Founded on Tuesday, the 17th of September 1991, we started by renting a small house and turned it into a tiny little guesthouse at Lakeside, Pokhara with 12 rooms. My brother, Om Prakash Pandey and I named the guest house, Hotel Asia. Not exactly a hotel, but this is how the names work here. In the year 1994, we founded a new travel company. This marked the day when we, the three brothers; Mukti Ram Pandey, Om Prakash Pandey and myself (CN Pandey), first moved into the travel industry. Since the day of inauguration, Samrat Tours And Travels Pvt.Ltd has focused on travel and managing travel plans of tourists in Nepal and the whole of Asia.. Achieving a great success in the travel industry wasn’t our only goal.
The family business tapped into the hospitality industry way earlier than they setup the travel business. Only thing, back then it was a tiny setup (a guesthouse/ small hotel) which didn’t make a massive progress but made a good sum of money, which led into the travel business. With the the success they achieved in the travel business, they ended up investing in a Hotel at a prime location in Lakeside, Pokhara.
Fast forward to 2018, these ambitious group of brothers have successfully setup three four star rated hotels in the top three cities of Nepal.
The hospitality business functions under the name, Landmark Hotels and Resorts. A hotel at Lakeside, Pokhara, another in DurbarMarg, Kathmandu and a resort in Baghmara, Chitwan. The goal, however didn’t actually stop after making a successful establishment of these structures in the hospitality structures.
To explain this in a simplest way possible, let me introduce you to the Samrat Group. Samrat group is the name of the group or the family business that looks after the travel company; Samrat tours and travels, and the hotels: Landmark hotels and resorts. Samrat group, not only makes an appearance here but in many other industries like Adventure Tourism, Aviation, Hydropower, Banking Sector, Insurance and few more. CN Pandey, the CEO of Samrat Group has made a very high reputation of himself as a leader of the travel industry. He is the former president of Nepal association of tours and travels agents NATTA, member board of directors of Mega Bank Nepal Limited. Mukti Ram Pandey, the eldest brother of CN Pandey is a very successful business entrepreneur himself. He is in the board of directors of Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Airlines, Tourism Bank, Mega Bank Nepal Limited and Sash Urga Limited. Om Prakash Pandey, also a brother of CN Pandey, is the of Hotel Association of Nepal [HAN].
About Landmark Pokhara
Housed in a building made from handmade brick and carved wood, this upmarket hotel is a 3-minute walk from the freshwater Phewa Lake, 4 km from the Patale Chango waterfall and 8 km from Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist monument.
The warmly decorated rooms feature hand-carved wood furnishings, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add views of the mountains or the lake. Suites add living areas and sleep up to 4 guests.
Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an open-air restaurant, a cosy bar and a cafe. There's also a spa, a garden and a terrace.