Our stay at Chandra Ban was a truly wonderful experience. Every detail was superb. Close enough to the bustle of Kathmandu,yet far enough to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the hills surrounding the valley. Luca and Camilla are kind, very knowledgeable and gracious and the staff are attentive, cheerful and accommodating. The environment is beautiful and contemplative, with gorgeous artwork and
textiles, exquisite furnishings and every detail carefully attended to with love and care. Luca was very helpful in explaining the intricacies of Nepali culture and gave great advice and directions for hikes nearby to Nagi Gompa (a wonderful nunnery) and Shivapuri National Park. We started our Helambu trek right from the doorstep of Chandra Ban, a route I can't recommend enough. Do yourself a favor and stay at Chandra Ban! It was a highlight of our stay in Nepal. Absolutely unforgettable. Thank you so much Luca and Camilla!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chandra Ban is a beautiful retreat located on the edge of the Shivapuri National Park on the northern rim of the Kathmandu valley, just 35 minutes from Kathmandu city centre. It is a luxury lodge with rooms decorated in Himalayan style, each with their own terrace area overlooking the Valley of Kathmandu. Fresh air, natural vegetation and tranquility is offered along with delicious home-cooked meals for the residents. It is an ideal getaway from the noisy, polluted city in the peace and quiet of the countryside but close enough to visit the historic sites of the Valley. It is an ideal location for yoga and meditation retreats. ... more less