The Amrit Treks anIMG_0890 (1)d 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.
Eco Village Yuga CenterPokhara’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…”