18 Jan 2020

Travelling in Nepal - where to stay

From The Weekend, 11:48 am on 18 January 2020

We return to Nepal now - last week Lynn Freeman was on safari, this time she's exploring some of the increasing number of accommodation options available to visitors. 

Not the increasing number of high end 5-star international hotel chains that are building in Kathmandu, but the more interesting ones like community homestays in rural villages or eco-lodges that reject plastic, TVs and even air conditioning.

This year, the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign aims to double the number of tourists to around 2 million.  When I was there in the off season,  mid-August, Monsoon time, so I had no problem finding places to stay. Some were a heck of a lot easier to get to than others.