Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection will be an all-inclusive experience, with the guests' journey curated to provide the most remarkable 360-degree, luxury experience in the Himalayas.
Shinta Mani Hotels, owned and operated by HMD Asia, in partnership with Kathmandu based Sherpa Hospitality Group, will open the 29-suite Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection luxury lodge on 1st March 2023. This will be Shinta Mani Hotels first internationally flagged property outside Cambodia.
Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection will be an all-inclusive experience, with the guests' journey curated to provide the most remarkable 360-degree, luxury experience in the Himalayas; one of the most unique and preserved regions in the world. “Mustang” in Tibetan, translates to “Plain of Aspiration” and is bordered by the Tibetan plateau with an elevation that rises from 1,372 to 8,167 meters above sea level.
Shinta Mani Mustang – A Bensley Collection is located in an area known as The Forbidden Kingdom; the gateway to Tibet. This magical and spiritual destination has dramatic landscapes. It is rich in Buddhist culture with many monasteries and has some of the highest snow-capped peaks in the world, including the formidable Mount Nilgiri.
Each of the 29 suites measuring 45 square meters (2,484 square feet), is designed in the style of a traditional Tibetan home with an open-plan bedroom combined with a living area and a separate bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer majestic views of the Nilgiri mountain.
Namgyal Sherpa, Owner of Sherpa Hospitality Group added, “Our group has been promoting experiential travel in remote areas of Nepal for many years now. It was our dream to create world-class, luxury hotel experiences in the Himalayas and we couldn't find a better partner than Shinta Mani Hotels to collaborate with on this vision as we share similar values. We are very excited to be pushing the boundaries and creating a new and exciting project that will position Nepal as a quality, luxury destination and not just for the budget traveller.”
Sokoun Chanpreda, Managing Director of HMD Asia said “we are delighted to be entering into this agreement with the Sherpa Hospitality Group and highly value our partnership with them. We have incredible synergies between our brands and look forward to a fruitful and successful alliance in this unique and very special destination.”
Bill Bensley "This is perhaps one of the most exciting projects we have ever had. I have never seen such wildly dramatic landscapes as the mountains and valleys of Mustang, and am thrilled that Shinta Mani can be the first to introduce this Forbidden Kingdom to international adventurers - and all the more so under the special wing of Bensley Collection. This will be their base camp for explorations all around these phenomenal mountains, as always guided by our kind and infinitely knowledgeable Bensley Adventure Guides, for the experience of a lifetime," said Bill.
In keeping with Shinta Mani's philosophy of giving back to the communities in which they operate, the Lodge will work closely with the Psang Lhamu Foundation which was founded by the owning family after their Mother became the first Nepalese woman to blaze a trail to the summit of Mt Everest in 1993. The Foundation is a non-profit, non-political, non-government organization with the core pillars of Education, Vocation Training, Health and Immediate Assistance.