I have been here 20 times or more. The Castle Resort is a gem. Wonderfully located below Sarangkot with all those paragliders. Best place to start an easy trek or even an expedition in the Himalayas! I will be back latest in April 2020 to have one or two more drinks with Sophie & Joe Hammond. Rolf
I returned to the Castle Resort once again last May with my son after an adventurous trek to Upper Mustang and we were very happy to relax in this haven of peace. The castle actually is a small and unpretentious, yet very comfortable but atypical Homestay. There is a red tower, hence the name castle, and even hosts a small and cosy pub. The owner, Pipe Baba is Irish and you will often find him sitting there telling exciting stories of his and his lovely wife's Sophia climbing expeditions as they're a both mountain lovers and have been all over the Himalayas. They could even organize a trek for you. I love this place set in such a lush and tranquil environment, away from the hustle and bustle of busy lakeside. It's situated on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful Fewa lake and the world peace pagoda but only 20 minutes walking distance away from the center. It has a lovely garden and even a pool which we thoroughly enjoyed to loosen up our muscles after the trek. And best of all, you will be greeted by the owners Boxer dog, a bunch of chicken and sometimes even monkeys. 5 minutes up the hill there is now a Yoga center with a lovely view over the lake and the Hatha Yoga session I attended was unexpectedly good and professional. Just a little further up is Sarangkot and the sky is filled most of the time with colorful Paragliders, you should go and one of pipe Baba's and Sophia's friend does professional tandem flights. I love it and do it whenever I can! If you don't mind getting up early, you also should take a hike up the mountain behind the castle to watch the splendid sunset and to get a good view of Machapuchare or commonly called: fishtail mountain. Believe me, it's worth it and it only takes about 1 hour or so to walk up. I couldn't recommend this place more and many thanks again dear Sophia, Pipe Baba and staff for making our stay with you so relaxed and comfortable! Alisha and Max…
The hotel is 10 min walking from the road but offer a very quiet space with good view and good accomodation out if the busy and turistic down town. Food is great, foreign owner make sure everything is fine. The swiming pool i great in day time to rest after a trek. People are very nice like else where but also very helpful. I had plan to do a 2 days treck alone but rabin, one of the staff proposed me to come along with me, damn it was so useful for all little logistic details and no hesitation on the track which can poison your trip and he has been a very pleasant company, such a lovely guy. I thank him so much and i thank the hotel management to have let this happen. Hubert valois
This resort was beautiful. Though the road is very bad to reach the resort but after you reach there once you will love the view of pkr city and its worth reaching there. I loved the place and will visit again..
We are a group of seven friends and we were so happy when we arrived at the hotel. It looks so nice. It's a bumpy ride up the hill, but it's totally worth it. Rabin and Ganga helped us very good with everything we needed. The hotel is clean, there was hot running water. The people were really helpful. The food is delicious, everything is organic, from their own gardens.