Jazzmandu, The Kathmandu Jazz Festival turns 15 this year. The annual Jazzmandu will take over the city as various artists play their sets at intimate venues across the valley. Take your pick from a wide range of musical offerings. See page 8-9 for details. 12-18 October, 9803516450,

Photowalk, Participate in Bhaktapur Durbar Square's Photowalk program to hone your photography skills. Those willing to meet photographers and learn about photography techniques can take part too. 7 October, 7-9am, meeting point: 55 Window Palace, Bhaktapur, Free entry,

Photo contest, Submit your three best pictures to participate in a contest organised by the Nepal Tourism Board, Samarth-NMDP and DFID on the occasion of World Tourism Day. Send your photos to: dfidnepal@gmail. Deadline: 31 October, (01) 5542980,

Guitar workshop, Register to participate in a free guitar workshop by famous Polish teacher Jacek Chmiel. 6 October, 5pm onwards, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Sanepa, Free, (01) 5013554, 9813556945,

Morning Coffee Queries, To discuss interesting business ideas and experiences, entrepreneurs, students and start-ups are invited to participate in Monday morning coffee queries. 9 October, 9 to 11 am, Bodhi Books and Bakes, Maharajgunj, Tickets:

Rock climbing, Explore the strength in you and try rock climbing, organised by Astrek Climbing Wall. The package includes lunch, a bottle of water, and climbing and safety gear. No previous experience required. Every Saturday, 8am-5pm, Rs5,500 per person, (01) 4419265, 9841313561, www.

Asia Threads, Independent young filmmakers can apply for professional skill and network development trainings. Deadline: 9 October, (01) 4251709,,



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

Chez Caroline, Authentic ambience, exquisite French food, glorious sunshine and more. 9am to 10pm, Babar Mahal Revisited, (01) 4263070

Embassy, Away from the hustle-bustle of the streets, enjoy the variety of multi-cuisine dishes at a place ideal for business meets and casual rendezvous. Panipokhari, (01) 4424040

Manny’s, Kick off your Fridays with a selection of mouth-watering tapas, paired with red or white wine or a mocktail and a choice of sizzling meat for Rs999. Jawalakhel, (01) 5536919

Fire & Ice Pizzeria, For the best Italian pizzas in town. Thamel, (01) 4250210

Saigon Pho, Spacious interior with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Lazimpat, (01) 4443330

The Vesper House, Stop by for the best in Italian and all local favourites, in their breezy outdoors seating. Also a great venue for wine connaisseurs. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5548179,

The Bent Fork, This European style restaurant offers the best salads and varieties of continental dishes. Enjoy cosy evenings with family and friends. Bishal Nagar, 9802049888

Game bird, Rox restaurant is offering a chance to sample unforgettable game bird flavours paired with wines to complement the food. 6-20 October, 6:30-10pm, Hyatt Hotel, Boudha, (01) 5171234,



The Last Resort

The Last Resort, Test your limits with canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking, bungee jumping. Bhotekosi, Sindhupalchok, (01) 4700525 /1247

Meghauli Serai, Enjoy the monsoon offer at Taj Safari’s Meghauli Serai and relax with fine dining and wildlife safaris in Chitwan. Chitwan National Park, 9801301969/9851001548

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

Balthali Village Resort, A small, cosy retreat with a bird’s-eye view of green terrace fields dotted with ochre painted houses. Balthali, Kavre, 9851075818

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

Club Himalaya, For amazing mountain views and refreshing weekend escapades. Nagarkot, (01) 6680080

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

Gorkana Forest Resort, Complete your weekend getaway with a round of golf or a day of pampering at the spa, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Don’t forget to get the Dashain offer. Gokarna, (01) 4451212,

Fulbari Resort, Enjoy the scenic view of Pokhara as you pamper yourself with tennis, golf, drinks, and dinners. Green Canyon, Pokhara, (061) 432451


Nima Rumba

Nima Rumba, Your favorite pop singer is back to rock the stage. Reserve your seats. 14 October, 6-11pm, Tirsara, Lazimpat, (01) 4410200

Gypsy Jazz, Tap to the beats of jazz with Hari Maharjan. 7 October, 6pm onwards, Aanek Marg, Baluwatar, (01) 4 441537

Mukti & Revival, Book your tickets to watch Mukti & Revival perform live. Complimentary drink provided.  9 October, 7-9pm, Chulho, Saheed Chok, Narayangarh, Rs500, (056) 570151

Live with Bipul, Don’t miss a live performance by folk singer Bipul Chhetri. Tickets available at BaseCamp (Arun Thapa Chok), Durbar (Durbarmarg) and Calm (Tangal). 14 October, 5pm, Hotel Annapurna, Durbarmarg, Rs2,000, Rs 1,500 (pre sale), 9841226397 9801111406, 9801057609

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