annapurna region

Basanta Lodge

1500m
4,921 ft
outdoor seating with mountain view
kids playing in the front yard with mountain view
front garden of lodge rooms

The smallest of the Mountain Lodges boasts panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range.

what to expect

Setting

Annapurna RegionBasanta Lodge
Katmandu

What Basanta lodge lacks in scale, it makes up for in oversized views. On a clear day, the Phedi and Mardi Valleys are spread out before you, along with Annapurna 1,2,3,4 and South, and the closest and most impressive of the range, Machapuchare —Fishtail Mountain.

lush mountain view from the lodge
icy everest moutain

Rooms

twin bedroom
basanta room
Panoramic Views

Eight bright rooms set in a row face the fantastic panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. You’ll find stone floors adorned with Nepalese carpets, blankets and artwork. Run by solar energy, there’s hot running water in the well-designed en suite bathroom. Little touches, such as the cozy slippers and jackets you can snuggle into during the cooler hours, add to the comfort.

Vibe

Sunset Happy Hour

Comprising rooms, restaurant, bar, and a beautifully landscaped garden terrace, Basanta Lodge feels like a mountainside secret. There’s a real retreat ambiance here, where simple pleasures and natural surroundings take center stage. At Happy Hour, guests gather on the grassy terrace for drinks and foot massages as the sun sets over the mountains then head into the cozy dining room with roaring fire and small bar for dinner.

front garden with mountain view

Experiences Nearby

outdoor dining with mountain view

In the crisp morning light, you’ll break warm gurung bread alongside fellow guests, sharing a table with the world’s best views.

Experience Details
a local man drinks chiya

Sweet milky tea is the language of hospitality in Nepal. Whether in a Sherpa or a Gurung home, along a trekking trail, or on first arrival at your lodge, you will be offered a cup—or more usually a glass—of Nepali chiya.

Experience Details
monastery entrance

Approaching a working monastery certain sounds begin to fill the air: the fluttering of prayer flags, the hum of monks chanting in unison, the periodic blowing of a traditional trumpet, the crashing of cymbals and the thud of ritual drums.

Experience Details

Tip

Nearby activities include guided nature walks where you’ll discover the flora and fauna of the uplands, from thick bamboo forests to conifer glades and fields of rhododendron; a range of trekking and hiking programs in the nearby valleys; farming demonstrations on tiered hillsides, or a visit to little Dhampus village—famous as a stopover for hikers en-route to serious climbs.

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