Shivapuri Heights Cottage
Shivapuri Heights Cottage opened in 2005 and was designed as a place to offer a respite from the ever growing Kathmandu. Shivapuri Heights Cottage offers travelers the opportunity to experience the real Nepal and return home having had a more in-depth contact with the local people and culture than perhaps they might have had if they stayed in a regular hotel.
Authentic Nepal, awaits you at the Shivapuri Heights Cottages.
Their traditionally designed Cottages, located on the edge of the Shivapuri National Park, is your home-away-from home when visiting Nepal.
Shivapuri Heights Cottages provide an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the City whilst having the advantage of being only 30 minutes drive plus a short walk away from the city centre.
Situated in the Himalayan foothills at an altitude of 6000 feet and surrounded by trees this Kathmandu home stay allows for tranquil rejuvenation in a quiet rural setting without traffic jams and urban pollution. Enjoy healthy home cooked meals made with fresh locally grown ingredients. Stretch your legs whilst hiking to nearby Monasteries.
Shivapuri Heights Cottage is located approximately 7 kms north of the centre of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
The Cottage is perched on a hill side looking down into the Kathmandu Valley and provides great views of the valley. Situated at an altitude of around 6,000 feet and located on the edge of the protected Shivapuri National Park it provides clean air and an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu without having to travel too far.
With prior notice we can arrange reasonably priced transport from the airport or another hotel. Our 4WD drive vehicle will bring you directly to the foot of the hill where the Cottage is located. From there it is a short 2-3 minute uphill walk and our staff will assist with your luggage.
If coming by taxi please ask for the Hari Krishna Centre (also known as ISKON) located near to Bhudanilkantha (also known as Narayantan). A taxi will not be able to come up the hill and from the Hari Krishna Temple it is a 10-15 minute uphill walk. Follow the signs or call us for directions. It is also helpful if you call in advance to let us know an approximate arrival time and if you require lunch to be prepared.
At Shivapuri Heights Cottages, they have three accommodation options available to suit your budget, comfort requirements and also depending on the number of people in your group. For small groups you may choose to book the entire Cottage (s) or if you are individual travelers then you may book separate rooms. We have four rooms with attached bathrooms and all other rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Rooms with attached bathrooms will be given on a first-book-first-served basis. Our rates include dinner and breakfast and unlimited tea, coffee.
The two deluxe rooms in our Jasmin House offer a higher standard of accommodation than the Cottages. Each room has an attached bathroom and private verandah. Taken both together these adjacent rooms are ideal for a family or friends group of 4 persons. Extra beds are also available on request. Wireless internet is free of charge and we also have a big-screen movie hall available.
Activities can be arranged at Shivapuri Height Cottage
Shivapuri Heights Cottages provide a range of activities from the Cottage. Some are included as part of your stay and others can be booked as an extra (advance notice may be required).
Walks and lunches
Join us for a leisurely lunch at the cottage and enjoy a sumptuous lunch prepared by our talented chef. You can also combine the lunch with a short walk guided by our staff.
There are a number of walks available from the Cottage. Short walks in the immediate vicinity and longer walks are also possible that can include a visit to the Shivapuri Monastery (5-6 hours) and immediately behind the Cottage into the National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch during the walk or return to the Cottage for lunch.
Relax and unwind with an Ayurvedic massage in the comfort of your own room or out on the terrace.
Yoga and wellness retreats
Whether you are new to Yoga or have already practiced for some time, our Yoga and wellness programs are a great way to unwind, practice and learn about yoga in a relaxed atmosphere.
We use a qualified instructor and can arrange a program to suit your needs and time available.
Neeru and our tallented chef will be pleased to share their secret local recipes for Nepalese dishes and pickles.
Taste the difference with food from our organic garden and even come and join in with helping to cultivate the terraces. We practice vermiculture composting and use all-natural fertilizers in the garden.
Kids love it at Shivapuri enjoying the trampoline, tree house and play tents that we have. During the hotter months we also have a paddling pool available on request.
Shivapuri offers some of the best bird watching in Kathmandu. Specialist bird watching guides are available on request or simply “twitch” from the terrace.
Full moon from Shivapuri
The Full Moon is spectacular from the cottage as it rises against the backdrop of the Shivapuri hills. Special full moon BBQ’s and other such special functions are available on request.
In conjunction with one of Nepal’s longest established travel companies we are pleased to offer a range of mountain biking tours.