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.
Standard room (pic courtesy : Raniban Retreat)
Inside a tented camp (pic courtesy: Raniban Retreat)
World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake & Pokhara valley as seen from Raniban Retreat
Village Hike – Mesmerizing views
(Pics: Explore Himalaya)
We felt like a king and received very professional service from all staff during our trip. Lodges and food during the trek was good.