Hardcore Nepal offers a four-day climbing clinic (US$250), which teaches you the basics about knots, anchors and safety to give you the...
Annapurna Mountain Bikes
The young team members behind this new Thamel venture are experienced cyclists and offer trips around the Kathmandu Valley, Annapurna...
GRG Adventure Kayaking
Run by Nepal’s best kayaker. Operates rafting and kayaking trips and a four-day kayak clinic at a tented camp close to Fishling, near...
A quiet, intimate and pretty cool venue for a beer or dinner (mains Rs 400 to Rs 500), with spacious indoor and outdoor seating, global...
This bakery-restaurant has decent cakes, breads and pastries, with bakery goods (but not cakes) discounted by 50% after 7pm. The...
Helena’s is deservedly popular for its cosy interior, super-friendly service and one of the highest rooftops in Thamel (amazingly, unshaken by the 2015 earthquake). It has a wide range of kebabs, good cakes, tandoori dishes, steaks and even Bengali-style kathi rolls (meat and vegetables rolled up in Indian-style flat bread). If you are heading off trekking, consider breakfast on the 8th floor a form of high-altitude training.