annapurna region

Dhampus Lodge

1500m
4,921 ft

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

what to expect

Setting

Annapurna RegionDhampus Lodge
Katmandu

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, Machhapuchhare - Fishtail Mountain. Comprising rooms, restaurant, bar, and a beautifully landscaped garden terrace, Dhampus lodge feels like a mountainside secret. There’s a real retreat ambiance here, where simple pleasures and natural surroundings take center stage. 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 fire and fully stoked bar for dinner.

lush mountain view from the lodge

Rooms

Panoramic Views

Bright rooms set in a row face the fantastic panoramic views of the Annapurna Range. You’ll find 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.

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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