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Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant

Rated 4.50 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal
Entire guest house
hosted by Christian
12 guests6 bedrooms12 beds7 bathrooms
Entire guest house hosted by Christian
12 guests6 bedrooms12 beds7 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant provides an exiting new alternative for visitors to the scenic area around Pharping. Located on a green hillside above Dollu village, the lodge has splendid views of surrounding forests and fields, an organic restaurant and 6 comfortable guestrooms built in earth quake resistant bamboo cottages. From here, one has easy access to the neighboring monasteries, temples and cultural sights, and the area is great for walking and hiking.
www.solidrocknp.com

The space
All cottages have parquet floors, attached bathroom with hot/cold water and a separate veranda. The rooms are nicely equipped with 2 beds, a small wardrobe, bamboo armchairs and sofa table. Chairs and table can easily be moved for use on the veranda, from where you have fine views to the nearby fields and surrounding forests.

Guest access
Guests also have access to the sit out area in the garden along with the lodge's restaurant which has multiple sitting areas to choose from. Each cottage also has it own private verandah from where one can enjoy views of the valley and fields. There are two additional toilets on the premises as well.
Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant provides an exiting new alternative for visitors to the scenic area around Pharping. Locat…
Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant provides an exiting new alternative for visitors to the scenic area around Pharping. Located on a green hillside above Dollu village, the lodge has splendid views of surrounding forests and fields, an organic restaurant and 6 comfortable guestrooms built in earth quake resistant bamboo cottages. From here, one has easy access to the neighboring monasteries, temples and cultural sights, and the area is great for walking and hiking.
www.solidrocknp.com

The space
All cottages have parquet floors, attached bathroom with hot/cold water and a separate veranda. The rooms are nicely equipped with 2 beds, a small wardrobe, bamboo armchairs and sofa table. Chairs and table can easily be moved for use on the veranda, from where you have fine views to the nearby fields and surrounding forests.

Guest access
Guests also have access to the sit out area in the garden along with the lodge's restaurant which has multiple sitting areas to choose from. Each cottage also has it own private verandah from where one can enjoy views of the valley and fields. There are two additional toilets on the premises as well.
Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant provides an exiting new alternative for visitors to the scenic area around Pharping. Located on a green hillside above Dollu village, the lodge has splendid views of surrounding fo…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

4.50 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
4.50 (3 reviews)

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This host offers 10% off if you stay a week and a 25% monthly discount.

Location

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Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal

From Dollu Khola at the Kathmandu-Pharping main road a steep and winding road leads up through the village of Dollu to reach Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant at the far end of the valley. Along the way it passes Buddhist monasteries and small Hindu shrines, and overlooking the scenery from a hilltop is the landmark of Dollu, the giant statue of Guru Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism). Once arrived in Solid Rock you are within short distance of these and lots of other interesting sights in Dollu and the neighboring town of Pharping. Solid Rock’s combination of beautiful nature and nearby places of interest offers a unique opportunity to experience the Nepali countryside, whether you are interested in walking or hiking, visits to temples and monasteries, yoga and meditation, local village culture – or just want to relax and enjoy the good food and ambient atmosphere of the lodge and restaurant.
From Dollu Khola at the Kathmandu-Pharping main road a steep and winding road leads up through the village of Dollu to reach Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant at the far end of the valley. Along the way it passes B…

Hosted by Christian

Joined in November 2016
  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Reviews
Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant is run by Danish expat Christian 'Simon' Simmelkiaer and his Nepalese wife Mina KC. Simon's connection with Nepal dates back from 1977 when he first arrived in Freak Street after travelling overland from India. A social anthropologist, with a special interest in South Asia, he went on to study the changing culture of the Kullu Valley in the Indian Himalayas. He returned to Nepal in 2008, as manager of the UN Volunteer program, and later he worked as the COO of a Danish IT company. After the 2015 earthquake he decided to camp out in Dollu, where he discovered some sense of safety and stability. While reevaluating his life, Simon remembered his dream, dating back to his backpacking days, of running his own lodge. Over 35 years after arriving in Nepal first, Simon took concrete steps to realize his vision for establishing a comfortable hide away in one of Kathmandu Valley’s most stunning locations. Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant is the outcome of this effort. Mina KC, a student and social worker, has supported Simon along the way, and nowadays focuses on guest relations and the greening of the property. The two will make sure you feel right at home. The area around Dollu and the neighboring town of Pharping is also known as ‘Little Tibet’ because of its eight grand Tibetan gumbas, home to 5,000 Buddhist monks. The Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant is located at the valley's edge, and looks out across green hills, farmers’ fields and traditional village homes. Another attraction is the village’s spiritual significance. In the eight century, Padmasambhava, the founder of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, used the local caves to meditate with his Nepali consort Shakya Devi. After reaching enlightenment he is said to have conquered the man-devouring goddess Dakshinkali and built her a temple, before moving to Tibet. A famous pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists, for whom the place is as sacred as Bodhgaya, the area is now on the tourist map with the giant Padmasambhava statue (40 m high) and lots of possibilities of experiencing a very unique religious and cultural environment. Hikes across the hills connect Dollu to Pharping and the famous Champa Devi trekking route. Rock climbing is being promoted and the area is already known as a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Solid Rock Lodge & Restaurant is run by Danish expat Christian 'Simon' Simmelkiaer and his Nepalese wife Mina KC. Simon's connection with Nepal dates back from 1977 when he first a…
  • Languages: Dansk, English, Deutsch, Norsk, Svenska
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 14:00 - 21:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No parties or events
Pets are allowed