As we wait for a Chinese group to arrive this June from Chengdu, we checked the hotel they are booked in - Hotel Pilgrims in Thamel. Found that without a crack, reassured that it was built to exacting Japanese standards so took on both the 7.8 and 7.3 and subsequent aftershocks in its stride! Proud to say this hotel is good to go and OPEN for BUSINESS.
A 700 year old building, which was retrofitted in the 70's by the Germans has an amazing interlocking system of just wood and brick, survived all that this Earthquake had to give it. The system, according to the owners shifts along with the earthquake and keeps it safe. Proud to be supporting ancient traditional architecture, retrofitted with latest technology to survive whatever its thrown at it! Our Dawn at Bhaktapur trip will definitely use this Guest House in Bhaktapur!
The Guest house is now working on demolishing houses that are considered unsafe in Bhaktapur, making the alleyways and roads safer for locals and tourists alike.
One of the properties socialtours supports in Kathmandu is the Kantipur Temple House Pvt. Ltd. Bipin went there personally to check the condition of the hotel after the earthquake. He found it up and running without a single crack, certified green by the city authorities.
Definitely one of the properties we are ready to take people in. Enquire about this property with us!
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