Chhahari Retreat

kathmandu, nepal

From $145/ night
  • bedding
  • conference facilities
  • event space
  • fireplace
  • flashlights
  • flower garden
  • housekeeping
  • organic garden / farm
  • restaurant
  • running water
  • running water - toilet
  • shower
  • towels
  • umbrellas
  • wi-fi
  • biking
  • bird watching
  • cooking classes
  • farming / cultivating
  • guided tours
  • hiking
  • massage
  • nature walks
  • off-road vehicle tours
  • social and cultural visits
  • yoga
  • Shared dining area (sits up to 30 guests)
  • Indoor and outdoor dining (balcony seats)
  • Camp chef
  • Vegetable garden on site
  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Check with property for detailed cancellation policy.

How Do I Get There?

Drive towards Budhanilkantha School and cross the Bishnumati Bridge. Shortly thereafter, bear right towards ISKON (Hare Krishna Temple).

  • From this point, you hike uphill for 20 minutes towards the lodge.
  • Or if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, you can drive up to the lodge.

View Google Maps

The lodge is located on the border of the Shivapuri National Park, with the foreground drop of Kathmandu city. This family owned and operated lodge has authentic Nepali decor, with local materials chosen and designs, plans and landscaping done with the natural surroundings of the place kept in mind. An old village home, now occupied by the lodge's concierge, lies at the entrance of the lodge. Huge boulders and old trees are ubiquitous. The lodge was literally built around the originally existing elements of the place. The lodge seems to belong here—a natural extension of the hillside that welcomes guests who come to its doors for a unique approach to a vacation.

The lodge has a main building for dining and conference space, a laid-back lounge building area with a fireplace and the rooms are housed in quaint bungalows with a traditional brick facade. The lodge has three cottages offering 10 twin-bed rooms. The limited number of rooms ensures that our guests will have personalized attention and a unique experience.

The red clay of the roof tiles goes with the aesthetic mood of the design. The houses are modeled after the typical Nepali village homes that can be seen all over the hillside, with a two-story design and use of wood that is so common in most Nepali villages. The design sense is largely minimalist, with the overlying color theme being beige and brown—earthy colors that mesh with the environment. All rooms have customized furniture. You will not find any typical, run-of-the-mill designs here, be it the bedside table or a lighting accessory.

At Chhahari, experience the taste of ideal living as you bite into simple yet succulent dishes prepared using vegetables grown in our own organic garden. Moving away from the use of artificial pesticides, which harms nature and us, the retreat gives you a chance to be a part of the process.

Chhahari Retreat

Glamping Types

  • Lodges

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • small groups
  • solo travelers

Setting

  • forest / woods
  • national park

Total Accommodations

  • 10

Minimum Night Stay

  • 1

Rates Based On

  • double occupancy

Best time to visit

Open: Year-Round

Peak Season: October–January and March–May

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Accommodations

  • Twin Bed Room

    From $90/ night
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  • Amenities
    • bedding
    • conference facilities
    • event space
    • fireplace
    • flashlights
    • flower garden
    • housekeeping
    • organic garden / farm
    • restaurant
    • running water
    • running water - toilet
    • shower
    • towels
    • umbrellas
    • wi-fi
  • Experiences
    • biking
    • bird watching
    • cooking classes
    • farming / cultivating
    • guided tours
    • hiking
    • massage
    • nature walks
    • off-road vehicle tours
    • social and cultural visits
    • yoga
  • Dining Options
    • Shared dining area (sits up to 30 guests)
    • Indoor and outdoor dining (balcony seats)
    • Camp chef
    • Vegetable garden on site
  • Policies
    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Check with property for detailed cancellation policy.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    Drive towards Budhanilkantha School and cross the Bishnumati Bridge. Shortly thereafter, bear right towards ISKON (Hare Krishna Temple).

    • From this point, you hike uphill for 20 minutes towards the lodge.
    • Or if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, you can drive up to the lodge.

    View Google Maps

Inside Scoop

  • Guests should also notice and appreciate the retreat's strong emphasis on organic toiletries such as soap and shampoo. These Wild Earth products consist of the oil of herbs, and what goes into the products has been carefully hand chosen by your host.

  • Eating at Chhahari is not just a gastronomical delight, it is also an experience on its own. The ingredients used are mostly organic, grown in the on-site organic garden or bought from small vegetable shops. The chef will prepare tasteful Nepali and Continental dishes from a small menu. A select bar with several wine options is also available.

  • Pathways with solar powered lamps along the trail make a way to all areas of the lodge. The lodge also has a massage therapy room to relax and rejuvenate. Speak to us about this service when making an advance booking to the lodge.