Explore and learn about the ancient hub of Newari culture, Kirtipur, with a guided on-foot tour that is sponsored by Kirtipur Municipality. There’s a lot to see in the former capital of Kathmandu like Chilancho Stupa, Tri Ratna Temple and Bagh Bhairab Temple on this free two-hour tour. Just 30 minutes from Thamel, Kirtipur is a heritage site worth paying a visit to even if you are strapped for time. Call 9841302500.
If going to Germany for a Volksfest is a bit cumbersome, worry not. You can head to Tangal on November 23 to enjoy the third annual Beer Jatra. Organized by TOUR LYF, Beer Jatra is the biggest beer festival around, with over 50 varieties of beer and all the merrymaking, food and music that comes along, including the hangover! There will also be food stalls, a flea market, beer games, and live bands. Call 9801057609.
Join the community of swing/lindy hop dancers, bringing you the joys and jumps from the 20’s and 30’s. They will be dancing and helping you learn the steps too. Hosted by Swing Dance Kathmandu and Swing Academy Kathmandu, the dancing starts from 6:30 pm on Tuesdays at ‘Base Camp: Outdoor Lifestyle’ at Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur. This is an easy dance so even new people can learn it and dance. Everyone is welcome. You can take a partner along, or go solo!