Namaste and Welcome to Pokhara, Nepal!
Our Secluded Stone Home is nestled amongst a jungle like garden in a nearby village -close proximity to the famous Lakeside tourist area. We are only a few minutes walk to the lake and from there you continue on to the main strip of eateries, shops, temples, boat rides etc. a 15min walk or quick bike ride away.
If you thrive on having an authentic experience- off the beaten track but not too far off- then you'll love the rustic, yet charming peacefulness.
Your bedroom has your own separate entrance that steps out to a covered thatched porch. This allows you the privacy to wake, make your cup of morning coffee and relax with your view of the outdoors- or evenings reflecting on a glorious day.
Our bathroom options are as unique as the location and house. For those of you that enjoy a shower Afresco looking up to the sky above (which is our personal favorite) or those that like to keep their business inside we can provide both. Please note: in the cold season our Alfresco option is indeed left for the more Northern mountain person! With a recent additional outdoor bathtub shell that sits in a peaceful part of the garden to enjoy as a refreshing dip to cool off in the monsoon, or a night time soak under the stars.
A long thatched covered porch houses a hammock for those who want to take in the garden, a book or simply reflect and rest their muscles after an adventurous trek. Or lay back and stretch out in our couch designed from a retired boat.
The kitchen is in an open concept living space and is enjoyed by us for that very reason. However small, it is equipped with the essentials for cooking. We would recommend that you make a stop at a supermarket for all your cooking supplies (as they are not provided in the rate) prior to arrival.
Fresh local eggs, vegetables, milk and curd are available for purchase from the locals- depending on season.
Given that Buddhi has been praised for his local culinary skills, coupled with guest requests for him to give away his secrets- we are happy to offer a truly Nepali cooking experience for a moderate fee. This to include: an early morning ride into town to visit the local vegetable and fruit market where you will have the opportunity to learn about the local seasonal fare, take photos and purchase our items for the evenings dinner. This is an interactive experience whereby come dusk we all pool our energy to prep to begin cooking. Buddhi will help walk you towards a successful creation of your own curry delight so that one day you can throw a Nepali-themed party and wow friends and family with the local dish known as Dal Bhat.
Our campfire pit is situated in the center of the garden and has a terrific view of a star lit sky and full moon rising; a fabulous way to spend an evening in the cold season.
Prudence is our little gem of a dog and is the queen of the (URL HIDDEN) lets hope you like to be greeted with a wagging tail!
Sarangkot is a sought after destination not only for the paragliding community, but most tourist hike up to catch a glimpse of sunrise and the great Annapurna Range- the trail leading up is accessible seconds from your door step...all that it requires is an early morning rise, a yawn, a cuppa and you're on your way. The return trip leading directly back to your cozy room!!
Buddhi was born and raised in Sarangkot -your take off point for Paragliding. He is a Paragliding Pilot for one of the Pioneering Companies "Blue Sky Paragliding" and would be happy to arrange all your flight requests. Pokhara is one of the best places in the world to fly given the conditions and access. Get ready to fly high over the lake with spectacular views!
We are looking to open our home to mature, excited International travelers that can handle a few cobwebs, loads of birds, owls, fox and perhaps a sneak peak at a jungle cat and not be alarmed but overjoyed!! (having recently encountered 2 sightings within several meters..the beauty of the jungle cat!)
Wifi is available, however this is Nepal which means that we are always encountering load shedding - but you will find that if we don't have a connection here then others are experiencing the same issues. You are welcome to our DVD collection for your lap top & our selection of books.
We can provide you with any requests prior to your arrival from a local tour, adventure sports and a experienced trekking guide that can help you maximize your adventure. If you wish to stay with us to prior to trekking you may want to consider giving yourself ample time to organize permits, guides, desired trek etc. We can store your luggage for you with a confirmed return booking. Local taxi drivers can also be arranged for your sight seeing needs.
Transfers to and from Airport can be arranged. Pokhara Airport is a 15min taxi ride.
We look forward to sharing your experience and enhancing your stay in a region of the world that is unlike any other.
This is our home so we ask that you respect that no outside guest will be allowed prior to notice and approval.
We ask that when you use the kitchen, clean-up is immediate due to natures creatures. Quiet time after 1030pm unless we are all having a exceptional evening.
Access to room to maintain and clean daily. Laundry service can be arranged at an additional fee.
The most paramount thing is to enjoy your holiday. If there is anything at all that we can assist you with ..you just need to ask and we will do our very best to make it happen! Welcome to the closest village experience to Pokhara Lakeside!
Buddhi and I met for the first time in this very house after I had traveled here to rent. He came to check in on me and as one would say -the rest is history! I am Canadian and Buddhi Nepalese.
Buddhi is a Paragliding Pilot for one of the very first Paragliding Companies established here in Pokhara -"BLUE SKY PARAGLIDING"
He begins his day by traveling up to Sarangkot where he was born and raised- with tourist that are filled with the excitement of flying high over mountains, the lake and numerous villages, not unlike the one that he grew up in. And if your lucky you might just encounter a fly by and shout out "Namaste" to his father at the age of 76 working the field as you glide above.
Buddhi has visited a number of countries; open minded he sits quietly observing and taking in what others have to offer.
Imagine my surprise after traveling more than 30 countries finally to arrive in Nepal to my home and future. Not only have I traveled over land, but was employed for over 10yrs on the Sea. Traveling the oceans and arriving by port! So to proclaim you live in a land locked Country and are at the top of the world is something else!
We look forward to discovering all you amazing individuals that are on your own journey and share with you our little bit of paradise!