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Located in Pharping, Hotel Swiss provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a restaurant, a garden and a terrace. Really enjoyed our 3 nights stay in the Swiss Family Home. Stephen the Swiss proprietor of the hotel, is a real gentleman and made sure that we are comfortable and have everything we need. He was particularly helpful in sharing us information around the holy places around Pharping etc. Dolma the house staff prepared our breakfasts and dinners and was very helpful in providing electric heaters and setting up the fireplace among other things. The hotel is actually a well furnished condo with kitchen(having gas stove, thermos flask, Moka espresso maker plates, glasses mugs etc.) and dining room + lounge. The place is particularly good for people who wish to stay in Pharping to do retreats. They have good deals for long term guests as well. Overall we are fully satisfied and definitely looking forward to come back for a longer stay.
Located in Pharping, Solid Rock - Lodge & Restaurant features a garden and terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi.... The location and situation are breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful and alive in the best possible way. The owners, Simon and Mina, are truly lovely people who understand what they have to share and are anxious to share it. The food by and large appeared to be grown right at the property and is very fresh and delicious. They are able to help out with all kinds of inquiries. And then there's Lucky, who is a local dog who appears to have accepted the role of looking after the guests. It's as close to magical as one is likely to find anywhere.
Offering garden views, Dahachok Homestay in Dahachok has accommodations, a restaurant, a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace. I stayed at Dahachok Homestay for about one week, basically a small transit workcation. For me, it had all the things I desired: - The location is serene and quiet, while still, it is just about 20 minutes until the inner city of Kathmandu. - The air was clean, and the landscape was beautiful. One might not expect rural Nepal conditions, but it had as much nature as one can get given the proximity to Kathmandu. - On two days, I undertook day hikes to the surrounding mountains. There are some fantastic views to catch on Kathmandu and the valley, so also a good location for spontaneous hiking. - There are plenty of shops around to buy all the everyday stuff, all within a 5-minute walking distance. - The terrasse on the second floor and the desk in my room offered good working conditions. The internet, especially the mobile data, was flawless, much better than I expected. So work calls and Netflix are both possible. - The room has an excellent bed (and I am usually quite picky since I quickly develop back pain when sleeping on bad mattresses), and the rooms were clean. In addition, the bathroom provided warm water all day. - The food they offer was delicious and, which was a delight, most of the things are self-grown/organic. The menu is relatively small, but, well, it is a homestay, not a Hilton. 😉 And all that for a very affordable price making this homestay a great place to stay. I'll be back! 😊
I think it would have been not nearly as fun if we had just been visiting the town as a couple of foreign tourists. As it was, we had local friends who were able to show us around, take us to the best shopping places, cook with us, etc. Coming from Thailand, I am used to having a lot more infrastructure. People here get around mostly by scudi (scooter bikes) or auto-rickshaw. If you want to see what life in small-town Nepal is like, this is a perfect place. Like almost anywhere in Nepal, there is a lot of GARBAGE everywhere, and public toilets are either nonexistent or disgusting, but I understand the government is working on doing something about this. At least our hotel was impeccably clean. There is a bilingual school (Kamane Academy) in the Kamane district which is well worth visiting to see how the Nepalese are preparing their next generation for the future. Nearby tourist sights include Makawanpur Gadhi, a 14th-century fort well worth the outing, and Churiya Mai temple, which is famous for being a place that people go to to bless their automobiles (individuals, rickshaw drivers, bus drivers). In the afternoon it is full of monkeys. A good restaurant is Vishudda Momocha, where you will also get excellent Newari food.