Sheltered within the serene Pokhara Valley, with a backdrop of pine-covered hills and snow-capped Himalayan peaks, the two Pavilions Himalayas resorts offer a taste of Nepal’s legendary tranquillity. With a firm commitment to ecologically-responsible operation, and an understated, modern design, the resorts feel fresh and contemporary. These are two of our very favourite hotels in Nepal - the combination of high standards of comfort, a strong focus on sustainability, and a feeling of genuine connection to the culture and landscape tick a lot of boxes.
Although distinctive in their own right, the two resorts share common threads. Bright, open villas and tented bungalows offering seclusion and privacy; a décor of stone, wood and linen reflecting and highlighting the landscape; a dedication to ensuring guests experience the region’s culture on a personal level. It wouldn’t be a complete Nepal journey without dipping your toes into a little trekking, and a curated day trek between the Pavilions Himalayas properties is the perfect way to do it. Take the walk at your own pace, and unwind with a spa treatment and farm-to-table dinner at journey’s end.
Both within the sheltered Pokhara Valley, the Pavilions Himalayas Farm sits on a hillside near the Fusre Khola river, whilst the Pavilions Himalayas Lakeview is a 3-4 hour hike away on the shores of Lake Phewa.
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A very special place to come home to after a few days of trekking. We’d stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Private villas dotted around the farm blend contemporary, rustic style with traditional Nepalese touches. Each villa sleeps two, with a cosy fireplace – bliss after a trek – and private terrace, open onto the unspoiled landscape. Skilled chefs create dishes that explore Nepal’s rich culinary culture, with a menu based on what’s in season and available on the farm. In warmer months, you can dine at tables arranged in the garden, and enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink in the lounge’s swing seats. There’s a state-of-the-art spa, sauna and yoga studio onsite – ideal for soothing tired muscles after a trek - and the outdoor pool offers lovely, long views of Nepal’s extraordinary landscape.
A handful of tented villas overlooking the still waters of Lake Phewa make up the Pavilion Himalayas’ outpost at Lakeview. Reached by paddle-boat over the lake, or via a trek through the hills, the Pavilions Himalaya Lake View represents comfort and elegance in the midst of some of the world’s most remarkable terrain. Enormous panoramic windows frame the water the mountains beyond. There are standalone bathtubs with mountain views, dedicated outdoor spaces and alfresco dining. When you’re not out exploring, enjoy Nepalese and international dishes prepared using organically-grown ingredients from The Farm, and relax with traditional Ayurvedic massage.
Take a personalised trek between the two Pavilions Himalayas properties, covering the journey in 3 to 4 hours depending on your preferred pace and chosen route. At The Farm, enjoy the on-site spa, yoga sessions, pool and cookery classes, and at the smaller Lakeside outpost, head out on boat trips, explore mountain bike trails and unwind under a parasol in the gardens. Enjoy the serenity of your room with panoramic views of the mountainous landscape.
The Pavilions Himalaya was founded on a strong commitment to the environment and the welfare of local communities. The resort is run on solar and renewable energy, harvests rainwater and makes its own biodegradable toiletries. Most of the fresh produce and dairy products served in the all-day dining restaurant are grown organically on site. They support a local school and clinic, and run community link schemes to employ and train local people.
One of the many wonderful things about the Pavilions Himalayas resort is how proactively family-friendly they are. With specific activities aimed at families, they welcome children of all ages, and are willing to go the extra mile to help families feel relaxed and catered for. Take a tour of the organic farm where kids get the chance to milk a cow if they wish. Go on boat trips on Phewa Lake and head out on short treks into the hills. Learn to make momos in a family cooking class, find a zen moment or two with a yoga session, and go birdwatching in Chisapani Forest, before returning to your villa or tent to cosy up for the evening.
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.