Heroes of the Himalaya

Heroes of the Himalaya, A talk by Snow Yak Foundation on developing Upper Dolpo. 11am to 1 pm, 11 December , Café Cheeno, Patandhoka

KIMFF 2015, Over 80 films from 25 countries will be shown at this year’s Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. 10 to 14 December, Kumari Hall, Kamalpokhari, (01)4440635,

Help rebuild, A special fund-raising print sale to contribute towards the rebuilding of heritage sites in Patan by Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT).

Christmas Bazaar, Shop for gifts from local artisans, enjoy traditional festive biscuits, and mulled wine. 13 December, 11am to 6pm, Bikalpa Art Centre, Pulchok, Lalitpur

Farmers’ market, Local producers gather to sell organic vegetables, dairy products, artisanal bread and pastries and home-made goodies. 8am to 1pm, Le Sherpa, Lajimpat, every Saturday, (01)4006587, 9802028777

French cinema, Screening of the film Une vie de chat (A Cat in Paris) by Alain Gagnol 17 December, 5.30pm, Alliance Francaise, Teku Road, (01)4242832,

Photography workshop, Level 1 workshop for aspiring photographers, organised by Artudio. 13 December, 7am to 9am, Rs 4000, Artudio, Chhauni Hospital Road, Swayambhu, register: 9851182100/98037797777

Creative Rendezvous, Workshop on 3D artwork using papier mache, clay and cloth with Rajesh Yadav. Rs 3,600,

Art festival, Submit your piece of art for this open-roof art exhibition. Exhibition: 10 am to 12 pm, 12 December, Patan Darbar Square, 9808350593

Nepali drama, A new Nepali play, Katha Sarangi Gau ko (The story of Sarangi Village) by Kishor Anurag. Until 12 December, show starts at 4.45pm everyday (except Wednesdays), Theatre Mall, Sundhara, 9841595956


Dan Ran

Dan Ran, The best Japanese food this side of Bagmati. Try one of the bento boxes with a fresh lemonade. Jhamsikhel, (01)5521027

Fire & Ice Pizzeria, For the best Italian pizzas in town. Thamel, (01)4250210

Quiz Night, Sal’s Pizza hosts weekly quiz contests. Every Monday, 7pm, Lajimpat (behind the Indian Embassy),9813570076

Maan Nam, Enjoy a nice cuppa coffee in the lush garden or try out your golfing skills. Naxal (across the road from Bhatbhateni Supermarket), (01)4427055

Trisara, With dishes like flambeed prawns, crispy chicken, and khao soi, it would be a folly to ignore its aromas. Lazimpat, (01)4410200

The Vesper House Stop by for the best in Italian and other local favourites, in their breezy outdoor seating. Also a great venue for wine connoisseurs. Jhamsikhel, (01)5548179

The Village Cafe, Authentic Newari food that comes straight from the heart. Pulchok Road, (01)5540712



Neydo Monastery

Neydo Monastery, A monastery and guest house, Neydo is home to many significant religious sites of the great siddhas. Leave your troubles behind and book a room. Pharping, Kathmandu,

Waterfront Resort, Head to this eco-friendly resort right in front of Phewa Lake. Sedi Height, Pokhara. (61)466 303/304, 9801166311,

Shangri-la Pokhara Two nights, 3 days at Shangri-la Village Resort, Pokhara including a Christmas dinner, breakfast for two days, discounts on food and beverages, free shuttle service to Lakeside plus arrival and departure transfers. Rs 6,777 net per person, until 26 December

Glacier Hotel, Good value and friendly service for travellers on the lap of Lake Phewa. Gaurighat, Lakeside, Pokhara, (061)463722,


Bipul Chhetri Live

Bipul Chhetri Live, Celebrated singer Bipul Chhetri will perform for the third time in Kathmandu. 19 December, 2pm onwards, Sano Gaucharan Ground, Gyaneshwor

KANTA dAbdAb, This musical trio combines sitar, percussion and bass to create a soulful fusion groove. 19 December, 6pm, Base Camp, Arun Thapa Chok, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Rs 300

Guitar Fest 2016, A guitar competition for all music lovers. Auditions from 18 to 28 January, Sushila Arts Academy, 9849040554

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