James Hilton, an English novelist, in the year 1933 published a notable novel “The Lost Horizon” where he first penned SHANGRI-LA to be a place of tranquility and spiritual a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise, particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia – a permanently happy land, isolated from the world.
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Hotel Shangrila, Kathmandu
In over 40 years long history, Hotel Shangri~La, Kathmandu first opened its door in the ever-developing Lazimpat Road. Designed by the famous Irish artist, Desmond Doig we can still feel his presence in the design of the garden, the paintings, and the halls.
Conveniently located at the heart of the capital, Kathmandu, Hotel Shangri-La is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The airport is merely 7 kilometers away from the Hotel which is adjacent to diplomatic consulates and offers every guest a private getaway in a bustling city. At Hotel Shangri-La, the traditional touch in the hotel’s interiors fusion with state of the art facilities never fail to make our guests stay worthwhile. Further complemented by other prominent features of the hotel include 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all public areas, 24-hour security, wheelchair accessible, daily housekeeping service.
Whatever your reason for visiting Kathmandu, Hotel Shangri-La is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Dr. Toni Hagen and contribution to Nepal
Dr. Hagen was the first foreigner to trek throughout Nepal during geological and geographic survey work and mapping on behalf of the United Nations. He clocked over 14,000 km walking several times across Nepal.
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During his long venture in Pokhara, he took the first ever photograph of the Annapurna Range and it happens to be the same spot where we have situated our Shangri~La Village Resort, Pokhara.
Shangri-La Village Resort, Pokhara
Located at the very spot from where Swiss Geologist Dr. Toni Hagen took the first and famous photograph of the Annapurna Mountain Range, in the year 1996 we started our Shangri~La Village Resort located at Gharipatan, within the valley of Pokhara.
Sitting beneath magnificent snow peaks, Shangri~La Village Resort, Pokhara boasts an outdoor swimming pool with beautiful Himalayan views. Centrally located in Pokhara, Nepal, it is merely 5 minutes' drive from Pokhara Airport and a 7-minute drive from Phewa Lake.
Guests can enjoy international dishes prepared by the Chef and his team at Caravanserai restaurant in an elegant yet casual atmosphere. The Spice Route is an excellent choice for those looking to tease their taste buds with Eastern flavors. After a hearty meal, one can have a cocktail at Trails End Bar, with its cozy ambiance and a pool table as an accompaniment.
At Shangri~La Village Resort, it is an oasis of serenity for one to relax and rejuvenate the body, it is truly a restorative escape ~ Truly a Sanctuary.