Gorkana Forest Resort, Nepal
Those looking to find a peaceful haven, within easy reach of the
action, can retreat to Gorkana Forest Resort. Whilst situated
in the serene surroundings of Gorkana Forest, the former royal
hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal, the hotel is still within
the city limits of Kathmandu.
Follow a winding road through the trees to the main complex,
where majestic Malla period architecture meets Rana period lodges
and exotic cottage rooms sit alongside a unique 120 year-old
Hunter's Lodge. Spacious rooms are well-appointed in
contemporary style with traditional accents, whilst large windows
showcase the resort's beautifully natural setting.
Make the most of your surroundings with forest walks, bird
watching and secluded picnics amidst the ancient trees, or seek out
the area's numerous religious shrines and temples, including the
second oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, Gokarneshwor Mahadev
and the Bedavi temple, buried deep within the forest.
Golf lovers can enjoy the forest's own course, which boasts the
only Bent Grass Greens in South Asia, whilst those feeling
adventurous are perfectly placed to try Paragliding, Kayaking,
Bungee Jumping and more. Take the time to enjoy a
breathtaking Everest Mountain Flight, taking in the world's tallest
mountain from above.
Recover from an active day of exploring at the Harmony Spa,
which combines therapeutic care with the wonders of the unique
natural environment in which it is set.
Originally used by the Shikaris, who would accompany Royal
Families on their hunting trips, the Hunter's Lodge now offers the
best of traditional Nepalese cuisine. With meals ranging from
six to sixteen courses, and using only the finest local