annapurna region

Sanctuary Lodge

1097m
3,599 ft
lodge exterior
outdoor seating with mountain view
pathway to the room

Sit and the watch colorful mule trains cross the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola River, in this natural sanctuary with great service.

what to expect

Setting

Annapurna RegionSanctuary Lodge
Katmandu

Over a suspension bridge bedecked with prayer flags, on a promontory overlooking the Modi Khola, sits the aptly named Sanctuary Lodge, amid half a mile of river frontage and blooming lawns full of marigolds, poinsettias and butterflies. A short walk from here down a gentle hill is the trekker’s base in Birethanti. Phewa Lake and the nearby subtropical forests are excellent for botanical and birding expeditions.

outdoor seating with mountain view
lodge entrance
front garden of lodge rooms

Rooms

room exterior
twin bedroom
sanctuary bathroom
Traditional, Down to Earth Comfort

This stylish spot has 18 roomy rooms, each hand crafted by local artisans. Every room comes with en-suite bathroom, hot running water (hotter in the evening, when the solar cells are fullest), a comfy bed, and all the classic Mountain Lodges offerings, from cold bottled water to a hot water bottle—plus an Ayurvedic massage service, laundry, and wifi.

Vibe

Riverside Charm

Against the hum of the roaring river, you’ll find fine service and pleasant routine guiding life at Sanctuary Lodge: Afternoon tea served at 4.30pm, happy hour with free drinks at six, a communal dinner at seven. At sunrise, guests gather outside for steaming cups of tea followed by breakfast of porridge and eggs, then most head out for their day's hike.

dining area
outdoor seating with mountain view
dining area

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
river rafting

Take in the warm waters and spectacular scenery of the Seti River, and you’ll know why it’s one of the grandest family-friendly white-water river trips in the world.

Experience Details

Tip

Although the lodges are considered hike-in, hike-out, having a drivable road not far outside of camp provides a welcome sense of security. In case of illness or accident it’s quite easy to get a jeep to take you back to civilization in Pokhara.

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