Experience Nepal with KGH Group

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Our Story

Established 1968, KGH Group of Hotels and Resorts is Nepal’s leading hotel chain with 7 eco-friendly hotels under its flagship. Karna Sakya, founder of KGH Group, is hailed as the father of tourism in Nepal. He has been given credit for putting Nepal on the tourist map.

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Travel & Logistics

Samjhana Travels and Tours established in 2002 is the travel agency wing of the KGH Group. The agency is a one stop shop to book tours in Nepal with accommodation in all KGH Hotels and elsewhere.

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KGH Foundation

The KGH Foundation, a part of the KGH Group of Hotels and Resorts, was established to instigate and manage the groups Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

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Kathmandu Guest House

Thamel, Kathmandu

Park Village Hotel

Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

Maya Manor Boutique Hotel

Hattisar, Kathmandu

Waterfront Resort

Lakeside, Pokhara

Himalayan Front Hotel

Sarangkot, Pokhara

Maruni Sanctuary Lodge

Chitwan National Park

Buddha Maya Gardens Resort

Sacred Garden, Lumbini

Sama Travels

Thamel, Kathmandu

Our Story

Established 1968, KGH Group of Hotels and Resorts is Nepal’s leading hotel chain with 7 eco-friendly hotels under its flagship. Karna Sakya, founder of KGH Group, is hailed as the father of tourism in Nepal. He has been given credit for putting Nepal on the tourist map. He is renowned for opening the Kathmandu Guest House in 1968, the company’s first hotel which was instrumental in starting adventure tourism in the country and creating the famous tourism hub of Kathmandu – Thamel.

Many renowned writers, mountaineers, researchers and artists have come and left their footprints at our hotels. The KGH Group today has grown from 13-room Guest House in Thamel that hosted the hippies and the mountaineers to a 500 room hotel chain in all the popular tourism destinations of Nepal.

Under the famous Pomelo tree in the KGH gardens, where once you could spot a celebrity like Tony Wheeler, founder of Lonely Planet writing a book, today we continue to host technology savvy travelers in their laptops and cell phones along with international pop stars like Ricky Martin and Jeremy Irons who prefer to stay in a homegrown brand like KGH rather than the popular five stars of the world.

Giving back to society

KGH Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility

The KGH Foundation, a part of the KGH Group of Hotels and Resorts, was established to instigate and manage the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

Firstly to improve our own practices in all our hotels.

Secondly, to focus on health, education, environment and to provide social, economic & welfare support for the underprivileged.

KGH Hotels Sustainability – Best Practice
How to reduce our carbon footprint – step by step.

  • All KGH new rooms have low flow toilet and shower-heads, reducing water usage by two thirds.
  • Own KGH-in house mineral water plant, for purity.
  • All plastic bottles are recycled.
  • Silent generators, upgraded and maintained for minimum diesel consumption.
  • Use of energy saving CFL & LED light bulbs.
  • Key Card master switch in all new rooms, that automatically turns off the lights.
  • Linen and Towel Re-use card. To save water, energy and detergent.
  • Our liquid toiletries bottles (soap, shampoo etc), are not discarded, but refilled.
  • All bottled drinks served in our restaurants are recycled.
  • All our garbage is segregated into degradable and non-degradable.
  • Menu, tariff cards, notices, visiting cards etc are printed on whole or partly recycled paper.
  • All local suppliers deliver goods using low or carbon free vehicles.
  • Paints used are of low lead (approved) level.

My first visit to Kathmandu Guest House was in 1978 on the year that I achieved the historic ascent to Everest without supplemental oxygen along with Peter Habeler. It was only a small guest house back then. I am very impressed with the progress since then. Today the KGH Group has expanded to a renowned brand with 7 hotels and tour companies.

I cordially invite you to discover Nepal with the unique service and experience of the KGH Group.

– Reinhold Messner
Italian Mountaineer
(First to climb all 14 eight-thousanders)

For the past 50 years the KGH has opened up the doors to the world to a wonderful Nepalese culture with dignity, and the hotels are a symbol of warmest “Omotenashi” – hospitality. I am very honored that the KGH Hotels has become the home of my Himalayan challenges.

– Yuchiro Muira 
Japanese Alpinist
(first man to ski down Everest in 1970 & the oldest to summit Everest at the age of 80 in 2013.)

Awards & Achievements

EIA Certified

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA certified) for Kathmandu Guest House by the Government of Nepal. Ministry of Forests and Environment Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Cvil Aviation The KGH Group of...
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Health Camp for KGH Staffs

Dr. Iwamura Memorial Hospital and Eye Care Clinic team has visited Kathmandu Guest House to conduct a day health camp. The camp was conducted among KGH Staffs where all age...
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Supporting CAN (Community Action Nepal)

The KGH Group is proud to be supporting Doug Scott’s remarkable development and social work through his organization CAN (community action Nepal) : 1) Khumjung Heritage House, Khumbu- CAN is...
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Nirmal Purja MBE @ KGH Walk of Fame

The legend of yesterday Doug Scott CBE, first to ascent the South West face of Everest honors the legends of today –  Nirmal Purja shattering world records of soon being...
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