Amid the scenic beauty of the Himalayas in Nepal, in spiritual surrounds, the amidst the Neydo Monastery Guest House may be just a short drive from Kathmandu but offers a peaceful retreat in the shadows of the Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery.
It is an ideal place to simply relax and meditate alongside the 200 monks who live and study nearby. The spiritual strength of the Asura Cave (where Guru Rinpoche achieved the highest realization) provides a focal point for the area.
Leisure: yoga, meditation, retreat, diet/detox, walking, cycling,
Rooms: 23 rooms
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.