About Rahul Gurung
Hello and Namasté Travelers! I am Rahul, an avid traveler from the Himalayas. I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal but have been travelling the world, experiencing new cultures and meeting people from all walks of life. Till date I have lived and travelled to 14 countries and over 25 cities; whilst making friends and memories everywhere I visit. HOW IT ALL STARTED I completed my Bachelor's in Business Administration from Stratford University and then moved to Gold Coast, Australia to pursue my Master's of Business Degree at Bond University. While in Australia, I had the opportunity to work at the World's first and finest fashion hotel Palazzo Versace, a 6 star property and Classic Holidays, Australasia’s largest privately-owned Resort and Club Management Company; where I gained experiences in Hospitality, Marketing & Management. After living in Australia for a few years, I decided to return to my beautiful country and pursue a more challenging route to Entrepreneurship. One of the ventures that I have started is a Tibetan themed Apartment in Kathmandu, Nepal known as 'Karma Suites'. It is a calm, quiet, traditional yet modern oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of Thamel, Patan and Durbarmarg. (Which is only 10 mins drive from my place) The apartment is very spacious, bright, spotless and full of natural light. I would see my place as the best kept secret in Kathmandu, Nepal as it is directly looking at the Swoyambhunath Stupa 'Monkey Temple', situated in the heart of the hills with lush greenery and furnished with all different Tibetan furniture and rare antiques. I run this business so that I get to meet the global citizens of the world and to travel to new places because I believe the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Thank you and hope to host you soon!
Rahul Gurung purchased this Apartment in 2017
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Award Winning, Modern Himalayan themed 3 bedroom apartment (good for 3 to 6 person).
It is a traditional yet contemporary space located in a very tranquil location in Swoyambhu area which is very close to Thamel, Patan and Durbarmarg.
The apartment is huge, covering 1800sq. ft with beautiful views of the hills, Swoyambhu Stupa and Kathmandu city.
It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1 living room, private kitchen with a huge balcony.
The apartment is located in Swoyambhunath area and overlooking the Stupa, which is listed in one of the top UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Swoyambhu is also where most expats live in Nepal as it is a quite but a touristic place with lots of restaurant and eateries.
Swoyambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. Its origins however, date to a much earlier time, long before the arrival of Buddhism into the valley. A collection of legends about the site, the 15th century Swoyambhu Purana, tells of a miraculous lotus, planted by a past Buddha, which blossomed from the lake that once covered Kathmandu valley. The lotus mysteriously radiated a brilliant light, and the name of the place came to be Swoyambhu, meaning 'Self-Created or Self-Existent'. Saints, sages and divinities traveled to the lake to venerate this miraculous light for its power in granting enlightenment. During this time, the Bodhisatva Manjushri was meditating at the sacred mountain of Wu Tai Shan and had a vision of the dazzling Swoyambhu light. Manjushri flew across the mountains of China and Tibet upon his blue lion to worship the lotus. Deeply impressed by the power of the radiant light, Manjushri felt that if the water were drained out of the lake Swoyambhu would become more easily accessible to human pilgrims. With a great sword Manjushri cut a gorge in the mountains surrounding the lake. The water, draining away, left the valley of present day Kathmandu. The lotus was then transformed into a hill and the light became the Swoyabhunath Stupa.