Chandra Ban means "moon forest" in Nepali: the property is in the shape of a crescent moon and we are located directly under the Shivapuri forest.
Chandra Ban was created as a refuge for discerning travellers who want the Nepali experience but don't want to stay in a polluted, crazy Asian city. We offer a quiet sanctuary with fresh air, an extensive garden and terraces from where to watch the sunset over Nagajuna hill and enjoy the view over the Kathmandu Valley. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind and contemplate life. The ambient is clean and really eco-friendly, with a bio gas system for the organic waste, solar panels to heat the water and back-up the electricity and a large terraced garden full of local plants and organic vegetables.
Chandra Ban is the ideal base for visiting the Kathmandu Valley from Boudha to Swayambhu to Patan. It is the perfect setting for Himalayan antique furniture, artifacts and art collected over decades by the owners.
Birdwatching, a walk to the "Sleeping Vishnu Temple" of Budhanilkantha, and hiking in the Shivapuri Forest are all popular activities.
We are committed to preserving and demonstrating the beauty of the Kathmandu Valley.
Chandra Ban is under European management
Small Groups & Long Stay
It is possible to book the whole lodge including the Yoga Studio/Meeting Hall for the exclusive use of a special group. Recommended for its peace and quiet, it is ideal for meditation and yoga retreats. We can host a maximum of 12 people on a sharing basis in our spacious rooms and the group can enjoy exclusive use of the facilities.
I n the quieter months May to the end of August and January to end February, we offer very attractive rates for long-stay visitors.
We have teamed up with Luca's old friend, Pino Tommasi, who has taken tailor-made trips to Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India for the last 30 years. He is an Independent Tour Operator (Dharma Tour Services) and thanks to his knowledge and contacts in the Himlayas he is able to design and lead exceptional tours to this region. His familiarity with Buddhism and proficiency in Tibetan makes him a expert guide that can bring a deeper understanding and richness to each journey.