This newfound attention is due to the unique flavors that contrast with the typical Nepali taste, as well as the peaceful ambiance of this sacred place. Some popular foods to try in Bouddhanath include Laphing, Khapse, Thukpa, Thentuk, and Shaphaly.

In Bhaktapur, you must try the delicious Juju Dhau, also known as King Curd. Unlike curds found elsewhere, Juju Dhau has a unique taste that cannot be replicated. If you haven’t tasted this thick, creamy, sweet, and soft treat in Bhaktapur, you’re missing out! It’s affordable, readily available, and incredibly delicious.

Includes: an overnight stay at the Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar one in Thamel.

tibetan foods exploration

Day 5Local Food Touring and Departure

Today we will visit differend bakeries and sweets’ shops. We will try lassi at Indra Chowk, taste Samosas at Tiptop, and you will also get the opportunity to try other local food. Here, you can also buy souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones.

You will taste different desserts, a huge range of sticky sweets, mostly milk-based, of which the most visible are Barfi (milk boiled down into a fudge), Rasbari (milk balls similar to Indian rasgulla), Lal Mohan (deep-fried milky dough balls), Kheer (rice pudding), and Jalebi (an orange figure of eight deep-fried syrupy sweets).

In the evening, our office representative will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport. This marks the end of the Nepal Food Tasting Tour: Taste Like a Local Tour.
Have a safe journey onward.

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