5 Things to do this Summer

Text by Jophen Lama

Here in Nepal, it is getting hotter with every passing day. The summer season will be with us for two more months and people are doing all they can to beat the heat. A perfectly imperfect season and something you don’t want to let go, but only if you have the right things to do. So, here is a list of things you shouldn’t miss out on this summer.

1. Infinity Pool

We’ve all been to normal swimming pools, but you have to go at least once to an infinity pool. They are usually built in a precarious location, and in the hotels of Kathmandu you’ll find them on rooftops, which makes it even more fun. Hotel Mulberry in Thamel and Hotel Shambala at Narayan Gopal Chowk are two places with awesome ones. Swim your heart out away from our city’s chaos.


2. No Chini

Summer is always about keeping yourself hydrated, since heat sucks all the H2O out of you. Drinks are a major part of this season and yet proven unhealthy because of the amount of sugar present in them. We’ve got your back for this problem, with a newly introduced health food shop, No Chini, situated at Labim Mall, Pulchowk, that offers you a variety of healthy summer drinks like juices, smoothies, and many others containing no refined sugar.



3. Sukute Beach

Its holiday season, and everyone is looking out for places to visit. Sukute Beach is a very popular holiday destination in Nepal, and just a three hours’ drive from Kathmandu. It is the ultimate stop for an adventurous holiday. From a cozy place to stay and good food to eat, to rafting, camping, and picnics, you can do it all at Sukute Beach.


4. Evening movie

Days during summer are longer in comparison to winter. Longer days mean longer time to spend outdoors. Why don’t you go watch an evening show at the movie theater with your loved one, grabbing some cheese popcorn and a couple of chilled drinks? Incredibles 2 and Ocean 8 are just two recent releases, with more coming out as summer goes on. Also, Chhaya Center in Thamel has recently inaugurated a branch of QFX movies.


5. Visit a bar

There is no better way of enjoying summer than going to a bar late at night and listening to good music. There are lots of new bars in town if you are bored of the older ones, which I can assure you shouldn’t be—they have so much character. You can go into any of them, make some friends, grab a chilled beer, or more, and spend your night in the cool air.