Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu Valley

How many hotels do you know of that have such a dedication to their country’s past that they have a workshop of skilled traditional wood carvers within their walls? Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique place; the vision of one man and his family who set about preserving the historical art and artefacts of Nepal, using the medium of a palace complex-style hotel.

The result is a symphony of architecture that recalls the Durbar squares, temples, sacred courtyards, stupas, open air shrines, dance platforms, sunken fountains and tall houses with intricately carved windows of a 15th century Nepalese town. Complemented, of course, by the 21st century amenities and comforts modern travellers expect. In all, Dwarika’s Hotel is a unique place to stay on your tailor-made holiday to Nepal.

Dwarika’s Hotel, at a glance

  • Unique hotel that recaptures the art and architecture of a 15th century palace complex
  • Choice of 86 meticulously recreated guest rooms and suites
  • Rooms have raftered ceilings, stone floors and traditionally decorated, carved furnishings
  • Suites are extremely spacious – the Royal Suite has a 50 sq m bathroom – and absorbing views into the picturesque courtyard
  • All three restaurants ingredients from Dwarika’s own farms
  • Krishnarpan, their Nepalese restaurant, is famous for its slow dining experience reminiscent of the local community’s traditional feasts
  • Mako’s serves Japanese, whilst Toran offers popular world cuisines

For leisure and pleasure

  • Swimming pool inspired by 12th century Malla Dynasty baths, and sun deck within a colonnaded courtyard
  • Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa drawing on Ayurveda, Buddhist medicine and age-old rituals and treatments
  • Yoga and fitness centre
  • Library and excellent shop offering local arts and crafts
  • Watch local craftsmen carve wooden decorations in the in-house workshop
  • Kathmandu and countryside sight-seeing tours arranged to suit you
  • We have just returned from what was a holiday of a lifetime. I can't thank you enough. The organisation was meticulous and made our lives so much easier. When we plan another holiday we'll be sure to speak with Ultimate Travel first.

    HPB, Italy, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7