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Events

Top of the Mountain
Celebrate 100 years of the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary with a lecture on View from the Top of the Mountain by mountaineer Billi Bierling. She will illustrate her tales about dangers and thrills on the peaks with beautiful slides of mountains. 31 May, 10:30am onwards, Rs500, Hotel Shanker, Lazimpat (01) 4410151

Cycle Rally

Get on your bicycle and ride to celebrate International Menstruation day. Break the silence about menstruation. 25 May, 7-9am, Kathmandou Durbar Square (start), Patan Durbar Square (finish) 9841804407

Open House

Got questions about SWO-YATRA  2019 (Solo Woman Travel Challenge)? Visit the open house to chat with the team and clear up your queries, discuss your travel plans and get help with your applications. 24 May-7 June (every Friday), 5-7pm, Outdoor Adventure Centre, Thamel, 9801002975

Traces

Solo exhibition by Sandhya Silwal showcases artwork praising her mother for her patience, strength and energy. 7 May-5 June, 5-8pm, Dalai-la Art Space, Thamel (01) 4701436

Lost in Transition

This printmaking exhibition displays 28 different works by the Batch of 2017, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kathmandu University School of Arts, Department of Art and Design. 24-29 May, 11-6pm, Park Gallery, Pulchok (01) 5522307

Flea Market

The weekly market offers sections focused on babies and children, outdoors and biking, general items and local crafts. Visit for the local products on your shopping list. 25 May, 12-6pm, Genesis Café, Panipokhari 9869066010

Sound Healing

Sound healing is an ancient practice to heal through the sound of the singing bowl. In this advanced training, you will learn the theory behind the practice and receive practical direction. 24-30 May, 11am onwards, $350 (basic) $800 (advanced), Mandala Street, Thamel (01) 4701322

Dolpa Diary

Dolpa Diary, a film by traveler and filmmaker Prasuna Dangol, will be shown along with a discussion organised by Karnali Bahas with Martin Chautari. 30 May, 3-5pm, Martin Chautari, Thapathali. (01) 4238050

Girl-a-thon

Run for a cause. Take part in this mass run to spread the message that women should have equal representation in decision-making positions. Register online. 25 May, 7-10am, Rs200, Jawalakhel. (01) 4467876

Brief Candle

Presented by One World Theatre, the play Brief Candle, by Mahesh Dattani and directed by Rose Schwietz, will open in different theatres of Kathmandu. May 17-19, Ullens School Theatre; May 21-27, Mandala Theatre, Rs1000/500/300, 5:30pm (daily shows), 1pm (Saturday) 9841329322

Gender and Family Violence

Lorenn Walker is facilitating a three-day training on “Addressing Gender and Family Violence through Restorative Justice”. It will help you to gain a deeper understanding of this violence and equip yourself with the necessary insights and skills. Call for details. 29-31 May, 10-5pm, Rs2,500, SAP Falcha, Baber Mahal (01) 5172052

Music

Kutumba
Kutumba

Drop in to listen to Kutumba, an instrumental Nepali folk band playing at the closing of the photography exhibition Here and There. Enjoy the music and the final day of the show. 24 May, 6-9pm, Alliance Française Kathmandu, Pulchok, (01) 5009221

Rock N’ Roll

Rock N’ Roll this weekend with talented singer Rajesh Nepali. 24 May, 7-11pm, Rockin'Jokers, Jhamsikhel 9813967542

Musical Friday

Join Musical Friday at Hardik Lounge. You can watch the The Queers perform and partake of food and entertainment. 17 May, 6pm onwards, Hardik Lounge, Sanepa 9847687537

Abhaya & The Steam Injuns

Celebrate the music of rock band Abhaya & The Steam Injuns in Thamel to mark the end of the week. 24 May, 7pm onwards, Club Fahrenheit, Thamel 9801233355

Ganatantra Ko Sawari

This Republic Day enjoy a fuelled up performance by Albatross LIVE for 'Ganatantra Ko Sawari' featuring Space and PahenloBatti Muni as supporting acts. 29 May, 6pm onwards, Rs1,000, Lord of the Drinks, Thamel, 9843948991

Dining

Fire and Ice
Fire and Ice

One of the first pizzerias in Kathmandu, Fire and Ice offers genuine Napolitana pizza and dozens of variants to choose from. But we recommend the paesane, a combination of mozzarella, spinach, courgette and bacon. Thamel, (01) 4250210

Biryani and Beer

Have a taste of aromatic and flavorful Biryanis, in Hyderabadi, Malabari, Lucknowi and Kolkata styles. With an extravagant cyclic buffet and bottles of beer, enjoy rooftop dining on a summer evening. 24-31 May, 6:30-10:30pm, Rs1,799 (plus 24.3% taxes), Terrace Garden Restaurant, Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat (01) 4411818

BBQ and music

Relax and enjoy your Friday evenings with BBQ and live music performance by Tattwo band. Every Friday 7pm onwards, Rs2,500 per person, Hotel Shangril-La, Lazimpat (01) 4412999

Muse Restobar

A multi-cuisine restaurant and bar with sophisticated wooden interior, providing a complete family environment. Uttardhoka, Lazimpat, (01) 4445533

Kebab and Biryani Festival

Dining Park Restaurant and Lounge Bar brings the Kebab & Biryani Festival to all lovers of Mughal Indian cuisine, with a wide range of choices. 29 May- 13 June, Dining Park Restaurant and Lounge Bar, Old Baneshor (01) 4486002/ (01) 4486003

Getaway

Hotel Moonlight
Hotel Moonlight

The hotel is a tranquil oasis in bustling Thamel. The gardens are beautiful and the rooftop terrace offers amazing views of Kathmandu. Their boutique rooms are unique and a refreshing change from the typical offerings. Thamel, (01) 4383566/ 4380636/ 4383528

Dahlia Boutique Hotel

A luxury hotel at the bank of Phewa Lake with a 180-degree mountain and city view: a great end to a memorable trek. Lakeside, Pokhara, (061) 466505

HeranyaYala

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Patan by staying in the midst of MahaBoudha and the Hiranya monastery. The hotel provides a complete tour package to get a genuine feel of authentic Newari heritage. Gujibahal, Patan, (01) 5523168, 9851067168

Grand Norling Hotel

Enjoy a calm and relaxing stay at the hotel featuring spacious bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms and a large balcony overlooking the golf course, monkeys and deer herds — not to forget the garden. Gokarna, (01) 4910193

The Last Resort

Take an exciting trip to the Bhote Koshi River for adventures like bungy jump, tandem swing, or whitewater rafting. Bhotekoshi, Sindhupalchok, (01) 4700525