Name: Nimmu House in Ladakh
When your holiday includes the chance to get back to nature, to reconnect with loved ones, to go on adventures together and to relax in stunning surroundings, you know you’ve found somewhere special and unique. This can all be said for the charming eco resort of Nimmu House in the Himalayas. Here, they offer glamping and heritage retreats that immerse you in your surroundings and disengage you from the hustle and bustle of modern life
You’ll find Nimmu House nestled at 10,000 feet in the traditional village of Nimmu in the heart of the Himalayas. You are 45 minutes from Leh, the capital of Ladakh in India and are surrounded by the highest mountains of the world: the Himalayas in the South and the Karakoram in the North. In a location this humbling there’s little to do other than submerge yourself in the slower pace of life and the wonderful culture that surrounds you. It’s the ideal spot for trekkers exploring the Himalayan paths or for travellers wishing to discover the cultural jewels of the region. You are just 40 minutes from the airport at Leh which is an hour and a half flight from Delhi in India.
Style & Character
The beautiful, centuries-old noble house has been decorated with respect to Ladakhi tradition and culture, while still making sure all the modern comforts are present. The outside areas are as magical as inside; there is a 4,500 square metre orchard with hundreds of fruit trees, a stable and two Buddhist temples in the grounds; couple this with the spellbinding view of the rushing waters in the valley and the golden mountains of Ladakh and you start to realise just how special this place is.
Service & Facilities
Your stay at Nimmu is a personal one. You can base your stay around what is important to you at this time of your life; be it family, wellness, adventure or a peaceful immersion into the Himalayan culture. Your indoor and outdoor activities will revolve around what matters to you. Activities available include treks, rafting, cooking classes, sightseeing, yoga, meditation and mountain biking. For example, a typical Family stay might include: group yoga and meditation, exploring the villages and monasteries in the surrounding area with a driver and a local, a picnic by the Zanskar River, rafting and a fun cookery lesson for all the family; making memories together that you will never forget.
The very helpful and friendly staff are as magical as the resort; they appear when you need them and are happy to oblige your every request and then seem to blend into the background ensuring and respecting your privacy.
You can stay in one of four charming, traditional Heritage Rooms in the noble house or one of 7 deluxe tents spread in the orchard. The serene rooms are decorated in warm tones, with rustic materials, the effect is simple but chic. The rooms are all on the first floor and have breathtaking views of the orchard and the Himalayan wonders outside. They feature a king size bed or twin beds and each has a private ensuite bathroom. In the warmer weather, the tents are a lovely option to really get back to nature and to glamp in style. They all include a private bathroom and a chill zone at the entrance as well as a spacious bedroom with a real bed!
Food & Drink
Exceptionally delicious, healthy cuisine made using fresh and local produce sourced directly from the orchard, the garden, the cattle and local farm is served three times a day. Your treats at breakfast include fresh fruit, Ladakhi bread, eggs and pancakes. Lunches and dinners offer Ladakhi, Indian, Asian, Mediterranean and French specialities; vegetarian options are possible too. You can choose to dine in the delightful traditional dining room or outside on the terrace surrounded by the Himalayan panoramas.
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