Himalayan Front Hotel

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Pokhara Nepal (2023 Updated)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in Nepal are among the most progressive in Asia. The Nepalese Constitution recognizes LGBT rights as fundamental rights. Taking  these into consideration makes Nepal a gay friendly country & with a few decent Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara.

Following the end of the monarchyhomosexuality was legalized across the country in 2007 along with the introduction of several new laws. These new laws explicitly include protections on the basis of sexual orientation.The Nepalese Constitution, approved by the Constituent Assembly on 16 September 2015,[2] includes several provisions pertaining to the rights of LGBT people. These are the right to have their preferred gender displayed on their identity cards, a prohibition on discrimination on any ground including sex or sexual orientation by the State and by private parties, eligibility for special protections that may be provided by law, and the right of access to public services for gender and sexual minorities.

Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, sits on an island in the lake. On the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has yoga centers and restaurants. In the city’s south, the International Mountain Museum has exhibits on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas

Top attractions to visit in Pokhara


One of the most popular activities in Pokhara is visiting the World Peace Pagoda on top of Anadu Hill. While we don’t necessarily agree with its popularity (we’d definitely prefer a long, lazy brunch at The Juicery, or morning walk by Phewa!), it’s definitely a place worth visiting for the views alone.Jun 14, 2019

Pokhara Day Tours



1. Hotel Lotus Inn – Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara

Hotel Lotus Inn
Hotel Lotus Inn

Fresh pollution-free air and views of Pokhara Valley can be enjoyed from Hotel Lotus Inn, which sits by the beautiful Fewa Lake. A rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and 24-hour room service are available. A free airport pick-up service is available from Pokhara Airport, 11.5 km away.

Simply furnished, all rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a cable TV. The private bathroom has a shower. Daily newspapers are also available upon request.

Hotel Lotus Inn is 1 km from the Lake Side Market. It is only 100 m from the Royal Palace and 500 m from Barai Temple. On-site parking is free.

See why so many travelers make Hotel Lotus Inn their small hotel of choice when visiting Pokhara. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

While staying at Hotel Lotus Inn, visitors can check out Barahi temple (0.4 mi) and Kriayt Social Business (0.6 mi), some of Pokhara’s top attractions.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning and a desk, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the small hotel.

Hotel Lotus Inn features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a hot tub and an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to Hotel Lotus Inn, free parking is available.

Travelers looking to enjoy some bibimbap can head to Natssul. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Mediterranean restaurant such as OR2K Pokhara, The Harbor Restaurant, or Olive Cafe.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Movie Garden (0.9 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

At Hotel Lotus Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Pokhara.

I wonderful stay at Lotus Inn, perfect location very close to the lake but on a quiet side street. Ganesh the owner is so helpful organize all your requirements including travel, trekking and anything else you might need. The hotel itself has large, sunny comfortable rooms and has a beautiful garden to relax in.

Hotel Lotus Inn is in an excellent location at the south end of Lakeside and Ganesh, the owner is a welcoming host who has very good English and seems to be able to answer all your questions and knows everyone who is useful. The rooms are big, clean and bright and reasonably quiet in so far as anywhere is quiet in Pokhara, but this part of Lakeside is not as busy.

Helpful staff, nice and quiet location, great for relaxing as a couple after a long trek, close to restaurants and the lake. Excellent value for our money (probably one of the cheapest in Pokhara but with all the same amenities/location). We had a very nice long weekend here. Also, the wifi works great, hot shower, and we loved the top floor room.

Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara
Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara

How much does a room costs at Hotel Lotus Inn Pokhara?

Prices start 40 $/night for Standard King Room.

Offering expansive city or pool views, this double room features a minibar, seating area and air conditioning. It comes with an en suite bathroom with separate shower and long bathtub, as well as a work area.

Where to book online– Hotel Lotus Inn –  Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara – you can find the best hotels deals in Pokhara during Pokhara Street Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Pokhara on  Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Himalayan Front Hotel by KGH Group 4* Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara

Himalayan Front Hotel
Himalayan Front Hotel

Located in Pokhara, 4.3 km from Fewa Lake, Himalayan Front Hotel by KGH Group boasts a restaurant, rooftop lounge and free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers majestic view of the Annapurna Range.

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some rooms feature views of the mountains or city. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

There is free shuttle service at the property.

A second offering of Kathmandu Guest House Group of Hotels in Pokhara after Waterfront Resort, Himalayan Front Hotel is nestled in the serene Sarangkot Hill along Sarangkot Road with a Majestic view of the Himalayas boasting a 180 degree view of Ranging from the Fishtail and Annapurna peaks in the Himalayas to the beautiful Pokhara Valley. A relaxing property redefining Pokhara.

Fantastic location with arms length view of the Annapurna range of Himalayan peaks from your room’s large glass front as also from the viewing deck on the top floor. Great food and great service too at very reasonable prices. Must stay place during your visit to Pokhara, Nepal.

Wonderful Himalayan panoramic view can be seen right from your pillow. Just open the window and long range of mountains in front of you. But keep in mind. it should be a clear sunny day. Well furnished rooms, almost alike every KGH hotel rooms with high quality linens and bathroom fittings.

Fantastic cleanliness within the entire hotel area. Great staffs – cheerful, supportive and appreciative. And the pool, its amazing. You shall be swimming on the mountains.

In terms of location, its lil far from the city but when you reach there, you feel like you have reached the heaven in the earth.

It is in a quiet location up a steep and winding road about 10 minutes by taxi from the centre of Pokhara, on the way to the paragliding launch site at Sarangkot. The hotel is very new and the staff were friendly and efficient. The room was clean and comfortable with huge windows giving amazing views, even from the glass-walled bathroom (there is a blind). The infinity pool is on a terrace at the front of the hotel and there are a few tables and chairs around it – a lovely place to have a drink and enjoy the fantastic scenery.

All rooms face the Annapurna range and have fabulous views especially the ones above the pool which directly face Machhapuchhre. 4 rooms on each floor (2 at each end) have balconies and are the most desirable. The hotel including the bed linen is clean and looks and feels new. The staff in general are very polite and helpful except one who acted stingy with pool towels. The breakfast spread is somewhat limited, but delicious, and I really liked the fish croquettes.

When we woke in the morning the views from the room were without a doubt mind blowing. All rooms face the Himalayas and the rooftop lounge and viewing deck have 360 degree views of the city and mountains. The hotel has a beautiful pool and a great restaurant overlooking it and the mountains. Housekeeping was great however the rooms have a full open window on the bathroom which is not suitable for families and the blind provided was see through when the light is turned on.

The restaurant breakfast on the second day was a little less popular being a western menu rather than the local menu the day before and they also ran out of coffee beans. Overall an amazing stay and would definitely stay again.

About a 15-minute drive from the city, this hotel is located on the way to Sarangkot. You can enjoy great views of Pokhara on your drive up to the hotel. With a fresh welcome drink and friendly smiles, we instantly feel welcome when we get there.

The first thing you will notice is the beauty of everything around you-the hotel, the premises, the swimming pool, the landscape and the awesome views. The hotel is beautiful. It is updated with modern amenities and services. The rooms are spacious, clean and serviced regularly. The staff are welcoming, friendly and polite and the service is flawless.

When the weather is good and the sky is clear, the rooms offer remarkable views of the Himalayas- it feels like you can almost touch Machhapuchre. The views are not just limited to the rooms; they are visible from the bathroom too so you can enjoy a nice warm bubble bath with splendid views of the mountains 🙂 The sunrise from the Earth Watch Lounge is incredible. Watching the marmalade hues of sunrise falling on the snowcapped mountains while sipping on a hot cup of coffee is phenomenal-a perfect treat to the mind, body and soul. Tea and coffee are complimentary for hotel guests in the Earth Watch Lounge.

The food at Summit Restaurant inside the hotel is very good too. My personal favorite is the Chicken Stroganoff and Chicken Sizzler. Among cocktails, my favorite is their Tequila Sunrise and Blue Lagoon. I also like the breakfast buffet. When it comes to buffet meals, I find that a lot of hotels in Nepal focus more on quantity than quality. That isn’t the case with Himalayan Front. Although, they have a limited variety, all the food items are great. I love their croissants-warm, soft and yum!

The infinity pool is clean, well-maintained and makes for perfect for photos for people like me who are passionate about photography. You can also order drinks by the pool and chill while you swim. There is also a cute little garden by the pool where you can take a walk or take more pictures!

Another thing I love about this hotel is their super comfortable mattress. It is one of the best among the hotels we’ve stayed in, in Nepal so far. We have stayed here quite a few times and their service has always been consistent.

If you are going to Pokhara and want to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city, Himalayan Front is definitely the place to be. Highly recommended for all.

Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara
Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara

How much does a room costs at Himalayan Front Hotel?

Prices start 263 $/night for Cottage Deluxe with Jungle View. The Deluxe Double Room with Mountain View is 312$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has air conditioning.

Where to book online – Himalayan Front Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara – you can find the best hotels deals in Pokhara during Pokhara Street Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Pokhara on  Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Rupakot Resort 5*Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara

Rupakot Resort
Rupakot Resort

Offering a restaurant, Rupakot Resort is located in Rupakot, Kaski district. Free WiFi access is available.

Each room here will provide you with a satellite TV, air conditioning and a balcony. There is also an electric kettle and a well-stocked minibar. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with a bath tub, rain shower and a hairdryer. You can enjoy views of the Himalayan Range, Rupa Lake and Begnas Lake.

At Rupakot Resort you will find a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service, luggage storage and a children’s playground. The property offers free parking. Guests can enjoy a village walk, bird watching and boating at the nearby lakes.

here are few times in the world when nature and human effort comes together with a gentle hand to create a special Location that is the mirror of paradise. Rupakot Resort is one of these locations – a glorious hillside community bursting with fun activities and luxury accommodation for holiday makers, retaining a relaxed Himalayan atmosphere with astounding communal surrounding. The resort has recently started its new shuttle service at better price for its in-house and valued guests to commute easily to and fro from the resort itself. The shuttle service consists of two coaster deluxe buses which will be running from resort to Lakeside Pokhara on daily basis.

If you are looking for amazing views, 5 star services and mouth watering dining options then you must visit this resort.
From Pokhara Airport it will take 1 hour taxi drive. Taxi will cost you around 1500-2000 NPR (One way). Roads are amazing and will straight drop you in front of the resort reception. Reception staffs are highly professional and will ensure quick check in with a refreshing welcome drink.

Deluxe double room with balcony are the best options of this resort for  stunning mountain views. Rooms are decorated with all 5 star facilities. From your balcony and a viewpoint in front of these rooms will ensure you lifetime experience to watch mountains and Pokhara valley views from the top.

This resort is around 16 Kms from pokhara Airport, route is k and takes around 35-40 mins to reach on hills where the resort is situated.

Mountain view from the room, swimming pool and restaurant is awesome , specially in early morning before sunrise. Lake view from poolside and restaurant are so sceneric that you can spend hrs there.If weather is clear sunset will make your evening more romantic.
This resort is not having any lifts all rooms to be approached by ramp or stairs, slightly tough but you will love it as plants are all around you

I really appreciate resort team to keep it so clean and even heights and walk , they are prompt for any service
One important thing to mention is restaurant food under the lead of chef Vickey Thapa, you just tell him your taste and rest will be history, lovely food specially Nepali mutton delicacy JHANACO, don’t miss if you are there.

Once we reached the resort, I was amazed by the scenic beauty of Rupakot. You are on top of a hill with aerial views of the lakes and valley settlements down below. For me views from almost anywhere in the resort grounds did justice.

The rooms were spacious w/ balcony seating where I further enjoyed the fresh air and views. The staffs were all so friendly and the food was delicious (breakfast being my favorite). If you are someone that loves to explore, you can walk to nearby temples and villages (about 20-35 mins hike).

How much does a room costs at Rupakot Resort?

Prices start 238 $/night for Deluxe Double  Room with Balcony.

This air-conditioned twin/double room features a balcony, flat-screen TV and seating area with sofa. It features a minibar and electric kettle. The attached bathroom comes with free toiletries and a shower.

Where to book online – Rupakot Resort –  Gay Friendly Hotels Pokhara – you can find the best hotels deals in Pokhara during Pokhara Street Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Pokhara on  Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.