The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has opened Himalayas Lake View – a collection of Nepal’s first luxury tented Eco Villas, eight hideaways overlooking Phewa Lake and perfect for exclusive incentive groups.
It is the boutique hotel brand’s second property in the region alongside the award-winning The Pavilions Himalayas. Accessed via paddle boat across the majestic Phewa Lake and a short hike along a curving mountain trail, the eight new tented villas are surrounded by cascading rice fields and the Annapurna Himalayas. Jeep Safari transfers are also available on request. The unique open design of the villas provides unobscured views of the breathtaking landscape, allowing guests to connect with nature without sacrificing luxury and comfort. Mountain botanicals and a natural spring pool form the basis of a uniquely Himalayan wellness experience while Nepalese and international cuisine is crafted using produce cultivated at The Pavilions Himalayas’ own organic farm. Together the hotel and farm offer employment to the local Pokhara community, establishing the brand’s commitment to true sustainability, community outreach and low impact operating practices.
Each villa has been created using natural, local materials and features floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable wraparound glass doors, handcrafted furniture and al fresco rain showers. Embodying the laidback charm of Pokhara, the eight tented villas capture the essence of a back-to-nature experience in a truly majestic setting, without forgoing the contemporary comforts.
Activities include trekking the mountains, meditating, kayaking on the lake or joining guided walks led by a local naturalist. In between times, the clubhouse offers refreshments and local treats, while a team of therapists deliver rejuvenating wellness experiences combining foraged botanicals and traditional healing techniques.
Farm-to-table dining using ingredients from The Pavilions Himalayas’ organic community farm showcases traditional Nepalese cuisine and international dishes, while lakeside barbecues complete the camping experience.