Mango Tree Resort is a place where you can get some peace and quiet, far away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life of Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you are waiting for your friends before going on a trek, this is a great base to wait for them. If you are coming back from a trek, it is a great place to unwind and relax before going on your next adventure. There are loads of wild plants, insects, birds, trees, streams, paddy fields and villages to see, just minutes away from our resort.
Our Main House
The main house, where the kitchen is situated, is built using bamboo and adobe walls, stone foundation, concerted timber and timber rafters. For the roof we salvaged as much corrugated tin as possible and we bought the rest. We experimented with using bare earth for the floor, but we soon switched to using something solid due to the fact that it was easy for insects and mice to tunnel into. We then decided to use small stones, compact it and top it off with sand cement plaster. To make it waterproof we used slurry of cement the whole building took a lot of man hours and a lot of manual labor.
Building the round house was another challenge altogether. All the timber comes from our land further afield except for the timber used for the windows and doors. The walls are built using mud mortar in the middle. Only the outer parts of the walls are mortared with a sand cement mixture to protect it from rain and weed growing on the walls. At first, the walls of the round house were only built half way up, but because of the rain and wind coming in we decided to wall the building up completely to the top. Now the interior is warm, cozy and comfortable.
The round house is our headquarters; it is also a bar where you can order drinks and snacks. If the weather is not good enough to sit outside, this is where you can sit down listen to music, read, have great conversation, eat great food and relax!
Huts & Tents
We have two bamboo huts and seven double tents for you to sleep in. We tend to live our lives in the outdoors so you can enjoy the fresh mountain air. The two cabins/huts are made using just bamboo and adobe. Thatch and timber was used for the roof and the windows.
Stone Deck and the Tree
You can relax on our deck in one of our comfy chairs and enjoy the beautiful view of the river. We can start a campfire and put on some music to set the mood. Grab one of the books from our library or join in on one of our meditation or yoga sessions under the shade of the mango tree.
Toilets & Shower
We have two European and one Nepali toilet. We also have one tiled bathroom with a shower and two more shower rooms – tiling is underway. Keep checking our website for updates on the progress!