About Town


Bhojpur Trail Race

Bhojpur Trail Race

The Mira Rai Initiative presents a documentary about the Bhojpur Trail Race, a charity race established by runner Mira Rai. The event will also unveil the 5th edition of the race.
17 January, 3pm-5pm, Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap (01) 4256909

Grafting Workshop

Learn how to graft high value and exotic fruit and nut trees using local rootstocks. This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to plant trees at home or commercially.
23 January, 11am-4pm, 5oeb Farm, Panauti, Kavre, 9803218967

Book Launch

"Boudha - Restoring the Great Stupa” is a book of images created by Nepali photographer, Mani Lama. The book looks at the past and present of Boudha, explores its significance to Buddhists and its rich history.

18 January, 2pm onwards, The Taragaon Museum, Boudha (01) 6201035

Splashes of Hope

Rotaract Club of Himalaya Patan invites you to paint with your friends in support of Yubraj Shrestha, who is seeking financial assistance for a kidney transplant. All proceeds will be used to fund his treatment.
18 January, 11am-5pm, Rs350 per person, The Garden Cafe, Chyasal

Research Seminar

Prakash Subedi’s "The ‘Secular State’ and the ‘Holy Cow’: Representation of Minority Religions in Nepali Literature", explores contemporary Nepali literature's engagement with ethnic, linguistic and socio-economic inclusion.
21 January, 3pm onwards, Martin Chautari Seminar Hall, Thapathali (01) 4102027

Heartfulness Meditation

This 3-day meditation workshop will teach you to be more mindful and to understand the unique benefits of breathing deeply.
19-21 January, 7am-9am, Yogmandu Studio, Mid-Baneswor, 9862909469

Character Designing

Improve your skills as a visual storyteller and learn to design characters with this 24-class workshop with illustrator Prakash Ranjit. Registration: bit.ly/drawyourstories
18 January-5 April (Every Saturday and Sunday), 9am-12pm, Rs8,000 per person, Sattya Media Arts Collective, Jawalakhel (01) 5521812

Book Launch

Boudha - Restoring the Great Stupa is a book of images by photographer Mani Lama. It explores the stupa's rich history and and its significance to Buddhists. (See page 7.)

18 January, 2pm onwards, The Taragaon Museum, Boudha (01) 6201035

Blockout x Camp 4

Meet artists and designers, learn more about screen printing on clothes, purchase original artwork and enjoy a rooftop jam session.
18 January, 2pm-9pm, Helena’s Restaurant, Chaksibari, 9828881787


Acoustic Night
Acoustic Night

Enjoy the acoustic sounds of up-and-coming musician Aabhiskar KC. 17 January, 7pm-10pm, The Triangle Restaurant & Bar, Thamel, 9849485534

Deaf Panda

Listen to the best of R&B and soul in this performance by Deaf Panda. 17 January, 6pm-10pm, Moksh, Jhamsikhel (01) 5528362

Sugam Pokharel

Nepali pop singer Sugam Pokharel will be igniting the stage with his electric voice. House DJs will be opening for him. 18 January, 8pm onwards, Club Fahrenheit, Thamel (01) 4441220

Samriddi Rai & Rohit Chettri

Samriddhi Rai and Rohit John Chettri will be performing together for the very first time. Catch their duet renditions of “Ma Dami Chu” and “Bistarai Bistarai”. 17 January, 6pm onwards, Tickets: Rs1,500, Privé Nepal, Tahachal Marg, 9801090111

Acoustic Friday

Kuma Sagar Bhaktapurian, known for his hit single “Sadhai Sadhai”, will be performing alongside the house band. 17 January, 6pm-9pm, The Blues Lounge and Bar, Bhaktapur (01) 6635921


Baan Thai
Baan Thai

Baan Thai serves generous portions of flavourful Thai dishes. Try their squid salad and tom kha ghai during your next visit.
Durbar Marg (01) 4231931

Surf & Turf

Enjoy flavours from land and sea, with trout and pork belly served alongside spinach and seasonal vegetables, lamb shank and buhari fillet served with mushrooms and cocktail onions, or seafood and bacon risotto. (See page 4.)
14-28 January, 6pm-10pm, Rox Restaurant, Hyatt Regency, 9802050429


Anatolia’s Indian and Turkish dishes are packed with spices and an unforgettable array of flavours. From the Mutton Kofta Curry to the Baklava, these dishes will keep you wanting more. All the food is halal.
Thamel (01) 4258757


Bayleaf is back after a long hiatus. Visit their newly renovated restaurant and indulge in their wide variety of Burmese dishes. The Tofu Thoke is not to be missed!
Tangal, opposite to Attic Bar (01) 4437490

Starry Night BBQ

Enjoy Shangri-La’s Starry Night BBQ with a live performance by Tattwo band every Friday night.
7pm onwards, Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat, Rs2,000 per person (01)4412999


Dahlia Hotel
Dahlia Hotel

A scenic haven just beyond Phewa Lake, Dahlia Hotel offers a space for rejuvenation and relaxation. The hotel combines traditional Malla architecture with modern designs and includes a pool and numerous restaurants to choose from.
Pokhara (61) 466505

Newa Chén

This hotel is reminiscent of the golden era of the Malla Dynasty. The open rooms and courtyards recall the palaces of the family that once ruled the city.
Kobahal, Lalitpur (01) 5533532

Hotel Heritage Bhaktapur

A Newari-style boutique hotel that incorporates the rich art and architecture of the ancient city of Bhaktapur.
Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur (01) 6611628

Hotel Barahi

Enjoy a great view of Phewa Lake, attend cultural shows, or indulge in the scrumptious pastries from the German Bakery on the hotel premises.
Lakeside, Pokhara (061) 460617/463526

Tuki Resort

With modern structures, dedicated service and comfortable rooms, Tuki Resort offers great accommodations at an affordable price.
Lakeside, Pokhara (61) 466036/466037