Shivapuri Heights Cottage, Kathmandu

Kathmandu is an experience quite unlike that offered by any other capital city. It is both busy and chaotic, and its idiosyncrasies only add to its charm. But to gain an insight into the more tranquil, relaxed lifestyle of a typical Nepalese home you should include a stay in a ShivaPuri Heights Cottage as part of your tailor-made holiday to Nepal.

Just a few minutes’ drive, and a short walk (Shivapuri Heights Cottage is too far off the beaten track to be reached by taxi) from the centre of Kathmandu lies another world. Here you’ll stay in your choice of cottage, perched on a hill overlooking the valley – and you’ll have the sensation of staying in a local home. Shivapuri will, in fact, become your home-from-home.

Shivapuri Heights Cottage, at a glance

  • Traditional Nepalese-style cottages on the edge of Shivapuri National Park
  • Just 30 minutes’ drive from Kathmandu
  • Choice of three cottages – with either two or three bedrooms
  • South facing terraces are ideal for lazing in the sun
  • Splendid views over the valley
  • Authentic Nepalese architecture and interior design
  • Tented beds plus traditional tables and woven carpets
  • Four bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, others share facilities
  • Excellent cuisine featuring genuine Nepalese dishes and regional specialities, including chef-prepared lunches

For leisure and pleasure

  • Range of ultimately relaxing yoga and wellness programmes
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Guided nature walks into the Shivapuri National Park
  • Exceptional birdwatching – some of the best in the Kathmandu region
  • Expeditions to the astonishing Shivapuri Monastery, plus shorter walks to sights in the immediate vicinity
  • Cookery classes by Nepalese chefs
  • Alison was more than helpful and practical. Nice people travelled in Royal style.

    MC, Seychelles, 2014


  • 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