Thirty-two kilometers from Kathmandu, Nagarkot is a serene hill with a 270-degree panoramic view of the Himalaya. Driving along the crooked paths uphill, you can see Mystic Mountain Hotel, the sixty-room resort, standing tall on the scenic sloping terrain of Nagarkot. As soon as you step inside its welcoming doors, all your fatigue, exhaustion, and weariness brought about by dust and travel will vanish immediately—the wind fans the sweet fragrance of many flowers all around, while the grand view of terrain and sky embracing each other is a sight for sore eyes.
Take two steps farther to the viewing platform, and you will be able to capture the whole landscape—right in front is the village, packed with greenish terraced fields and colorful compact households; turning around, you can see the modernized hexagon-shaped building blocks. Sanjay Lal Shrestha and his wife Romi filled this design with love. Sloped wings have been introduced so that the building is clinically inserted in the form of a stepped terrace. The mass has been reduced, with the edges of the building blurred into the surrounding landscape. Additionally, this hotel is one of the few hotels to be built within just three years, which shows the team’s strong capability of integrating resources.
Uniformed staff will guide you to your room. To satisfy varying consumer demands, Mystic Mountain Hotel has diversified their types of rooms into executive suites, suite rooms, and deluxe rooms. Each room has its own unique design. A standard room is generally equipped with a Mitsubishi air-conditioner and a Sony TV, and also a spring soft mattress that can effortlessly get you immersed in the cozy ambience with ease. Beyond expectation, you can find a small flashlight near the light switch, a locker box inside the closet, and a balcony from which the Himalayan views can be enjoyed, as well. A very convenient facility of this hotel is its 24-hour room service. “This is rare in Nepal,” says Mahesh Raj Dhakal, Director of Culinary.
For more leisure and amusement, guests can find pleasure in the spa and gym, and in the Jacuzzi and swimming pool. The hotel insists on changing the pool water every two days, despite the high cost each change entails. If there is a health emergency, the nearest hospital can be reached within just five minutes.