Pavilions Himalayas is a new hotel in Pokhara that opened in 2015. It is situated about 15 minutes driving from the bustling Lakeside Area where most tourists stay. In a small rural valley with views on the Peace Pagoda and some snowcapped peaks, it offers a luxury stay for the demanding traveller.
Pavilions is a unique place to spend a couple of days before or after a trek in the Annapurna’s, or just for relaxing after a cultural journey through Nepal.
The resort contains 15 luxury villas with all modern comfort and a local touch. In the Clubhouse and on the poolside terrace elaborate meals and drinks are served at fair prices.
Every villa has ample space with a large bedroom, cosy sitting corner, fireplace for the chilly evenings and of course a terrace to relax. Free WIFI, I-pod docking stations and a flatscreen televison connect you to the outside world.
Thé place to relax however is the beautiful infinity pool that overlooks the valley. In the Spa Svastha ayurvedic treatments, relaxing massages are given by trained therapists using only signature spa products.
Douglas and his Nepali wife Insuba (the co-owners) of this place are involved in social work in Nepal for more than 20 years. Their objective is to make Pavilions Himalayas a social business where a large part of the profits goes to local social activities in the neighbouring villages.
An eco-friendly resort in Pokhara
Although a lot of hotels boast to be eco-friendly, Pavilions Himalayas takes the concept to a higher level.
Special insulation materials were used for the construction of the villas, which offers a constant temperature of about 22 – 23°C , whole year long. No energy for airconditioning is needed.
Solar panels and an own Biogas plant provide alternative energy and make the Resort self sustainable, not drawing precious energy from the nearby villages.
All water and waste is recycled in special tanks.
Pavilions Himalayas has its own biological farm for fresh vegetables, eggs and milkproducts.
About 20 local people are employed in the Resort and are given a training in hospitality services.