Formerly known as Ker & Downey, Mountain Lodges of Nepal’s properties are pockets of welcoming sanctuary, surrounded by the pristine Himalayan landscape, where you can rest and refresh between trekking stints. Each lodge displays its own character and a rare sense of individuality. Their USP is the high level of comfort they bring to an experience where the accommodation is often much more basic. The focus is firmly on connecting you to Nepal’s distinctive culture, heritage and natural beauty, whilst taking you on an adventurous journey into the mountains.
Several common threads connect the lodges. Simple, unadorned guestrooms with cosy blankets keep out the chill, and wide windows frame views that need no embellishment. Long wooden dining tables allow guests to come together to share local dishes and chat, while sheltered fire pits on wide terraces are perfect for stargazing. Out on the trails, the pace is set to match each group’s needs with between 1 and 5 hours of trekking per day, depending on your chosen route. Mountain Lodges of Nepal’s properties put the experience of trekking in Nepal - potentially the world’s most legendary trekking destination - within realistic reach. It’s every bit as extraordinary as you’d imagine.
In various locations along trekking routes through Nepal, including Bandipur, Birethanti and Tomijong, each lodge makes the most of its stunning alpine surroundings.
Skillfully curated trekking routes
Unbeatable Himalayan views
A simple, comfortable lodge in an outstanding location that’s ideal for taking a break from the trekking trail.
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Three Mountain Lodge feels about as far from fast-paced city life as you can get. Reaching the lodge requires a fair degree of fitness and determination, as it’s a good three-hour trek from Bandipur village (the last 40 minutes of which necessitates some serious climbing) but the view when you get to the ridge makes it all worthwhile. Hill trekking is what a stay at this resort is all about and it’s ideally positioned for getting out into the mountainous landscape around Bandipur.
With incredible mountain views and a high-altitude location, Gurung Lodge offers a breath of fresh air, comfortable accommodation and excellent trekking. Guests stay in ensuite rooms in traditional stone lodges decorated in bright local style. Enjoy regional specialities in the shared dining hall and relax in the carefully tended gardens with outstanding views over the mountains. As evening draws in, cosy up around one of the indoor fireplaces.
Just fifteen minutes walk away from Gurung, you'll find Mala Lodge - Gurung's sister property. Mala's views are every bit as superb as Gurung's, and its cosy rooms, welcoming dining hall and snug bar add further flexibility to your treks in the Majgaon region. Machhapuchhre Mountain rises high above the lodge, sheltering it within its shadow. Traditional-style stone walls and low roofs help the lodge blend in beautifully with its surroundings, and the interiors have an open and contemporary feel.
With superb views of Nepal’s sacred Fishtail Mountain, the hand-built Sanctuary Lodge lives up to its name by offering a cosy welcome at the end of a day’s trek along the Modi River. The rooms are bright yet snug, with wooden floors, colourful carpets, local textiles and decorative artwork on the walls. Relax in the serene gardens with the region’s extraordinary scenery as a backdrop.
The whole focus at Mountain Lodges of Nepal is on trekking, interspersed with stopovers at the lodges which offer unusually high levels of comfort for trekking accommodation. Follow experienced guides on treks lasting between 1 and 5 hours, starting and ending at one of Mountain Lodges of Nepal’s signature properties. When you’re not walking the trails, fill up on hearty portions of traditional dishes and get cosy around roaring fires.
Mountain Lodges of Nepal have an eye on sustainability that reflects the exquisite landscape that surrounds their lodges. The showers at Three Mountain Lodge, for example, are heated with help from roof mounted solar panels, showcasing an eco-conscious, practical solution to a tricky issue raised by the lodge’s remote position.
Taking an alternative approach to a classic Nepal combination, this journey contrasts the heady and hectic streets of Kathmandu with the open savannah of Chitwan National Park. Slow down to search for tigers and rhinos amid the wilderness, before strapping up your boots for a light trek between two atmospheric lodges in the Himalayan foothills around Pokhara.