Venue

The conference will be held at The Aloft Kathmandu Thamel (https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ktmal-aloft-kathmandu-thamel/overview/). The Aloft is located in the neighborhood of Thamel in the city of Kathmandu just minutes away from UNESCO Heritage Sites and a 20 minute drive from the Tribhuvan International Airport. We have secured reduced rates for a limited number of rooms. A link to reserve your accommodation will shortly appear on this webpage.

Thamel is the commercial and touristic area of Kathmandu. You can find shops for anything you like from fresh fruit and vegetables to trekking and mountaineering gear. It also includes many options for accommodation, traditional and continental restaurants, and it is generally considered the center of Kathmandu’s nightlife.

Excursion

As a part of our conference excursion we have decided to give you a mesmerizing tour to Bhaktapur,an ancient city of Nepal. It is one of the world heritage sites. It will be a half day tour that takes you to medieval art and architecture with many examples of sculptures, wooden carvings, and colossal pagoda temples dedicated to different gods and goddesses. Located in the eastern part of the Kathmandu Valley about 16 kilometers from Kathmandu city, it offers a rich cultural exploration of this old town. 

During your Bhaktapur tour, you will visit some beautiful palace as below:

55 Window Palace: This is the main architectural structure that dominates the entire Durbar Square. This magnificent monument was built in the 15th century AD. C. for King Bhupatindra Malla sits on a great pillar and prays to God. 

Golden Gate: This is the main entrance to the Bhaktapur Royal palace. The artisan who worked on this wonderful door must come from the heaven 

Lion Gate: Two beautiful stone statues of Hindu deities are installed on either side of this gate. The hands of the craftsmen who did this are said to have been cut off immediately after he put the finishing touches on them. A jealous king of Bhadgaon did this so that the craftsman could no longer produce such arts.

During the tour, you will also visit The Dattatreya Temple, 5-level Nyatapola Temple, Ceramic Plaza, Taleju Temple, Bhairavnath Temple respectively. You will observe local art, culture, and tradition in every step of the way. You will be blessed after completing the tour if you know the importance of this place by interacting with the local Newari people.

Conference dinner

We will be having our conference dinner at Wunjala Moskva Restaurant & Bar accompanied by traditional Nepali dances.