The majestic Himalayas, rooftop of the world, provide a stunning backdrop for this 4-star resort hotel situated within the ancient Gokarna Forest, the former private royal hunting grounds of the kings of Nepal. Haven to birds and animals with deer and monkeys wandering freely about, this 470-acre remnant of medieval woodland lies within the city limits of Kathmandu yet is a world apart from the urban bustle of the capital. A winding road leads through the forest up to the main complex, comprising a mix of impressive Malla period architecture, Rana period lodges, and the main hunting lodge. The property's 100 spacious guest rooms are spread throughout, each individually decorated with Nepali-style furnishings that evoke both the historical context and contemporary flair. All rooms are air-conditioned and have tile or hardwood floors, flat screen cable TV, desk, phone, safe, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, en suite bathroom with shower/tub combination, hair dryer, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Additional amenities include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. High-speed wireless Internet access is provided in guest rooms for an additional fee. The resort also includes an indoor swimming pool, spa with hot tub and steam room, gym, 18-hole golf course and four dining options offering Nepalese, Thai and Chinese cuisine. Gokarna Forest Resort is conveniently located just three miles from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.