Respected Kathmandu operation with everything from day trips in the valley to the full Annapurna Circuit.
Gandharba Culture & Art Organisation
This organisation represents the city’s musician caste and members offer lessons in the sarangi (four-stringed instrument played with a...
A long-time favourite with trek leaders, mountain guides and other Kathmandu regulars. There’s reggae every Saturday.
This place has a well-deserved reputation for good old-fashioned chips (French fries), with a variety of sauces (try the house sauce of...
Thakali Bhanchha information
If, after having travelled all the way to Nepal, you actually fancy some Nepali food (!), this upstairs restaurant is a good bet and popular with local Thamel workers on their lunch break. Most opt for the spicy but flavourful daal bhaat, but there’s also a range of Thakali snacks such as bandel (boar).
For the full-on local experience, swap the rice for dhido, the doughy buckwheat paste eaten daily by millions of Nepalis.