Matan Chhen - escape from Kathmandu to Panauti

Room in bed and breakfast hosted by Bec

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 3 shared baths
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Sick of the pollution and chaos of Kathmandu?
Keen to explore a gorgeous historic Nepali village 30kms from Kathmandu?

Matan Chhen is a unique boutique guest house in the historic village of Panauti. Packages include breakfast (toast and eggs, fruit and tea/coffee), dinner (Nepali style - including a cooking lesson if you're interested) and a walking tour of Panauti.

Longer term packages available so get in touch to discuss your needs and we will see what we can do.

The space
Matan Chhen has 2 self-contained apartments (with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room) and 1 guest room. It is restored in traditional Newari style.

Guest access
We have a gorgeous terrace on the roof - perfect for watching the sunset. We also have a guest dining room and kitchen for relaxing, in addition to a living room and kitchen in each self-contained apartment.
Sick of the pollution and chaos of Kathmandu?
Keen to explore a gorgeous historic Nepali village 30kms from Kathmandu?

Matan Chhen is a unique boutique guest house in the historic village of Panauti. Packages include breakfast (toast and eggs, fruit and tea/coffee), dinner (Nepali style - including a cooking lesson if you're interested) and a walking tour of Panauti.

Longer term packages…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Iron
Hangers
Breakfast
Essentials
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Panauti, Central Region, Nepal

Panauti is a gorgeous, historic village, home of many festivals and legends. Your room rate includes a guided walking tour of Panauti's laneways and temples and surrounding fields.

Optional day hikes to Namoboudha available.

Hosted by Bec

  1. Joined in December 2013
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I first came to Nepal as a volunteer teacher in 2000 for 6 months. I set up the Mitrataa Foundation to empower girls and women through education and training initiatives soon after that. After 18 years, we currently provide education to over 200 students, run a farming and women's cooperative, run 2 kindergartens, provide training to teachers at over 10 schools amongst other projects. I fell in love with Matan Chhen the first time I saw it. I was looking for an apartment to rent in Kathmandu and ended up buying the whole house! In 2012, US television series, House Hunters International, filmed an episode about my journey to find Matan Chhen! I am passionate about sharing my love for Nepal with others. We decided to turn Matan Chhen into a boutique guest house to share it and our village with others. We are always here to share ideas, stories, information and knowledge with you. Recently, I was featured in the book, 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You View The World, which was such a privilege and exciting opportunity. I adopted my daughters, Nimu and Saraswoti, in 2011. My philosophy of life - laughter. learning. love. cuddles. conversations.
I first came to Nepal as a volunteer teacher in 2000 for 6 months. I set up the Mitrataa Foundation to empower girls and women through education and training initiatives soon after…

Co-hosts

  • Bec

During your stay

We live in the guest house so will be available to cook your breakfast and to teach you Nepali style cooking as we prepare your dinner.

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