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The Himalayan Journal


  We dropped down to John Banon's guest-house in the evening of June 7 to celebrate the end of another Kulu campaign with a civilised cup of tea.'

To me, as a veteran of exploratory mountaineering in Kullu, and consequently a regular visitor and guest, John Banon epitomised the industrious Anglo - Indian community of Manali. The Banon family had pioneered both the world - renowned horticulture of the region, producing the most famous apple orchards in India, as well as the provision of guest house....


Adventure Travels In The Himalayas by

John Angelo Jackson.





John Banon's Hotel is a boutique property in the Himalayan region of Manali, India. The family run hotel caters to adventure, leisure and family getaways Our private family run boutique hotel nestled amidst apple and pear orchards in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, represents hospitality at its best in the lap of nature. Surrounded by now capped peaks, deodar forests and a wild blooming garden, the heritage property is a testament to exceptional service and privacy.



Through John Banon (the guesthouse owner) we hired seven local porters for three days and 3 rupees a day to carry our gear up to a cave "base camp" at just under 4,000m. Beyond that was snow. 





Nestled amid a 12-acre orchard in the heart of Manali, John Banon’s Hotel is a peaceful Himalayan getaway with all essential modern amenities (like hot water and satellite TVs). A small restaurant is accessible for breakfast and tea, and the hotel is a mere five minutes from downtown, and old, Manali. Explore the city, soak in some culture, and still get to enjoy the secluded comforts of John Banon’s.


Touching upon the Himalaya by Bill Atkins






KULU The End of the Habitable World by PENELOPE CHETWODE