Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk

Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk

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4.5
#3 of 7 lodges in Ghandruk
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.8
Value
4.4
Set atop the village of Ghandruk, the most culturally rich and fascinating settlement in the area and named one of the prettiest towns in Asia, by CNN Travel, MLN Ghandruk offers altitude, immaculate, spacious and welcoming rooms with superb views of mountains and terraced fields, and plenty of roaming wildlife. The first thing you notice on arrival at the lodge (besides the friendly dogs that come to welcome you) is your proximity to the massive peaks of Annapurna South and neighbor Hiunchuili. The mountain views here are some of the most spectacular in Nepal. Grab a lounger and take in the sunset at happy hour with a few Gorkha beers. For those headed higher, this will be your last luxe stop for a few days.
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Annapurna Region, Ghandruk Nepal
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Laurence Anne G wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In the remote village of Ghandruck, in the foothills of the Annapurna mountains, the Himalaya Lodge felt like heaven. A little further up the hills and away from the main center of the village where festivities takes place for the Dashain and Tihar festival in October, the lodge offers some quietness and mesmerizing views of the Annapurna's.
The Lodge, of traditional Gurung architecture, was extensively renovated during Covid 19 and offers simple but beautifully appointed and spotless rooms with large bathrooms, plush blankets and even dawn jackets for the cool mornings. All rooms are decorated with an elegant Asian flair.
The delicious breakfast was served outside on the lawn surrounded by flowers and a Shrine. Diners took place indoors, either by the welcome fireplaces where one can interact with other interesting guests and trekking guides, or in the formal dining room. Lalit, the owner and his wife were wonderful hosts, always attentive and caring, making me feel very welcome. The same goes for their local staff.
This is the place where I plan to return.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Heather wrote a review Apr 2023
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom123 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lodge is amazing with wonderful views of the Annapurna Range. The rooms are furnished simply but they are comfortable and there is plenty of hot water for showering. They provide down jackets, sandals and a hat for cooler mornings/evenings. The food is hearty and very good (you won't be hungry) They will put hot water bottles in your bed in the evening and bring tea in the morning. The breakfasts are amazing
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anne C wrote a review Mar 2023
York, United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We climbed steeply up to Ghandruk lodge and it was worth the effort. We stayed two nights and the food and room were both perfect. Don't expect too much luxury as you're in a very small hill community. However, you'll have happy hour to enjoy before a good hot dinner and when you turn in, probably with a hot water bottle, you'll sleep like a log.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The lodge provides filtered drinkable water so bring a reusable bottle.
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Arjanne R wrote a review Apr 2022
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal32 contributions15 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place and view from the verandah and garden. Comfortable room but taking a shower means your entire bathroom turns into a puddle. Not a major issue but the bathroom in La Bee is better designed. Good service for the guests but giving 2* because guide and porters did not feel welcome and were refused breakfast even though they wanted to pay for it. This in contrast to La Bee where they were well fed and treated with respect.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jonathan T wrote a review Apr 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First, to clarify: The name of this family-run place is the Himalaya Lodge. It has been in business for many years. My wife and our friend stayed for three nights in late March. We arrived in clouds and rain, so when we stepped outdoors the next morning and first saw Annapurna South filling the sky – well, it's a memory of a lifetime. In the evening, they keep a cheery fire going in the common room. Food was good and plentiful. As is typical, the rooms are unheated, but we had piles of bedcovers, down jackets, and slip-on sandals for padding into our bathroom. Service was very friendly. Strongly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: When it's cold, be sure to ask for one of their hot-water bottles to warm your bed. Really works.
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Utsav Shakya wrote a review Apr 2024
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Well designed and great location. The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable but the services could be improved. Staff were helpful but seemed confused about what they had on offer for guests. And the heat brought out too many flies into the dining areas that the hotel hasn’t done enough to resolve.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Let the lodge figure out their challenges and resolve them before you go. Other mountain lodge...
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shruti s wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mesmerizing view from the lodge, food is good but a little expensive. Clean environment. View was amazing ( if there are no clouds you are lucky). Excellent service and hospitality. Friendly people. Provision of hot water and hot bags.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DebWoot wrote a review Nov 2023
Rotherham, United Kingdom116 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow!! Hard to really put into words our 2 night stay. The uniqueness of this lodge plus the outstanding views have made this the highlight of our holiday so far & we have stayed in a number of excellent hotels/lodges so far. This is not a 5 star hotel with all the mod cons but if you want an incredible experience which you wont forget, then don't hesitate to book. The staff were all very friendly & made our silver wedding anniversary very memorable. We would love to return.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mike0467 wrote a review Apr 2013
Peak District, United Kingdom89 contributions123 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Of the 4 Kerr & Downey lodges for most people this will be the second, if you are doing the standard Sacred Mountain Trek (and I highly recommend you do - see my reviews of the other 3).
They are all set up along similar lines, with full time excellent staff and given where they are located, are all extremely comfortable. Himalaya has the smallest rooms but they are still comfortable especially given that you are at almost 7000meters here.
This lodge though is all about the Sunset and Sunrise. Of the 4 lodges, this is the closest you get to the Himalayan peaks and if you are lucky as we were, the views are spectacular (see photos). The relatively young staff here are very friendly and although the food is vegetarian in this lodge (it's a long way to bring meat in the heat of the day - remember where you are) it was still tasty and plentiful. The trek up from Sanctuary lodge, though hard work up hundreds of steps really is the stand out day of the trek, as you go through the friendly villages and meet the locals and schoolchildren visiting the local junior school if you are lucky. Not all trekking companies include Himalaya lodge on their itineraries. However, if you are relatively fit, this is a mistake in my view, since you've presumably come to see the Himalayas close up and it's from here that that is possible.
Also Ghandruk is the largest and particularly the old part, the most interesting village on the trek. The Hillside's up here are also quite colourful especially in March (the main breeding season for the wildlife and birds). Indeed this is a lovely time of year as the hillsides in begin to become covered with blooms of the Rhododendrons.
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Date of stay: March 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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GlobeTrotter010 wrote a review Feb 2013
Orpington, United Kingdom41 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well it felt like it after climbing up steps for 5.5 hours from Sanctuary lodge and there was me thinking I was fit! What is really nice about this collection of lodges is that when you reach them you are met with fresh smiley faces and cold homemade lemonade which we couldn't get enough of. The lodge rooms were much small than sanctuary but still has everything you need. Clean and relatively comfortable beds. Again limited lights and hot water but each room does have its only water tank so it's not as if you are in competition with your neighbours. The lodge has amazing views of the mountains and a number of short walks you can do around the area. They are not generally flat walks so expect to do some more climbing up. Again there is a happy hour around the fire and all the guest eat at the one table. We were served some great dim sum and soup for starters. Mains was tasty but simple dishes. Lunches are generally soup with a main hearty meal. They certainly feed you well in the lodges to give you lots of energy for the treks. Breakfast is normally at 7am and is cereals, toast and a cooked breakfast. One thing you don't always have is meat. Great service and staff that always see you off when you leave.
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Date of stay: November 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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chubionekenobi asked a question Feb 2017
Annecy, France36 contributions15 helpful votes
hello how could i do to book this lodge for my trek? thank you
Jonathan T wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"When it's cold, be sure to ask for one of their hot-water bottles to warm your bed. Really works."
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Utsav Shakya wrote a tip Apr 2024
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let the lodge figure out their challenges and resolve them before you go. Other mountain lodge spots might be better ideas. "
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Anne C wrote a tip Mar 2023
York, United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The lodge provides filtered drinkable water so bring a reusable bottle."
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Elaine C wrote a tip Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom63 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the room are the same"
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pilgrim108 wrote a tip May 2017
London109 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good but we were on a higher level which has better mountain views!"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk
Which popular attractions are close to Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk?
Nearby attractions include Annapurna Mountain Range (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk?
Conveniently located restaurants include Get Together, Hotel Superview Top Lodge And Restaurant, and Mountain Discovery Lodge And Restaurant.
Does Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Ghandruk have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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