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.
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.
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.
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 an outdoor painter based in Nepal. He works mainly with acrylics and oils. Gurung has had solo shows of his plein air paintings at the Ramsey Galley, University of North Carolina, USA and Park Gallery, Kathmandu, one of Nepal’s premier contemporary art galleries.
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.