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Situated at ten thousand feet above sea level and 45 minutes from the capital of Ladakh, is nestled a charming eco-resort called Nimmu House. Since 2012 it has been providing the ideal spot for trekkers and adventurers wishing to explore the Himalayan paths and discover the wealth of culture in this region. There is more to see in the Himalayans than just mountains.
There are five heritage rooms that are perfectly designed in respect of the Ladakhi culture and seven deluxe glamping tents in their orchard. Each accommodation has its own private bathroom and wherever possible everything is supplied by local regional businesses.
Nimmu House is an emblem of the region and contributes greatly to the preservation of local heritage. Staying here is an experience that allows guests to immerse completely into the local culture while enjoying an unbeatable comfort in this remote region of the Himalayas.
WHAT GUESTS CAN EXPECT
Guests are encouraged to visit the monasteries in the area, go trekking on the Himalayan paths or simply relax in the hammocks and recharge. Take your time and enjoy the one-of-a-kind hospitality that is found in the Himalayans. Here “community” is sacred, and guests feel that they’re in a home away from home when they’re at Nimmu.
Each night there is a bonfire, complementary drinks and stargazing. With such a perfect vantage point, the night’s sky here looks like every star in the Heavens has leant in to say hi.
THE STORY BEHIND NIMMU HOUSE
Couples, families, groups of friends and solo travellers have all enjoyed the exceptional setting of this little Himalayan heaven. The story of how it became a much loved and visited ecolodge and glamping site starts in 2012. During that year Lobzang Punchok Shamshu, a Ladakhi entrepreneur and Alexandre Beuan, a travel professional who was passionate about Ladakh Tourism, visited the house.
The house, which was built in 1910, was owned by the Nangso family who proposed that Lobzang invest in renovating their home to convert it into a hotel. Thus, contributing to the preservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage of Ladakh, creating economical activities for villagers of Nimmu and responding to a growing demand from travellers for authentic, comfortable and charming places to stay in this remote Himalayan region.
Lobzang who is the director of a trekking agency in Leh, has two other hotel projects under his belt. With his wife Tinless they run the Deskit Villa, located in the village of Sankar 10 minutes from Leh and Tsermang Eco Camp located at the edge of the River Indus.
There are twenty staff in total and the Nangso family are actively involved in the project and live nearby. Namygal, the oldest son of the family, especially enjoys receiving guests and helping them discover the village and the surrounding hiking paths.
Soon, some new additions will be added, including a new room and a spa house. Here they will offer a new experience of Tibetan healing massage, which works very well with the yoga that is available and the lungfuls of fresh mountain air.
PRICE: 170$ per night in double occupancy
ADDRESS: c/o Nangso House Nimmu, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
TELEPHONE NUMBER: +91 8447 7575 17