July 9, 2016

Review: Chhahari Resort, Kathmandu

Trip to Kathmandu flying on Etihad A380 First Apartment and Qatar Airways A380 First Class

Last month, Mike and I traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal for the first time to meet our travel partner Helena, owner of Helena India Travels. We are sending our first group to Nepal in autumn and it was a great opportunity to meet her as well as the owners of the hotels where our group would be staying at. We were offered complimentary five nights stay by Mingma, the Nepalese owner of Chhahari Retreat and needless to say, we enjoyed every single day of our stay not only because of the nice room and excellent food in the restaurant but moreso because each one of them treated us like their own family. As for our flight, Mike and I used our remaining American Airlines Advantage miles to fly in first class from Europe to the Indian Sub continent, just before the devaluation in March, which is 80K miles return per person. Here's the full trip report of our trip to Nepal and I hope that thru this, more people would consider traveling to this wonderful country in the future!



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Chhahari Resort, twin room

Date of stay: May 26-31, 2016
Address: Shivapuri Forest Reserve, Buddhanilkantha Kathmandu
Nightly Rate: Complimentary

Chhahari Restaurant

The restaurant had been our "dinner place" during our stay and every single meal that were served were just so tasty.

Chhahari Resort

Chhahari garden

Chhahari garden

Organic farm

View of Kathmandu from the resort

On our first night, we were treated to a very tasty Nepalese meal called Thali. My favorite was the chicken!

A perfect Sizzler made by the Chef

CONCLUSION

Chhari Resort is a family owned lodge and since our stay here is complimentary, I will let you check out their website and see more of the testimonies there. As for our experience, we really loved the fact that we were treated like their own family and I think it was possible due to the fact that they don't have a lot of rooms making the service very personal. The chef in charge of the kitchen (supervised by one of the sons of the owner) really did a great job and we loved every single meal we had during our stay. Of course, they have their own organic farm so it is a very big plus. They are also using solar powered battery as an alternative source of power which is brilliant. From its location, one gets a great view of Kathmandu which I enjoyed in the morning and in the evening upon our return from our daytrips. Needless to say, we enjoyed every single day of our stay here and it was such an honor and joy to meet Mr. Mingma, the owner of this resort as he is probably one of the nicest persons I have ever met. To all you guys, we can not thank you enough. Until next time!


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