Chamba Eco Lodge
Built in the mid 60’s the cottage is truly a work of outstanding Himalayan artistry. Built purely out of stone and wood with an old world charm. It has previously been occupied by the Forest department up till the 80’s. Post which the cottage regained it’s intended role as a base for an apple plantation. It has now been restored and is run as a home-stay by the family. The list of fruiting plants and vegetables grown here is endless.
While the Lodge is set in an orchard, in terms of acreage it is huge, the number of actualguests rarely exceed 8, making for a very personalized and intimate experience.
Activities & Things to do -
Paddri Jot – Is a high mountain pass is at a distance of about 40 km from the Lodge, the pass is situated at a height of about 10,000+ Feet above sea level. Known for its breathtaking views and lush green meadows. Multiple day hike options in and around the area. A perfect place to spend the day out.
Gamgul Siyabehi Wildlife Sanctuary – Is a high-altitude wildlife sanctuary, The sanctuary plays host to populations of Musk deer, Himalayan tahr, and pheasants. Also, one can spot number of colorful birds in the area. The vegetation is typical to the higher altitude area, and the landscape is interspersed with deodar forests, coniferous forest and alpine pastures. It is reportedly the only sanctuary located in Himachal Pradesh that has reported Kashmir stag.Pangi/ Saach pass circuit (tribal circuit) – one of the last untouched circuits of Himachal pradesh, perhaps one of the most beautiful yet treacherous The Pangi lies in the in the Chandra Bhaga river basin. Surrounded by the Zanskar range to the north and the Pri panjal range in the south that give Pangi a unique character. The region is rich in high altitude flora and fauna, dramatic landscapes and distinct culture. The valley is assailable for a very short duration ( July to October) over the Saach pass.
Gadh Mata Temple – A unique offering from Gaddi trails, an ancient temple said to have been built by the raja of chamba has interesting folklore attached to it. The Temple can only be reached by foot, an easy to moderate trail with panoramic views all throughout. The temple is situated at a height of about 10,000 feet (2950 mtrs).
Anjani lake – Another unique offering from Gaddi trails, is a beautiful mid sized snow-fed lake which offers a panoramic view of the pir panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges. A vast expanse of the Chamba region can be seen from ths point.
In and around the lodge – there is a plethora of walking trails in and around the lodge, one can spend the way walking through the apple orchard or simply walk down to the river for some quiet time. The lodge is an ideal setting for conducting workshops and short courses on subjects such as yoga ,wellness, art and writing . Evening’s can be spent around a cozy fire, firing up the barbecue or in one of the living rooms playing board games.