Champadevi Hike

Champadevi Hike Hike from Pharping to Champadevi, elevation 2285m, for magnificent views of Langtang, Gaurishanker, Jugal and Dhorje Lakpa, and to explore the country side. The trek is organised by Mercy Nepal Travels & Expedition. 13 January, 7am-5pm, Star Mall, Putalisadak, (01) 4012584, 9841008306

3 Days Meditation, Dr. Chintamani Gautam, an internationally recognised yoga expert with 20 years of experience, will instruct the meditation program. Focus, breathe and relax. 12-14 January, 5:45-7:15pm, Zumbandu Fitness, Baneswor Spa, Bhimsengola Marg, Rs700-1,000, 9803266533/9843818794

Happy Hours, An open community event to network, share and develop innovative business ideas. Drinks and snacks at Cargo Cafe Kathmandu and pop-up shops selling various items. 12 January, 5-8pm, Nepal Communitere, Pulchok, (01) 5530229

Maker’s Market, Featuring products from Muskaan, Bhav, Little Things, Junkiri, Aji's, Haushala Creatives, Project Re-Define, Sprinkle Cakes, Miss Moti, Cake 9, #MakerKT and more, all made by female entrepreneurs within the SheEO and #MakerKT community! 13 January, 2-5pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan

Social Salsa, Dance the night away the Latin way. Salsa Dance Academy is here to teach you the steps. 18 January, 7:30-11pm, CALM, Tangalwood, Naxal, (01) 4443904

Swing Night, Put on your vintage outfit and swing along with Lindy Hop Dancers as Speakeasy, featuring Daahoud Salim, plays tunes from the '20s. 13 January, 7-8:30pm, EVOKE Café and Bistro, Jhamsikhel, Rs 300, For Tickets: 9851111051,

Reading Mela, To celebrate the joy of reading in Nepal, Shiksha Nepal and National Volunteering Nepal bring together more than 100 influential writers, celebrities and 30,000 readers to organise the National Reading Mela 2018, which will include books, a photo exhibition, poem recitation, live talks about books, and more. 20-22 January, 9am-5pm, Rastriya Naach Ghar, Jamal, (01) 4017200, 9851001569

Jhwo: Bhway, Come to enjoy local talent like the Samas Band, Lakhey dancers and magicians, accompanied by Newari cuisine, to raise fund to provide menstrual hygiene dignity kits and education in government schools. Striya Foundation for Striya School Menstrual Health Project 13 January, 6:30-9pm, Nepa Banquet, Dhalko, (01) 4266911


Le Sherpa

Le Sherpa, Experience conscious dining in Kathmandu that supports local producers and encourages sustainability, through a limited menu. Salad enthusiast should definitely try caramelized Beet Root-Mozzarella Salad tossed with Salsa Verde dressing and semi-sundried tomatoes. Maharajgunj, (01) 4428604,

Hotel Shangri~la, Windy winter days deserve great Tibetan hotpot—something like Shangri~la’s Gyakok. Shambala Garden Café, Lazimpat, Rs1,899 (single), Rs3,199 (couple), For details and reservations: 4412999 (Ext: 7508/7520)

Bhojan Griha, The building of Bhojan Griha has been standing grandly for more than 150 years, serving traditional, organic and ethnic Nepali cuisine in an ambience that is purely Nepali. Important note—cultural dance starts every day after 7pm. Dillibazar, (01) 4416423,

OR2K, A haven for vegetarians and vegans, the restaurant serves Asian fusion cuisine in a funky atmosphere. Veggies have never tasted so good! Thamel, (01) 4422097

Casa Mexicana, Opening for dinner till 8 in the evening, this Mexican family restaurant have delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian Tacos, Enchiladas, Torta Ahogada and much more. Laxmi Marga, Gairadhara, 9840542082

Rosemary Kitchen, Rosemary chicken, pasta and risotto are some of the frequently ordered dishes of this restaurant. If you are in Pokhara, you have the option to dine at the Lalupate Marg branch. Thamel, (01) 4267554,



Traditional Comfort

Traditional Comfort, Crafted by local artisans from Patan and Bungamati, from the dark wood carved beams to the bronze fixtures in the lobby and the decorative tile work in the bathrooms, every part of the boutique hotel is bound to surprise you. Kamalpokhari, (01) 4410009,

Hyatt Regency, The 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds and built in the traditional Newari style of architecture, has everything you look for in a getaway. Taragaon, Boudha, (01) 5171234,

Dalai-La Boutique Hotel, Traditional Nepali architecture with accents of Buddhist leitmotifs, the boutique hotel provides eco-friendly service for a unique and unforgettable experience. Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, (01) 4701436,

Hotel Manaslu, Named after the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Hotel Manaslu promises great comfort and service. Despite being close to the hustle and bustle of the city, you can have a relaxed stay here. Lazimpat, (01) 4410071,

Kathmandu Guest House, What sets Kathmandu Guest House apart is its cosy and picturesque courtyard garden, which many guests have described as an oasis. Providing service since 1967, the guest house excels in service and quality. Thamel, (01) 4700800,



Octave, Enjoy Friday night with The Octave Band performing rock n roll classics at the beer garden.  12 January, 6:30-10:30pm, Biskalpa Art Cafe & Bar, Pulchok, 9851147776

Tattwa Night, Live music by Tattwa band and a BBQ under the stars at Shambala Garden Café. 12 January, 7pm onwards, Hotel Shangri~La, Rs 2000, For Details and Reservation: 4412999 (Ext: 7520/7508)

Yuwa for Children, Youths of YUWA join hands to organise ‘Bal Balikaka Lagi YUWA’, a charitable event to provide school sweaters to 487 students of Kudi Bari Secondary School, Dolakha. Artists Neetesh Jung Kunwar, Sandhya Joshi, Step On band and others will be performing to support the cause. 13 January, 2-10pm, Sports Hive Bar & Lounge, Jhamsikhel, Rs 250, For Tickets: (01) 4419489/4418747, 9841879240/9843680453

Adrian at Wicked, Rock Legend, Adrian Pradhan will perform live to celebrate the bar's third year of a fine dining experience, accompanied by rock, blues and jazz music. 13 January, 6:30pm onwards, Wicked Spoon Fork & Rock, Jhamsikhel, 9843471625

Ash King, The singer of hit songs like Baarish- Half Girlfriend, Te Amo- Dum Maro Dum, I Love You- Bodyguard and many more will be performing at the grand opening of Turtle Lounge & Club. The Mozart of Romance will be singing his hits. 13 January, 7pm onwards, Turtle Lounge & Club, Rs2,000, 9851090349/9813089163/9801031277

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