While Hana no ie Agro-resort feeds you the fully organic produce from its garden where fruits, vegetables, and herbs are grown; its stone-and-mud walls partitioning rooms have coconut fibres within them, providing you with the air-conditioning without using artificial equipments. Together with the sophisticated facilities and spontaneous hospitality of its staff, you can also learn to prepare the Nepalese dish in its kitchen and the traditional Nepalese method of making butter.
Indeed, Hana no ie intends to live by its motto of preserving nature, environment, and ecological balance in every possible way; meanwhile promoting agro-tourism as the most dependable means of sustainable tourism in Nepal. Besides giving you an ambience of naturalness in what you taste, naturalness exists in what you see and where you lie as well -- its curtains and bedcovers are hand-woven, natural-dyed cotton. Wash your hands with soap made of vegetable oil and then wipe your hands in an organic-cotton made towel!
The resort is located to the north-west of Pokhara, 15 km from the lakeside, at a tranquil countryside. The place is called Astam.
Hotel Address: Astam Village, Pokhara
The best way to get to the resort is to take a pre-arranged jeep, departing from Lakeside, Pokhara. Make sure you mention your arrival time when you book your room or at least 48 hours before reaching Pokhara.
The jeep will take you along the Pokhara-Baglung highway and then take leave the highway for the last 5 kms, continuing on an uncoated road. From the parking area, you will have to climb all the way up to the resort.