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The lodge is surrounded by its own garden, (probably the biggest and best one in Pokhara) with lush flowers, tropical fruit trees and several other plants, to let you relax with a feeling like being at a Shangri-La. It lies in solitude, away from the noise and crowd of downtown Lakeside while the famous Fewa Lake, popular restaurants, banks and other shopping areas are within walking distance (5-10 minutes).
Since its establishment in 1980, this family run lodge has been taking good care of its guests justifying its slogan, "Hospitality within its tradition." The smiling, hardworking and helpful staff will always be at your service to help make you feel at home with their warm Nepalese hospitality.
Bhekendra Kumar Shrestha, your host at New Solitary Lodge, has spent nearly three decades in the hospitality business. He knows exactly how to please his guests and as a consequence he gets a significant amount of business through referrals and returning customers.
Bhekendra is highly motivated towards communal prosperity and actively participates in community based activities. In his free time he volunteers for the Blind Association by conducting various programs.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
- Financial support for child education
- Organising and volunteering in free health camps
- Giving priority to indigenous people for wage based employment
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
The owner of this small but well-managed lodge believes that it is his social responsibility to help the local people and community by devoting a certain part of his profits and time to them. He finds great solace while volunteering and occasionally organises health camps offering free eye surgery to the poor in association with the Lion's Club of Pokhara.
He believes that education is the foundation of development for society. He has been financially supporting some talented but economically poor students in his region with a fair share of his profits for their education.
The farmers who work on the organic farm owned by the lodge come from indigenous communities of nearby villages. In addition to earning their livelihood, they also get opportunities to learn about newer farming techniques, health, nutrition and sanitation. If you have some of your own ideas to share with them or just wish to see the works in progress, ask Bhekendra and he will be pleased to do so.