Thanks again for this experience. I am not a member of Trip Advisor and I do not want to become one. But here is my review of my cooking experience. Maybe you can use it on your website.
All the best
Matthias & Roland
Are you tired of shopping in Thamel on your last days before you leave Kathmandu ? Socialtours offers a wonderful experience just arond the corner of this busy tourist headquarter of Nepal. Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of one of the most progressed developers of susatainable tourism in Kathmandu. Before you go on the market to buy your ingredients for the cooking "ceremony", you will get a brief introduction about what to expect and an overview of the organisations philosophy. Later on you join the always smiling kitchen staff and learn how to make traditional nepalese food like Dhal Bat or Mo:Mos. But be careful: Knifes are very sharp and the chillies are hot :-)
After eating your food, you just pay what you think it was worth for you. This was the most difficult part of it, but I liked it anyway, as Thamel teaches you to bargain all the time while here you were left alone to make the price.
Socialtours has a lot of other things to offer which I did not see somewhere else in Thamel. They have a really different approach than most of the other tourist companies, and I would not sit here and write all this, if I would not be convinced, that Socialtours unites tourism and sustainability which is more than necessary. I appreciated this as an important step into the right direction. Thanks for this unforgettable experience and all the best !