|The Amrit Treks and expedition, is run by the Adhikari family, a local Nepali family who were all born in a small village called Astam, 20 kms from Pokhara, at the foot of the Annapurna Range in the Himalayas, Nepal.
Three brothers – Bishwo, Bednidhi and Purna Adhikari – and their wives Goma,Maliti and Kavita combine their friendly, unique personalities, professional skills and local knowledge, creating a warm environment and extensive services. All speak English, having had studied at the local university, yet won’t hesitate at teaching you a few Nepali words of interest!
Their parents still live in nearby Astam, continuing to run the family Eco-farm and visiting Hotel Marigold on occasion. Bishwo’s and Bednidhi’s children live the best of both worlds, spending school times in Pokhara, and holidays in the family home at Astam.
|The brothers began working in the tourist industry since 1992, working as trekking porters and guides. They have been working together, operating guesthouses in the Pokhara area, since 1999, including a long stint at the French Cottage Guesthouse – a popular, respected stop for many locals and foreign budget travellers. The family’s inviting nature has resulted in a number of regulars, who are now loyal clients.|
|In 2009, the family decided to expand their business to the nearby and larger Hotel Marigold. Hotel Marigold also has a variety of room styles, some with lake views, enabling the brothers to offer their friendly service to a range of clientele, creating a space where a variety of people mix and share their adventure.|
|Pokhara’s peaceful surroundings are reflected by the family’s relaxed and friendly approach, creating a “home away from home” feel in a clean and comfortable setting.
The Adhikari family’s commitment to the environment has led the development of Annapurna Eco-Village, Astam. Cottage style rooms with attached bath in an Eco-Village setting.
“Where hospitality comes naturally…”