15th Kimff

Pick your favourite movies from the list of more than 70 films, including 15 in the 'Nepal Panorama' category, at the 15th Kathmandu International Film Festival (KIMFF). 14-18 December, Kumari Hall, Kamalpokhari, (01) 4440635

15 December Lachhamaniya (Nepal), Bikas Neupane, 16 mins The Last Honey Hunter (Nepal), Ben Knight, 35 mins Midnight Sun (Italy/Canada), Roger Spottiswood, Brando Quilici, 98 mins An Sooye Khaban/Beyond the Street (Iran), Seyed Ahmad Mirhashemi, 23 mins

16 December Even When I Fall (UK), Sky Neal, Kate Mclarnon, 89 mins Thank You for the Rain (Norway/UK), Julia Dahr, 88 mins Mama (Poland), Wojtek Kozakiewicz, 45 mins

17 December Waiau-toa Odyssey (New Zealand), Simon Waterhouse, 13 mins Teriberka.Live (Nepal/ Russia), Yuliya Varentsova, 41 mins Singing with Angry Bird (South Korea), Hyewon Jee, 88 mins

18 December Toni Hagen's Nepal (Nepal), Toni Hagen, 45 mins Sopra il fiume (Italy), Vanina Lappa, 74 mins Sandakphu: A 4K Timelapse Adventure (India), Nirmoy Modak 5 mins

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Bird watching, Join a half-day nature walk via the Nagarkot panaromic hiking trail to raise awareness about the importance of greenery for the conservation of birds and biodiversity. 16 December, 6:30am-1pm, Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu, (01) 4417805, Rs1,500, included: light breakfast, lunch, two-way transportation

Nepal-India exhibition, 22 artists from Nepal and India will showcase their diverse artworks on the themes of women, gods, culture, life and many more. 11 December, 4:30 pm, Nepal Art Council, Baber Mahal, Kathmandu, (01)  4220735

Silver jubilee, Alumni event to celebrate 25 years of Rato Bangala School. 21 December, 5:30pm, Rato Bangala School, Patan Dhoka, (01) 5522614

International beer fest, Get to taste more than 60 varieties of beers from local and international breweries and vendors at the first International beer festival. The event is followed by live music. 16 December, 12pm-8pm, Tangalwood, Naxal, Rs 2,000, (01) 5543018,


Lhakpa’s Chulo

Lhakpa’s Chulo, Nepali dal-bhat, Newari khaja, Swiss Rösti, Italian risotto, and Thai green curry. Take your pick. Jhamsikhel, ( 01) 5542986

Sing-Ma, Get food-court experience with authentic eats from Singapore and Malaysia. Tip: try the blueberry cheese cake. Jhamsikhel, (01) 5009092, 9813453650

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

Falcha, Give in to the twin pleasures of lemon jeera chicken and mutton handi kabab.  Jhamsikhel, 9851013475

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

Last Friday Bar & Grill, Indian cuisine, anyone? Tip: try the kabab. Lazimpat, (01) 4002170

Gyakok at Ghangri, Heat up with Ghangri special Gyakok at a special price of Rs995 (exclusive of taxes). Complementary drink included. Valid till 31 December. Boudha, Ghangri Botique Hotel, (01)4482888



Temple Tree Resort and Spa

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, A peaceful place to stay, complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna. Once you've arrived, it’ll be hard to leave. Gaurighat, Lakeside, (061) 465819

Park Village Resort, Yoga, detox and ayurveda treatment in a quiet corner of Kathmandu. Himalayan Peace and Wellness Center, Park Village Resort 01-4370286,

Buddha Maya Gardens, Add value to your travel in Lumbini with a stay at probably the best hotel in the area. Lumbini, (71) 580220, 9801033109,

Mango Tree Lodge, Culture walks, rafting in the Karnali, wildlife exploration, and jungle safari at Bardia National Park. Bhetani, Bardia, (084)402008,

Tranquility Spa, De-stress, relax and pamper yourself with a wide range of massages at any of the spa’s nine branches in Nepal.

Hotel Landmark Pokhara, For the best views of Phewa Lake. Enrich your stay with cultural performances every evening. Lakeside Pokhara, (61) 462908, 9851059096

Jhule Mountain Resort, Resting 2050m above sea level, the eco-resort boasts a farmhouse that stretches across hills covered in fresh pine. Enjoy an organic homestay experience. Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Lapsiphedi-3, Jhule, (01) 6212399


Ash King live

Ash King live, A chance to catch superstar Ash King live in Nepal. He will performing his hit songs from Half Girlfriend, Bang Bang and Bodyguard, among others. 13 January, 7-10pm, Karma Bar and Lounge, Tripureswor, 9851104277

Tattwa live, Make your weekend memorable at Shambala Garden with a taste of barbeque and live performances by Tattwa Band, just Rs2,000 per person (net). Every Friday, Shambala Garden, Hotel Shangri-La, (01) 4412999

Acoustic gig, Singer Rajesh Nepali and pianist Ayub Bhandari will be playing some great acoustic numbers. 29 December, 7-10pm, Evoke Café and Bistro, Jhamsikhel, 9851111051

Jazzy night, Tap to the beats of jazz with Hson Shrestha, Babin Wagle and Kshitiz KC 15 December, 7pm onwards, Places restaurant and bar, Sat Ghumti Marg, (01) 4700413

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