Cooking with nettle
Learn the culinary secrets of the medicinal herb, nettle (sisnu in Nepali) with Natural Roots Nepal, and create a nettle-themed platter (soup, dips, fritters, bread, fruits, and yak cheese), served with mulled wine.
19 January, 3-7pm, Yala Mandala, Kwalkhu Road, Patan, Rs2,000, 9849101693
Patan on footWalk through narrow streets and wide courtyards in the old town of Patan and explore its intangible heritage to understand the relevance of traditions in everyday life today. Examine the scope of Newar Buddhism and evolution of Patan as an urban hub. Every Monday and Thursday, 9-11am, $5 per person, 9801002974, [email protected]
A play that uses body as a medium to tell a story, or many stories. Directed by Sudam CK.
18-20 January, 5pm onwards (1:30pm also on Saturday), Kausi Theatre, Teku, 9861315317
Image of Life
An art exhibition by Samjhana Rajbhandari, that depicts the changing phases of a human life through the diverse imageries of tree, in which she seeks to narrate a story.
18-23 January, 11am-7pm, GG Machaan, Damkal Road, Pulchok, (01) 5554291, 9851061968
Consider sharing the breathing and mindfulness practice with your children and see how it transforms them. Spoilers: they are likely to cultivate coordination and awareness of others, while developing techniques to relax the mind and body.
Every Sunday, 4:30-5:30pm, Sooriya Wellness and Yoga Centre, Lazimpat, Rs500 (per class), (01) 4001714, 9818481972
Heritage and honest people
A solo collection exhibition by young energetic artist Rupak Rai, who has painted the heritage and honest people around Nepal with oil on canvas.
17-21 January, Classic Gallery, Chakupat, Patan, (01) 5260354, 9841224753
Hip Hop Coppelia
Directed by Alizé Biannic, the play tells the story of Paul, a city youth who becomes infatuated with a life-size doll, and Sophie, who dresses up as the doll, through steps of Hip Hop.
17-20 January, 1:30pm and 5:30pm, Russian Center for Science and Culture, Kamalpokhari, Rs500-1,500, 9861053015
In pursuit of Dragons
A fascinating talk about the discovery, history and science of dragonflies with photos by a renowned entomologist Karen Conniff.
18 January, 10:30am, Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat, Rs500, [email protected]
Himalayan Hydro Expo
Attracting shareholders in hydroelectricity, irrigation and drinking in South Asian Region, the expo focuses on investment, research, production, engineering, entrepreneurship and expertise in water resource.
18-20 January, 12am onwards, Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall, Kathmandu, (01) 5180402
Bounce around the floor to the off-beats of Swing, Jazz and Lindy Hop straight from the 30’s and 40’s. All shy people come along and make new friends. Before you know it, you are tapping along the beats.
22 January, 6pm onwards, Bikalpa Art Café and Bar, Pulchok, 9851147776
Jewels of Newar Art
The second edition of the art exhibition displaying some of the best traditional Newar arts along with works from other diverse fields. It is also the inaugural of the gallery.
20 January – 2 February, 11am-7pm, Bodhisattva Gallery, Inar, Pulchok, 9851091255
Mithila Cosmos, Songs of Innocence & Experience is an exhibition of paintings by S. C. Suman.
23 January- 20 February, 10-5:30pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited
A surreal play written by Kumar Nagarkoti, directed by Ghimire Yubaraj and starring Nir Shah. Actors will not be seen, but only heard by their voice.
24 January- 11 February, 4:30pm (except Tuesdays, 1pm also on Saturdays), Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali, (01) 4469621
Coffee brewing course
The most affordable coffee brewing foundation and intermediate combo course by one of the highly talented and reputed Specialty Coffee Association Certified Instructors. Miss not!
12-14 February, 9:30am-5pm, NCA Coffee Lab and Training School, 9802023082
Chill vibe and ambience with Raagmani performing live on Friday night.
18 January, 6pm onwards, 8 Degrees, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5543740
A young math/punk/rock band of three from Nepal putting the stage of the sports bar on fire.
18 January, 7-10pm, Sports Hive Bar and Lounge, Jhamsikhel
Crescendo Music Festival
Kanta dAb dAb is doing a special show featuring Solene from France. Kathan will be opening with their acoustic set.
19 January, 6-9pm, Base Camp: Outdoor Lifestyle, Jhamsikhel, Rs400, 9841226397
Experience a day with electronic music from talents like Smokey , Ranzen, DJ Knack headlining the festival and various other great talents.
19 January, 12pm onwards, Tangalwood, Naxal, (01) 4428655
Full moon concert
Devotional songs and classical music performances with the full moon.
21 January, 4-8pm, Kirateshwor Sangeetashram, Pashupati Area
Meet fellow musicians and play a few tunes with them, or just enjoy listening to artists jamming and hang out together, a place for budding musicians and music lovers.
Every Thursday, 7pm onwards, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5543554
A true Western style brunch for the whole family: Appetizers buffet, hot main courses, desserts spread, unlimited coffees, soft drinks, mimosas, and a separate kids’ buffet with supervised play area in the backyard. Reserve faster for seats.
20 January, 11am-1pm or 1-3pm, Le Sherpa, Maharajgunj, Rs2,999 (adult), Rs1,000 (child), (01) 4428604
Starry Night BBQ
Enjoy a scrumptous spread of BBQ along with live performance by Tattwo Band.
Every Fridays, 7pm, Rs2500 Nett per person, Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat, (01) 4412999 Ext 7518
Relish a plate full of hot steaming home-made momos on a cold winter day, served fresh from the steamer. Chicken, pork or vegetarian. Steamed, fried, souped or kothey-ed.
17 January - 10 February, 3-7pm, The Lounge, Hyatt Regency, Boudha, (01) 5171234
Located away from the clamour of Jawalakhel’s noisy streets, Utopia features Newari dishes, as well as French, Italian and other continental cuisines.
A multi-cuisine restaurant great for a casual get-together with relatives and friends on a sunny winter day. Vegeterian sekuwa is finger licking!
Maitidevi, (01) 4421393
La Dolce Vita
Probably the best ristorante Italiano in Thamel, it comprises three floors with a restaurant, an espresso bar and a terrace. Pizza, pasta, steak, illy coffee and more. Try their Torta Di Cioccolato, a soft creamy dark chocolate cake.
Thamel, (01) 4700612
Soul food to increase your metabolism and improve blood circulation for more energy this cold season. À la carte menu with Linguini primavera, Chicken scaloppini, Salmon with saffron fettuccini and more.
Till 3 February, 6-10pm, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Boudha, (01) 4217123
Put on your hiking boots, pack a lunch, carry a stick, camera and binoculars if needed and meet the other groups at Macchapokhari, near Buddha Mall for a satisfying hike of 4-5 hours. The price includes entrance fee, breakfast, water bottle and fee of a nature guide.
19 January, 8am, Nagarjun Hill, Rs650, 9815446293, 9867474716
Enjoy the season’s snowfall at Chandragiri Hills. A quick trip with the cable car and there you are with the snow balls.
Chandragiri, (01) 4312515
Grand Norling Hotel
Enjoy a calm and relaxing stay at the hotel which provides a spacious bedroom with adjoining bathroom, a large balcony with sights of the golf course, monkeys and deer herds, and not to forget, the garden.
Gokarna, (01) 4910193
Tiger Palace Resort
Spend a night or two at the resort which is reminiscent of beach resorts in Dubai
and Thailand. One of the finest resort in Nepali plains.
Tiger Palace Resort, Bhairahawa, (071) 512000
Spectacularly located on a high ridge and approximately an hour drive from Lakeside Pokhara or the airport, with breath-taking panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Rupa and Begnas lakes far below, Rupakot Resort offers the ultimate luxury getaway with a taste of traditional Nepali rural life.
Maidan-6, Rupakot, Kaski, (61) 622660 / (01) 4004687
Godavari Village Resort
Spread over 14 lush green acres, the resort offers mountain views and traditionally-styled cottages and buildings overlooking rice fields.
Godavari, (01) 5560675
Pataleban Vineyard Resort
The Winery Resort boasts three stunning vineyards, spreading across about twenty acres of land and at the varying altitude of 750-1600 meters. From over 20 different varieties of European and Japanese grapes, small batches of hand-crafted wines are manufactured here.
Chisapani, Kathmandu, (01) 4316377, 9841679364