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Shinta Mani Mustang

Shinta Mani Mustang – A BENSLEY Collection is the remarkable collaboration of Bensley design, the orchestration of Jason Friedman and the local knowledge and years of hospitality experience of Namgyal Sherpa , CEO of Sherpa Hospitality, bringing you a fully-inclusive journey that will be unforgettable and transformative.
Elegantly designed interiors, showcasing the Bensley magic touch, utilise local materials, hand- picked art and rich textiles, creating an ambience of opulence and comfort.
Original architect, Prabal Thapa, set this stone structure into the local landscape, almost camouflaged on the mountainside. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the property show breathtaking views of Niligiri Range.
The design incorporates passive solar principles to minimize energy consumption and extensive insulation throughout reduces heat loss and gain. The internal courtyard provides shelter from the powerful Jomsom winds and strategically placed berms and bioswales in the landscaping protect the buildings from the elements.
We are proudly displaying artwork by renowned artist Robert Powell. A friend of Bill’s, Powell was known for his work across the Himalayas. Shinta Mani Mustang- A BENSLEY Collection will present limited edition prints of his works of the Mustang region.

Art & Design

Beautiful handmade rugs featured throughout from Mt. Refuge, a boutique design studio focusing on traditional Tibetan handicrafts and artisan skills.
Exquisite hand-woven blankets and cushions are provided by Altai-Himalaya, a high-end atelier in Kathmandu founded by Christopher and Enkhe Giercke. The brand specializes in the traditional Nepali craft of loom weaving by hand, using the finest cashmere from Mongolia, Enkhe’s home country. Each piece is an individual, sensual work of art.

Dhwoj Gurung is a well-renowned artist based in Nepal. His exceptional artworks are displayed at Shinta Mani Mustang – A BENSLEY Collection’s Living Room and Nilgiri Restaurant. He works mainly with acrylics and oils. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at Tribhuwan University, Central Department of Fine Art in Kirtipur, Nepal. He has showcased his plein air paintings in solo exhibitions at the Ramsey Gallery, University of North Carolina, USA, and at Park Gallery in Kathmandu, a prominent contemporary art venue in Nepal.

Social Responsibility

Sustainability &
Community Outreach

Local Materials

The resort was built primarily with locally sourced materials, stone and wood.

2000+ Trees

We have four hectares of apple and apricot orchards with more than 2000 trees across the property.

Community Outreach

Shinta Mani Mustang – A BENSLEY Collection supports the Pasang Lhamu Foundation which runs environmental and community projects in the region.

Energy Efficiency & Waste Management

The architectural design to maximise insulation combined with the use of solar power, enables us to reduce energy wastage. We utilize a sustainable wastewater system in our apple and apricot orchards.

Supporting Local Economy

The majority of our team members are from the local community. We offer them valuable employment opportunities and offer training programs to enhance their skills. We actively encourage women to join our team, aiming to maintain a fair gender balance within our workforce.

Sourcing Locally

We source products as locally as possible with an emphasis on independent, organic farmers – also providing support in the local economy.

Ethical & Environmentally-Friendly Products

We endeavor to use fair trade, ethically sourced products that are environmentally friendly, such as Siam Botanicals in the rooms and Khmer Tonics in our spa.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Two indoor greenhouses provide more than 15 kinds of fruit and vegetables for our chef to create sumptuous and fresh seasonal dishes – ensuring the quality of our produce and massively reducing our carbon footprint.

Avoid Unnecessary Waste

We avoid unnecessary waste where possible by refraining from using single-use plastics. We provide refillable water in your room and reusable water receptacles for your excursions. No plastic bottles or throw away cutlery etc.


Our 29 suites have floor to ceiling windows with staggering views of the Nilgiri range opposite. Impeccably decorated by Bill Bensley, with all the modern comforts you’d expect from Shinta Mani. The aesthetic draws from local Tibetan art and imagery with flashes of bold colour. Designer blankets, Tibetan rugs handmade in Nepal and stylish wooden furnishings create a combination of timeless design and luxuriant comfort.

    Food & Drinks

    Our restaurant, lobby and bar are meticulously designed with a unique combination of antiques and upcycled furniture in classic Bill Bensley style. Local handicrafts, vibrant textiles and local yak fur complete the picture.
    The outdoor terrace provides comfortable seating to sit and revel in the magnificence of the Nilgiri range as the wind whistles through the valley. At night, huge fire pits will warm you as you marvel at the plethora of twinkling stars in the clear night sky.
    The 60 seat restaurant has amazing views of its namesake from the indoor dining room and the patio outside. We are proud to source the majority of our fresh ingredients locally to serve organic, seasonal flavours while supporting the surrounding community.
      Aara Bar
      Aara bar offers a sophisticated array of cocktails, imported whiskeys and wine to delight any preference. In addition, you can sample local liquor aara from which the bar takes its name. Plush furnishings and the stunning view create the perfect ambience for you to relax In comfort while you enjoy your libations.
      As part of your inclusive experience, we have a full menu of various culinary experiences for lunch and dinner sampling different specialities from the region.

      Plan your Journey

      Your Adventure Awaits
      Shinta Mani is here to provide you with an unparalleled experience in the remote and stunning landscape of Mustang. We have carefully created this incredible journey with every detail considered for an extraordinary adventure. For you.
      Trust us. We know.

      Plan your Journey

      Your Adventure Awaits
      Shinta Mani is here to provide you with an unparalleled experience in the remote and stunning landscape of Mustang. We have carefully created this incredible journey with every detail considered for an extraordinary adventure. For you.
      Trust us. We know.
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