The connection

The connection, Participate in this charity event to support handicapped dogs. Money collected will be used to build a home for incapacitated and elderly dogs. 1 September, 7pm onwards, The Heritage Garden, Sanepa, Rs3,000, 9860130928

Comic con in Nepal, Fans of Marvel, DC, Anime, games and the comic genre are in for a treat. The event will also host international cosplay artists from Japan, the Philippines and India. 9 September, 10am-8pm, Heritage Garden, Sanepa, (01) 5013096

Vocal workshop, Register to learn singing techniques from renowned jazz vocalist Diandra Danieli, hosted by Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory. 5 July-30 August, (01) 5013554

Obstacle race, Be adventurous and test your strength in Nepal’s first obstacle race. 9 September, 6 am, Godavari Football Ground, Rs 1,000, free for ultra run.

Artmandu, Book your seats for a musical event by bands MA and Cycle, from Kathmandu University, and get a taste of folk, traditional ensemble and a rare combination of sound. 14 August, 2-4pm, Sarwanam Theatre, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, Rs1,000 (pre sale), Rs1,500 (door sale), (01) 4011027

Before the flood, Support bird conservation by participating in a charity dinner and screening of the documentary Before the Flood. 11 August, 5pm, Cine De’ Chef, CTC Mall, Sundhara, Rs3,000, (01) 4417805, (01) 4420213

Become a photographer, Register for a 10-day photography workshop. August, 7-9am, Artudio, Chhauni Hospital Road, Fee Rs5,500, 9803779777, 9851180088,

Art without borders, Save the date for this exhibition themed ‘Buddhism in Modern Times’ 12-16 August, 10am-5pm, Newa Chen Art Gallery, Kwalakhu Road, (01) 5533532




Barahi Jungle Lodge

Barahi Jungle Lodge, The first eco-jungle lodge in Chitwan directly overlooks Chitwan National Park. Spa, boutique guest room, individual and two-in-one private villas, including a suite with a private swimming pool. Megauli, Chitwan, (01) 4429820

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

Dwarika’s Hotel, A little slice of paradise hidden in the middle of the city. Start the day with yoga classes in this award-winning heritage hotel. Battisputali, Kathmandu, (01) 4470770

Rupakot Resort, Get pampered in the lap of luxury amid stunning views of the Annapurnas. Maidan-6, Rupakot, Kaski, (61) 622660 / (01) 4004687 /9856038043, www.rupakotresort.comPataleban

Kasara Resort, A luxury resort located in the lush setting of Chitwan National Park. For those who value their privacy and prefer a more secluded stay, Kasara offers two private villas with private pools. Chitwan (01) 4437571/4438570,

Pataleban Vineyard Resort, 16km west of Kathmandu, this resort is a perfect place to spend your weekends with food and wine. It offers astounding views of the sunset and mountains. Chisapani Baad Bhanjhyang Road, (01) 4316377

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

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


Divine live

Divine live, Popular Indian hip hop singer Divine will perform live in Kathmandu for the first time. 18 August, 6pm onwards, The Factory, Thamel, (01) 4701185

Kanta dAb dAb, Book your seats for a musical night with Nepali fusion trio Kanta dAb dAb. 18 August, 5:30pm onwards, Base Camp: Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel, Rs500, 9841226397

Gypsy Jazz, Groove to the tunes of gypsy jazz with international artists and Nepali guitar maestro Hari Maharjan. 11 August, 7:30pm onwards, Base Camp: Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel, 9841226397

Astitwa, Enjoy a live performance by Astitwa. 12 August, 7-10pm, Ai-La Lounge Restaurant, Lalitpur, 9801018681

Music for a cause, Your favourite band B-8EIGHT and singer Sweta Singh Hamal will perform live to support the students of Palanchok Bhagwati Secondary School. 26 August, 6pm onwards, Titos Pub and Lounge, Jhamiskhel, 9841647747

Live with Jovan, Spend the weekend with close friends swaying to the rhythms of Jovan Bhuju. 11 August, 6:30pm onwards, Bricks Café, Kupondole, (01) 5521756

Vegan night

Vegan night, Treat yourself with delectable vegan dishes and savour a carnival of tastes. 11 August, 6pm onwards, Yala Mandala, Kwalkhu Road, Patan, 9841797260, 9818239744

Monsoon Sundays, Food connoisseurs can relish a succulent barbeque with a choice of African, Arabic or Mediterranean specialties, along with access to the swimming pool. 23 July onwards, 12:30-3:30pm, Rs1,999 per person, Hyatt Regency

Embers, A large and cosy dining den serving continental and Nepali favourites. Krishna Gali, Pulchok, (01) 5534766,,

La Bella Cafe, Cuisine to tease your palette this weekend. Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, (01) 4700078

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

Café Jireh, For a peaceful evening and the best firewood pizza. Bhaisipati, (01) 5592102

European Bakery, For patties, éclairs, Swiss rolls, cookies and many more. Don’t miss the Saturday special doughnuts. Chundevi, (01) 4422047

Lhakpa’s Chulo, Nepali dal bhat, Newari khaja, Swiss Rösti, and other continental cuisines – take your pick. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5542986

Tabela, Satisfy your taste buds with exotic biryani this weekend. Narayan Chaur, Naxal, 9851198615

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