At a Glance
- Located just beside the Pokhara lakeside with its many restaurants and bars
- Lovely swimming pool, perfect for some post-trekking R&R
- Partial views over the Annapurna Range
- Two restaurant options
Temple Tree is located in Gaurighat and is within easy walking distance of Phewa Lake and the many shops and restaurants that open out onto the lake. Temple Tree is a perfect place to stay at either before or after you trek in the Annapurna Range, or if you just want a base close to the mountains if you are not trekking.
The rooms are located in double storey cottages surrounding a central courtyard containing an inviting swimming pool, and have either a terrace or balcony and some with partial views over the mountains beyond. The rooms are comfortably designed, all with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning and TVs. Opt for the slightly larger apartments or suite for for space.
There are two restaurants, a bar and a superb spa offering a wide range of treatments (do try the 2 hour trekkers massage to sort out post-trekking related stiffness!).
Opt for either a lower or higher floor room where you might well have partial views of the mountains, but sadly not guaranteed. All rooms are slightly different, some with or without bathtubs and/or showers. The rooms are nicely designed, with terracotta flooring merging with orange and yellow walls, often rough-hewn in design. The rooms also have TVs and tea/coffee making facilities.
There are two restaurants; Bay Leaf is the all-day dining option and serves delightful breakfasts. Upstairs you find the Tree House which is a more informal space ideal for looking out at the views. The Island Bar is located by the swimming pool. The spa has a range of Asian treatments on offer.
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The proximity to Lakeside is great if you like to head out to the many restaurants on offer there (lunch on lakeside is a great experience). In many ways Temple Tree is the better option than the two older hotels in Pokhara such as the Shangri-La or the ageing Fishtail Lodge. If you want to be out of town, then do consider Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge as a more top-end alternative. Temple Tree offers a comfortable place to stay pre or post trek.