Lives in Pokhara, Nepal
Since Oct 2012
25-34 year old female
I've been living in Nepal for 7 years now. I am an avid traveler and I love rafting, trekking, really any form of adventure. I have set up several of my own businesses which I run with my Nepali partner. We try to focus on responsible travel and leaving minimal impact on this beautiful country we are fortunate to call home. http://www.grgadventurekayaking.com http://www.highhorizonsnepal.com http://www.grgfoundation.com
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Le Sherpa is in the Lazimpat area of town (just outside Thamel) and is more upmarket than most of the restaurants on offer. It has a large, beautiful outside area where you can enjoy the warm evenings and a great selection of Western food on the menu.
Situated close to the famous Boudhanath Stupa, this is one of the grandest hotels in all of Nepal. Here you'll find a health spa, a pool, and numerous options for eating and drinking.
There's no denying that this place has character. It is steeped with history and culture, and it's clear that a lot of time and effort was spent on its design and making it beautiful. Just walking around and enjoying all the historical items collected here is interesting. A little oasis in the middle of busy (and noisy!) Kathmandu.
We all know that Kathmandu is busy, exciting, and loud, but sometimes you need a little break. Spending an afternoon in the Garden of Dreams can provide that oasis. As soon as you step through the doors, it is like you have been transported somewhere else. Some of the buildings did sustain damage in the 2015 earthquake, and work is being done to rebuild, but there are plenty of areas to explore in the garden that have not been affected. Spending an afternoon in the Kaiser Cafe and chilling on big cushions in the garden is simply bliss in an otherwise busy city.
SocialTours are one of the leaders in the Nepali market when it comes to responsible travel. Why not treat yourself to one of their famous 'Cook Like a Local' tours. You'll get the whole experience from shopping, to cooking, to tasting. A fun way to spend an afternoon!
Originally the stables of the old Rana Palace, this place has now been renovated into a little upscale mall. It's a bit off the beaten track, and not something you would stumble upon, but worth the visit. It happens to be one of the most high end boutique shopping centers in Kathmandu, full of quirky shops, stunning original jewelry, and nice cafes.
If you fancy doing some trekking during your luxury stay in Nepal, Trek Nepal will be able to cater to your every need. This is one of the most established trekking companies, and they have an extremely good reputation. If you have special requirements they will be able to sort things out for you with no problem. From day treks around the Kathmandu to once in a lifetime trips to Everest Base Camp, these guys know their trails.
Encounters Nepal offers you the extraordinary experience of a scenic Himalayas flight where you will get closer to Everest than you could ever have imagined. The pilot will even let you into the cockpit one by one — the experience will blow your mind as you are surrounded by breathtaking views of the Himalayas. This surely has got to be the best flight in the world.
Want to treat yourself after a full day of activities? Third Eye in Thamel (the main touristy district) is perfect. It offers a full selection of Nepali, Indian and Western food in a charming setting.