Hi One of my friend is coming from Orissa to be in the Himalayas for a month ( march 06)..his options are UTTARANCHAL....HIMACHAL PRADESH......somwhere away in a small remote place....far from the madding crowd.....he has asked me to arrange this trip for him..he is a spiritual kind of a guy.... I know IM is the best place for such kind of help.... Can anyone suggest me some places ...and can I get a rented house for a month ...and for how much.... any suggestion is highly appriciable....Thanks in advance..
Try Family resort in Joshimath - Auli road, they have only 4 rooms clean and good view rooms, you can get it in cheap, as one of mine friend, have been staying there for two months while making a ski trip and snowboard trip.
Can contact the guy Santosh at his email adress email@example.com
Hope you will like it.
Enjoy it !!
Originally posted by: lonelywandererI think kalmatia-sangam will be bit costly for a months period....how much it will cost ?
I emailed these guys yesterday after reading this post. This is the complete reply I got:
Dear Mr. Singh,
thanks for your mail and interest in our resort. If you wish to book for Mar. p ls. let us know your dates asap so we can get back to you re. availibility as Mar. is quite full. Also whether there will be kids and their ages.
Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort
Special Packages - valid from 01.10.2005 till 31.03.2006
CAT. 1 (one unit ) = EAGLES NEST
CAT. 2 ( six units ) = SCARLET MINIVET + HOOPOE + HIMALAYAN MAGPIE + CUCKOO + PHEASANT + PARTRIDGE
CAT. 3 ( two units) = ROSEFINCH + GOLDFINCH
Please note: For Cat 1 (Cottage Eagles Nest) add 15%. For Cat. 3 (Cottages Rosefinch & Goldfinch) minus 25%.
3 nights / 4 days Rs. 16400/- on APAI 2 nights / 3 days Rs. 11350/- on APAI
3 nights / 4 days Rs. 14800/- on MAPAI 2 nights / 3 days Rs. 10200/- on MAPAI
3 nights / 4 days Rs. 12500/- on CPAI 2 nights / 3 days Rs. 8650/- on CPAI
3 nights / 4 days Rs. 11350/- on EPAI 2 nights / 3 days Rs. 7800/- on EPAI
The above rates are for a couple.
Extras: Children between 5 and 12 years Rs. 1000/- per child per night on APAI. Children between 5 and 12 years Rs. 800/- per child per night on MAPAI. Extra Bed in Room Rs. 1800/- on APAI per night and Rs. 1650/- on MAPAI per night Singleroom Supplement Rs. 900/- per night * * * *
5 nights / 6 days:
Rs. 26000/- on APAI and Rs. 23500/- on MAPAI for a couple. Children between 5 and 12 years Rs.850/- per child per night on APAI and Rs. 700/-per child per night on MAPAI Extra bed Rs. 1750/- per night on APAI and Rs. 1600/- per night on MAPAI Singleroom Supplement Rs. 900/- per night
7 nights / 8 days:
Rs. 34450/- on APAI and Rs. 31200/- on MAPAI for a couple Children between 5 and 12 years Rs. 800/- on APAI and Rs. 650/- on MAPAI per child per night Extra Bed in Room Rs.1700/- on APAI and Rs.1550/- on MAPAI per night. Singleroom Supplement Rs. 900/- per night.
APAI = Accomodation, all meals and taxes. For daytime excursions we provide lunch packet on APAI. MAPAI = Accomodation, breakfast and lunch OR dinner and taxes CPAI = Accomodation, breakfast and taxes. EPAI = Accomodation and taxes.
100% advance for confirmation of booking.
Cancellations: 30 - 16 days before arrival 85% refund. 15 - 8 days before arrival 75% refund. 7 days before arrival no refund possible.
Payment by DD in favour of: KALMATIA SANGAM TRAVELS PVT. LTD., to be sent to the foll. add.: Kalmatia Sangam Travels Pvt. Ltd., c/o Triage Overseas, attn. Mr. Basu/Mr.Naresh Khanduri, B-11 Gulmohar Park, New Delhi - 110049.
I talked with my friend today morning and conveyed him all the info you ppl posted.....but he seems to be more interested in staying in a village home with local guy and off the beaten track away from the normal tourist trail.... now it seems to me that it won't be that easy this time ..... any IMer's have any thought about this...
During my visit to Choukori Nov '05, I met a Bangalore based Swiss Photographer .Coni Horler www.chphotography.ch. He was doing some photo assingments for a swiss mag ..about the Peaks of Garwal and Kumaon Himalayas which he had almost finished...He told me that he was getting prepared for another photo assignment of a local Garwal Village....and has already arranged a house for three months in a remote village 50 kms off Nandaprayag. He told me that he got the house for 2000 INRS /month... I narrated this because I just wanted you all to explain that my friend wants something of this sort.......
Lonelywanderer tell your friend to try Papersalli near to Almora on the Binsar road!! There are many of these types of home stays all the way up the kasar Devi ridge!
Khim has small simple cottages to rent for 300-350 a day, nothing fancy a bed and a wood stove but in a really nice setting, there are a few tourists around as it a guest house but you can lead your own life in the cottage if you like away from everyon!!
A wander around this area will certainly turn up exactly what your friend is looking for if Khim's doesn't fit the bill!!
He could even stay at Tara's guest house (try apple samosas, MMmm) while he scouts out that perfect place!!