Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge established 1998 set lofty standards in sustainable hospitality and community-inclusive tourism. Located away from the crowded lake side hotels of Pokhara town, this nature based mountain lodge operates under Marcus and Lisa’s vision which they drive with energy and passion. The main lodge on top of the ridge houses a dining room, sitting areas, library and bar, while the cottages built into the hill-sides maximize mountain views. The architecture is mud plastered lime-stone bricks with slated tiled roofs very similar to the villages houses you see around and completely in sync with the gardens and thriving woodlands.
The short, pebbled drive way which doubles up as parking space as well as landing for arrivals and departures, leads up some steps past a few cottages which are ideal for older guests, easy to access without compromising on the views. Further up the incline, gentler for the carefully placed stepping stones, you arrive within view of the main lodge. A flight of stairs opens to a brief open hallway that opens out to a courtyard which looks out to the valley below and the Himalayan skyline yonder. The hallway connects two similar buildings made of stone and slate, a local architectural style that is sustainable as well as suitable for local weather conditions. The building to the right includes spacious seating areas, bar and library while the second building to the left is the dining room with a smaller covered area for buffet lunch that is easy to access from the courtyard. Both rooms open out through large French windows to a verandah right under the roof and leads to an outdoor lawn. This is a convivial space for alfresco meals, cocktails and conversation.