Raniban Retreat, Pokhara

Posted Mar 18th, 2012 under Food & Accommodation,

Set high in a ridge above the scenic Pokhara valley and the beautiful Phewa Lake, the breathtaking location of Raniban Retreat is without doubt one of its chief USP(unique selling point). Situated in an idyllic location the resort offers tourists in Pokhara a delightful and comfortable stay in its well furnished 4 standard rooms and 12 tented camps (with attached bathroom). It  lies at an elevation of 1492m, about 7km(1 hour drive/30 mins hike from Phewa lake) from the main town. A stay at this beautiful resort allows you to enjoy panoramic views of the snowy Machhapucchre, Annapurna, Manaslu & Dhaulagiri and savor the enchanting  sight of the pristine Phewa Lake and the valley floor stretching below. As the World Peace Pagoda lies just a stone-throw away from the retreat, you can walk down and explore it or take a short hike and explore the surrounding villages. The resort’s restaurant menu may not offer a varied choice but the food they serve is tasty and prepared hygienically. Raniban Retreat also has a bar, a terraced garden, spa and wi-fi facility. If you are looking for a restful stay (away from the usual tourist crowd), amidst  natural and  tranquil setting than Raniban Retreat is where you should head to.

Raniban Retreatani

Raniban Retreat

panorama

Himalayan Panorama

room

Standard room (pic courtesy : Raniban Retreat)

tent

Inside a tented camp (pic courtesy: Raniban Retreat)

Peace Pagoda

World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake & Pokhara valley as seen from Raniban Retreat 

hike

Village Hike – Mesmerizing views

(Pics: Explore Himalaya)

 

Cable Car to connect Phewa Lake & World Peace Stupa in Pokhara

Posted Mar 13th, 2012 under Company News, Tourism News,

Nepal government is planning to develop and operate cable cars in Pokhara under the public private partnership (PPP) approach. The proposed cable-car venture will run from from Phewa Lake to World Peace Stupa, Pumdi Bhumdi stretching 1.5 km. The government has already invited expressions of interest (EoI) from eligible national and international firms for development and management of a cable car service in Pokhara valley. At present the only cable car service in operation in the country is  the Manakamana Cable Car Service which ferries pilgrims to the hill top shrine of Hindu goddess Manakama Mai in Gorkha.

Pokhara’s Tourist Attractions

Posted Jan 30th, 2011 under Photo Essay, Tourism News,

Pokhara
Pokhara – Lying under the shadow of the Annapurna mountains and on the banks of the Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake
Boating in the serene waters of Phewa Lake

paragliding
Paragliding – Fly with the birds

Mahendra Gufa
Go caving- Waterfall from Davies Falls visible from a crack at Mahendra Cave

Pokhara Skydive

The ultimate thrill in Pokhara – Skydiving(Photo: Wendy Smith)

Barahi Temple
A spiritual retreat – The island temple of Goddess Barahi, guardian of the lake city

Sunrise
Watch the sun rising over the Himalayan Peaks from Sarangkot

seti gorge
Seti River Gorge

davies falls
Davies Falls

Tibetan Camp
A carpet showroom at Tibetan Refugee Camp

International Mountain Museum
International Mountain Museum

(Photos: Sameer Shrestha)

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The Nepalese people are extremely friendly and welcoming. Our trek guide and support staff were great. The hotels and lodges that we stayed in were quite hospitable.

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