The next time you are in Nepal we invite you to come and stay in our family’s beautiful home. Easily accessible from the tourist hotspot of Pokhara, the gateway to trekking in the world famous Annapurna mountains region, but a world away from its commercialism, why not stay off the beaten path little and spend some days( or months, as some do!) enjoying the simple beauty and natural peace of real Nepal?
We are Mohan Devi, Dinesh, Dipa, Sampada & Sampanna. We built the house 32 years ago and now our doors are open for you to come and visit !
Built in the traditional stone and mud style and sitting a top a small hill one can admire spectacular views of both Begnas and Rupa Lakes, green forest and some of the highest mountains in the world, including Annapurna, Dhaulagri, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu.
Taking a seat, or lying on the grass under the generous shade of a tree in our lovely garden, you will be surrounded by the sound of singing birds and humming insects, the sweet scent of flowers carried on fresh mountain air and perhaps the sound of village children playing. It is an ideal place to recharge in a quiet home stay environment, especially for those who have travelled from hectic Kathmandu or India.
Though a family home, the guest rooms have a separate entrance, so privacy is yours, and a western- standard bathroom.
If you already know the well-established Vipassana meditation center run by SN Goenka’s Organization Dhamma Pokhara, then you know how to get here, as Dinesh House is just up the hill from the center. Otherwise here goes: buses leave from Pokhara every 10mins and take 50mins to reach Begnas Bazaar. From there buses leave hourly up to Sundari Danda or a taxi probably costs about 300Rs. If walking from the Bazaar turn off the road at the Deurali temple and follow the path to the right for 5mins to Dinesh’s House. The walk will take about 40 minutes in total (mostly uphill). If driving then come up to Sundari Danda then walk a couple of minutes after seeing our sign.The Begnas Lake Resort is also near by.
Visiting Begnas on a day trip is ok, but to really experience the area you should stay overnight. A part from the attraction of the lake, with its clear, unpolluted waters there are also various short treks possible in the area, such as up to the spectacular viewpoints of Begnaskot or Syaklungkot or Rupakot that form part of the Royal Trek.
You could of course instead just sit back and enjoy the view from the garden,as seen in the photo at the top of the page, with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. Every now and again you could expect yourself a little in chasing marauding monkeys away from our organically grown fruit trees and vegetable garden, and see how your waste from toilet are used for fuel in the kitchen.
An insider’s tip: If you are staying in Pokhara and plan to just make a day-trip to Begnas Tal, the best thing to do is to hire a motorbike and drive here, going up to Sundari Danda and around to the far side of the lake rather than stopping at the Dam area near Begnas bazaar. The far side of the lake is more beautiful, clear, better for swimming and, as at the Dam, you can also hire a boat if you wish. Most importantly, it also means you will pass by Dinesh House on the way and have the chance to come for refreshments and we can tell you the best secret places in the area !.
For Peaceful Home Stay Contact to Dinesh 9849539439 (Dinesh) 061691981 (Home) 9841612789 (Dipa: Dinesh wife)