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The Lama House

Cosy & Spacious 6-BHK Villa In A Friendly Space

Old Manali, Manali
Stays > Homestay
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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Premium4 star trips with all modern amenities
High above Manali town, where the orchards and mountains meet – you wake to the sound of the whistling thrush and the vistas of the high Himalaya if you leave your curtains open! They have 6 guest bedrooms, so at the most, you will get 12 (hopefully like-minded) people in residence. There is a coffee lounge and dining room, a library with a beautiful balcony to sit and stare. Many corners in the garden for a quiet read. This is a place for conscious living and welcomes adults who want the real j show more

A photo walkthrough

Homely Splendour!

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For The Buffs
He built the home on land sanctified by his guru and on the basis of the ancient rites of Tibetan Buddhism. Thus creating a space energised and blessed by the positive and conducive to meditation and learning. This was a centre of higher learning for chosen monks.
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Coffee Lounge
They do have some basic and some interesting teas, there is always a range of fresh-baked cakes and cookies to sample. The cups have identities and stories, pay attention and you may hear them as you sip.
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Homely Affair!
The sun shines through onto the table in the dining room, but you could also have it in the garden. They have a vegetable garden and their fresh salads and quiches make for great picnic lunches.
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The Library Bar
There is a large eclectic collection scattered around the library and the rest of the house. In the evenings you will find a concoction of the ‘The Admiral’s Hot Toddy’ at the bar. You can sip it as it is, or add a dash of alcohol if you’re feeling adventurous.
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Things To Do!
The Forest Trek follows a route that will truly immerse you in the splendour of nature. The Mountains and Meadows Trek is a little more challenging, but as is always the case in the mountains, its treasures are reserved only for those who earn them. The Island picnic – only happens if Pavane can take you. She’s the only one who can drive you through the river! There is the wonderful track at the Alternate Terrain that you can go drive around – and get a great meal at the Big Bear Cafe. There are canyoning and waterfall rappelling when the season is right.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Enjoy waking up to the sound of the Whistling Thrush, the magical view of the mountains and a more conscious style of living.
  • The garden is a lovely space with benches to retire to with a sketchbook.
  • The top floor solar is a sun-filled space leading out to the terrace and the views.
  • Enjoy a night of stargazing with bonfire and barbeque.

Where is this?

  • It's a relaxed riverside area with cosy vibes, plus the 1500s Hadimba Devi Temple.
  • Old Manali is a 15-minute walk and town is a 20-minute walk, yet the place can seem perfectly secluded if that's what you're looking for.
  • As a guest at The Lama House, you’ll be privy to trails and activities that have been exclusively mapped out for host's family and friends.

With whom?

  • It's a homestay experience.
  • You'll have the entire property with 6-bedrooms.
  • Access to all the common areas shall be provided.
  • Kitchen access is not there.

You get

  • Only the accommodation is provided for you.

Things to remember

  • You can get Breakfast for INR 350, Lunch for INR 400 and Dinner for INR 500 - each person.
  • Bonfire is provided on a chargeable basis.
  • Your host is a passionate explorer and can arrange for multiple recreational activities!
  • Laundry is available on-demand and chargeable.

Something unique

Your host - Pavane is a real cherry on the cake! She's a great conversationalist and a super-friendly human to spend your getaway with!

Tips from insiders

  • The drinking water is drawn from a spring sourced by the lama who built this home.
  • The corner balcony on the first floor is a real charm.
  • They have a pet on the property, Karma - who guards the property.
  • This place is also available on a room-basis.