Shambaling

Boutique hotel in Bodhnath (Boudha)

This former pilgrim rest house has been reincarnated by its Tibetan owners into Bodhnath's most stylish boutique option. Each floor is designed in a different colour scheme to reflect the colours of Tibetan prayer flags. The more spacious deluxe rooms are easily the best bet, especially those that overlook the quiet and spacious garden centred around a bodhi tree.

Rates include breakfast in the excellent garden restaurant, where you can relax with an espresso or a shot of house-made spiced rum infused with cardamom and ginger. The property is hard to find the first time; taxis approach from the Mahankal road to the north.

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