One of the newest additional to our arsenal is the GO LOCAL series - where we focus on trips that bring our the hidden secrets of Nepal, and allows travellers to experience Nepal like a local.

Here is what people are saying about these experiences:

Mark, UK

After enjoying Daal bhat so many times in my last 2 months in Nepal, it was great to finally learn how to make it myself. I look forward to re-creating this at the home in the future. The staff were fun and friendly. Relaxed atmosphere was great.The food was super tasty as well.

Dave Lett & Debbie Colclough, UK

Pokhara & Brigand's Bend
Feb 2014

A huge ‘Thank You’ to Bipin and socialtours. Our travel, accommodation and excursions were exactly what we wanted. Everything was well planned and ran smoothly. Our local guide in Pokhara, Sundha, was always on time, with a smile on his face. He was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Our trip to Brigand’s Bend was beyond our dreams. A rural setting on a plateau overlooking the river. Dinner, breakfast and lunch were all prepared especially for us by the wonderfully helpful staff. We have never seen such beautifully presented meals, and that was surpassed by their taste.

So tranquil!

Sheila, USA

This was a lot fun! We saw a lot of traditional Nepali things and the guide was helpful at explaining knowing what we wanted!

We are planning another tour because; we enjoyed it so much.

Janet Hsu

Throw your own souvenir

For the fans of traditional crafts, countrysides, nostalgic houses, live museum scenes, This tour gave me all! The pottery village tour was informative, the local guide was gave excellent background stories of this traditional art industry in Thimi. It's a walk back  in time and as well as living museum. I'm very impressed by the pottery making and wisdom involved in its process details. The tour raises your curiosity of authentic Nepali life and you are tempted to find out further.

Lunch, delicious, delightful and organic taste, is another highlight, Surrounding view of Gamcha farm added further enjoyment to the meal hour .Its a vista point not to be missed ,

Over all a great day!!!!

Maurice O Carroll, Ireland

Throw your own souvenir

We had a great day on the "Throw your own souvenir" . It was very informative and relaxed atmosphere with no pressure to buy .Iliked the walk around Bhaktapur as we were given the information by a local .

The dinner on the organic farm was excellent and peaceful .

Nice place if you have done the Delhi-Kathmandu trip and need an easy going day.

Thanks for all the information.

Ellen Burke,Australian

Throw your own souvenir

Pottery tour was very nice- The guide around Thimi was very informative and the pots were beautiful,

Having a turn on pottery wheel is something I,ve wanted to do for years, it was a lot of fun.

Einat Rogenberg,Israel

Throw your own souvenir

Thank you very much for a very intresting day trip.The Thimi pottery village was wonderful and also the experience of tyring to make my own pot.

Everything was perfectly organized, From the guides and the nice people to the great food,

I'm very happy  we joined you today and really enjoyed the tour.

Audre Martin, Switzerland

Momo Making Class

June 2013

Very nice event, good insight into some Nepalese cooking. The dish we made was very tasty and the cook was competent in conveying the knowledge and cooking techniques. Also interesting shopping in local market and to cooking.

Patan Heritage Walk | 3 hrs

patan If you want to delve deep into the history of Patan, enjoy this walk that will be
best done in the afternoon, along with an informative local guide, who will
showcase Newar lifestyle, architecture and communal behaviour. You will end the trip at Patan Durbar Square.

Price: US$ 50*
*in a group of 2
Duration: 3 hours

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Patan, the second largest city in the valley, lies just across the Bagmati River from Kathmandu, but it's a much quieter and less frenetic place to visit. The city is justly proud of its temples and artisans and it is their handiwork that provides the focus of the stunning Durbar Square.

Durbar Square is choc-a-block with the largest display of Newari architecture in Nepal. It includes the Royal Palace and the two-tiered brick Jagannarayan Temple. Look up to the roof struts to see carvings of figures engaged in quite athletic acts of intercourse.

This whole square is a cluster of fine pagoda temples and stone statues; it is at the same time the business hub of the city. At every step one comes across a piece of art or an image of a deity, testifying to the consummate skill of Patan's anonymous artists. The ancient palace of the Malla kings and the stone baths associated with various legends and episodes of history are especially interesting to visitors. The stone temple of Lord Krishna and the Royal Bath (Tushahity) with its intricate stone and bronze carvings are two other masterpieces in the same vicinity.


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