One of the most widely celebrated festivals in Nepal, Tihar, also known as the festival of lights, is celebrated by worshipping goddess Laxmi. The five-day long festival represents the divine attachment between humans, gods and animals.

28 October, Kaag Tihar: On the first day of Tihar, crows are worshipped.

29 October, Kukur Tihar: A day to honour and worship man's best friend.

30 October, Laxmi Puja: People worship Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Houses are decorated and lit up to welcome the goddess in to their abode.

31 October, Mha Puja: The Newar community worships oneself on this day. People elsewhere pay homage to Gobhardhan, an avatar of Lord Krishna.

Also, Nhudaya Bhintuna

(Happy New Year!): the Newari calendar turns a new leaf.

1 November, Bhai Tika: Brothers and sisters celebrate their bond and pray for protection from Yama, the harbinger of death.

Mustang madness, Register to participate in the cross-country MTB race in Mustang to enjoy the best biking trails of the Himalayas and win cash prizes. The 220 km long race is a mix of adventure, culture, challenge and discovery. 24 November to 1 December, Starts from Kagbeni and heads North towards Lo Manthang, 9818622466, 9860975472,

A quest for dignity, An anthology of photographs exploring the various meanings of dignity for dalits in Nepal. Till 26 November, 10 am to 5 pm, Patan Museum, Patan Darbar Square,

Kimff 2016, Mark your calendar for the 14th edition of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff) and watch more than 80 films from 28 countries. This year’s festival will open with Nepal premiere of Seto Surya directed by Deepak Rauniyar. 8 to 12 December, QFX Kumari Hall, (01) 4440635, www.


Dhokaima Café

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

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

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

Irish Pub, Don’t miss Kathmandu’s most hip and happening pub. Ananda Bhawan, Lajimpat, (01) 4416027

Starry night, Enjoy barbeque night along with a live performance by Ciney Gurung. Every Friday, 7 pm onwards, Hotel Shangrila -La, (01) 4412999, Rs 2,000 per person



Shangri-La Village Resort

Shangri-La Village Resort, Escape to the lake city and celebrate Dasain availing their ‘Special Sayapatri’ offer that extends a two nights and three days package at Shangri La Village Resort in Pokhara. Gharipatan, Pokhara, (01) 4420252, 9860260894 / 9803553023, Rs 6999 per person (incl tax)

Famous Farm, Wake up to the sound of chirping birds and a fresh morning breeze wafting in through the aankhijhyal. Nuwakot, (01) 4700426,

Jhule mountain resort, Resting 2,050 m above sea level, the eco-resort boasts of a farmhouse that stretches across a hill covered in fresh pine. Enjoy an organic homestay experience. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Lapsiphedi-3, Jhule, (01) 6212399

Pataleban Vineyard Resort, Japanese-influenced eco-resort with great views, jungle walks, and picnics. Chisapani, Kathmandu, 9841679364

Tiger Mountain Lodge, Situated 1000 ft above Pokhara valley, this resort offers spectacular views of Machhapuchchre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu., (01) 4426427, 9849194874


Midnight Walkers

Midnight Walkers, Grab your drinks at happy hour and enjoy live music by Midnight Walkers. Every Friday and Saturday, 8 pm to 12 am, Rox Bar, Hyatt Regency, (01) 5178334

Music mania, Gear up for the third edition of Blackout Pride Phase featuring bands like Ugrakarma, Taamishra, Absorb, Undifined Human and more. 12 November, 12 to 6 pm, Thamel Reggae Bar, Thamel

Open mic night, Grab the mic and sing your heart out at the House of Music every Tuesday. House of Music, Thamel, 9851075172

Superfuzz live, Spend a musical evening with Superfuzz, good music and food. Every Saturday, 7 pm onwards, The Factory, Thamel, (01) 4701185

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