Really enjoyed Gamcha.
The drive out there from KTM was interesting; through the city then things thinned out a bit. We passed lots of brick works, lots of chicken houses, lots of fields.
Gamcha is a Danish owned working farm with 3 rooms in a renovated 90 year old Rana house. We were the only ones there so had the whole place to ourselves. It is beautiful out there- it's warm, it's clean and the water is hot (important feature post trek).
We had a tour of the property and spend the next couple of days eating lots of fresh salads, fruit and generally wholesome food. The two women who cooked and brought us our meals were friendly. They will also do laundry at a price to be negotiated (very good value). The assistant manager was overly attentive. There's a gardener, the gardeners extended family, and cows and goats wandering around the garden throughout the day. Lots of birdlife, including 3 owls- a barn one and 2 little screechy ones!
Very comfortable place- the bed and the soft white sheets were heavenly. I sleep like a log both nights, falling asleep to the sounds of the owls- who knew that they made so much noise??? Who...hoo- get it? The electricity is patchy, the wifi is even patchier but who cares?
I'd recommend it. It would be particularly good if you were a big family or if you were a group of friends as you could rent all 3 rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gamcha Farm and Guest House is a peaceful place only 15 minutes from Kathmandu. ... more less