Nestled amidst the quaint little village of Hamta, is our 50-year-old traditional Himachali mud house. We refurbished this old house to classic interiors while keeping the old world charm alive. While here, you can choose to go for any of the numerous day hikes, walk alongside the river bed or find your spot by a waterfall.
Come back home to sumptuous Himachal meals prepared by our in-house chef, while you enjoy the most epic views overlooking the Manali Valley at a height of 2650 meters.
Our mud house is located within an apple orchard and offers dramatic views of the valley, snow-capped mountains, and the ever drifting clouds. You can experience magical sunrise, sunsets, and starry nights from the comfort of the porch just outside your room or from the cozy common living area.
Your private room has 2 feet thick mud walls, a way of experiencing life in Himachal in the old days. Since we have kept the old world charm intact for an authentic stay, the only window for natural light is on the entrance door while the rest of the room remains insulated within the mud walls. The large wooden deck right outside your room and the adjoining common area is a space to enjoy your books, meals, music or just to be yourself. There is a traditional wooden staircase that connects the rooms to the washrooms on the ground floor.
In case you are a group of three or more we can arrange for an extra bed with-in your room or beds in our dorm room at an additional cost of Rs 500 per bed.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE MOST OF YOUR TIME HERE:
1. Take the simple hike from our house to India’s first Igloo Village - Sethan while picking up wild strawberries on the way. The short hike is a perfect way to soak in the mountain goodness while not exerting yourself much.
2. For the more adventurous souls, we can arrange for specially curated day hikes to viewpoints like Prini peak, Sethan dome, Jobri Waterfall or the famous Hampta Pass trek.
3. Zipline across the Hampta Valley and get a taste of adrenaline ( Seasonal )
4. Sethan is also home to boulderers and rock climbers from around the world.
5. During winters come over for some backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
Beyond these you can always escape into the lush forests, walk by the riverside and watch various species of birds, flora, and fauna at your own pace. We can also arrange for more activities like paragliding, mountains biking, trekking expeditions etc on requests.
Get a taste of the local ingredients cooked in traditional Himachali style meals or pick up your favourite dish from our specially curated menu to suit your travel taste buds. Our chef can churn out some amazing local dishes like Siddu, Thenthuk, Momos, Local Rajma , Madira Palak etc along with Indian, Italian, Pan-Asian and Chinese cuisines.
Do try the local rice beer known as Lungri or it's more distilled version Arak.
Meal Cost: Set Breakfast is for Rs 150 and Lunch/Dinner are for Rs 250 ( Vegetarian ) and Rs 350 (Non-Vegetarian)
Rest of the items can be ordered directly from the menu.
WEATHER information and what to expect!
December - March: Ideal months for tonnes of SNOW, skiing, snowboarding and winter hikes.
April - June: Enjoy the nice breezy mountain weather - a perfect escape from the city heat. Also, a time when the fruit trees start budding with beautiful flowers.
July - August: This is the time when the mountains come alive in all their beauty and colors amidst the heavy rainfall that the area experiences. See trees laden with apples.
September - November: The most ideal months for advance trekking, bouldering and making most of the outdoors.
Whatever time of the year you choose to come, be rest assured of a different and surreal experience of the place.
Around the site:
We are located at the top of Hamta village overlooking the Kullu Valley. The closest shop to our site is Kalzang Dhabha where you can interact with a cute old local couple who have been staying in Hamta and running their very famous Dhaba for decades.
Sethan Village is the last village from where the 3-4 day trek to cross Hamta pass begins. The village is located at a distance of around 4 km from the site and is at a nice walkable distance to explore the area. The village has around 15/20 houses, 3 local Dhabas, 3 stupas, a small Buddhist Gompa, water reservoirs for dam and is famous for being the first “Igloo Village of India”.
There is a lot to do and explore around Hamta Valley for both adventurous and slow-paced travellers, nature lovers or even lazy bums. Come explore the hidden , offbeat side of Manali with us.
Tipus de propietat
Allotjament sostenible a la natura
Hamta Village, Prini, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, Índia