Must see hotels in Around the Kathmandu Valley

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    Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel

    One of the finest and most exclusive places to stay in Nepal, this beautifully conceived boutique resort built of red Newari brick sprawls over 22 lush…

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    Mystic Mountain

    The only five-star property in Nagarkot, the newly opened Mystic Mountain is a steal at this upper-midrange price. With the exception of some growing…

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    Shivapuri Heights Cottage

    Perched on the hillside above Budhanilkantha, Shivapuri Heights offers a peaceful, private bolthole far away from the chaos of Kathmandu. Rooms are…

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    Club Himalaya Resort

    This well-designed mountain lodge revolves around a huge circular glass room encompassing reception, a nifty heated pool and an able restaurant with an…

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    Nagarkot Farmhouse Resort

    If you want to disconnect, this peaceful forest hotel is your place. With no TV or phone signal, you'll be forced to sit on your balcony enjoying a…

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    Famous Farm

    It would be hard to imagine a more idyllic après-trek recovery spot than this charming lodge in three artfully converted old village houses. The 13…

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    Namobuddha Resort

    This delightful eco-retreat is a 30-minute walk from Namobuddha Stupa. Its charming, upmarket Nepali cottages feature stone walls with pitched slate roofs…

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    Resort Eco-Home Nagarkot

    This German-Nepalese–run guesthouse is the local centre for progressive travel, with a focus on sustainability, local crafts, organic dining and…

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    Dhulikhel Lodge Resort

    This wildly popular hotel, which contains the equally popular Himalayan Restaurant, is the go-to destination for Kathmandu weekenders. A modern take on…

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    Nepal Yoga Retreat

    This is one of the best-regarded yoga retreats in Nepal, offering a full complement of expertly guided yoga courses, ayurveda massage, steam baths and…

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    Last Resort

    Thrill-seekers drop off the Arniko Hwy – quite literally – at the Last Resort. Set in a gorgeous spot on a ridge above the Bhote Kosi River, 12km from the…

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    Fort Resort

    This sprawling Newari brick hotel lives up to its name, with grand entrances, winding corridors and an impeccably trimmed garden terrace looking out over…

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    Borderlands Resort

    Tucked away in a bend of the Bhote Kosi River, 97km from Kathmandu and 15km from Tibet, the superb Borderlands Resort is one of Nepal’s top adventure…

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    Summit Hotel

    Expats and NGOs like to keep the Summit secret so that there is room when relatives and friends come to visit. The Dutch-founded resort-style hotel is…

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    Peacock Guesthouse

    Right on Tachupal Tole, this wonderful 15th-century building ticks many boxes. It has eight comfortable, traditional rooms and historic character – though…

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    Peaceful Cottage

    This unique octagonal hotel, run by an irrepressible local entrepreneur, offers a hilltop location on the edge of a cliff, with excellent views, and the…

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    Cosy Nepal

    This French-Nepali agency manages several traditional houses in the old town, all renovated with modern touches. The website details the different options…

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    Hotel at the End of the Universe

    As well as a great name, this resort offers an eclectic selection of accommodation, including rooms, bamboo cabins, 'gingerbread' cottages and A-frame…

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    Newa Chén

    Housed inside the Unesco-restored Shestha House mansion, this place is more traditional than most and offers a window onto what it must have been like to…