Welcome to Gaunshahar
Heaven Hill Homestay is located 1,400m above sea level in a small village called Gaunshahar situated in between Kathmandu and Pokhara . It is closely linked by the road from Besishahar (8 km) which is known by trekkers as the beginning point of the Annapurna Circuit Trail. During your stay here you will experience spectacular views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, Peak 29 and Lamjung.

Gaunshahar is known for it's residency of the Nepalese Royal family some 400 years ago, which later relocated to Kathmandu. The small palace and courtyard is still in beautiful condition and hosts traditional festivals that attract hundreds, sometimes thousands of people from all around at many intervals during the calendar year. Today Gaunshahar has a population of around 1,000 people. The citizens form a primarily rural community from different caste, social classes and native languages. Life here is traditionally Nepalese, where the farmers mainly grow rice and corn, and keep cows, buffalo and goats.
How to get here
There are local, micro and tourist buses running from Kathmandu to Besisashar daily. Local buses are slower but cheaper. The quickest and easiest way to get here is by microbus from the small Gongabu bus station (next to New Bus Station) in Kathmandu. The best it's to set off no later than 7am in order to catch the pink 161 bus from Besisahar to our village, Guanshahar. This bus runs once a day from outside the Tukuche Peak Hotel between 2 and 3pm. We can also arrange a Jeep pickup from Besishahr but it's more expensive. Another popular option is to join the locals by walking the steep path 4km uphill by mostly rocky stairways. It takes around one and half hour, if you need, we can hire porters for your luggages. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.