Nepal is not just famous for the Dalai Lama and Mount Everest. The world's youngest state is also home to first- rate and reasonably priced hotels.
Terms such as luxury and affordable take on different meanings in Nepal. Dwarika's is an example of that. It is so designed that it should not ruin Nepal's cultural heritage and environment. Every brick is handmade by students and carpenters hired by the hotel itself. Dwarika's rooms are individually designed. They have doors with medieval metal carvings. The hand-printed curtains bear Buddhist symbols.
Crowne Plaza Soaltee in Katmandu, on the other hand, sits on 11 acres of land walled in by gardens. Crowne Plaza Soaltee Kathmandu lies outside of the city of Tahachal. The hotel has 283 rooms, with a Garden Terrace Shop, and an authentic Italian restaurant. For a hotel of its size, Crown Plaza has a health club, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a bowling alley.
Meanwhile, Base Camp Resort is in the city of Pokhara. It is near Fewa Lake and flanked by the Fishtail and Annapurna mountain range. Pokhara is a sight in itself-it is probably one of the greatest valleys on earth. The hotel also sets up trekking, rafting, paragliding, heli-tours, jungle safari, mountain biking, cable car or any other trips you have in mind.
Hotel Kantipur is also nestled on Pokhara Valley, Besides rooms with modern amenities, Hotel Kantipur organizes nightly cultural programs for its guests. The shows feature a panorama of old and new Nepali songs and dances.
Nepal is one country that does not need any media promotion to attract international attention. Its location and people lure tourist all over the world, with or without hotels.