Situated in the village of Nimmu, Nimmu House location at the confluence of the sacred river of the Indus, which rises in Tibet, and the Zankar River gives a spellbinding view on the rushing waters of the valley and the golden mountains of Ladakh. Nimmu House is the perfect stay before or after trekking in Ladakh thanks to its relatively low altitude of 3100m.
The property features a stable with yaks, dzos, cows and goats, terraces and a 4,500 square meters orchard with hundreds of fruit trees (apricot, apple, walnut). Nimmu House is both a perfect playground for your kids to get in touch with nature and yourself for relaxation, meditation and yoga. The two Buddhist temples on the property convey a very special aura to the place.
With only 7 Ladakhi comfortable tents scattered throughout the orchard and 5 charming rooms all designed by French designer Emeline Leveille-Nizerolle using traditional and local materials, Nimmu House will be your home away from home in the heart of Himalaya.
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“I fell in love with this house a few years ago. Constructed in 1905 and a replica to an existing dwelling built by a Panchen Lama in Lhasa, the 3-storey building is a living museum, complemented by its two temples, surrounding mountains, and a 4000sqm garden featuring a small spring and large orchard.”
Welcome to Kashmir
Kashmir, the name itself is evocative of travel, journeys through exotic cultures, magnificent landscapes and the romance of travelling through ancient lands. And what could be more romantic than a stay on a Dal lake houseboat in Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir?
The northernmost state of the Indian sub-continent, on the edge of the Himalayas, Kashmir is a melting pot of cultures, offering the traveller a rich variety of fascinating experiences set within majestic landscapes, and the Secret Retreats Kashmir boutique hotels provide the perfect home from home for your Kashmir holiday.
All Secret Retreats hotels in Kashmir are privately owned. Often the homes of the owners, each property is closely connected with its location from the luxury houseboats in Srinagar to the Heritage hotel in Ladakh the owners, staff and management are proud to share their home with their guests and unlock the region’s secrets with you as they share their local knowledge and favourite spots.
Apricot Jam Project
A simple sustainable project, local women are invited to collect the apricots in the orchard for free, which they then use to make
homemade apricot jam. The hotel purchases this jam for its own use, and guests are also welcome to buy some to take home with them.
“Nimmu House is a Heritage Boutique Hotel, an authentic jewel of Ladakhi architecture and a perfect getaway for a blast of Himalayan fresh air, located at the confluence of the Indus and the Zankar Rivers. With only 5 tents scattered through the Orchards and 4 rooms, Nimmu House conveys a family like stay to its guests.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 10 (5 rooms + 5 tents)
Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 230V
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ACCESS20km East of Leh, on the Srinagar-Leh Highway.
Nearest Airport: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochevirport, (IXL) - 16 km