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Soft adventure specialists that custom tailor experiences - half day, day and multi-day - for solo travellers, small groups and families. Experts answer your question, develop suggestions, do all bookings and deliver the experience. Sustainability certified and industry leaders who are based in Nepal. Mentions on Lonely Planet, National Geographic Adventure, and several other guide books, articles and publications. Experiences in the GO LOCAL, GET ACTIVE, GET IMMERSED and GET INVOLVED categories of products. Offer excursions, treks, soft adventure all over Nepal. All custom tailored.
Kathmandu, Nepal

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Clara R
New York City, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I was invited to Nepal for a work event and only had four days to visit the country

With lots of flexibility, considering my interests and time constraints, Raj and his team organized a simply amazing four-day trip for me. From the narrow streets of Patan and the cultural nuances of Kathmandu's Hindu and Buddhist communities to a beautiful hike to Nagarkot and the stunning temples of Bakthapur!

Everything was planned to the detail: the tours, the historical and cultural background explanations, the food, and the local delights to enjoy. The drivers were extremely professional and my guide, Bipin, was not only an incredible professional as well, but also one of the nicest and most attentive persons I've ever met! And also lots of fun!

Cannot highly enough recommend Social Tours! The vision behind the company is also a plus, for they promote local sustainable development and care about all the people they work with. I can´t wait to come again to Nepal to plan a week-long hike with them!!
Written 25 June 2023
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Thanks for the lovely review. So happy we met the expectations. We cannot wait to have you back in Nepal!
Written 25 July 2023
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Janis St
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
WALK LOCAL MARKETS Tour! Don't miss this insider's perspective of life in Kathmandu!
We visited local streets, businesses, and family courtyards that we never would have seen on our own. Our guide Yogesh for the WALK Local Markets tour was fantastic!! Yogesh is extremely knowledgeable, and we gained insight into local businesses, politics, family life, ethnic groups, architecture, property ownership and more! We also gained a much better perspective of Nepal in the global community. I highly recommend this tour!! We saw and learned so much on this tour that we would have missed otherwise!!! While you can pay as you wish, we found this tour with Yogesh to be priceless! Don’t miss this very unique tour to learn about look at life in Kathmandu!
Thank you to Bipin and Yogesh!!

Written 24 June 2023
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Thanks for the wonderful review - Love that you liked the pay what you think it is worth principle too!
Written 25 July 2023
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Lora
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I was in Patan beginning of April this year and decided to do a trek somewhere not far away. A friend from Kathmandu recommended Social Tours to me, which was a good call, as Raj and his team organized everything at record speed. I bought and borrowed everything I needed in a matter of two days, and went to Helambu region for a week with an experienced guide they connected me with, Bhim.

I fell in love with the area as we passed through villages and walked for hours through rhododendron forests, past stupas and monasteries, all the way up to snow at 3600 metres. I was lucky to have sat for hours with lamas at one of those villages at the end of our walking day, witnessing a buddhist death ritual, or participating in women's dances and festivities in another village, together with some trekkers we met on the way. It was all in all a memorable and smooth experience, considering I was totally unprepared, both physically and in terms of gear. I couldn't recommend Social Tours or my guide Bhim more. Hope to do another one of those trips soon!
Written 15 May 2023
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Thanks so much. We cannot wait to have you back with us!
Written 25 July 2023
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Richard S
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
What a company, what a team! To say that Socialtours took great care of us would be the understatement of the year! Not only did they take excellent care of us, but they also made sure that we had the experience of a lifetime. Our 10-day stay in and around Kathmandu was made so much more rewarding and informative by Raj and his team. ~From the moment we landed and were picked up at the airport, we felt as if we were visiting and spending time with great friends who made every effort to ensure we were well taken care of and got the most out of our visit to this amazingly beautiful and enchanting country. With Raj and Bipin by our side, we were taken on a journey of exploration and wonder as they generously shared with us their never-ending knowledge about their country's history, its people, norms, religions, politics, and everything in between. It was a smorgasbord of new experiences and wonderment thanks to Raj and all of his wonderful guides (or brothers as they lovingly call each other). They took such extraordinary great care of us. What could have potentially been a one-dimensional experience had we traveled on our own with only a guidebook in hand, was made into a three-dimensional, multi-color, multi-sensation experience! We are still reeling from our incredible trip and will never forget what an amazing, eye-opening journey Socialtours took us on, introducing us to the beauty that is Nepal and Kathmandu, and its warm, generous, and humble people. Socialtours walk the walk when it comes to their ethos of responsible tourism, which is guided by three basic principles: to be mindful of the environment, be sensitive to the culture, and contribute to the local economy -- which they do in SPADES! We feel we have met kindred spirits and made lifelong friends in Raj and Bipin and we miss them already. What we paid Socialtours for our incredible journey pales to what we received in return. It was, and is, WORLD-CLASS service, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. On a scale from 1-10, we give Socialtours a 100!!! Namaste!
Written 25 April 2023
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We are so honoured to get this review and so happy that we exceeded your expectations. Exactly what we aim to try everytime and so glad we succeeded. Thank you again!
Written 25 July 2023
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DrYlva
Stockholm, Sweden7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Today I joined Raj on a Photo Kathmandu walking tour which was so much more than the photo exhibition. I learned a lot about life in Kathmandu, I saw places I would never have been able to find by myself and most importantly, it was fun. The three hours flew in the most enjoyable way.

Raj’s knowledge about the history and culture of Nepal is profound but also his ideas about the ethical aspects of touring and living impressed me a lot.

Thanks to Socialtours for a wonderful experience!
Written 3 March 2023
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Ylva, Was such a pleasure to lead you on the tour. Thanks for coming along!
Written 25 July 2023
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Elissa A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I enjoyed learning how to make momos and being involved in such an interactive cultural experience with helpful and kind instructors! Thank you :)
Written 1 March 2023
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Elissa, Thanks for taking the time and showing interest to learn how to make a local dish!
Written 25 July 2023
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Rory L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Social tours provided a customized 8-day experience for my wife and I in Nepal October 25 - November 1 of 2022. Both Raj and Bippin were easy to work with, flexible, and prompt to respond with planning details. Social tours took care of all our arrangements, from picking us up at the airport at Kathmandu, to scheduling tours, tour guides, treks, permits, admission fees, lodging accommodations, guides, and then driving us back to the airport for departure.

One of our highlights was a trek in the Annapurna Conservation area. We had a great guide named Samip. Samip was very knowledgeable, capable and willing to answer questions and provide information about the local culture, customs, and natural beauty we encountered on the trek. Our first day we hiked from Ulleri to Ghorepani. On the second day we did the sunrise hike up Poon Hill, then came back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then hiked to Ghandruk. Sunrise at our guesthouse in Ghandruk provided us with a spectacular view of the sun shining on snowcapped mountains. The entire trek was beautiful and restorative for us. We saw awesome views of mountains, enjoyed the peaceful quiet of the forests, were refreshed by mountain streams and waterfalls, and passed through scenic and hospitable villages. Our guide, Samip, pointed out interesting features and helped us to appreciate the beauty surrounding us. We highly recommend him as a guide.

Another aspect of our Nepal experience was staying at Namo Buddha with a tour of the Namo Buddhist monastery. Social Tours arranged for a guide, Merrat (spelling?) to explain the history of the monastery and help us experience a morning prayer/mantra chanting practice at the monastery. The next day we traveled to Bhaktapur and Merrat provided an early morning tour of the city temples and offered us a glimpse into the prayer customs/traditions of Hindu and Buddhist followers. Merrat also provided a mid-morning tour of the historic Baktupur city with interesting architecture, and historical facts, dates and stories.

Overall, we had an amazing experience in Nepal and Social Tours made it easy and stress-free. We highly recommend using Social Tours for any trip to Nepal. They have the knowledge, experience, connections, and concern for your welfare to make your experience memorable and rewarding. We were very happy with our experience.

Rory and Marcia Lewandowski
Written 8 November 2022
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Christiane W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
socialtours organised a totally amazing 8 day Helambu trek for a friend and me in April 2022.
It is a perfect getaway from Kathmandu (2-4 h drive), wonderful nature, not too difficult trek up to 3.600 m, and great possibility to learn about culture and conditions in the Helambu region. Overnight stays (comfort package) and food were great. And we often had a hot shower at the end of the day.
We had a great guide and porter which grew up in the Helambu region. They were wonderful company on the trek and could give us a lot of insight view into the region and the culture. So aside from the hike, meeting and chatting with people in their homes and tasting local soul food were our personal highlights.
Written 3 May 2022
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Nadia B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
This group can make anything happen and made travelling and experiencing Nepal an absolute pleasure!
Written 26 April 2022
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MTB1984
Cozumel3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Attention anyone considering travel to Nepal, Social Tours in Kathmandu is THE company to hire to support any of your travel support needs. Eco-minded and capable of any wraparound support you may need, my wife Amber and I needed detailed transportation and logistics assistance during the week we visited Nepal and Social Tours delivered. Raj and his team (Bipin was amazing!) are well versed in timely transport, arranging helicopters, managing local lodgings bookings, and extremely knowledgeable on Nepal’s vast cultural and historical heritage and sites. We presented Social Tours with a few last minute curveballs during our trip in April 2022 and they didn’t skip a beat. Felt secure, represented, and appreciated by the team during our entire trip. They even sent us home with some eco-friendly prayer flags and a bon voyage lunch. THANK YOU SOCIAL TOURS! We appreciate you making our visit to Nepal one we won’t soon forget :)
-Mike & Amber
Written 20 April 2022
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