Summit Village Lodge
The Summit Village Lodge is located to the south-east of Kathmandu, high up on the valley rim. With just 7 rooms, it offers a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and provides a base for some superb day walks and terrific views.
At a Glance
Located just outside of Kathmandu on the valley rim overlooking the city
Excellent base to do a range of day walks, including Bhaktapur
Chance to see snow-capped mountains from its wonderful gardens and lawn
Simply furnished, but clean and comfortable
Excellent for those wanting a trekking experience but short on time or as a final night before flying home
Have breakfast on the manicured lawn (weather permitting) to marvel at the panoramic view of snow capped mountains beyond the Kathmandu valleyScott Dunn team
To start planning your vacation to Summit Village Lodge
The Summit Village Resort is ideal for those who may want to get into the Nepalese countryside, yet don't have time to make it all the way to Pokhara and Annapurna Range and want to still enjoy some light walking in the hills. It is also very suitable for a final night before flying back home, giving you a contrasting experience to a city hotel in Kathmandu.
With just 7 rooms, the Summit Village Lodge overlooks Kathmandu as it is perched on the valley rim which surrounds the city. Crucially, this means you have a far better chance of seeing snowcapped mountains which you are unlikely to see if you stay down in the city itself. Rooms are clean and comfortable, with en suite bathrooms, yet don't do note that they are simply furnished much like a trekking lodge.
There are a number of bungalows surrounding a traditional Nepalese house where you will find the dining room and bar/lounge. There are well-kept lawns and gardens offering dramatic views towards the valley and high mountains beyond (weather permitting). You can access the lodge either by driving up a dirt-path or walking up whilst your bags are taken by car.
The walks on offer are varied and interesting. You can easily make a day walk down to the medieval city of Bhaktapur that pass quaint Nepalese villages before visiting the town and driven back to the lodge. Other walks can be done through the countryside depending on how much uphill walking you want to do. There is a superb walk/drive to Panauti to see its 15th century pagoda styled temple and 17th century Brahmayani temples. These little known sites are of great contrast to the more well known sites within Kathmandu.
There are seven rooms available at the lodge - one family room and six twin rooms. They all have en-suite bathrooms.
The Summit Village Lodge has a dining room and a bar/lounge.
Location & Directions
The Summit Village Lodge is located on the slopes of Risal Danda towards the south-east of Kathmandu.
When to go
Nepal has a Monsoonal climate with four main seasons. Fall and spring are the two most favourable seasons for visiting Nepal. Fall (September to early December) brings in clear weather with sunny days and warm nights. Spring (March to May) with occasional rain falls. From June to September, is the monsoon season. Uncomfortable time to visit as the climate of Nepal at this time of year brings about hot weather and rain falls almost every day.