What we love
- Tucked away in a quiet local Ladakhi village and surrounded by the vast Himalayan ranges, is this century old gem of a home that once belonged to a relative of the erstwhile royal family. The home is a replica of house in Lhasa that was done by a Lama architect. After careful restoration and equipping the place with modern necessities, this gorgeous estate in the midst of apricot orchards, was opened for guests keen to experience a truly authentic and immersive local experience.
- While here, you could choose to stay in a traditional room within the main house decorated with local artworks or in a luxurious tent made in interesting wall-in-stone construction technic. Both accommodation types are beautifully furnished in soft hues in traditional Ladakhi style and offer a view of the orchards and the surrounding Himalayan landscape. The luxury tents are slightly larger and come with an additional relaxing area within.
- Gorge on fresh wholesome meals prepared with products sourced from the local farms around – from Ladakhi staples to Indian, Asian and Mediterranean specialties! Do not miss out on the fresh apricot jams and the aromatic Italian coffee!
What to know
- Get a taste of the indigenous culture or spend time recharging and rejuvenating the self. Partake in yoga and meditation, spend time in the in-house library where you can browse through a range of books on Tibet, Ladakh, Buddhism amongst others, listen to fabled Himalayan tales as narrated by residents of the region, fall asleep on one of the many hammocks out on the gardens only to wake up for a cup of hote coffee – all this while just at the estate.
- Adventure enthusiasts can go for beautiful hikes, treks and rafting varying in difficulty levels. To experience the rich culture of the region, visits to the nearby monasteries of Phyang, Likir and Alchi can be made.
- Due to weather conditions, the estate is open typically from May to September only.
- Get ready for some warm hospitality and happy smiles. Even though the staff is receptive to the needs of the guests and always willing to help, do not expect the services of a full hotel.
- You may not be able to keep in constant touch with modern world – there’s no television and Wifi is available only in the dining area.