One look at the undulating forests and inspired period architecture of the Gokarna Forest Resort and it's hard to believe you're within the city limits of Nepal's capital city. Escape to Kathmandu's secret retreat for a serene blend of golfing, culture and a majestic royal heritage.

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Gokarna Forest Resort is situated on 470 acres of protected land, once the private hunting grounds of Nepal’s royalty. Today, guests can mingle with the deer and monkey that wander freely on the grounds of the resort between the centuries-old trees and inspired buildings. Using architectural elements from the Malla period’s royal palaces, the lodges that hold the 65 rooms of the hotel all evoke a sense of regal, rustic luxury. Room interiors reflect this atmosphere with modern furnishings, fixtures and ample space in both the living area and en suite bath.

The stunning architectural achievements of the resort extend to the Hunter’s Lodge, the main building with a bar and restaurant. Formerly the accommodations of the hunters who traveled with the royal family, this 150-year-old building has been completely restored and converted into the resort’s signature restaurant. Dine on traditional Himalayan cuisine and grilled game in an atmosphere that exudes royalty and reflects the elegant history of the area. The Durbar Restaurant is also available for all-day dining in a more casual setting.

At the center of the resort find a spectacular par 72 golf course, designed by Scottish course architect David McLay Kidd. The golf club with a restaurant, pro shop and locker rooms offers everything needed for an effortless outing on the greens. Tee off towards the Himalayas amidst the centuries-old trees in the Gokarna Forest Reserve. Ayuveda-inspired spa treatments are administered in the serene Harmony Spa, with a sauna, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and a full-service beauty center among the relaxing facilities. Venture into the valleys and jungles for trekking, hiking, rock climbing and a variety of outdoor adventures. Discover Kathmandu’s nightlife or take a quiet, reflective tour of local museums, countless temples and seven UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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