6 Reasons to Stay at Hotel Mystic Mountain | Nagarkot

by Vanessa Wanders Miles

The tranquility of Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nagarkot strikes you as soon as you arrive. It is simply stunning and was the perfect place to soak up a little luxury during a vigorous two-day hike along the rim of the Kathmandu Valley starting at Changu Narayan. We hiked in but travelling by car would take a couple of hours on winding, hair-raising roads from Kathmandu to reach the village of Nagarkot. The hotel is nestled into the lush green hillside above the houses and terraces.


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WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AT HOTEL MYSTIC MOUNTAIN


Incredible view over the Himalayas

In fair weather the gorgeous green Kathmandu Valley and dramatic Himalayan mountains, including Everest, lie at your feet. Sitting on the terrace sipping delicious coffee or an expertly made cocktail is like relaxing in the sky. When it gets misty the clouds roll in and the view is a different kind of spectacular, I can see why they call it Mystic Mountain. Each of the hotel rooms have a private balcony terrace with a mountain view and the fabulous infinity pool seems to hover in the clouds.

Overlooking the balcony before sunrise at the Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nargakot, Nepal

Overlooking the balcony before sunrise

Views from the bedrooms at Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nagarkot showing the Himalayas and swimming pool

Views from the bedrooms


The decor has a warm, natural feeling

Dramatic pointed roofs, white walls and mosaic tiling and stone work in muted shades of red make for beautiful looking hotel. Inside you’re welcomed by warm colours, dark wood and rattan furniture. The light floods the whole interior and when you approach the glass walls in the reception, restaurant and stairwells the view will literally take your breath away. There are small touches of Buddhism here and there and a few pieces of modern art so that old and new are all mixed up with the overwhelming wonder of nature.

Lobby area of the Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nagarkot, Nepal

Lobby area

Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nagarkot overlooking the Himalayas

Hotel Mystic Mountain

 


The decor has a warm, natural feeling

Dramatic pointed roofs, white walls and mosaic tiling and stone work in muted shades of red make for beautiful looking hotel. Inside you’re welcomed by warm colours, dark wood and rattan furniture. The light floods the whole interior and when you approach the glass walls in the reception, restaurant and stairwells the view will literally take your breath away. There are small touches of Buddhism here and there and a few pieces of modern art so that old and new are all mixed up with the overwhelming wonder of nature.

Lobby area of the Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nagarkot, Nepal

Lobby area

Hotel Mystic Mountain in Nagarkot overlooking the Himalayas

Hotel Mystic Mountain

 


Super friendly and welcoming staff

You are welcomed to the hotel by a smartly dressed gatekeeper, the beaming reception staff is super welcoming and check-in was a breeze, the concierge kindly offered to take my heavy, dusty backpack to my room unperturbed. I felt that all kinds of people must stay here and feel at home, from weary hikers to fun-seeking families and couples looking for peace and luxury.


Relax or indulge in the activities

Whether you are looking to kick back and chill take in the wondrous surroundings or want to get involved in the action, you can have it all at the Hotel Mystic Mountain.

  • The Spa is luxurious and tranquil with all the treatments you would expect delivered by lovely therapists.
  • Yoga sessions happen in the gym and out on the lawn for a Savasana with the best view in the world.
  • An infinity pool, bubble pool, and sun terrace. You will feel like a film star as you relax with a book and then complete your lengths amongst the clouds.
  • The fully equipped gym, if you really must train, has treadmills overlooking the valley.
  • Outdoor activities are great for families with hiking on the local trails, picnics, and mountain biking on offer.
  • Reiki or meditation sessions. These alternative, natural therapies using mystical energies and relaxation are the perfect pastimes in a hotel such as this.
Gym at Hotel Mystic Mountain, NagarkotSauna at Hotel Mystic Mountain, Nagarkot

Would I recommend Hotel Mystic Mountain?

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay at the Hotel Mystic Mountain. The view is undeniably the star of the show but the hotel itself is an oasis of peace, subtle luxury, happy staff and tasty food. To make the most of the dramatic golden sunrises and sunsets avoid Monsoon season (June to September) or you get the dramatic cloudy skies like me, pretty awesome too!


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2 comments

Alexandra Wrigley 10th April 2019 - 7:17 pm

I’ve lived in Nepal for 10 months and have visited Nargakot once. I keep planning to visit again and looking at rooms for Mystic Mountain yet it’s fully booked. Did you encounter any booking problems? How much in advance did you book it? I want to go even just for the jacuzzi. I only have a shower here in my house in Nepal the thought of a jacuzzi/bath sounds heavenly.

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Vanessa 14th April 2019 - 2:42 pm

I went in rainy season so it wasn’t too difficult to book in, however, it was still busy. I did have to change the dates of my 2 day trek as they had a conference going on the night I wanted to go. I met some people that went up for the day, they do a one day pass and BBQ, check this, however, as they may have changed this. Definitely worth a trip.

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