Taste Nepal Cookery Holiday

Cook al fresco. Learn from local chefs.

Kathmandu, Pokhara

11 days

£799 per person

Trip Info

Overview

Just imagine the Taste Nepal Cookery holiday, cooking al fresco in Nepal. Immerse in relaxed hands-on cookery classes, learning from local chefs and preparing the most delicious Nepalese dishes. Cook and eat dishes in the shadow of the soaring peaks of the Himalayas and indulge a passion for food every day on the informative and fun Taste Nepal Cookery holiday.

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"I very much enjoyed my trip. The support was fantastic, everyone was so friendly." Libby Keech, UK

Day 1 - Dinner

Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel

Meet our representative waiting for you at the airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. In the evening enjoy a complimentary dinner, a chance to taste Nepalese cuisine. There will be a presentation of your holiday food diary and a chance to ask any questions.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kathmandu | Pokhara

Morning: Early breakfast then short walk to the coach. Leave hotel at 6.30am for 7.00am to catch the coach to Pokhara, about a seven hour journey with lunch en route.

Afternoon: Arrive and check-in to your hotel 2-3pm. Cookery Class 1: An Introduction to Nepalese Food and Cooking Momos. Introduction to Nepalese food and spices. Skills & technique to make the famous Nepalese Momos; meat, vegetarian, possible variations including fried, soup base, fish & sweet varieties.

Pokhara Cookery Class

Pokhara Cookery Class

Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara

Morning: After breakfast around 11am Cookery Class 2: Noodles and Rice. Noodle making skills & techniques. Rice pilao, fried rice with meat & fried noodles, chow mein.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Pokhara Cookery Class

Pokhara Cookery Class

Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Pame

Morning: After breakfast, drive or walk to Pame, see rice fields, local fishing and sample a local fish dish. Luncha at a Pokhara restaurant.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Evening:  Dinner at a Thakali restaurant.

Pame

Pame

Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch

Pokhara

Morning: After breakfast around 11am Cookery Class 3: Meat and Fish Curries. Traditional Curries. Chicken, Fish & Meat dishes. Traditional spices for different types of meat.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Evening: Dinner at a Pokhara restaurant.

Pokhara Cookery Class

Pokhara Cookery Class

Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Village

Morning & Afternoon: Drive to the village of Chang Patan, 1 hour. Cookery Class 4: Traditional Nepalese Cooking. Buy vegetables at the local market, prepare and cook a meal the home for yourselves and a Nepalese family. Enjoy a tour of the village. Return to your Pokhara hotel, the rest of the day is free.

Evening:  Dinner at a Pokhara restaurant.

Village Cookery Class

Village Cookery Class

Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara

Morning: After breakfast around 11am Cookery Class 5: Breadmaking and Nepali Snacks. Skills and techniques to make parathas and chapatis, Nepali tapas dishes served with drinks.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Evening: Dinner at a Pokhara restaurant.

Pokhara Cookery Class

Pokhara Cookery Class

Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Manang Monastery

Morning: After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Manang Monastery, a short drive away.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Evening: Sunset barbecue at the lakeside.

Manang Monastery

Manang Monastery

Day 9 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara

Morning: After breakfast around 11am Cookery Class 6: Achars, Thakari and Dhal. Pickling fresh vegetables, making Nepalese vegetable curries and dhal. Ultimately preparing a full dhal bhat meal.

Afternoon: The rest of the day is free.

Evening: Dinner at the hotel.

Pokhara Cookery Class

Pokhara Cookery Class

Day 10 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pokhara | Kathmandu

Morning: Early breakfast then short walk to the coach. Leave hotel at 6.30am for 7.00am to catch the coach to Kathmandu, about a seven hour journey with lunch en route.

Afternoon: Arrive and check-in to your hotel 2-3pm. Rest of the day is free.

Evening: Meet on the hotel terrace for sunset drinks and a complimentary farewell dinner.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Day 11 - Breakfast, Lunch

Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

Departure day: We provide a complimentary transfer to Kathmandu International Airport where our representative will help you and bid you farewell.

Kathmandu Airport

Kathmandu Airport

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Our Prices

Are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. We offer reasonable quotes for single travellers and can save money for groups of two or more people, we want to tailor your holiday to suit your budget.

This is a fixed departure only holiday, 06 – 16 October 2015, which means you will be joining a group of 6-12 other people.

Included in your holiday

  • All accommodation
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Trained & experienced Chef
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • All transportation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 support from our local representatives

Excluded from your holiday

  • International flights – read about our flight advice
  • Travel insurance – read more
  • Personal expenses e.g. gifts, alcohol
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas and Vaccinations
  • Tips – read more
  • Soft drink and alcoholic drinks.

Value for Money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with us again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras, fewer services or the quality may not be as good.

  • Day 1
    Kathmandu Airport | Kathmandu Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu | Pokhara
  • Day 3
    Pokhara
  • Day 4
    Pokhara | Pame
  • Day 5
    Pokhara
  • Day 6
    Pokhara | Village
  • Day 7
    Pokhara
  • Day 8
    Pokhara | Manang Monastery
  • Day 9
    Pokhara
  • Day 10
    Pokhara | Kathmandu
  • Day 11
    Kathmandu Hotel | Kathmandu Airport

It’s Good to Know

We have assembled a list of all the things about this itinerary that are good to know, those things that you could have gone on holiday, not knowing, but feel better that you did.

Time Zone: GMT +5hr 45min

Language: Nepali

Food Of Nepal

Nepalese Food Culture

Standards of Holiday Accommodation

Nepalese Momo Recipe

 

When to Go to Nepal

Our tailor made approach to your holiday offers you complete choice, for a rough guide of  the typical temperature and rainfall see Weather and Climate.

  • We can base your holiday to suit the dates you want to go.
  • We can offer some fixed date departures for customers wanting to join a group.
  • Some holidays must operate on certain dates if they contain time sensitive events like a course or a festival.
  • We can help solve the age-old problem of booking a holiday to get away from the crowds.

Taste Nepal Cookery Holiday

This is a fixed departure only holiday, 06 – 16 October 2015.

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Tailor-made Holidays

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