Peace Dragon Lodge & Restaurant
Peace Dragon Lodge & Restaurant is situated high on a hilltop overlooking the magnificent Phewa Lake and the Annapurna range of mountains, with the Fish Tail (Machhapuhre) standing proudly in their midst. From there you can see three of Nepal’s 8,000 metre peaks, Daulaghiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. This has to be one of the most magnificent views in Nepal and is only four minutes’ walk away from the World Peace Pagoda, which is a taxi or bus ride from town, or you can hike up, combining this with a boat ride across the lake if you like.
Expect to pay NRs. 700-800 for a one way taxi ride, which will bring you to the World Peace Pagoda Car Park. From there it is 7 minute walk to Peace Dragon Lodge – head for the Peace Pagoda, but instead of going up the second set of steps (by the little red cafe where you can take a rest if you like), walk straight ahead. The staffs can always meet you at the parking area to help carry your bags, if you or your driver give us a ring. Buses only run at certain times of the day and are very cheap. If you need current bus times, they can provide the details.
The Lodge is in the joint ownership of Dibya Kumar Baral and Juliette Cunliffe, so with Nepali and Western hosts, guests enjoy the best of both worlds, authenticity coupled with those extra little touches that matter so much when travelling.