“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.
Historic HouseHistoric House

Hotel Description

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 5 Ladakhi comfortable tents scattered throughout the orchard and 4 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.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description


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Your Concierge is ready to assist you with completing your reservation on dream@secret-retreats.com

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Nimmu House highlight
Enjoy a bistrot-like cooking from Tibetan, Ladakhi ,Indian and French culture served in the dining room or on the terrace and only prepared with locally grown products directly from the orchard or from the neighbors farms.
Nimmu House highlight
The Ladakhi and European staff of Nimmu House will tailor for you the perfect stay and offer indoor and outdoor activities (rafting, cooking class, sightseeing, and more) to make you experience the authenticity of Ladakh.

Your Host & The Team

Alex le BeuanAlex le Beuan
“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.”

We Care

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.

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.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 9 (4 rooms + 5 tents)
Annual closing:
Annual closing from 1st October to 30th May

Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 230V
Electricity plug type:    
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
20km East of Leh, on the Srinagar-Leh Highway.
Nearest Airport: Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochevirport, (IXL) - 16 km



Time & Weather

Current Temperature

32° C

Current Weather

Local Time

6:00 pm