The Lodge is located on the border of the Shivapuri National Park, with the foreground drop of the Kathmandu city. This family-owned and operated lodge has authentic Nepali décor, materials chosen, designs planned and landscaping done – all of it has kept in mind the natural surroundings of the place. An old village home, now occupied by the lodge's concierge lies at the entrance of the lodge. Huge boulders and old trees are ubiquitous. The lodge was literally, built around the originally existing elements of the place. The place seems to belong here; a natural extension of the hillside to lodge guests that beckon at its doors for a unique approach to a vacation.
The lodge has a main building for dinning and conference space, a layback lounge building area with a fire chimney, and the rooms are housed in quaint bungalows with a traditional brick façade. The lodge has 3 cottages building offering 10 twin bed rooms. The limited number of rooms ensures that our guests will have personalized attention and a unique experience.
The red clay of the roof tiles goes with the aesthetic mood of the design. The houses are modeled after the typical Nepali village homes that can be seen all over the hillside, with a two-story design and use of wood that is so common in most Nepali villages. The design sense is largely minimalist, with the overlying color theme being beige and brown; earthy colors that mesh with the environment. All rooms have customized furniture. You will not find any typical run of the mill designs here, be it the bedside table or a lighting accessory.
Guests should also notice and appreciate the strong emphasis laid by the retreat on organic toiletries such as soap and shampoo. These Wild Earth products consist of the oil of herbs and what goes into the products has been carefully hand chosen by us.
At Chhahari, experience the taste of ideal living as you bite into simple yet succulent dishes prepared using vegetables grown in our own organic garden. Moving away from the use of artificial pesticides, which harms nature and us, the retreat gives you a chance to be a part of the process.
Balancing between effort and ease, light and dark, left and right side of your body
The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between three fundamental bodily bio-elements or doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Kapha is the watery element, it is characterized by heaviness, cold, tenderness, softness, slowness, lubrication, and the carrier of nutrients. It is the nourishing element of the body. All soft organs are made by kapha, it plays an important role in the perception of taste, together with nourishment and lubrication.
According to Ayurveda, the full moon is a powerful healing force. It's associated with the energy of kapha making it a time of fullness, cooling, calming and nurturing. It is a time for creating and bringing new things into the world and for honoring the creative and nurturing forces within us. The qualities of full moon energy are similar to those of Kapha; cool, heavy, slow and dense. And these qualities often show up in our minds and bodies during this time.
As we practice, we become more conscious, mindful and connected within yoga practice, our awareness naturally translates to an understanding of what's going on around us.
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