New Luxury Resort in Nepal- Rupakot Resort

Posted Jan 22nd, 2015 under Food & Accommodation, Luxury Tours,

Rupakot Resort- Resort in Nepal

The Rupakot Resort is a new luxury 5 star category property located in Kaski district, which was officially inaugurated jointly by the Non-Resident Nepali Association’s President, Mr. Shesh Ghale and Mayor of Tielt-Wenge, Belgium, Mr. Rudi Beeken on December 26th, 2014.

This five star category resort is located on the top of Rupakot village about 22 KM East from Pokhara spreading in 25 acres of land. The resort is a combination of nature, luxury and heritage.

 Nature is always at its best at Rupakot offering a wonderful view of Rupa & Begnas Taals (lakes), Himalayas (Annapurna, Fishtail & Manaslu), Pokhara valley and, of course, the sun-rise and the sun-set. This area with sub-tropical climate is a home to verities of flowers, plants, trees, birds, animals and butterflies. Therefore, the resort garden is green and lively with colorful floral species round the year.

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 The rooms are carefully designed and decorated with modern amenities to create the richness of luxury. Every room has a specious balcony to offer a tempting view of lakes, jungles, local villages and the Himalayas.

The architect of the resort adheres the medieval mountain village set up theme, keeping the houses facing south so that every household gets enough sun and fresh air. A great deal of attention has been given to the design to retain and regain the heritage of the mountain. The cluster of tiny houses of the resort, looking as if like a small village keep and maintain the harmony with nature and the surrounding.

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Services that include free wifi, DTH television,  drop & pick up facilities to and from Pokhara, Village tour / Hiking around resort, Sun rise & sun set views from resort makes Rupakot Resort an ideal place for researchers, nature lovers and holiday makers.

 

 

Kaze Darbar- the newest Heritage hotel in the heritage valley, Kathmandu

Posted Apr 8th, 2014 under Food & Accommodation, Travel Guide,

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An outdoor glimpse of the heritage hotel- Hotel Kaze Darbar

Every corner of Hotel Kaze Darbar revives neoclassicism of ancient European palace. Converted to a Hotel after well renovation of 20th century Rana Palace, Hotel Kaze Darbar is a Heritage hotel located at Kamalpokhari, 2km away from the touristic hub Thamel. A peaceful home to every visitor to Kathmandu, Hotel Kaze Darbar prioritizes to offer simple and comfortable stay in affordable price. Walls made of bricks and mud, wooden floors, pillars and windows and the roof of terracotta tile, Hotel Kaze Darbar is the newest Character Type Hotel in the city.

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A comfortable wooden palace- Kaze Darbar

Operated since November 2013, the hotel has twenty two rooms which include single and twin rooms of standard and deluxe categories. Spacious and clean bathrooms with Japanese style bathtubs (Ofuro), attractive courtyard in the form of chautara, its ancient look, comfortable and well facilitated rooms and restaurant serving wide varieties of food cuisines are the prime highlights of the hotel. “Hotel with no air conditioner and television, yet it is one of the most comfortable hotels in Kathmandu Valley” claims, Anup Shrestha the Operation Manager of the Hotel. Guests on holiday do not have much time to watch television and regarding the temperature the ancient building with 60cm thick wall itself works as AC additionally its Eco-friendly- logic well justified. However, the hotel provides free wifi and heater during winter as well as focuses on adding other necessary amenities as per guest’s suggestions. The peaceful location of the hotel, friendly staffs fluent in speaking English and Japanese languages and the architectural concept and materials used to construct and renovate this ancient building has already  begun to appeal the guests across the globe.

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Single and twin bedrooms decorated in the neo-classical style by expert craftsman of Bhaktapur

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A bathroom with Japanese style tub, Ofuro

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A comfortable lounge in a deluxe room

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A clean spacious restaurant

For further details please log on to the link below.

http://www.kazedarbar.com/

 

Hotel Dhood Gu Lhasa- Your perfect home in Tibet

Posted Apr 2nd, 2014 under Food & Accommodation,

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Dhood Gu Hotel is a famous three star hotel centrally located in downtown Lhasa and near to Barkhor Square. Built with typical Tibetan concept this boutique hotel is wholly inspired by Tibetan architecture. For those seeking privileged location, captivating luxury, tailor made service, and overall enchanting experience, Dhood Gu Hotel is an ideal destination.

Distance to the Tibetan Highlights from Dhood Gu Hotel

Potala Palace                 -2kilometer

Jokhang Monastery      -100meters

Rampoche Monastery   -300meters

Downtown                      -100meters

Train station                -10kilometer

Airport                         -80 kilometers

DhhodGu-hotel-Lhasa4Accommodation facilities in the hotel

With 54rooms, the hotel contains all the amenities and services you would expect from the 4 or 5 star hotels. All the rooms are spacious, comfortable and charming with traditionally painted and decorated Tibetan attributes. The bathrooms are very western and functional. The view from private rooms is exceptionally beautiful.

Total number of rooms -54

Deluxe rooms                -9

Twins rooms                 -26

Single rooms                -19

Facilities and services

  • Continental restaurant
  • Rooftop restaurant and bar
  • Coffee shop and  bakery
  • Business center with internet, email, fax, photo copy services
  • 24 hours rooms service
  • Doctor on call
  • Safe deposit locker
  • Laundry service
  • Travel desk
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Major credit cards excepted

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Dhood gu Hotel is establish for middle class tourist, especially adventure oriented expecting high level of satisfaction in reasonable price. Full front offices are Nepalese staffs to assure the Nepalese standard of hospitality.

 

 

 

 

Trekking in Nepal: Food, Accommodation and weather

Posted Dec 31st, 2013 under Food & Accommodation, Travel Guide,

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A view from a camp accommodation on the Nepalese middle hills of Nuwakot

Nepal is a paradise for trekkers and climbers. Options are plenty! The wide section of 800 kilometer long Nepalese Himalayan section offers the best of Himalayan Adventure. Become an admirer, while scaling the peaks of varied elevation (5000m- 8848m), trekking along the pleasant middle hills of Nepal for the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, experiencing an adventurous glacial walk along the trial to the Base Camps of mighty 8000ers or while encountering the rural lifestyles of indigenous Nepalese communities in the far-flung hamlets. 

However, in such isolation where people say “nature here has remained raw and intact for centuries”, the facilities to address the necessities of the trekkers are considered the best  in the global trekking industry. Basic services while on trekking to Nepal like, food and accommodation are surprisingly of International standard considering the geographical conditions.

Food during the trek

Food during the treks in Nepal is considered the best as English trekkers taught western cooking styles in the ancient trekking days and is well practiced till the day. Menu of the food is available as in the restaurants in Thamel based, on American and European food course i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Himalayan carrier yaks and a group of trekkers camping during a Fully Organized Trek in Nepal

Best time to Trek in Nepal

The best time to trek to Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and during the autumn (October to December). The days during these times have bright sunshine, blue sky, pleasant morning, warm evenings and windy days. The views of the Himalayas are exceptionally perfect during these times of the year. Though the temperature during the days in the Himalayan region is between 15 to 20 degree centigrade the nights are still cold with subzero temperature.

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Setting up the sleeping tents as well as  a kitchen tent for the yummy meal!!!

Accommodation during the treks and peak climbing

If your trek is based on tea houses or GAP you will be enjoying the nights in the warm rooms of the tea houses. Considering the location, the rooms in the tea houses may not be equally comfortable to the rooms in the cities but you will be provided with the basic necessities required for you to keep warm and comfortable enough. However, while rising higher instead of single room or twin sharing room sometimes you may have to end up at the dormitories for one or two nights because of very limited tea houses in the high altitudes beyond 5000m of the Himalayas. If your trek is fully organized trek (FOT) you will be provided the A- shaped Nepalese tents below the base camps which are considered to be the best in these areas and above the base camps while climbing a trekking peak and expeditions you will be provided the luxurious accommodation inside the Dome tents.

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Every cloud has a silver lining- A wonderful view of a Himalaya on a bright sunny day

Accommodation arrangements.

Posted Jan 31st, 2013 under Food & Accommodation,

 

Mr. and Mrs. Mojens Bjourland from Denmark were in Nepal last autumn. Our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel wanted us to arrange the accommodation for the couple at Kathmandu during their stay. As per their itinerary, Explore Himalaya arranged their stay at exotic hotel in the heart of Thamel. The couple enjoyed the luxury at Hotel Marsyangdi, Thamel for eight nights at different time intervals.

Happy Explorers

The meeting and handling was very good. The tour guide and the support staff used were very good. The meals provided during the tour and in the hotels were very good.

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