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  • Sedi, Pokhara, Nepal
  • +977- 9856016343
    +977- 61590735.

  • Sedi, Pokhara, Nepal
  • +977- 9856016343
    +977- 61590735.
dorje’s story
A Dreamer and
a Do-er!

Dorje proclaims he is a self-motivated, workaholic who loves talking to people.

Dorje was born in Kavre, in a small village, where he spent much of his childhood helping his grandfather with farming and tending to animals. Daring to dream of a different future, Dorje left his village at the young age of 11, looking for work opportunities in Kathmandu, which eventually led him to Pokhara. He entered the service industry early on, and was exposed to all the trials and tribulations of the hospitality sector.

First day of the covid-lockdown, Dorje and his restaurant Moondance in lake side, served food for eight days to the stranded tourists in Pokhara.

Dorje, a well-traveled man, a people-person,  believes in empowering the community.

He really enjoys his work and finds satisfaction in bringing a smile to those he meets and his clients.

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

Dorje has found a way to give back to the community, and believes in going above and beyond sustainability. Even though he has come a long way from Kavre, the family supported relief for his home village after the 2015 earthquake. From the first day of the covid-lockdown, he served food to Nepali people and tourists who were stranded in the city. Even with the resort, he believes in empowering the community, and procures vegetables locally, along with training women from the community to make the beautiful crockery that is used throughout the property.

Moondance Restaurant

He made his mark with his first venture, Moondance, which was a small space he opened in 1991 in Lakeside that served continental food to tourists. Over the years, this place has become popular amongst tourists, trekkers and diplomats and continues to be a flourishing business today.

As he became successful with Moondance, he also started his own farm, in Sedi, to grow organic vegetables that were supplied to the restaurant.

Dorje’s Bar & Grill

Dorje’s Bar & Grill provides guests with a complete culinary journey, blending local flavours with global influences and presenting a dining experience that’s not just about the food and drinks but also about the stunning views and serene surroundings.
Whether you’re visiting for a romantic dinner, a family meal, or simply a casual evening out, the Dorje’s Bar & Grill will ensure your dining experience is a memorable one. It’s the perfect way to complement your stay in the serene and picturesque Pokhara region.
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