If you’re planning to visit the mesmerising Leh Ladakh, then we have the perfect place for you to stay in. Located in an unspoilt village of Leh, at an altitude of about 11,700 feet, Jaadooghar Leh offers dramatic, panoramic views of the Stok range. Accessible, yet secluded, this property is located in the upper reaches of the Leh valley and offers a glimpse into the traditional Ladakhi way without taking away any modern comforts. A small stream passes through the area which has its source from the Khardung glacier. Such is the purity of the stream that it is the local populus’ source of drinking water. Whether it is engagement, activities or relaxation you seek, the harbouring village has plenty to offer.
In order to preserve the natural resources and the pristine landscape of Leh, the hosts of Jaadooghar Leh, conscious of their responsibility, have constructed it in the most low-impact manner possible. They have done so by utilising traditional building methods and materials – the cabins have been built using rammed earth and wood. Since cement and iron have market-corrected these ancient methods, identifying skilled builders to execute this ambitious plan was not an easy task.
However, as the old adage goes – doing the right thing is not often the easiest thing to do and the hosts went the extra mile to ensure that the property reflects the ethos of its surroundings accurately. The use of earth and traditional insulation methods has also created natural climate control and so the cabins are always at an ideal temperature, irrespective of the weather outside. All the furniture in this property has been customized, representing a contemporary-chic take on traditional Ladakhi interiors, combining form and function.
Note: As the property is a little away from the city, we have a clinic equipped with basic medical facilities for common ailments that occur in this region. On-site facilities include First Aid and provisions for dealing with guests who may experience some side effects as a result of the high altitude. Leh Hospital is a short (5 kms) drive away and a doctor is available on call, for any emergencies.
The Farm-to-Table experience
Gangles is an agrarian village and the farm-to-table dining experience is the norm here. The farms here churn out a wide range of high quality, organic produce that is the basis of the culinary repertoire of the area. At Jaadooghar Leh, authentic Indian chefs create magic from these fruits of the land, supplemented by quality ingredients from other neighbouring farms, as you marvel at the sheer beauty of the Stok Range that dominates the skyline. Natural springs are the source of pure Himalayan water for the property.
Explore the village on foot, while soaking in the breathtaking landscapes, surrounding mountain views, and see the ‘real’ Ladakh in its small villages nestled far away in the mountains. Pack a picnic basket lunch, a full 5 course meal while you venture out to bask in the sunny Ladakhi sun and witness the magnificent outdoors. Picnic baskets are directly payable at the property.
Rent bicycles from the property hosts and step out for a self-exploratory ride through the mountain villages and landscapes.
Barbeque evenings with Bonfire
The property has a dedicated space for bonfires and barbecues. Immerse in the warmth of the fire under the starlit sky of this cold desert and relax soaking in the company of your loved ones, laughter and great food. The barbeque setup/ bonfire is chargeable basis the barbecue menu you pick and directly payable at the property.
Prices start at: ₹7,522.60 per night (includes taxes and fees)
The Lungmar Cabin is a single room set with a patio of its own. It has an L shaped, double glazed window system to let you enjoy the view and stay comfortably warm inside. The interiors are a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, with customized nail-free furniture and traditional Shing-stak wood work. The roof and floor of the cabin is also done in the traditional way and laid with bare beam ceilings and “shen” flooring. Please note that the prices mentioned are for 1 guest per room.
Prices start at: ₹8,574.80 per night (includes taxes and fees)
The Rgyalung Cabin comes with its own patio to enjoy the stunning views around, with our signature customised furniture and traditional ‘shing-stak’ wood work in the interior. Please note that the prices mentioned are for 1 guest per room.
Prices start at: ₹14,266.80 per night (includes taxes and fees)
Located in the best part of the resort, and built with a contemporary approach, it is unlike any other structure that you will see in Ladakh. The block has a big hall with a traditional bare beam column dividing the whole space into a bedroom and a living area. Whether you’re a discerning solo traveller who relishes personal space, or a group on a social trip, the suite is an ideal choice. With a private patio, bathtub, lawn and all the trappings of our luxuriously appointed rooms, you cannot do much better than this. Please note that the prices mentioned are for 1 guest per room.
Located within the Gangles village in Leh, Ladakh, the property can be accessed through the Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport (IXL) which is at a distance of about 8 kms from the property. It is located in the prime area of Leh, only about 3.8 kms from the Leh Palace, 24 kms from the Thiksey Monastery and and only about 5 kms from the Shanti Stupa, which are few of the main attractions in Leh.
HOUSE RULES AND THINGS TO NOTE
Please bear in mind that the property is located in the upper reaches of Leh, relatively untouched and therefore, while we aim to give you the best of experiences, sometimes things here can take a bit longer than they would in a city.
Breakfast is included in the tariff while other meals can be purchased and paid for at the property itself at their in-house restaurant.
Guests are expected not to litter and maintain cleanliness in the property as well as in the natural surroundings. We request you to generate minimum plastic waste.
Hosted by the Spurkapa family, one of the founders of the Gangles village, the hosts have lived and worked on this land for over 10 generations. With vast experience in the tourism and hospitality sector, the family has opened its home to tourists only recently with one vision in mind – sustainable travel.
CHECK-IN TIME: 12:00 PM
CHECK-OUT TIME: 9:00 AM
PETS NOT ALLOWED
SMOKING NOT ALLOWED
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