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Backstreet Academy

Chandol | Chandol, Near Bishal Milan Kendra, Kathmandu 748, Nepal
+977 981-8421646
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Traditional Tibetian Thangka painting course

When I and my friend arrived in Nepal, we wanted to join a thangka painting course. At the end of... read more

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Rakesh H
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Great Prayer Wheel Workshop

Developed a new appreciation for the work that goes into making a Prayer Wheel. An inspiring artist... read more

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Explore Nepali culture through our exclusive collection of travel experiences - carve a wooden mask, cook momos or learn pottery, the backstreets offer the richest interaction with the culture and people of a place. Immerse yourself in the de facto Nepali experience where the local backdrop retains its integrity and originality and discover a side of the city you never knew, available only through the forgotten backstreets. Backstreet Academy works with many competent yet struggling craftsmen with whom we structure a course together to teach the world about their traditional craft. Be it at their home or their workshops, we offer our guests access to a 'behind the scenes' experience that is often overlooked. This is the real local, the real Nepal, the real experience. And as you discover the backstreets, we will pair you with a facilitator who will help you translate and make sure you have a great time while making an impact. Courses available include: - Mask Carving - Stone carving - Momo Cooking Class - Dal Bhat Cooking Class - Pottery - Kite Making - Jute Bag Making - Sari Wearing - Paper Lantern Making Our other cities include: Phnom Penh | Siem Reap | Pokhara | Luang Prabang | Vientiane
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“pottery class” (14 reviews)
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Chandol | Chandol, Near Bishal Milan Kendra, Kathmandu 748, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I and my friend arrived in Nepal, we wanted to join a thangka painting course. At the end of our holidays we found the backstreet academy in Kathmandu. We choose for the thangka painting course but they offer sereveral other artistic, cooking courses and...More

Thank Rakesh H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Developed a new appreciation for the work that goes into making a Prayer Wheel. An inspiring artist who is very passionate and proud of the product that he produces. Came away with a very professional product at the end and really liked the fact that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

During my stay in Kathmandu, I did first the stone carving and then the knife workshop and absolutely loved it! The contact with the local artists is a really great experience and the staff of backstreet academy really helpful. I travelled alone and before booking...More

Thank Anna R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative and tasty tour of the secret food places in Thamel. Recommended both for the food and for the insights given by our very informative guide.

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tremendous experience. Its amazing to watch Indra (and family) at his craft and be involved in the process. One of our best experiences in Nepal! Thank you.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over two visits and with two different guides, all my family have done this tour. Both guides friendly and informative. They revealed places we wouldn't have know existed. Tip Top samosas were particularly popular with us and we managed to find them again. So delicious.

Thank Guy d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour of backstreet food vendors is the real deal. This is the perfect introduction to the primary local foods and gives you a tour of the local Nepali neighborhood. I recommend walking from your hotel and not taking the taxi. This will provide you...More

Thank bern2006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really enjoyable few hours spent in Kathmandu. We booked this for our last day after eating and loving momos so much, and it was so interesting and a very well run class. The guide was professional and extremely helpful with translation, while the family...More

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third experience with backstreet on this trip and I’m very pleased once again. We did everything as listed in the description. My only advice is to make sure ur over any possible jetlag and have a good nights sleep because this a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I signed up for the upcycle, turn a rice bag into a handbag session and it was great. My guide, Abishek Singh, took me to our facilitator Tara. He served as a translator, but also was a part of the conversation too. Making the bag...More

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Tathata M
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Kanti T |
Dear Tathata, Yes we do offer pottery classes and for all ages but our minimum age is 3 years old :)
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MelFriday
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Kanti T | Property representative |
Hello Mel, Thank you for your interest in our painting classes.We have three painting classes in Kathmandu.Please go to our website and you can check the Kathmandu page.You will see all the painting classes that we offer.Let... More
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Meenal J
November 28, 2016|
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Response from Akash G | Property representative |
Hi Meena, Thank you for your inquiry. All Backstreet Academy tours and activities are on demand, thus making it easy for travelers to fit any of our half/full day activities into their itineraries. All activities... More
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