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Wild Earth Himalayan Retreat Cottage

SuperhostNagarkot, Central Region, Nepal
Farm stay hosted by Carroll
5 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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Fabulous views of the Himalayas from this secluded rustic retreat perched in a 10 acre peach orchard. Airy, with wood beam ceilings, skylight, loft, kitchen and fabulous porches north and south facing. Wood stove, perfect for retreat or honeymoon. Dakpa and Diki Dolma can cook for you. Enjoy the fresh air, mountain breezes, and quiet. Safe, clean, simple.

Cottage is located directly north of Nagarkot Farm House park at NFH & walk down through NFH to reach our cottage, approx 10 minute walk.

The space
This is a perfect space for a weekend getaway or a serious retreat. This two story fully furnished retreat cottage with loft and views of the entire Himalayan range comes with staff to cook for you. Sleeps 2-6. The cottage is powered by both solar and electric lighting, there’s a wood stove and an energy back up system. The Cottage is situated on a 10 ropani peach orchard, motorable road touches the property edge. From there, walking access to cottage, 10 minutes, only- but it is on a mountainside--access challenging for physically disabled, lofts challenging for toddlers. The cottage has internet access, extra. Speak to Chadani about the rates.

This family cottage was built for anthropologist, Carroll Dunham and photographer, Thomas L. Kelly by Suresh Shrestha and his crew of craftsmen, the same crew that restored the Patan Museum and Garden of Dreams in Kathmandu. Wood floor, tile kitchen, a loft above and comfortable bonco couches that can become beds in the evening. Enjoy our porch with views of the Himalayas, and our morning sun hillside porch- perfect for early morning yoga. Bathroom is separate and simple but with running water.

Guest access
The full retreat cottage is yours to enjoy. Dhakpa and Diki Dolma live below and can come up and cook for you as you like.

Other things to note
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

· Simple and rustic. Bring your cell phone for communication.

· The house lights are run by solar and electricity. Cell phones and computer can be charged using your adapter to house plug or, by using our solar suitcase. Dhakpa can set it up for you. However, we suggest you bring power pack as a back up for charging. Alternatively, you can charge at Dhakpa's house which is located 5 mins walk downhill from our house. Or, you can walk to Nagarkot Farm House,10 minutes walk up the hill, and charge your phones or computer. Contact no. for Manager: Rudra +977 (01) 6912463, 061202022+977-9841437398

· We have a portable water filter filled with clean spring water. Water can be boiled if you wish. And we also have available a steri pen-emits ultra violet rays, zapping undesirable bacteria.

· About the bees and their porch nest. The bee nest comes and goes every late summer and fall.

· Home made peach jam is also available for breakfast or purchase as a gift to take home Rs/300/ jar

· Wood burning stove

· If you wish to take a bucket shower, you or Dhakpa can heat up water on the stove. There’s a gas powered water heater, too.

· We can arrange private pick up transfer from Kathmandu or airport to Himalayan Retreat Cottage.

-$35 for pick up.

-$70 for pick up and drop off. Or equivalent in Nepalese Rs.

Driver name: Tenzin Lama
Phone number: 9813733448
Taxi Number JA2BA2007
Fabulous views of the Himalayas from this secluded rustic retreat perched in a 10 acre peach orchard. Airy, with wood beam ceilings, skylight, loft, kitchen and fabulous porches north and south facing. Wood stove, perfect for retreat or honeymoon. Dakpa and Diki Dolma can cook for you. Enjoy the fresh air, mountain breezes, and quiet. Safe, clean, simple.

Cottage is located directly north of Nagarkot Far…

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

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Indoor fireplace
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Nagarkot, Central Region, Nepal

1) Fabulous walks and mountain biking straight from the house- to Changu Narayan, Sanku.
2) Hike west or south-west to North through beautiful Tamang village
3) To the West village of Katike, then continue on North-west to Jashinging Pauwa. Its a kind of semi-rural Tamang village.
4) Walk to Sakhu, the old trading town between Nepal and Tibet, we suggest you do this on your departure day.
1) Fabulous walks and mountain biking straight from the house- to Changu Narayan, Sanku.
2) Hike west or south-west to North through beautiful Tamang village
3) To the West village of Katike, then con…

Hosted by Carroll

Joined in October 2013
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I am a medical anthropologist who has lived in the Himalayas for over 25 years with my husband photographer Thomas L. Kelly. We lead pilgrimages in the Himalayas and horse treks for National Geographic from our yurt camp in the Khangai mountains of Mongolia in the summer. We have two sons: Liam 21, a photographer and white water kayaker, and Galen 18, a dedicated soccer player and swimmer. We have rented our house out through air b n b and we have happily rented air b n's in Goa and in Vermont and have loved the experience. Five things I can't live without---wilderness, laughter, sunshine, a little adventure, hot showers and a good bed. Favorite travel destinations: Bhutan, Mustang, Mongolia, Kerala, Burma, Cambodia. Favorite books: oh don't get me started--I am a bibliophile. Kiss of the Yogini, Alchemical Body, Rumi Poetry, to name a few. Movies? The Bell by Andrei Rublov, I recently liked Still Alice. Music? Love live acoustic female vocalists, accoustic, jazz, funk, motown, boogie, classical Indian. Food? Indian, Thai, Italian, Japanese. Our home in Kathmandu is like a railroad station with many guests coming and going from our large house. I know what it is like to host, and I know how to respect other's privacy, and belongings. I feel it is a privilege to be a guest in another's home and I appreciate the effort that goes in to making it cozy for guests with clean sheets, clean bathrooms, fresh towels. As an inveterate nomad traveler, I contrast really roughing it with up to 8 weeks in a tent in the Himalayas, to soaking it up in a 5 star. I appreciate clean simple beauty--what the Japanese call wabi sabi--objects that are worn and tell the story of a person's life through usage. In Nepal, there is a saying: guest is God. Our home is a bit funky, but clean and homey with a large book collection, a good garden, and good air, wonderful staff, but it is a bit funky--old plumbing, the challenges of electricity in Nepal. We love to try to offer small touches of Himalayan hospitality: fresh flowers, offering bowls, chocolates on the pillows, fresh house slippers, materials to help you navigate the rich city of Kathmandu. Our staff is ready to help you. My motto this moment: NOW IS THE TIME.
I am a medical anthropologist who has lived in the Himalayas for over 25 years with my husband photographer Thomas L. Kelly. We lead pilgrimages in the Himalayas and horse treks fo…
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During your stay
FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER:

Before visiting, consider bringing food supplies from Kathmandu or, buy locally in Nagarkot. There is als the option for Dhakpa (the caretaker) to shop and cook.

· NON VEG: Rs 500 per plate (Daal-bhat, 2 kinds of vegetables, chicken and achar)
· VEG: Rs 400 per plate (Daal-bhat, 2 kinds of vegetables and achar)
· B'FAST: 350/plate (Tibetan bread, jam, boiled egg, omlete, milk or black tea)

You will have to inform us and we will inform Dhakpa so he can purchase provisions.

Please call Dhakpa at +977-9860513751 and he can meet you at Nagarkot Farm House and then walk down to Cottage. Contact no. for manager, (Nagarkot Farm House): Rudra +977 (01) 6912463, 061202022, +97 -9841437398
FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER:

Before visiting, consider bringing food supplies from Kathmandu or, buy locally in Nagarkot. There is als the option for Dhakpa (the caretaker) t…
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