Homestay in Nepal- an authentic Nepalese living experience

Posted Dec 30th, 2016 under Food & Accommodation, Photo Essay,

 

Homestay in Nepal

Are you visiting Nepal for an experience? Then staying at a homestay in Nepal might just be what you are seeking for. The traditional way of accommodation has emerged as an exceptional attraction for travelers visiting to remote areas of Nepal since few years. These homestays do not only provide only a bed to sleep and meal to eat but also an authentic Nepalese living experience. They allow travelers to observe how people in Nepal spend their daily lifestyle and also to participate in it if interested too.  

Typically, a traveler is welcomed from the heart offering Tika or Khada and they will also be exhibiting their culture through a cultural program. The type of the program depends upon what kind of ethnic tribes are in the village.

Travelers sometimes may not be able to get their own private room unlike any other hotels in the city areas and have to share with others but this is not something they should be afraid of. Likewise, attached bathroom should not be expected. However, they will be very precious memories you will be taking back home.

 In the meal, one can taste delicious cuisines which are way more hygienic as you will be served each and everything produced from the locality. You will experience hospitality in its purest form where it is served from the heart.

Homestay in Nepal

One can also explore the village to see things that are unusual, leaving you amazed for those who live in a more urbanized area. Trying to communicate with locals may also bring surprises that you didn’t expect.

The motives of these accommodations are to let travelers familiarize with a complete village life environment to get lost in nature for a whole new experience.

Here we have some 30 Photographs from and around Phoolbari Homestay offering you a glimpse of how does a stay in Homestay look like:

Accommodations in Nepal with authentic Nepalese Hospitality

Posted Oct 25th, 2016 under Food & Accommodation,

Are you visiting Nepal for an experience? Well, how about staying in the following listed hotels? The hotels don’t just provide you accommodation to stay or meal to eat. They are here to make your stay in Nepal even more memorable with the experience they offer to travelers. These accommodations in Nepal will surely give you something extra to remember through an exceptional traditional experience.

Kathmandu Boutique Hotel

Lying in the heart of Thamel, Kathmandu Boutique hotel is set in the 19th-century ruler’s Rana Palace. The exterior of the palace has been kept untouched while interior changes are made to meet the guest’s luxury and comfort. The hotel offers the life experience of Bygone ERA in Nepalese style.

deluxe room of Kathmandu Boutique Hotel

Photo: Kathmandu Boutique Hotel

Crafted according to the tantric rituals, each thing you see once you enter the hotel’s compound symbolizes something. The 5 story heritage contains 12 lavish rooms; each in different sizes offering different views than other.

Maya Devi Village

Built back around 20 years ago in an authentic Gurung style, Maya Devi Village, the home of Parahawking Project in Nepal is a beautiful guest house and restaurant. It was renovated and restored retaining its traditional style to provide modern facilities and home comforts.  The only a couple of kilometers away from the Lakeside, Pokhara , the lodge can be an ideal place to stay for bird lovers.

Maya Devi Village

Photo: Maya Devi Village

Maya Devi Village consists of 5 traditional round stone and thatch huts along with its main house and restaurant. Each hut features two floors with an outdoor veranda, inside living area and attached bathroom on the ground floor while the second floor consists a king size bed offering the magnificent view of the lake. During your stay, you will experience a homely environment in peace and tranquility.

Shangri-La Boutique Hotel

With a unique blend of classical paintings in the center of tourist hub Thamel, Shangri-La Boutique Hotel situates in a calm and peaceful environment with the greenery of its own.  More than just an accommodation, Equipped with all modern facility, Shangri-La vows to give its best to provide their guest a traditional Nepalese experience during their stay with hospitality at the best.

Shangri-La Boutique Hotel

Photo: Shangri-La Boutique Hotel

Hotel Nepalaya

Hotel Nepalaya situates in the center of Thamel offering easy access to some traditional heritage of Kathmandu. The hotel with the balance of functionality in the organization for the excellence in their service aims to exceed their guest’s expectations. Hotel Nepalaya offers service with modern-day guests requirement with the blend of hospitality served from the heart.

Hotel Nepalaya

Photo: Hotel Nepalaya

Mystique Highland Resort

Just in the distance of 15km from Pokhara situates Mystique Highland Resort on atop of a hill offering a calm and peaceful environment with nature experience at its best. The hotel is especially ideal for groups and couples. The hotel provides a rooftop restaurant offering the magnificent view of mountains. The night view of the Pokhara valley from the hotel is exceptional. The views from the hotel are beautiful to be it either the valley or the cliffs or the Seti River Climb view. The hotel has its own orthodox organic tea garden from where you can buy your friend a souvenir back home.

Mystique Highland Resort

Photo: Mystique Highland Resort

A day full of love in Kathmandu with your valentine- Valentine Day special

Posted Feb 13th, 2016 under Food & Accommodation,

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you  -A. A. Milne

Everyone has special days in life and the life full of love of many begin on the special day, Valentine’s Day – the day to express love. Love expressions accepted on Valentine Day go miles in the journey of life. So celebrating love is one the most beautiful inventions mankind has done as without love, life becomes miserable.

Valentine's Day

While celebrating love, people tend to be in the most romantic places of the town throughout the day so that the day stays in the memories of lovers forever and ever. Today’s post is about a special day full of romanticism we would recommend to passionate lovers in Kathmandu.

Our journey of love begins on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Prior to the journey, place an online order for the gift to present it to your soul mate on the special day. We would recommend giftmandu.com. A bouquet of beautiful roses with a card and a small gift would definitely do. Choose wisely as per your partner’s preference and wish, if you really want to make him/her happy on this special day – but do not forget a bouquet of red roses.

roses for valentine

On the eve of Valentine’s Day drive out of Kathmandu Valley to a peacefully located Pataleban Vineyard Resort. It is not that far from the valley but it caters peace and the location where it lies also offers the pleasure of wilderness. It is half an hour drive from Kathmandu Central on Prithivi Highway. As soon as the drive begins on serpentine downhill road from Thankot, a divergent road on the right takes you to Pataleban Vineyard Resort. Enjoy the beautiful sunset view from the resort and the panorama of Himalayan peaks including Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh & Annapurna among others will mesmerize both of you. Enjoy the dinner at the resort along with the finest wine.

Valentine Day in Kathmandu

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Early morning wake up to surprise your valentine with the gift you ordered the earlier day. In the morning, holding each other’s hands, go for the hike in the woods around the resort. Release everything good or bad inside your heart to each other and take an opportunity to strengthen your love in the woods where nature witnesses. After the hike, eat your breakfast and then drive back to the valley. In the valley, we would suggest you to explore and luncheon at Garden of Dreams.

Garden of Dreams Kathmandu

A neo classical historical garden in the heart of Kathmandu, Garden of Dreams was built by Kaiser Sumsher Rana in early 1920s. Kathmandu’s most peaceful and romantic oasis, the Garden of Dreams caters nature blended with historical and architectural flavor. Spend a quality time in the Garden and enjoy a light lunch at Kaiser Café within the Garden of Dreams.

kathmandu-durbar-square

After the lunch, go for short walk through Kathmandu’s oldest market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. During today’s exploration you could possibly imagine lots of couples at the site. Be one of them and enjoy heritage site blended well with love.

Purple Haze KathmanduPhoto Courtesy: vibesnepal.com

 

Romantic moments, we had plenty and now it is time to make some noise. Which place in town could be noisier than Purple Haze in the evening of Valentine’s Day – walk to Purple Haze to party from Kathmandu Durbar Square. Drink, dance and shout- you have the freedom. A live bar in Thamel famous for playing rock music also caters delicious cuisines of food, which definitely would entertain you until the party is over. We guess this plan for Valentine Day 2016 is perfect – romantic, wild & full of love.

Apsara Boutique Hotel begins its operation

Posted Feb 2nd, 2016 under Food & Accommodation,

Travelers most preferred place for overnight stays in Kathmandu; Thamel gets the newest Boutique Hotel. Apsara Boutique Hotel, the hotel named after the nymphs of heaven begins its operation from 1st Feb 2016.

Apsara Boutique Hotel

Designed with ancient architectural looks and equipped with every modern facility, the hotel caters its services with 36 Deluxe Rooms and 2 suite rooms. Traditionally devised rooms providing the wonderful city view have comfortable beds with western style bathrooms. With indoor and outdoor restaurants catering wide varieties of food cuisines, the hotel also has spacious parking area.

For those travelers willing to experience the stay in traditional rooms having all modern amenities in relatively competitive price, the hotel could be the best place to stay in Kathmandu. The Deluxe rooms can accommodate friends willing to share rooms with twin single beds, family craving to spend quality time together and the couple preferring absolute privacy in a peaceful environment.

Apsara Boutique Hotel

The prime highlight of the hotel is a spacious “Yoga Hall” having the capacity of 40 people at a time, where guests can practice yoga under the guidance of professional Yoga Teacher. If you are in Kathmandu, giving a try to stay in this newest boutique hotel could be a wise decision.

 

 

Accommodation in Nepal after the quake

Posted Jun 23rd, 2015 under Food & Accommodation, Tourism News,

After the earthquake on 25th April, many travelers around the globe may have been unknown with the accommodation facilities in Nepal.  Here we list out the status of Hotel in Nepal.

 

Hyatt_Regency_Kathmandu_Hotel

Hotel Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu is safe after the earthquake.

Hotel Vajra Guest House, safe accommodation in Kathmandu

Hotel Vajra Guest House, safe accommodation in Kathmandu

List of Hotels that are safe

Hotel Dwarika’s

Kantipur Temple House

Gokarna Forest Resort

Del’ Annapurna

Hyatt Regency

Radisson

Shangri-La

Soaltee Crown Plaza

Yak & Yeti

Malla Hotel

Himalaya Hotel

Hotel Sambhala

Hotel Marsyangdi

Country Villa

Lakeside Retreat

Fishtail Logde

Temple Tree Resort & Spa

Water Front Resort

The Fulbari Resort

Kasara Resort

Tigerland Safari

Hotel Vajra Guest House

Tiger Tops & many more…

 

newa-chen

Traditional Newari Accomaodation provider Newa Chen in Patan after the quake

Hotels with possibility of renovation:

Kathmandu Guest House

Tibet Guest House

Newa Chen

Club Himalaya

Paradise Inn

Shivapuri Height Cottage

Raniban Retreat

Famous Farm

Himalayan Horizon

Dhulikhel Mountain Resort

Balthali Village Resort

Yeti Mountain Home

The Last Resort

Hotels not in Operation:

Hotel Everest

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