Charya Nritya

Charya Nritya, Experience Kathmandu’s version of dance meditation under the tutelage of Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya and immerse yourself in nature, consciousness and compassion. Rs 1,600, 1 to 14 September, 12.15pm,

BFF, Adopt a dog from Animal Nepal’s shelter – the local mixed breeds are healthier and better adjusted to local conditions than pedigrees. Rs 150,, (01)5538068, 9841334537

Headspin, Take part in the ultimate B-boying competition in Nepal and compete with dancers from New Delhi and Mumbai to win Rs 25,000 in cash prizes. Rs 250, 10 August, St. Xavier’s School, Jawalakhel

Muna Madan, Nepal’s favourite epic on stage again. Rs 100/200/300/500, runs till 31 July, Rastriya Nachghar, Jamal

Impression, An exhibition of the works of photographer Aakash Pradhan. 10am to 5pm, Café Mitini, Lajimpat, (01)4002070

Untied Women, Come hear from fair trade producer Manushi on their work empowering women’s lives through tie dye production. 1 to 14 August, Café & Shop Mitini, Lajimpat

Flagbearers, Be one of 30,000 participants to form the largest human national flag and make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. 9 August, 6 to 9am, Tundikhel, Kathmandu

Newa film festival, support local filmmakers, skip the mall, and come enjoy an open-air film screening every evening for a week. 6 to 12 September, Janabahal, Kel Tol, Kathmandu

Fleeting world, an exhibition of installation art, film, and drawing by Tiffany Singh. 4 to 12 August, Siddartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited

Cleaning Changu, Calling for volunteers to help clean up one of Kathmandu's oldest temples. 2 August, 10am onwards

Frame of mind A 20-day workshop on filmmaking where amateurs will be taught 6 days of theory followed by 20 days of shooting, with emphasis on planning, writing, and producing short films. 50 per cent discount for female filmmakers. Rs 3,000, 5 to 25 August, 11am to 4pm,, 9851014894, 9848835015

Gai Jatra, commemorating those who passed away in the last year, and also Nepal's annual LGBT pride march. 11 August


Darbar Restaurant

Darbar Restaurant and Bar, new outlet specialising in delicious Japanese food and drinks, and also Continental and Nepali staples; spacious parking and a lush green garden. 7am to 9pm, Hotel Kaze Darbar, Kamalpokhari, (01)4420737

Vootoo, the new home of Newari cuisine, as well as a continental menu for those who don’t want an adventure. Lajimpat, (01)4005222

Natsul, a Korean restaurant for all things barbeque, from succulent pork to crunchy vegetables; you can have delicacies cooked right at your own table or partake of the dedicated barbeque pit. Lakeside, (061)229198

Dragon Chinese Restaurant, try the Kung Pao Pork if alone and the Mai Cao if with company. Lakeside, Pokhara

Maya Devi Village Restaurant, enjoy a BLT sandwich breakfast with fresh fruit, muesli and curd in the lap of a Phewa Tal sunrise, and visit the magnificent vultures in their enclosures. Pokhara, 9806647917,

Haus Café, pastas, pizzas, desserts, Haus does everything with equal perfection. Pulchok

Phat Kath, offers French-ish food, a takeaway creperie, low tables and hookahs for hippies, tables and chairs for others, and a formidable hip hop soundtrack for everyone. Thamel

Chongqing Fast Food, gear up for some mouth watering Chinese dishes like Sour and Spicy Pork and Kung Pao Chicken. Thamel

Ghar-e-kabab, serving the best of north Indian cuisine, with live Sarod recitals on some days. Hotel Annapurna, Darbar Marg

The Village Cafe, authentic Newari food that comes straight from the heart. Pulchok



The Last Resort

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

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

Andrauli, West Chitwan, Waterfront Resort, head to this eco-friendly resort to make your stay right in front of Phewa Lake. Sedi Height, Pokhara, (61)466 303/304, 9801166311,

Neydo Monastery, a monastery and guest house, Neydo is home to many significant religious sites of the great siddhas. Leave your troubles behind and book a room. Pharping, Kathmandu


House of Music

House of Music, For five days a week, this bar and restaurant is packed with musical events that include open mics, karaoke and jam sessions. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 4pm to 11pm, Amrit Marg, Thamel, 9851075172

Heavy friggin’ gig, Party with the underbelly of the local music scene, featuring Shannon Scam, Wakk Thuu, 13th Street, Strangle and other wildly agitated rock combos. Rs 100, 1pm onwards, Jamsthan, Talchikhel, Lalitpur

Fusion Night, Ninad with his fusion sound, 7pm onwards, 25 July, Places Restaurant & Bar, Thamel

In the mood Party with DJ Pritis, Channel V India's official DJ, and a host of other disc spinners from Nepal. Rs 1,500 incl. one drink and dinner, 1 August, 6pm onwards, Moods Studio Lounge, Blue Bird Mall, Tripureswor, (01)4215740/20

Trance'n'dance Eleven hours of nonstop trance music, with DJs from far and wide. 9 August, 1pm onwards, 1905, Kantipath, 9808263228, 9843402821

Lipan conjuring Local musicians Kamero will be performing a tribute show to legendary prog-rockers Tool. Rs 300/500, 23 August, 3pm onwards, Purple Haze Rock Bar, Thamel, 9843664132

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