Surrounded by the lush greenery of its award winning garden, the Shangri-La Hotel is a calm oasis in the heart of Kathmandu. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool next to the famous garden, a well equipped fitness centre, spa and tennis court.
All rooms are styled with contemporary furniture and hard wood floors, and come with an electric kettle, tea making facilities and a personal safe. En-suite bathrooms have a hairdryer, hot and cold showers and free toiletries. A comfortable seating area and cable TV are included and all rooms are fully air-conditioned. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi.
There’s a relaxed bar, a coffee shop and an Asian restaurant.
Tea huts, along the trail
Tea huts are a classic Nepali institution that are effectively ‘B&B’s’ run by friendly locals. Staying in one arguably offers the chance to experience the area in a more connected way than can be found through hotel accommodation. They vary in standard, each with its own unique setting and offer ever improving accommodation, good food, warmth and shelter and there is always a great welcome. Breakfast and dinner are taken in the houses. Many have electricity but, in others, dinner will be by romantic candlelight!
Twin and single rooms are available, but please be aware that the experience is much more like staying in somebody’s house rather than a hotel. We will generally have access to hot running water and flushing toilets, but please note that hot water supplies can be erratic. Most teahouses will have facilities for charging phones/cameras and typically charge about £1 per hour.
Blankets are supplied in tea huts but the supply is limited so you may choose to bring a 2-3 season sleeping bag or hire one in Kathmandu on arrival if you prefer.