Events

Go take a hike

Go take a hike Gear up for a hike to Ranikot starting from Lankuri Bhanjyang, going through lush forest and finally reaching the top to get a view of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. 24 June, Meeting point: Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall Complex, Rs 900 (for those without t-shirts), Rs 400 (for those with t-shirts), (01)4266559

Poetrybug, Poetry lovers unite for a day full of lively discussions on ‘These Fine Lines’ poetry anthology, followed by a live poetry reading session. 24 June, 2 to 4 pm, Yala Mandala, Kwalkhu Road, Patan, Registration: https://goo.gl/nbdMNh

Watching Israel, Don’t miss the opportunity to watch selected Israeli films at the 11th Israeli Film Festival. Moviegoers can choose from two films that will be screened for three days. 28 to 30 June, 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm, OR2K Restaurant, Lakeside, Pokhara, http://embassies.gov.il/kathmandu

Mud fest, Celebrate this rice-planting festival by getting soaked in the rain, playing in the mud and mingling with locals. Includes a Newari fest at the end of the day. 24 June, 7 am to 3 pm, Khokana, Rs1950 for adults, Rs 999 for children, free for children below 4, http://www.socialtours.com

Vocal workshop, Register to learn singing techniques from renowned jazz vocalist Diandra Danieli, hosted by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. 5 July to 30 August, (01) 5013554 http://www.katjazz.com.np/vocal-teacher-diandra-danieli/

Bootcamp, Participate in readings and discussions on different pedagogical ideas, theories and methodologies in a workshop led by Niranjan Kunwar. 1 to 29 July, Quixote’s Cove, Jawalakhel, Rs 5000, (01)5536974

Kathmandu Kora, Join hundreds of cycling enthusiasts and ride 50, 75, or 100 km to raise funds for a cycling trail in the Bungamati Area of Kathmandu Valley. 15 July, 7 am onwards Patan Darbar Square https://www.facebook.com/ktmkora/

Artist in residence, Attend the seventh season of artist in residence with works of artists CC Chang and Chen Siao Chi of Taiwan, Kapil Mani Dixit of Nepal and Jupiter Pradhan of Nepal on display. 23 to 30 June, Gallery MCUBE, Lalitpur www.gallerycube.com

Inviting submissions, Submit your documentaries for the 11th edition of Film Southasia to be held in Kathmandu from 2-5 November 2017. Deadline 15 July, http://www.filmsouthasia.org/film south asia


Dining

Chez Caroline

Chez Caroline, Authentic ambience, exquisite French food, glorious sunshine and more. Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4263070

Dhokaima Café, Beat the heat with indigenous mocktails at the Rukhmuni Bar. Patan Dhoka, (01)5522113, dhokaimacafe@yahoo.com

BBQ nights, Head down to Patan for some scrumptious barbeque and take in the sights and sounds of the gallery and handicraft workshop in the artisan village. 23 June, 5 to 10.30 pm, Yala Mandala, Kwalakhi, Lalitpur, (01)5536690

Dan Ran, The best Japanese food this side of Bagmati. Try one of the bento boxes with a fresh lemonade. Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur (01)5521027

Pastavaganza, Satisfy all your Italian cravings with a range of homemade pasta for dinner. 21 to 30 June, Rox Restaurant, Hyatt Regency, Boudha, (01)5171234

Mezze by Roadhouse, Spot a superstar at one of Kathmandu’s most popular restaurants. Mercantile Plaza, Darbar Marg (01) 4223087

Embers, A large and cosy place that serves a blend of continental and Nepali favourites. Krishna Gali, Pulchok, (01)5534766, embers.ktm@gmail.com, www.embers-restaurant.com

Lakpas’ Chulo, Offers a modest selection of recipes from around the world. Quiet and warm ambience. Jhamisikhel, (01) 5542986

Fuji Bakery, Tucked in Chakupat, this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain du chocolat, and banana cake. Chakupat, Lalitpur


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, info@atithiresort.com

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

Meghauli Serai, Enjoy the monsoon offer at Taj Safari’s Meghauli Serai and spend a relaxing time fine dining and going for wildlife safaris in Chitwan. Chitwan National Park, 9801301969/9851001548 

The Yellow House, Bed and breakfast for the light traveller. Sanepa, (01)5553869/5522078, www.theyellowhouse.com.np

Gokarna Forest Resort, A numinous paradise that relaxes your breathing and encourages meditation, just a 20-minute drive away from Kathmandu in Gokarna, (01)4451212, info@gokarna.net

Hotel Barahi, Enjoy a great view of the lake, cultural shows, a big swimming pool to beat the heat this summer and scrumptious pastries from the German Bakery in the hotel premises. Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 460617/463526

Club Himalaya, For amazing mountain views and refreshing weekend escapades, special packages available for Nepalis and expatriates. Nagarkot, 4410432

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, A peaceful place to stay, complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna. It’ll be hard to leave once you go in. Gaurighat, Lakeside, (061)465819

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


Music

Musical tribute

Musical tribute, Kamero will be playing rap metal, rap rock and alternative metal songs as a tribute to Rage Against the Machine & Tool. 8 July, 2 to 5 pm, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, 9841539392

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

Celebrating death metal Metalheads, treat your ears to some sheer brute force technical death metal of Descecravity all the way from Japan. Chrematomania from Sikkim and home-grown bands Aakrosh, Nihility Nepal, Calamitiana and Wargaze will be performing too. 6 July, Reggae Bar, Thamel, Rs 500 (till 30 June), Rs 700(door)

Jay Sean live, Book your tickets now to listen to British singer and songwriter Jay Sean perform live in Kathmandu. 12 July, 7 am onwards, Deja Vu, Darbarmarg, Rs 2500, 3500, 5000, 9860344642

Fete de la Musique, Celebrate this year’s International music day by participating in the annual Fete de la Musique where various artists will be performing. 23 June, 3 to 10 pm, Alliance Française Kathmandu, Free entry

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