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Events

Toygraphy Art Exhibition

Toygraphy Art Exhibition

Take a look at Sunny Shakya’s collection of digital prints that depict toys of Marvel, DC and other popular characters in a Nepali setting. Read more in this issue: page 12. 12-24 July, 11am-5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal, (01)4218048

KJC Summer Camp

Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory presents its annual summer camp for kids aged 6-12. With arts and crafts, wall climbing, musical games, instrument workshops and more, the summer camp is a great opportunity for kids to learn and have fun. 22-26 July, 10am-2pm, KJC, Jhamsikhel, (01) 5543554

Everest Hackathon

Everest Hackathon is the biggest international hackathon in Nepal. It is the perfect place for coders and aspiring innovators to solve challenging codes, build something exciting and work closely with mentors. 19-21 July, Nami College, Jorpati, 9822888890

Kora Cycling Challenge

Join the 9th edition of Kathmandu Kora, a yearly cycling challenge that invites cyclists from all over Nepal to bike 50km, 75km or 100km around Kathmandu Valley to raise money for charitable causes. Pledge to raise Rs100 for every kilometre completed. 20 July, 7am onwards, Patan Darbar Square, 9801123401

The Park Bazaar

Support your local artist at The Park Bazaar’s Eco Lifestyle Night Market. All items sold are made with natural or sustainable materials. Stalls with second hand items are also available. 21 July, 5pm onwards, Astrek Park, Thamel, (01) 4412609

Continuum Art Exhibition

Sunita Rana, President of the Women Artists’ Group (WAGON) and a prominent Nepali artist, presents Continuum, a series of paintings depicting Nepali life, colourful landscape and heritage. 11am-6pm, 11 July-10 September, GG Machan, Jhamsikhel, 9841291531

Sound Healing Meditation

Experience the healing powers of the sound vibrations of singing bowls. Enter a relaxing meditative state as the reverberations restore your inner peace and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Rs1,300, 26 July, 6pm-7:30pm, Sooriya Wellness and Yoga Centre, Lazimpat, 9818481972

Climate Change Panel Discussion

Listen to a discussion on the impact of climate change and its implications in Nepal led by IPCC scientists Dr Tabea Lissner and Dr Adelle Thomas, along with Nepali climate change experts. 19 July, 12:30pm-3pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan, (01) 5522113

Handicraft workshop

Transform old books into home decor, pieces of art or utility. AFK will provide all necessary materials and teach you how to upcycle your books. This is also a great opportunity for you to practise French and meet other creative people. Rs100, 24 July, 10:30am-12pm, Alliance Française de Katmandou, Jhamsikhel, 9808418422

Music

Nabin K. Bhattarai
Nabin K. Bhattarai

Nabin K. Bhattari, regarded as the King of Nepali pop, will perform his medley of rock, pop and folk influenced songs with his band. Resident DJs and Dynamix will also perform. 19 July, 8pm-11pm, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kalimati (01) 4273999

Places Monsoon Jazz

Celebrate the monsoon season with jazz quartet Pseudo Phonics this friday evening. 19 July, 7pm onwards, Places Restaurant and Bar, Thamel, (01) 4700413

Adrian Pradhan Unplugged

Former member of 1974AD, Adrian Pradhan is considered to be one of the greatest musicians of his generation. Listen to him perform his greatest hits. Entry Rs1,200, 19 July, 6pm onwards, Los Escobar’s, Gairidhara, 9851164380

Majipa Album Launch

Join Majipa Band at the launch of “Ma Sapanama Baachna Chahanchhu,” their newest rock album. 27 July, 6pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel, 01-5528362

Dining

Lhakpa's Chulo
Lhakpa's Chulo

Tucked away in a hidden part of Jhamsikhel, Lhakpa’s Chulo offers a variety of delicious Nepali and Continental cuisines. With a menu spanning both Asia and Europe, enjoy dishes like spinach and cheese momos, Thai red curry and even Chicken Parmigiana. 10am-10pm (except Mondays), Jhamsikhel, (01) 5542986

Cibo Bistro

With simple dishes and fresh ingredients, enjoy a wide variety of pastas, pizzas, sandwiches and mouth-watering desserts. Kid-friendly options are available as well. 10am-10pm, Pulchowk, (01) 5541940

The Chocolate Room

Enter a world of chocolate cupcakes, decadent brownies and chocolate of every size and shape. Between the chocolate, try the Peri Peri fries and milkshake. 9am-9pm, Jhamsikhel, 9851056096

Kebab Village Restaurant & Bar

Kebab Village offers some of the best and largest variety of kebabs in Kathmandu. From Hara Bara Kebab to Kebab-E-Sabziyan, this restaurant serves them all. 7:30am-9:30am, Naxal, (01) 4422177

Little Tibet Restaurant and Bar

Escape the monsoon rain with a piping hot bowl of noodles, da-pao and mouth-watering Tibetan, Bhutanese and Nepali food. 9am-9:30pm, Thamel, (01) 4242656

Getaway

Hotel Heritage
Hotel Heritage

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of the ancient city of Bhaktapur in this Newari-style boutique hotel. Hotel Heritage also offers some of the best authentic Newari food in Bhaktapur.
Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur, (01) 6611628

Hotel Annapurna View

Situated at 1,600m atop Sarangkot, this boutique hotel offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and Phewa Lake. Catch a glimpse of the panoramic scene of the Annapurnas from the dining area.
Sarangkot, Pokhara (01) 443566

Buddha Maya Garden Hotel

Just beyond the historical Maya Devi Temple and near the heart of Lumbini, stay in the beautiful Buddha Maya Garden Hotel. Take a morning stroll in the Lumbini World Heritage Garden while listening to the spiritual hymns of nearby prayers.
Lumbini, (71) 580219/220, 9801033114

Village Heritage and Resort

Located at the top of Rara Hill, this humble hotel offers one of the best views of the breathtaking Rara Lake and the spectacular forest of Rara National Park. In the summer, ride horses along the lake and go on scenic boat rides that can last as long as a couple hours.
Rara-2, Mugu, 9802097690

Marriott Kathmandu

Escape the dreary monsoon blues of Kathmandu without venturing beyond the valley at this new five-star deluxe hotel. Enjoy the luxury amenities of this global brand, stay in any one of their 200 rooms and dine at their Thamel Kitchen, Edamame or Raksi Music Bar.
Naxal, (01)4443040