Located on a hilltop ridge 1000 feet above the Pokhara Valley, this eco-friendly retreat offers spectacular and mesmerizing views of the Himalayan mountain range and is a thoughtful combination of understated luxury and comfort where guests can unwind and enjoy an authentic Nepalese rural experience in pristine natural surroundings.
My visit to this place was unplanned. While strolling and doing my touristy stuffs through the streets of Kathmandu, I just happened to pass by this quaint little café, located away from the hustle bustle of Kathmandu city in a quiet alley adjoining the Shangri-La Hotel in Lazimpat. The exteriors in pure white color caught my attention and being a ardent lover of coffee and local cafes, I could not stop myself from stepping inside to explore.
Kathmandu is packed with coffee shops and bars – both international and local – of various formats which indicates the rapid growth of coffee industry and coffee culture in Nepal which was almost non-existent even in 10-15 years back in a primarily tea drinking country where coffee was considered as the drink of tourists and westerners and found only in the menu of specialized restaurants and five star hotels catering to tourists & expatriates.
Nagarkot…a place where fog rolls in and blankets the landscape every morning, where unspoilt nature and majestic Himalayas make for a picturesque panorama, and a place where simplicity is the way of life : a simplicity that evokes a strong emotion of village life, its people and ambience of happiness, peace and contentment , beyond the realms of modern day life and the material world.
Tucked in a quiet by-lane of Thamel,the main tourist hub of Kathmandu,this eco-friendly traditional Nepalese style boutique hotel is one of the preferred choices for those who want to experience traditional Newari style architecture and decor along with prompt service and hospitality,and stay in a peaceful oasis in the midst of the bustling city of Kathmandu.
Kantipur Temple House is located within an easy walking distance from the Old Durbar Square and close to many other popular tourist attractions.
The hotel’s in-house restaurant offers Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Continental Cuisine made from locally sourced organic ingredients.
A quick note on amenities: In-line with their policy of promoting eco-friendly and sustainable tourism, there are no television sets in the hotel rooms and instead of ACs, they provide fans in the summers and electric blankets and hot water bags in the winters.