Hotel Shambala, meanwhile stands tall from all the jarring noises of the city. Inside its glistening hallways, there is a pleasing silence and its rooms offer all the tranquillity one needs while still remaining within the reaches of the city.

When we move down the squeaky marble staircases we realise the newness of the hotel established only in 2014. But it’s a wonder that such a fairly young hotel has already risen among the list of well known veteran hotels in Kathmandu. Why is it one seems to wonder, surely the infinity pool is one of the reasons, in fact, the first one of its type to contribute in its fame but it does not simply end here.

There’s a particular thing about boutique hotels although they are relatively small they nonetheless have a distinctive personality and leave a mark on one’s mind. Hotel Shambala gives off an authentic aura of Tibetan architecture right from the moment you step into its welcoming lobby which is adorned with beautiful artworks of Tibetan origin.  This aura leads us to its warm brownish orange coloured walls filled with bright paintings of Mandala in all shapes and colours.

The rooms are basic yet also fulfilling, artistic yet not confusing; it seemed to have considered all its guest’s preferences before even wishing it to be so. The executive rooms suitable for a budget traveller, come with all the facilities that might be available in a suite room. It is cosy yet also open and a huge glass window offers a stunning view of the city below. Wi-Fi, mini bar, flat TV, music player, air conditioner and a well-equipped bathroom are just a few amenities that come with it.

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