Events

Ride for refugees

Ride for refugees, Mark this year’s World Refugee Day by participating in a cycle rally from Patan Durbar Square to Khokana to show solidarity for refugees. 17 June, 7:30 to 11 am, Patan Durbar Square, 9841729965 www.cyclecity.org.np/ride4refugees2

Secret bazaar, Enjoy eco cocktails, healthy food, a live jam session and watch various local and international artists present their creative handmade items. 2 June, 4-10 pm, the Secret Garden Guesthouse, Kaldhara, 9808123799

Health for education, Stay fit and healthy by opting for a 12-km walk, run or jog and raise funds for the upcoming Book and Talk Show to be organised by Bookmandu. 3 June, Tickets: Rs 500, 9849763436, [email protected]

Mud fest, Celebrate this rice-planting festival by getting soaked in the rain, playing in mud and mingling with locals. Includes a sumptuous Newari fest at the end of the day. 24 June, 7 am to 3 pm, Khokana, Rs 1950 for adults, Rs 999 for children, free for children below 4, Information: http://www.socialtours.com

Bloggers networking, Sign up for a free networking event for Rising Junkiri. Aspiring bloggers and writers can participate too. 10 June, 2-8 pm, Octave Kathmandu, Woodland Complex, Darbarmarg, Admission: Free for members, For more details: [email protected]

Open-air cinema, Watch Bébé Tigre, a French drama with English subtitles, about a young Indian boy in France trying to work to send money to his parents back home. 8 June, 6:30-9:30 pm, Alliance Francaise de Kathmandu

The art market, Take an afternoon out to watch the latest works of local artists in town. 3 June, 12-4 pm, the Yellow House, Sanepa www.image-ark.com

Karmic yoga, Join a two-day class to motivate yourself to do yoga and help raise funds for Hakuna Matata, a summer camp for children living with or affected by HIV & AIDS. 3 June, 7:30-8:30 am, Attic Bar, Tangalwood, Kathmandu, Rs 1500, (01)6200083


Dining

Dunga

Dunga, Head down for some delicious continental food and don’t forget their signature cocktails, all served with fine hospitality in an excellent space. Lakeside, Pokhara, ( 061) 463321

Hotel Shangri-La Let the subtleties of Arabian cuisine tease your palate or opt for pasta if you’re not too adventurous with food. Every Saturday, 11 am-3 pm, Shambala Garden, Hotel Shangri-La, Rs 1500 nett per person, (01)4412999 (Ext. 7520/7508)

Bodhi books & bakes, A quiet, snug place offering a rich collection of cakes and pastries. Maharajgunj, 9851193262

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

Taza, An excellent new Middle-Eastern restaurant with a Syrian chef. Offers free deliveries within Patan. Try the shawarmas. Pulchok, (01)5541592, 9860960177

Wunjala Moskva, Treat your palette to Newari and Russian dishes in the lush garden with ancient trees and trickling streams.  Naxal, (01)4415236

Dechenling, The place to head for Bhutanese and Tibetan cuisine, pleasant and spacious garden is ideal for big gatherings. Thamel, (01)4412158

Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen, A charming restaurant proposing the unique flavours of Bohra Muslim Food. Jhamsikhel, 9801282727, (01)2239532

Fresh Cup, This coffee-culture café is the place to go for excellent americanos and mochas. Try their grilled chicken sandwich, among other selections. Kamaladi, Kathmandu, (01)4428040


Cinemas


Getaways

Atithi Resort & Spa

Atithi Resort & Spa, A quiet sanctuary that fuses Nepali tradition with modern amenities, complete with a fancy pool and a cosy restaurant. Lakeside, Pokhara, (06)1466760, [email protected]

Shivapuri Cottage, Escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and enjoy peace, tranquility, good food, and fresh air. Budhanilkantha, 9841371927

Solid Rock, Enjoy a relaxing stay in this traditional Nepali farmhouse away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city. Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant, Dollu, near Pharping, 9823233093

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

Monsoon madness, Head down to Pokhara and enjoy an exclusive two nights three days package with Shangri~La Village Resort. Pokhara, Rs 6299 nett per person on twin sharing basis, for reservation 4420252 / 9861388277/ 9804116774

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

Tiger Mountain Lodge, Situated 1,000 ft above Pokhara Valley, this resort offers spectacular views of Machhapuchchre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. www.tigermountainpokhara.com, (01)4426427, 9849194874

Park Village Resort, Yoga, detox and ayurveda treatment in a quiet corner of Kathmandu. Himalayan Peace and Wellness Center, Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, (01)4370286, [email protected]

Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel, Add value to your travel in Lumbini with a stay at probably the best hotel in the area. Lumbini, (071) 580220, 9801033109, [email protected]


Music

Jay Sean Live

Jay Sean Live, Book your tickets now to listen to British singer and songwriter Jay Sean perform live in Kathmandu. 28 June, 7 am onwards, Black Religion, Kathmandu

Acoustic Friday, Enjoy a night of live indie music by Binam Karmacharya and a great evening with friends and family with food and drinks. 2 June, 7-10 pm, Empire Restaurant & Bar, Kupondole Heights Road, 9813967032

Friday Live, Spend this Friday evening listening to Deepak Bajracharya and the Rhythm Band belt out some of their hits live. 2 June, 7 pm onwards, Wicked Spoon Fork & Rock, Jhamsikhel, Patan

Saturday Night Live, Sway to the rhythms of alternative rock band Innov8 and spend your weekend with friends and family. 30 June 6:30-9:30 pm, Ai-La Lounge. Restaurant, Kumaripati, 9801018683

Into the night, Join artists Nasty, Paramita RL Rana, VZN, Symfamous, Tyrant Music and Grizzle for preview of original music. 3 June, 6 pm onwards, Karma Bar & Lounge, Tripureswor, Kathmandu

Musical tribute, Exhibit 69’ will be playing heavy metal songs as a tribute to Iron Maiden. 3 June, 2-5 pm, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, Tickets: Rs 500, 9841539392

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