Buddha Maya Gardens

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel, Add value to your travel in Lumbini with a stay at probably the best hotel in the area. Lumbini, (71)580220, 9801033109,

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

Fulbari Resort, Enjoy the scenic view of Pokhara as you pamper yourself with tennis, golf, drinks, and dinners. Pokhara, (01)4461918/2248

Hotel Barahi, Enjoy a great view of Phewa lake, cultural shows, or indulge in the scrumptious pastries from the German Bakery on the hotel premises. Lakeside, Pokhara, 061-460617/463526

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


Shiva Ratri

Shiva Ratri A day dedicated to the god of destruction, Shiva. Enjoy the Army parade and fly past and sky diving at Tundikhel in the afternoon or join hundreds in the evening as they offer prayers in Pashupati. 24 February

Be a trail mechanic, Ladies can participate in a trailside mechanics skills course led by a renowned mechanic Santosh Rai. 24 February, 4 to 6 pm, Kar.Ma Coffee, Jhamiskhel, Rs 800 (includes course, coffee and cookies).

Squat competition, Register to participate in the 2nd Interclub women’s squat competition organised by Jasmine Fitness and Spa on the occasion of Women’s Day. 7 & 8 March, Jasmine Fitness and Spa, Tripureswor, (01) 4117115

The Diary of Anne Frank, Those who missed it earlier can save the date for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ which will be screened at Rato Bangla School auditorium. 25 & 26 February, 6 pm onwards, Rato Bangla School, Rs 700 and 500 (adults), Rs 200 (students)

Textile art, Mark your calendar for an exhibition of Mexican textiles from the state of Chiapas. Until 27 February, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal, 11 am to 5 pm, (01) 4433930, 4218048

Women run, Jog or walk for women empowerment in this run organised to mark the International Women’s Day. 4 March, 7 am onwards, Jawalakhel Football Ground, Register:

Pinkathon, Gear up for the Kathmandu Pinkathon, a women only event, and choose to run in 3km, 5km, 10km or 21 km run to promote and encourage women empowerment. 24 February, 7 to 11 am, Dasarath Rangashala Stadium, Tripureswor,

Lords of slam, Book your tickets to experience the magic of spoken word poetry by internationally acclaimed poets Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay. 6 March, 5 to 10 pm, International Club, Sanepa. Rs 750 (advance sale) and Rs 1,000 (door sale),

The Vagina Monologues, Don’t miss out on this year’s Vagina Monolgues 2017 with women’s rights advocates from different walks of life. The event is a benefit production for Hamri Bahini. 25 & 26 February, Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali, For more information: 9801819076 Tickets:

Meal for a cause, Watch as Veda, a Russian and English group, performs a spiritual drama and dance. All proceeds from the event go towards the mid-day meal program for underprivileged school children. 25 February, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 9801205729, Rs 3,500 per person (Tickets available at Himalayan Java, Basantapur, Dhokaima Cafe, Patan Dhoka, Keventers, Pulchok, Embassy Restaurant and Bar, Lajimpat and Jawalakhel) 


Vootoo, The new home of Newari cuisine, as well as a continental menu for those who want to play it safe. Lajimpat, (01)4005222

Dan Ran, The best authentic Japanese food in this part of town. Jhamsikhel, (01)5521027

Alfresco, For homemade pastas and other lip-smacking Italian delights. Soaltee Crowne Plaza, 4273999

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

Mezze by Roadhouse, Dine at this place with smart, modern interior and chic terrace, and imbibe the Italian culture. Darbar Marg, (01)4223087




Funk for Shiva

Funk for Shiva, Celebrate this year’s Shivaratri with funky music at House of Music. The finale for Black History Month 2017 is going to take place on the same day. 24 February, 8 to 11 pm, House of Music, Thamel, Rs 300, 9851075172,   

Yatra release, The Midnight Riders will be launching its new album ‘Yatra’. Be part of the program and enjoy your Monday night. 6 March, 7 to 11 pm, Wicked Spoon Fork & Rock, Jhamsikhel, 9841461765,

Soothing sufi, Listen to sufi melodies every Fridays and Saturdays. Green Leaves Restaurant, Uttar Dhoka, Lajimpat, (01) 4433002

Classical night, Spend a melodious evening listening to Nepali classical music featuring Rabin Lal Shrestha, Prabhu Raj Dhakal and Suresh Raj Bajracharya. 26 February, 7.30 to 9 pm, Kantipur Temple House, Jyatha, (01) 4250131, Rs 500

Music festival, Be a part of this month-long festival and experience music in its entirety. Enjoy jazz, sarangi, reggae and many more genres. 1 to 31 March, Base Camp, Jhamsikhel, For more nformation: 9841226397,

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