Galli Patan

Galli Patan, A storytelling workshop by Katha Satha in collaboration with Photo Kathmandu with a focus on using mixed media. This time the subject is Patan and the workshop will be facilitated by Prawin Adhikari, Muna Gurung and Shuvechhya Pradhan. 20 to 24 July, Application deadline 15 July, Rs 1000 (partial scholarships available),

Critical mass, A monthly meet up of cyclists who go on a ride, their purpose: reclaim the streets. 31 July, 5.30PM, Basantapur Darbar Square

Community yoga, Learn the basics of Hatha yoga and enjoy the benefits. Classes start 13 July, 6pm, every Monday and Wednesday, Rs 350 per class, Bikalpa Art Centre,

Get Inspired, Co-founder of Happiness for Life and recipient of Global Trailblazer Award from Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative, Rastraraj Bhandari will share his life experiences. Open to undergraduate applicants, register in advance at the USEF library with national ID.
14 July, 1pm, USEF Office, Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu

Child wellbeing, Classes on basic wellbeing skills for children aged seven to 12. Starts 14 July, 4 to 5.15pm, every Tuesday, Gyanmandala Complex (Moksh), Jhamsikhel, Rs 2000 per child

Lato Mato, Set in eastern Nepal, Lato Mato is a tale of four porters and their struggle to make ends meet. Directed by Kiran Chamling Rai and adapted by Yuvraj Ghimire. Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali

Learning meditation, A five-day course on fundamentals of meditation with Vishal Mishra. 12 July, Rs 3000, Sooriya Wellness Kathmandu, NLIC Building, Lajimpat

French speak, Admission open for July intake of students at Alliance Francaise in Kathmandu. 16 July to 28 August, Alliance Francaise, (01)4241163, (01)4242832,

Quiz night, After a one-week hiatus Quiz night is back at Sal’s. Bring your brain. 13 July, every Monday, Sal’s Pizza, Lajimpat

Kathmandu Kora, Join hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and ride for 50, 75, or 100 km to raise money for a birthing centre in Pyutar, Lalitpur. 18 July, 6.45am to 4.45pm, ride@,

Nagarjun Hike, Hike up the Nagarjun this weekend with the Hike for Nepal team which aims to motivate young Nepalis to explore a different location every Saturday. 11 July, Rs 700 (includes a T-shirt, snacks, park ticket, and first aid), 7am, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, for bookings contact 9841178536, 9815237844


Café Aamu

Café Aamu, If you are a rice lover and crave Chinese food all-day, all-week, then the Tofu and Chinese Black Mushroom with Rice is a must try. Krishnagalli, Lalitpur

Café Nina, The best burgers in town. Maharajganj

Dhokaima Café, Enjoy the summer and chill with indigenous cocktails at the Rukhmuni Bar. Patan Dhoka, (01)5522113,

Embassy, Serves ‘value lunches’ from 11am to 3pm daily. Lajimpat

The Entrance Café, Friendly staff, good food, and quiet ambience. Bakhundole, Lalitpur

Phat Kath, Offering French-ish food, a takeaway crêperie, low tables and hookahs for hippies, tables and chairs for normal people, and a formidable hip hop soundtrack for everyone. Thamel

Mezze, For pizzas, pasta and people watching. Darbar Marg

The Old House, For times when you want to splurge Parisian style. Darbar Marg



Mum’s Garden Resort

Mum’s Garden Resort, Head out to Pokhara for a peaceful and comfortable stay in beautifully designed cottages at 50% off, surrounded by a lush green garden with great views of Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range. Lake Side, Pokhara, (06)1463468,

Park Village Resort, Far away from the madding crowd, yet so close to the city. Budhanilkantha, (01)4375280,

The Yellow House, Bed and breakfast for the light traveller. Sanepa, (01)5553869/5522078,

Gokarna Forest Resort, A forest sanctuary to help you relax and breathe, just a 20-minute drive away from Kathmandu. Gokarna, (01)4451212,

Restore Gumba, A 12-day trip to magical Mustang, while there volunteers can participate in restoration of the Chhairo Gompa, an old monastery of the Nyingma sect that was partially damaged in the quakes.

The Famous Farmhouse, Its converted old buildings are family friendly, the gardens and bougainvillea intertwine, the furniture and fittings are an antique collector’s delight. Nuwakot


Himalayan glory

Himalayan glory, Ready to bang some heads? UgraKarma, Plague Throat, Binaash, Kaal and Vomiting Snake live under one roof. 25 July, 12pm to 6pm, Purple Haze, Thamel

Young guns, Enjoy an evening with Kramasha-Nepal. 10 July, 8pm onwards, Ai-La Lounge and Restaurant, Kumaripati, Lalitpur,

Rusty Nails, Rusty Nails and Dr Suman collaborate for an eventful night. 10 July, 8pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel

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