Hotel Shangri-La
There was once primordial woodland in the heart of Kathmandu Valley that was dark, dense and detached from the hustle and bustle of the town. A 17th century queen from the walled city of Kathmandu had capriciously turned it into a landscaped forest. It bored a name: Raniban, the Queen’s Forest.

A century later, the British were allowed to set up a mission in Kathmandu and they cleared a part of Raniban. Gradually, farmers took away more of the forest and terraced fields appeared. The British mission needed houses for its army contingent and they were built along a road called the Lodging Path. Over the years, the road became Nepalicised into Lazimpat.

Along Lazimpat’s quiet stretch, there was a Rana palace. Then came a few shops and some restaurants. When India gained independence in 1947, the British mission was divided into two: the Indian Embassy and the British Embassy. Laximpat turned into an embassy row with the Japanese, American, Finnish, French embassies all located here, And then, on 1 July 1979, Shangri-La Hotel opened its colourful doors in Lazimpat.

This is a story about Kathmandu’s legendary hotel, Shangri-La and the people who shaped it. They all shared something in common: a vision of what Shangri-la should be and the fortitude to make it happen. Nepalis or resident foreigners, they all had a deep love for Nepal and a respect for its traditions and way of life.

Hotel Shangri-La
P. O. Box 655, Lazimpat, Kathmandu   
Tel            :  977 1 4412999
Fax          :  977 1 4414184
Email       :
Website   :

Senior General Manager              :    Mr.  Raju Shah
Executive Assistance Manager    :    Mr.  Santosh Shah
F & B Manager                           :    Mr.  Sagun Tamrakar

    No. of Room       : 100
    Deluxe Suite       : 2
    Junior Suite        : 5
    Executive club    : 22
    Deluxe               : 71
No. of F & B Outlets  
1)    Shambala Garden Cate
2)    Saffron
    Conference Hall    : Sammelan Hall
    International airport    : 7 km
    City center    : 4 km
•    24 Hour Housekeeping
•    Air Conditioning
•    Bathroom Amenities
•    Coffee Maker
•    Hairdryer
•    Business Center
•    Wi-Fi Internet
•    Refrigerator
•    Newspaper & Magazines
•    Telephone - Auto Wakeup
•    60 Channel TV-Cable 
•    Swimming Pool
•    Guest Elevators: 1
•    Casino Shangri-La