Kathmandu Kora

Kathmandu Kora, Ride to raise funds for birthing facilities in Nepal in the sixth edition of Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge. Free registration. 16 July, 7.30am onwards, Mangalbazar

Art exhibition, Exhibition of works by artists Shradhha Shrestha and Kiran Manandhar as part of the sixth series of works produced by recipients of the Australian Himalayan Art Award. Until 9 May, 11am to 5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4218048

Green film, Screening of Greening the Island of the Gods, a short documentary about Bali’s garbage crisis and its grassroots solutions. 7 May, 11am to 12pm, Clean up Nepal, Tangal, (01)4428633

Talk on air pollution, A talk by Dr Joe Vipond, clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary, advocating adaptation of a Canadian model to improve air quality in Nepal. Registration recommended. 30 April, 11am to 12pm, Clean Up Nepal, Tangal, 9851010003,   King’s day, Go orange and celebrate the Dutch holiday Koningsdag (King’s Day) in Kathmandu with Het Pannenkoekenhuis - The Dutch Pancake House of Nepal. 30 April, 10am to 8pm, Het Pannenkoekenhuis, Sanepa, 9843411753,

Girls on Wheels, Gear up for a treasure hunt on your scooters around Kathmandu with KCM’s Girls on Wheels. Men allowed to participate only as navigators. 30 April, 8am onwards, Civil Mall, Sundhara

BAC Mela, Local products, foodstuffs and a second-hand garage sale plus entertainment for the whole family at BAC’S monthly mela.  30 April, 12 to 7pm, BAC Art Café, Pulchok,

Get sporty, Run, ride or rock climb at the fifth edition of Himalayan Outdoor Festival. 29 April to 1 May, Hattiban Hills, Pharping, www.himalayanoutdoorfestival com,  9823287228/ 9843817625

Critical Mass, Reclaim the streets of Kathmandu with fellow bicyclists to celebrate the third anniversary of critical mass Kathmandu. 29 April, 5.30 pm onwards, Basantapur Darbar Square

Open data, Attend a talk by the Chief Commissioner of National Information Commission, Krishna Hari Baskota on open government data in Nepal. 5 May, 1 to 4pm, The Platform Inc, Uttar Dhoka, (01) 4415793, 9801105262


Grill Me

Grill Me, A restaurant with a warm ambience and delicious grilled delights. Jhamsikhel, (01)5535294

Saigon Pho, Spacious interior with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Lajimpat, (01)4443330

The Heritage, Escape the hodgepodge of the tourist hub as you relish delights like paella and panna cotta. Thamel, (01)4254343

Hyatt Regency, Enjoy a sumptuous Italian-styled lunch at Hyatt’s Rox Restaurant featuring a variety of dishes like mushroom, leeks and sage pasta, homemade tagliatelle, lamb ravioli and a variety of risottos and desserts. Till 30 April, 6.30 to 10pm, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Baudha, (01)4491234

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



Dhulikhel Lodge Resort,

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,

Raniban Retreat, Situated at the other end of the Phewa Lake and nested inside Raniban forest and the World Peace Stupa, this retreat has one of the best views of the Annapurna range. Phewa Lake, Pokhara, (01)4411855

Shangri-La Village Resort, Escape the heat this summer with a two day and three night package at Shangri La Village Resort in Pokhara. Gharipatan, Pokhara, Rs 7500 per person including one way transportation from Kathmandu, rafting and lunch, (01)4420252/9808187015/9860260894

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

Milla Guesthouse, If you prefer the quiet, and admire a mix of old and new, this is the perfect place to stay. Not too far away from the city, yet miles apart. Bhaktapur, 9851024137


Nepathya live

Nepathya live, Folk rock band Nepathya will be performing to raise funds for earthquake victims and spread the message of strength through solidarity. 14 May, 5 to 9pm (Gates open at 4pm), Tickets priced at Rs 1000, Jawalakhel Football Ground

Rhythmic night, Enjoy a musical evening with 90s Nepali pop sensation Deepak Bajracharya and The Rhythm Band 30 April, 7pm onwards, The Victory Lounge, Darbar Marg

Cancer benefit, Help raise funds for children battling cancer at Kanti Children’s Hospital with Nepali rock band 1974 AD. Tickets: Rs 2000. 1 May, 6.30pm onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, 9813688226

All about jazz, Celebrate the fifth International Jazz Day with a concert followed by a jazz workshop organised by KJC. 30 April, 6pm onwards, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, (01)5013554

Metal night, Book your seats for a night of hard-hitting heavy metal featuring bands Binaash, Aakrosh, Nude Terror, DISORDER, Crown Of Thrones and Vivace Octave. 30 April, 12 to 6pm, Reggae Bar, Thamel, (01)4700654

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