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Tucked away in an orchard close to the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers, this charming heritage hotel is the perfect base for trekkers and those looking to explore Ladakh’s cultural treasures.

Accommodation at this century-old Himalayan home comes in the form of four guestrooms in the main house and seven spacious tents dotted throughout the orchard. Interiors are a blend of Ladakhi traditions and modern comforts, with local materials, hot water showers and private bathrooms. Perched at an altitude of 3,000 metres, guests will find themselves enclosed by spellbinding Himalayan vistas. 

A wonderful sense of tranquillity pervades Nimmu with its countless fruit trees, Buddhist temples, beautiful mountain setting and stables housing yaks, dzos and goats. Whilst being the ideal place to start or end a trek, the property also allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture with visits to nearby villages and monasteries. Guided yoga, rafting and mountain biking are also on the menu. 

Nimmu House, at a glance

  • Three-storey Ladakhi-style home situated in Nimmoo village about 45 minutes from Leh 
  • Built a century ago for the cousin of the King of Ladakh 
  • All building materials were locally sourced
  • Designed by French designer Emeline Leveille-Nizerolle with respect to Ladakhi traditions 
  • Four traditional rooms on the first floor and seven deluxe tents in the orchard
  • All have king/two twin beds, large windows, private ensuite bathrooms, western toilets and hot water showers 
  • Simple, healthy meals prepared daily with fresh, local ingredients from the orchard, garden and neighbouring farms 
  • Eco-friendly with sustainability at its heart 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Lovely outdoor stone terrace 
  • Explore nearby trekking paths 
  • Garden with hammocks
  • Bonfires in the evening 
  • Tour nearby villages and monasteries with an English-speaking guide 
  • Guided yoga and meditation 
  • Exciting rafting and mountain biking expeditions 
  • Cookery classes 
  • The company is by far the best we have ever used... In fact, wherever we have travelled we have made a specific point of mentioning the company to anyone we meet.

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    IR, Maldives