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Enjoy a 4 night, 5 day family retreat for up to 2 adults + 2 children (under 12 years of age, sharing parents’ bedroom) in a Heritage Room at Nimmu House in Leh, Ladakh in the heart of the Himalayas. Stay includes: daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, return airport transfers and the following activities: 1 course of yoga & meditation; 1 village tour with farming and gardening; 1 visit to monasteries with a guide, 1 picnic trip to Zanskar River; 1 rafting experience on the Indus River and 1 cookery lesson. Stay is valued at up to 111,600 INR for 3 guests, approximately £1,220 GBP / $1,715 USD*.
Stay excludes: Flights, Drinks, Hampers, Spa Treatments and any other services, experiences or purchases that are not mentioned above.
Prize stay dates: to be booked at least 30 days in advance and taken between 04 to 17 May, 19 to 30 May, 01 to 14 September or 17 September to 15 October 2018, subject to availability.
Experience an incredible, back to nature retreat, designed for families to reconnect and disengage from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Nimmu House in Leh, Ladakh, which lies right in the heart of the Himalayas offers glamping and heritage retreats close to nature.
Set between heaven and earth, where culture enthusiasts and Himalayan lovers meet, Nimmu House lies surrounded by the highest mountains of the world: the Himalayas in the South and the Karakoram in the North.
The winner and their family will experience a peaceful immersion into the Himalayan culture, staying in a centuries old noble house that has been turned into a charming heritage boutique hotel. You’ll experience conviviality with the people you love, wild adventure and plenty of culture too.
Nimmu House is a charming eco resort situated in the traditional village of Nimmu, 45 minutes from Leh, the capital of Ladakh, nestled at an altitude of 10,000 feet. It’s the ideal anchor spot for trekkers exploring the Himalayan paths or travellers wishing to discover the cultural jewels of the region. Set between apricot trees and golden mountains, Nimmu House offers unique accommodations combining modern comfort with Ladakhi traditions, as well as healthy and freshly prepared meals and a wide range of experiences ranging from treks and rafting to yoga and culture. All experiences are led by an English-speaking professional and can be booked in advance or during your stay.
Day 1: Airport pick up and transfer to Nimmu House. Pranayama and meditation session.
Day 2: Tour of the traditional village, farming and gardening activities. Picnic trip to the Zanskar river.
Day 3: Visit of Alchi and Likir monasteries and Basgo Fort with local guide.
Day 4: Rafting from Tgosti to Sangam on the Indus River (1 hour – kids friendly). Cooking atelier and yoga for kids.
Day 5: Airport drop off
Yoga & Meditation: Relax and reconnect your body and soul through the daily group sessions of yoga and meditation (one in the morning and one in the evening). The English-speaking yoga master provides classes in the traditional yoga shala on the 2nd floor of the house.
Villages & Monasteries Visits: Discover the cultural jewels of Ladakh by exploring the villages and monasteries in the surrounding area with a driver and a local guide who will introduce you to the beautiful villages, palaces and monasteries of Likir, Alchi, Thiksey, Shey, Matho.
Picnic by the Zanskar River: Enjoy an intimate moment in the romantic and peaceful setting of the Zanskar riverside. A driver will take you to your destination, while staff members prepare a delicious lunch for you to enjoy peacefully, with the melodious sound of the river in the background.
Rafting: Adventurers will love to go down the rivers through impressive and colourful canyons. You have the possibility to choose among different itineraries depending on the difficulty level you desire.
Cookery Lesson: Learn how to prepare ‘momos’, the most famous Himalayan specialty, or delicious apricot pies with Chef Maya. During your 1hr30min lesson, you’ll discover the Ladakhi culture through its culinary arts. A convivial moment to experience with your friends or family!
The winner and their guest(s) will be staying in one of the four traditional Heritage Rooms in the noble house. Each one is decorated with taste and respect for Ladakhi heritage, whilst offering all modern comforts. Walls and windows are dressed with warm toned fabrics and rustic materials add a touch of charming mountain style. The rooms are situated on the first floor of the building and offer views of the orchard and the Himalayan scenery surrounding the house. The rooms feature: a king size bed or twin beds, fan, kettle for tea and coffee and each have a private ensuite bathroom with western toilet, sink, and shower with hot water (solar-panel heated).
Terms and Conditions
Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at up to 111,600 INR by Nimmu House Ladakh, c / Nangso House Nimmu, 194101 Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. This auction item excludes flights and transport (except for the return airport transfers mentioned above) – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your home to Nimmu House Ladakh, c / Nangso House Nimmu, 194101 Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India to coincide with your booking. Stay excludes: Flights, Drinks, Hampers, Spa Treatments and any other services, experiences or purchases that are not mentioned above. Your stay is subject to availability, must be booked at least 30 days in advance and taken between 04 to 17 May, 19 to 30 May, 01 to 14 September or 17 September to 15 October 2018. Please note any associated taxes / resort fees / entrance fees etc. will be collected from the winner by the relevant property at the time of booking your stay or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Nimmu House Terms and Conditions also apply to this auction item and they can be read in full on their website here: http://ladakh.nimmu-house.com/. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end, otherwise Luxury Travel Diary Ltd. reserves the right to offer the auction item to the next highest bidder with immediate effect. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.