Raniban Retreat sits high on a wooded hill top, looking aver the tranquil Lake Fewa and the bustling city of Pokhara.
We have comfy, cosy bamboo lodges and permanent canvas tents, and a great restaurant - all of which share our awe inspiring view of Saragkot, Annapurna and Fishtail.
Raniban is the hotel in Pokhara where you can choose to stay in a bamboo lodge or in a luxurious canvas tent, pitched on a bamboo platform. Lodges and tents have en suite, brick built bathrooms.
We have bamboo lodges and luxurious canvas tents, pitched on a bamboo platform. Lodges and tents have en-suite, brick built, bathrooms, and comfortable beds.
We have a 200km vista on clear days, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west, past Annapurna and Fishtail to the north and Manaslu in the east.
We grow our own herbs and vegetables in terraced gardens, which we use to make the dishes on our menu as fresh as they can possible be.
We offer a haven from life in the city, rest from your travels and recuperation after (or before) your trek to the mountains.
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Hotel Facilities & Policies
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- House Keeping
- Laundry Facilities
- Meeting Room
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Taxes included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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There is a walk to get to us. We have 396 stone steps from our gates to our terrace and accommodation. But don't worry, we will carry your bags for you!We are very aware of our environment. Our water is drawn from our own spring, and filtered and chilled for drinking. The unlimited hot water is solar powered, as is our back up electricity.We grow herbs and vegetables in our terraced gardens and use them in many of the dishes on our menu.
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There are two ways to get to Raniban:
By Boat and Trek
Row (or be rowed) across the tranquil Lake Fewa from the heart of Lakeside, stopping at Taal Barahi Mandir - the lake Temple - for spiritual sustainancem if you wish.
Then walk up the well maintained trail for 45 minutes to the World Peace Pagoda - stopping at one of the tea houses on the way if you need a break.
Linger at the Pagoda for a while, learning about the significance of this active Buddhist stupa, and the stroll for 10 minutes along the ridge to the gates of Raniban.
By taxi or private car from Lakeside, the bus park or the airport you pass through Damside and past Devi's Falls, following signs to the World Peace Pagoda, and to Raniban Retreat.
After 10 minutes, reach the top parking & access to the Pagoda on your right. 50 metres further, on the left are the gates to Raniban and our private parking.
By either route, the last few minutes are on foot - up 396 stone steps to a welcome drink on our terrace.
Raniban retreat's nearest neighbour is the World Peace Pagoda, which sits on a wooded ridge above the City of Pokhara and Lake Fewa.
We are a few minutes beyond, and above, the Pagoda as you travel on foot or by vehicle from Pokhara.
Apart from the Pagoda, our neighbours are the paragliders across the lake at Sarangkot, and three of the highest mountains in the world, spread out in a 200km vista.
The weather is our backdrop too, rolling up and down the valley with ever changing moods.