As a frequent traveler, I can attest that my total experience at Ananda was one on a par with many of the better spas located throughout the world. The entire staff at the spa is trained in a variety of personal care treatments (see website). My afternoon here gave me a feeling of PURE HEAVEN!! The hour Swedish massage was beyond excellent and the 45 minute facial that followed was equally as good. Whether one has just deplaned in Nepal, returned from a trek or in need of pampering and relaxation this is THE SPA in Kathmandu Valley, with easy access in Thamel. (alley next to Vajra Books) If you do not try this spa you are missing a wonderful experience.