annapurna region

Mala Lodge

1432m
4,698 ft
front garden with mountain view
entrance way to the lodge

Ultimate comfort in the Modi valley, the newest of the Mountain Lodges is more than a trekker’s rest—it’s a perfect stay.

what to expect

Setting

Annapurna RegionMala Lodge
Katmandu

The traditional-style stone buildings of Mala Lodge huddle in the Annapurna lowlands amongst rice terraces, near to a quaint bee-keeping village. Getting here is an hour’s drive from Pokhara to Lumle, followed by a ninety minutes hike on a winding trail through a picturesque forest, past rice terraces and perfect panoramas.

lodge exterior
mala lodge setting
mala lodge setting

Rooms

twin bedroom
twin bedroom
All New, Classic Comfort

Eighteen spanking new rooms boast super comfortable twin beds, slate floors, rafted ceilings, and spacious bathrooms with hot showers and pampering amenities.

Vibe

Farm to Table

This quiet and serene place set among tranquil gardens and paved terraces feels like a sanctuary, protected by looming Machapuchare, the Fishtail Mountain. It is not part of the regular trekking circuit (although only 2km from Gurung Lodge, you can request it as an alternative rest stop). But with its well-appointed rooms, great food program, wonderful staff and many local day-hikes and adventures, Mala is a perfect Annapurna getaway, be it for a single night or a week.

mountain view
dining area
mala dining hall

Experiences Nearby

bee village

A gentle 20-minute walk down from Mala Lodge through a patchwork of fields and rice terraces brings you to a village where log hives made from hollowed tree trunks hang under the eaves.

Experience Details
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

Tip

As well as the great dining on offer at Mala Lodge, one of the programs available here is engaging with the community with a meal at the house of a local villager. Let your team know in advance if you’re interested. Your guide will translate as you get to befriend and break bread with a Gurung family, learn how they live, work, eat, and play.

Testimonials

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