Chandragiri hike

Chandragiri hike, Gear up for a hike to Chandragiri hill starting from Macchegaun, going through forests and smaller villages, and finally reaching the top to get an impressive view of the city. 14 April, Meeting point: Boudhanath Gate, Rs 1000 per person, Registration till: 5 pm, 12 April, For more information: 9841704019/9861111466,

KJC for kids, A 10-day camp for kids where they get to learn about music, musical instruments, vocal workshops, song writing, studio recording and more fun activities. For children 5 to 12 years. 3 to 7 April, 9 to 13 April, 10 am to 4pm, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, Package fee: Rs 9500, For more information: (01) 5013554

Kathmandu Triennale, Familiarise yourself with the city through artwork of local and international artists and learn about Nepal’s art history in this year’s edition of the Kathmandu International Art Festival. More on page 6-7. 24 March to 9 April, Multiple venues, For more information:

Morning Coffee Queries, For interesting business ideas and experiences, entrepreneurs, students and start-ups can participate in Monday morning coffee queries. 27 March, 9 to 11 am, Bodhi Books and Bakes, Maharajganj, Tickets:

Run for Parkinson’s, Mark your calendars for this run organised by Parkinson’s Support Nepal and help raise awareness about Parkinson’s. 1 April, 7 to 9 am, Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road, Rs 500 per person, (01) 4256909

Self defence, Participate in self-defence classes for women with Romee Giri, fourth dan and young national referee of taekwondo. 29 April, 8 am to 11 am, RSTCA, Lazimpat, Tickets:, Rs 2500 per person, For more information: 9813998584

Bungamati and Khokana tour, Explore Khokana and Bungamati, both traditional Newari villages on the fringes of Kathmandu Valley. 25 to 26 March, Rs 3000 per person, For more information: 9860740270/9823660545

Mobile Monday, A networking event to discuss market of mobile technology with a panel discussion featuring Ananda Raj Khanal, Biswas Dhakal, Anish Shrestha and Sixit Bhatta. 27 March, 3.30 to 7 pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Tickets:, For more information:

All about French, Immerse yourselves in the francophone culture with cultural shows, games, French cuisine, screenings and concerts. Until 24 March, Alliance Francaise de Katmandou, Dhalko Bato, Pulchok, (01) 5009221

Last Resort

Last Resort, Canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, bungee jumping – test your limits at the Last Resort. Bhotekosi, (01) 4701247/4700525,

Hotel Shangri-La, Make the most out of your weekends and enjoy a relaxing Saturday brunch with live shawarma and pasta counters. Every Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm, Shambala Garden and Club Sundhara, Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat, (01) 4412999 Extension: 7520/7508, Rs 1500 per person

Gokarna Forest Resort, A numinous paradise that relaxes you and encourages meditation, just a 20-minute drive away from Kathmandu. Gokarna, (01)4451212,

Piano B&B, Enjoy a comfortable stay, sumptuous Italian food and great hospitality at Piano B&B in Ekantakuna. Ekantakuna, (01) 5000641

Pataleban Vineyard Resort, Just 16 km west of Kathmandu city, the resort is a perfect place to spend your weekends with food and wine. The resort offers astounding views of sunset and Himalayan range of Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna. Chisapani, Kathmandu, 9841679364,


Coffee Pasal

Coffee Pasal, A place to idly sip on a good cup of coffee while looking at the Narayanhiti museum. Darbar Marg, (01) 4246483

Hyatt Regency, The Café is rolling out a Punjabi food festival. Enjoy Punjabi delicacies like fish amrtisari, tawa keema kaleji, samosa chat, aloo papadi chat, murg makahni and more. Until 31 March, 6.30 to 10.30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Boudha, (01) 5171234, Rs 2,000 plus taxes per person

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

Pauline’s Garden, Relish French and Italian cuisine as you enjoy a traditional Sufi concert at Pauline’s Garden. 25 March, 6 pm onwards, Pauline’s Garden, Baluwatar, Rs 700, For more information: 9803919575

1905, Heritage boutique suites with garden dining, 1905 Suites and Restaurants is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bookings open for four boutique suites with promotional rates and offers open till June. Nagpokhari, Naxal, For more information: 9860374450



Tap to the beats

Tap to the beats, Mark your calendars for a live performance by Rohit John Chettri a long with Ashesh Rai on tabla and percussion and Subash SIwa on guitar and effects. 24 March, 7.30 to 11.30 pm, Tangalwood, Naxal,  (01) 4443904

Heritage music, Mark your calendars for ‘Echoes in the Valley’, a community music festival showcasing local music, art, and performances of every-day rituals. 25 March, For more information:

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

Into the night, Spend a musical evening with Nepali bands Mukti & Revival and Anuprastha. 31 March, 8 pm onwards, Reggae Bar, Thamel

Live musical era, Listen to hits by lyricist and musician Kali Prasad Baskota with friends and family. 25 March, 8 pm onwards, The Victory Lounge, Darbar Marg,, 9809830172


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