An imposing building of 1,200 sq meters, Nimmu House is one of the few last surviving examples of an original style of traditional architecture. In Nimmu village, close to Indus and Zanskar rivers, the house is one of the few noble home that survive today and provides 4 bedrooms, 5 tents, a dining space, a library and a living room; including two Buddhist temples, stables, and an orchard full of apricot, apple and walnut trees. The owners of Nimmu house have turned the restoration into a heritage project to preserve the local culture and architecture, create economic opportunities for the locals and an authentic Ladakhi experience for travellers. This is the latest nouvelle bohemian - chic addition to the list of guesthouses that are opening in this region. On the upper reaches of the Indus and Zanskar confluence, the small, quaint and beautiful village of Nimmu has gained prominence, for it acts as a base for many treks in the region and for its proximity to some popular monasteries.
As you leave behind the confluence of Ladakh's two life source rivers, you realise you are heading into a valley and the topography changes to lush farms and fields. A few minutes later you detour off the main road to stop at an obscure wooden gate which on entering you realise portrays a deceptive impression - Enter - A 4 acre of lush estate, dotted with fruiting apricot and apple trees, a day stream running through the property, a few tents at comfortable distance from each other and lurking in front of the gate is an impressive heritage structure.
Nimmu House has 4 charming bedrooms carved within the main house that are light, fresh and uncluttered with designs and memoribillas that maintain a link to the destination's culture. The rooms have a very traditional home-stay experience and may be preferred by guests who have camped all though their stay in Ladakh or have landed at a particularly wet time of the year. The 5 tents in the garden maintain the same theme but are larger in space that is available and also have the added advantage of having access to the garden where one can enjoy their morning and evening tea that is continuously flowing from the kitchen.
The rooms and tents have most, to cater to modern concerts - equipped with large comfy beds, table fans, heaters, kettle for teas and coffee; the basic electrical have also been roped into the power-back up system.
The service is simple, yet fulfilling, most of the staff are from Nimmu village and have undergone training in housekeeping. The GM, Alice runs a a tight unit and is always there to supervise services or chat with guests. The food served is primarily rustic traditional with a French twist. A planned Indian, Tibetian, local Ladakhi along or western/ continental roasts and pies form your meals. There is plenty to keep you occupied. One can visit the local family living within the estate, do a guided walk to Nimmu village, trek through the fields and enjoy a picnic lunch on the river beach, visit Alchi monastery, spend an evening with the local family in their temple observing their rituals and also take off on a few treks.
We stayed in a number of upscale boutique properties along the tourist route in Ladakh and we can honestly say Nimmu House was by far the best. The house and grounds feel incredibly authentic. The...
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Nearest Airport : Leh - 30 Km
Nearest Railway Station : NA
100% refund if cancellation is done more than 30 days prior to the date of arrival
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In the tents, the extra occupancy is possible for up to 2 children under 10 y/o (or less than 1.50m/5ft). Children are accommodated in the first chamber of the tent, on the side beds. For taller guests, we can add one extra bed, in the main chamber of the tent. In the rooms, it is possible to add one extra bed in some rooms or you can ask for our triple room where there is a permanent bed (subject to availability)