One of the first luxury tented eco villas in Nepal

Boutique hotel group The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View – the first luxury tented eco villas of their kind in Nepal, and the brand’s second property in the region, The Pavilions Himalayas.

Accessed via paddleboat across the majestic Phewa Lake, the eight new tented villas are oases of calm surrounded by cascading rice fields and the Annapurna Himalayas. The unique, open design of the villas provides unobscured views of the breathtaking landscape, allowing guests to enjoy the surrounding beauty without sacrificing luxury and comfort.

Mountain botanicals and a natural spring pool form the basis of a uniquely Himalayan wellness experience, while Nepalese and international cuisine is crafted using produce cultivated at The Pavilions Himalayas’ own organic farm. Together the hotel and farm offer employment to the local Pokhara community. This reflects the brand’s dedication to real sustainability and low impact operating practices.

Glorious landscapes

Arriving at The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View is an unforgettable adventure in itself. Gliding across the picture-postcard Phewa Lake by boat, guests are enchanted by the glorious landscapes before a short hike along a curving mountain trail brings them to their secluded lakeside haven. Jeep Safari transfers are also available on request, while the more adventurous can opt for a beautiful five-hour trek from sister hotel, The Pavilions Himalayas.

Embodying the laidback charm of Pokhara, the eight tented villas capture the essence of a back-to-nature experience in a truly majestic setting, without forgoing the contemporary comforts for which The Pavilions is renowned. Guests can choose from four Classic Lake Villas (40sqm), three Grand Lake Villas (50sqm), or the capacious Royal Lake Villa (82sqm). Each has been created using natural, local materials and features floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable wraparound glass doors and handcrafted furniture.

Days can be spent trekking the mountains, meditating, kayaking on the lake or joining guided walks led by a local naturalist. In between, the clubhouse offers refreshments and local treats, while a team of therapists deliver wellness experiences combining foraged botanicals and traditional healing techniques. Farm-to-table dining showcases traditional Nepalese cuisine and international dishes, while mouth watering lakeside barbecues complete the camping experience.

The interior of one of the tented eco villas

“My partner Andrzej Adaszewski and I are very excited to launch the first villa tents of their kind in Nepal,” says Douglas Maclagan, philanthropist and founder of The Pavilions Himalayas. “As with The Pavilions Himalayas, our philosophy is all about giving back. We do this via our three Ws: providing local, sustainable Work to the village community; Wealth, as we reinvest 50 per cent of all net profits into life-saving, life-changing opportunities for the most disadvantaged children and young people in and around Pokhara; and Wisdom, reflecting our belief that we must protect our environment by operating an ecologically sustainable business model.”

The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View is offering special, inclusive opening rate of US$200++ (approximately GBP158++) per person per night, including daily breakfast; lunch or dinner; a programme of activities; return airport transfers; one kayaking/rowing session; and one 30-minute signature Ayurvedic massage. For further information and reservations visit: or email: