What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast served with champagne
- All 15 villas feature a private terrace for stunning Himalayan mountain views
- The infinity pool has a beautiful backdrop
- Dine on traditional Nepalese dishes at the restaurant; cooking classes are also offered here
What To Know
- The resort lies on a working farm, which offers an insight into Nepalese life
- Fruit, cheese and milk are sourced from the farm and surrounding areas for breakfast
- Evenings may be a little quiet for some, through Pokhara (a 15-minute drive away) offers livelier nightlife
- The resort works with local charity Right4Children and acts as a training facility for 30 young adults each year
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
It’s easy to see why the owners decided to build Nepal’s first villa resort here. Set on a working farm and surrounded by rice paddies and forest, with a backdrop of the Himalayas, the site is spectacular. The designers worked with local materials and incorporated Nepalese art to create a luxe resort that never forgets where it is. All 15 villas feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a terrace with mountain views and start at 861 square feet. They’re decked out with hardwood floors, elegant drapes, hot tubs and colorful Nepalase fabrics and rugs. Because of its size, the resort never feels crowded and allows you to enjoy genuine Nepalese friendliness from staff who end up on first name terms with guests. The infinity pool takes center stage and is surrounded by sun loungers and daybeds and the Club House is home to a restaurant that serves Nepalese dishes and a small spa, which works local products into its treatments.
In the Area
Pokhara is a serious adventure hub. Most visitors head here to explore the hills and mountains. The third largest city in Nepal has three of the world’s 10 highest mountains within a 30 mile radius. Beyond hiking and climbing, the resort can arrange gliding and white water rafting. Guests more interested in spiritual rather than the physical activities can seek enlightenment at one of the many meditation centers nearby. The Garden Yiga Chozin Buddhist Meditation Centre offers free introductory sessions and longer workshops and retreats.
How to Get There
An outstanding example of green environment, earth friendly, organic food
Excellent design to give comfort, exercise and meditation
Excellent food of a variety of menu
Excellent service and hospitality
This property is a bit off the beaten path. Expect a bumpy ride to one of the most peaceful places on earth. There are six villas at this eco-friendly resort, each one very private with an exceptional view of mountains and rice paddies. The room has a very comfortable bed and nice sized bathroom. Everything used here is recycled and reused, which makes it special. The food served is top notch! All freshly prepared and served by the most friendly staff who make sure your every need is met. The Shirodhara treatment at the spa is divine!! I highly recommend a stay here when visiting Pokhara.
After three days in Kathmandu, my husband, I, and a couple friend flew to Pokhara for a few days to do a one-day trek and to enjoy the beautiful Pavilions Himalayas hotel. What a delight! Not only are the rooms, dining area and surroundings comfortable and comforting, but the food is delicious and locally grown, and the owners and employees take great pride in sustainability, recycling, and giving back to the community in so many ways. Go on their website and read about all that they do! We would return here in a heartbeat, as we've never stayed anyplace quite like this.
Each cottage at the Pavilion Himalaya is welcoming and designed to perfection. The members of the staff are friendly and unobtrusive. The meals are excellent. It is the perfect environment for those who wish to relax or use it as a base for a walk in the surrounding hills and villages or trek in the Annapurna range of mountains.
My husband and I stayed here with another couple who had chosen this hotel. We were all delighted by the beauty and hospitality of the Pavilions. In fact, we had planned to go trekking and sight seeing a second day but we all chose to stay at the hotel to luxuriate in the gorgeous setting, beautiful architecture and fabulous food. The infinity pool was especially appealing as it overlooked an amazing mountain vista. The fact that this hotel gives back to the community and is eco-friendly was also important to us. We loved knowing that we were not only pampering ourselves but also helping the local economy and environment. I'd go back in a heartbeat!