Nepal Lit Fest

Nepal Lit Fest, Talk literature and much more with India and Nepal’s finest journalists and writers. 29 January to 1 February, Pokhara

First anniversary, Visit Shop with a Story as it celebrates its first anniversary; features an exclusive workshop by social entrepreneurs and producers. 11am to 4pm, 24 January, Babar Mahal Revisited

Bangladesh Expo, Readymade garments, plastic products, cosmetics, ceramics and a lot more in the Bangladesh Expo 2016. 21 to 25 January, Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall, Kathmandu

CAN Info-tech, The year’s most exciting info-tech and entertainment conference. 28 January to 2 February, Bhrikuti Mandap, Exhibition Road

ComCraft, Comic books, manga and graphic novel workshop for illustrators, designers, writers and enthusiasts. Quixote’s Cove, Ekantakuna, (01)5536974

Debate Championship, Wow your audience in Nepal’s largest debate tournament for high school students in both English and Nepali. 9 February to 13 February, Kathmandu

Property rites, Explore power struggles in this future-in-the-present action drama based on the play by Alan Haehnel and performed by Ullens IB students. 29 January, 6pm and 30 January, 9pm,

Ullens School, Khumaltar, Lalitpur Donate a blanket,

Sasto Deal is organising a ‘Donate a blanket’ program for victims of the earthquake in Gorkha, Dhading and Sindhupalchok. Contribute Rs 500 per blanket.

Digital mapping, How to use digital maps to showcase Nepal’s stunning beauty and nature: Storycycle’s workshop to learn Google’s map-based tools. 31 January, 1pm onwards,

Yoga for the Soul Relax and unwind on a three-day yoga retreat in Neydo, a Tibetan monastery nestled in the hills of Pharping, far away from the crowded streets of Kathmandu. Discover the harmony and balance yoga can bring into your lives at this retreat organised by Pranamaya Yoga Studio. The sessions will be led by trained yoga professionals. Each retreat will have a minimum of 4 and maximum of 16 participants.

The package will include transportation to and from Thamel to the monastery; 10.30am pick up on Monday mornings and 7pm drop off on Wednesdays. The accommodation will be on a twin sharing basis and cover meals (vegetarian) and refreshments. 7 to 9 March, Neydo Monastery, Pharping


Dhokaima Café

Dhokaima Café, Try indigenous cocktails at the Rukhmuni Bar. Patan Dhoka, (01)5522113,

Mulchowk, Select your special dinner from set Ala-carte menu or regular menu while enjoying classical fusion, and folk music by Mul band. Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4259801

Manny’s, Head down for some delicious Corn Fritters, Pad Thai Noodles, Crispy Crunch Potatoes and don’t forget their signature Manny’s Spicy Wings. All served with fine hospitality in an excellent space. Jawalakhel, (01)5536919

Lal Durbar Restaurant, Authentic Nepali dinner with a cultural show. Hotel Yak & Yeti, Darbar Marg, (01)4248999,

Downtown, Go Indian at this restaurant, although it serves Chinese and Continental food too. Don’t miss out on the Biryani. Pulchok Road, (01)5010751



The Yellow House

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

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

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

Mango Tree Lodge, Culture walks, rafting in the Karnali, wildlife exploration, and jungle safari at the Bardia National Park. Bhetani, Bardia,(84)402008,

Dhulikhel Lodge Resort, Located on a hilltop, the resort offers a magnificent vista of valleys, foothills, and mountains to the north. Dhulikhel, (011) 490114/494,


90s grunge

90s grunge, All Stars, Sound Chains Pilots and Newaz will conjure up the awesome 90s grunge. 20 February, 1pm, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel

Mental radio, Contemporary hits from the 70s to pop rock and to present: groove to Mental Radio’s tunes. 22 January, 8pm onwards, House of Music, Thamel

Tribute to AC/DC, The Midnights Riders’ ultimate tribute to AC/DC. 13 February, 3pm onwards, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, 9849076217

Blues n’ Roots, Come see Mukti Shakya and other star artists perform. 23 January, 2 to 8pm, Attic Bar, Tangal

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