Located on a ridge half an hour outside Pokhara, the lodge is an ideal base for guests to relax in a rural mountain setting, away from the bustle of Nepal’s cities. With a central lodge, bar and dining room, the comfortable rooms are arranged in clusters of cottages resembling a Nepali village. All have attached bathrooms, private verandas and Himalayan views. Daily table d’hôte menus feature a range of Nepali dishes and continental specialities made from local fresh ingredients and home-grown herbs and garden salads. Guests enjoy bird walks and day hikes through the forests and villages, escorted by trained local guides. The secluded, award-winning swimming pool reflects the white peaks. Masseurs offer a range of Ayurvedic and shiatsu therapy; yoga and meditation sessions are also available. For the adventurous, paragliding and micro-light flights against Annapurna’s backdrop are thrilling options. Pokhara sightseeing, museum visits, golf and exploring the lively lakeside are all popular activities.