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Last Thursdays, gain knowledge on entrepreneurial opportunities with Rajendra Khetan and attend a networking session afterwards. March 29, 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm, DECC hall, United World Trade Center, Tripureshwor

Corporate Mask Party, enjoy a night of fantasy, mystery and romance. 23 March, 5pm onwards, Vintage Café and Pub, Durbarmarg, 9849046268

Buchanan Hamilton Exhibition, celebrate 200 years of biodiversity research in Nepal. 24 March to 1 April, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited

Earth Hour, be part of WWF's global initiative spanning 135 countries and millions of people to cut down energy comsumption by turning off your lights for an hour. 31 March, 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm, worldwide

Anusara Yoga Workshop, learn and practice yoga with the internationally renowned teacher Jonas Westring. 23 March, 5 pm to 7.30 pm, 1905 Restaurant, Kantipath,

Resting Stops, don't miss the exhibitions, slam poetry and musical performances. 24 March, 5.30 pm onwards, KCAC, Patan Museum


Ides of March, support the 'underground' music scene of Nepal with the annual concert featuring bands like Severe Dementia, Antim Grahan and Jindabaad. 31 March, 1pm to 8pm, Bhrikuti Mandap Fun Park

Kutumba Playing for Heritage II, Kutumba will be travelling across Nepal generating awareness on preservation and protection of local heritage. Until 15 April

1974 AD Concert, catch an exclusive concert by the famous 1974 AD. Rs 200, 28 March, 7.30 pm onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel

Nepfest March, bringing together all the metal heads with performances by Antim Grahan, X-Mantra, Kalodin, Garudh, The Exorcist, Disintergrated, Fractiucals. 24 March, 1 pm onwards, Bhrikuti Mandap. Call 9841277757

Baja Gaja, playing live every Tuesday. 7.30 pm onwards at Moksh, Pulchowk, Call 5526212


Tama, enjoy delicious khaja and taas set,and a host of other Indian and Nepali snacks at a reasonable price. Gairidhara.

The Olive Garden, now offering a revamped dinner menu from March 14 onwards with various trout dishes. Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat

Comfort Zone, expansive restobar with a decent range of cocktails and barbeque meals. Thamel

Rox Restaurant, enjoy Sunday Pranzo at Rox Restaurant. 12pm to 3.30pm, Hyattt Regency, 4491234

Him Thai Restaurant and Bar, for authentic Thai cuisines in town. Lazimpat, 4418683

Dragon Café, enjoy momos, sizzlers and vegetable coins at the most reasonable prices. Kumaripati
Japanese Crepe Station, try the unique Nepali khuwa crepe for a quick fix. Khichapokhari and Basantapur, Call 4256655

New Tushita Restaurant, relaxing ambience and good food. Don't miss out on their Penne with creamy bacon and mushroom sauce. Lazimpat, 44432957

Cafereena, the extensive menu has something for everyone. Try their famous chips chilly. Sherpa Mall, Durbar Marg
Café Soma, enjoy scrumptious brunch and indulge in crepes with sugar and lemon. Jhamsikhel

Dhokaima Cafe, exquisite atmosphere, friendly service, cozy bar, a place to see and be seen at. Patan Dhoka, Yala Maya Kendra, 5522113

Station BBQ, try the table top grills for self-cooked barbeque or order mutton skewers and pork chops. Jhamsikhel

Pyongyang Okryu-Gwan, for the rare taste of North Korean cuisine and hospitality. Durbar Marg

Café Du Temple, famous for its delicious food, warm ambience and a beautiful roof top view. Patan Durbar Square, 5527127

Alfresco, for homemade pastas and other lip-smacking delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999

Sal's Pizza, almost round, almost cheap, always delicious, try out the cheesiest pizzas in town. Lazimpat, behind Jazz Upstairs


Chitwan Safari Tour, exciting wildlife safari in the Chitwan National Park at Rs 49990. Call Ace travels at 4411830

Holiday at Grand Norling Hotel, Gokarna. One night and two days at
Rs 4500 and two nights and three days at Rs 7000. Call 447948

Fulbari Resort, enjoy the scenic view of Pokhara as you pamper yourself with tennis, golf, drinks and dinners. Rs 6500 per person for 2 nights and 3 days, Call 4461918, 4462248

7th Annual Sundance Music Festival, join the live musical extravaganza with bands like Joint Family, Soul Train Featuring Rainer Pusch (Germany), The Acoustics (Shanti Music), Himalayan Connection, and DJ Phuchhey. Rs 3500, 24 to 25 March, The Last Resort, Call 4701247/ 4700525 for bookings

GHT Day 65

Apa Sherpa and his team reached Beni of Myagdi district (arrow, above) on the 65th day of their Climate Smart Celebrity Trek. The 21-time Everest summiteer (seen right with flag) is on an epic four-month 1,600 km traverse of Nepal from east to west. Sherpa and his team were felicitated by locals at a press meet organised in the Red Cross Office of Beni.

Speaking on the occasion, Apa Sherpa said, "Glacial lakes are getting bigger as the mountains melt, we have to protect downstream valleys from the threat of climate change." He also requested Annapurna Area Conservation Project (ACAP) to involve locals while making policies which impact the daily lives of people living in Annapurna region.

The purpose of the Climate Smart Celebrity Trek is to highlight the impacts of cimate change in the Himalaya and promote the Great Himalayan Trail as a tourism product. The trail starts from Taplejung in the east and ends in Darchula in western Nepal.

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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)