Pranamaya yoga

Pranamaya yoga, immerse yourself in an extensive three-day yoga retreat with Yogatara. Rs 24,000, 1 to 3 April, Neydo Monastery Resort, Pharping, 9802045484,

Human rights film series, screening powerful documentaries throughout the month to create awareness on human rights and gender issues. 7 to 31 March, 7pm, Attic Bar, Uttar Dhoka,

Himalayan rush, run, swim, or cycle around Begnas Tal and promote healthy, community-based tourism around the lake. 30 March, Pokhara, 9851021852/9851102046

Backyard screenings, watch great cinema while enjoying delicious food. Rs 100, 2 to 28 March, every Thursday, 6.30pm, Backyard Cafe, Jhamsikhel

Bikers day out, get on your bikes and ride! 200 Enfielders will be riding from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 13 to 15 April,

Toni’s Nepal, on the 10th anniversary of Toni Hagen’s death, Heritage Gallery has revived his classic photo-exhibition on Nepal, one that was held 20 years ago and inaugurated by Late King Birendra. Runs till 31 March, Heritage Gallery, Toni Hagen House, Gachhen, Bhaktapur, (01)6613197

Expressions of devotion, an exhibition of etching, unique print, and video installations by Uma Shanker Shah and Seema Sharma Shah. 24 March to 17 April, 10am to 5pm, Siddartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal

Inked for life, compete with tattoo artists from home and abroad at the 3rd International Tattoo Convention, 26 to 28 April, Yak and Yeti Hotel, 9841471448/9841849786

Photochop, get out of the comfortable confines of digital image manipulation and learn the art of photo-collage as done in the good old days. Rs 1,000, 17 to 21 April, Sattya Arts, Jawalakhel,

Ettikai, doodles, drawings, art for sale, live drawing, and good food all evening. 29 March, 5.30pm, Thapathali

Australia day, glimpse the Australian way of life with music, food, and beverages from the land down under. 6 April, 2pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel

Cross-cultural documentary workshop, learn from award-winning filmmaker Natasa Muntean how to develop informed, intelligent, and creative films that contribute directly to critical cultural practice. Rs 2,000, 10 to 14 April, 10am to 5pm, Sattya Arts, Jawalakhel

Basantapur festival, celebrate the coming of Nepali New Year 2070. 12 to 13 April, Kathmandu Darbar Square

With love from France, Image Ark Gallery invites you to a dual exhibition of French artists Nicholas Henry and Floriane de Lassee. Runs till 28 March, 10am to 5pm, Image Ark Gallery, Patan, (01)5006665

Return of the native

Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival (NIIFF) is ready to kick off its seventh annual festival and filmmakers from all backgrounds who have an interest in indigenous issues, knowledge, and culture are invited to apply.

Each year, NIIFF explores indigenous themes and this year’s program will focus on 'Equal Access and Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Media'. The selected films will be screened by Taiwan Indigenous Television and receive royalty from the station.

25 to 28 April, City Hall, Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road


Yala love

The city of fine arts, Lalitpur, invites you to an international celebration of the best arts, crafts, culture, tradition, and businesses of the SAARC region.

Besides trade and commerce, there will guided tours in the Darbar Square area, recreational activities for kids, and live music.

28 to 3 April, Lalitpur



Vootoo, a delectable selection of Newari food, don’t miss out on the sukuti. Lainchaur

Saigon Pho, spacious interior with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Lajimpat

Cafereena, the extensive menu has something for everyone, try the famous chips chilli. Sherpa Mall, Darbar Marg

Chopstix, savoury Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Try the famous drums of heaven. Kumaripati, (01)5551118

Hadock, big compound with ample parking space, its western and Thakali dishes are done to perfection. Jhamsikhel, (01)5546431

Little Italy, turn vegetarian at this new Italian food chain and don't forget to end your meal with the chef's special chocolate bomb. Darbar Marg

The Heritage, escape the hodgepodge of the tourist hub as you relish delights like paella and panna cotta. Thamel

Buzz, the food at Buzz is so good and wholesome it will leave your palate buzzing. Baluwatar

Gaurishankar organic coffee, stop over for a freshly brewed cup of Nepali Arabica on your way to Bhotekosi. 38 Kilo, Kavre

Shangrila Kitchen, try the majestic Gyakok and a wide variety of cocktails. 9am to 10.30 pm, Hotel Tibet International, Boudha

Lorry's, a newly opened restaurant its bistecca ai funghi is a must try. Jhamsikhel

Capital Grill, this American style diner offers a large assortment of appetisers and entrees to suit everyone’s tastes. Bhatbhateni



Haatiban Resort

Haatiban Resort, climb up to Chandragiri in the morning for a royal view of Kathmandu valley and jog down to the hotel for a relaxed evening. Pharping, Kathmandu, (01)4371537/56

Dhulikhel Lodge Resort, located on a hilltop, the resort offers a magnificent vista of valleys, foothills, and moutains to the north. Dhulikhel, (011) 490114/494,

Himalayan wellness centre, a one-stop centre for a relaxed mind and a healthy body inside the Park Village Hotel. Budhanilkantha, open all week, 9801066661 ,


Ides of March

Ides of March, celebrate the underground scene in Kathmandu with more than a hint of nostalgia. Rs 200, 30 March, 1pm, Purple Haze, Thamel

Paleti, Srawan Mukarung’s poetry meets Aavas’s music at the next installment of the monthly music series. Booking open, 29 March, 5.30pm, Nepa-laya, Kalikasthan, (01)4412469/395,

Live at Cafe 32, live music and delicious food every Friday. 6pm onwards, Cafe 32, Battisputali, (01)4244231

Inter college band competition, rock the living daylights out of your competitors and win the chance to cut an album of your own. Rs 5,000, Bhrikuti Mandap, 1 May, 9813422986

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