Every year, on the third Saturday in July, riders from Nepal and all over the world gather to ride a personal challenge of 50 km | 75 km and 100 km around Kathmandu Valley. This is now popular as the Kathmandu Kora, this year in its eighth edition. Started in 2011, a modest 35 riders challenged themselves and pledged around half a million rupees for a school and an orphanage in Kathmandu. This is a Kora of Kathmandu, of the three main religious sites Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. You do not have to ride the entire circuit in case you cannot. The Kora is designed for the possibility of truncating whenever required. At any point, you will be no further than an hour from home, if you live in Kathmandu that is. That is the big advantage of doing a circuit in Kathmandu.

d presentations, and movies and musical performances. There will be two public expositions; one in the mid of the program as ‘Evening with the Artists’ open studio on June 2, and another at the end as the ‘Final Exhibition’ on June 8.