One of the oldest and finest Home Stays in a hamlet called Kut-Chadiara in the Panj-La Valley perched mid-way up a steep terraced slope at 1325m above sea level. Surrounded by Organic farm and forest, Orchard Hut offers a bird’s eye view of the mighty River Saal in the valley below and is a 30 minute climb from road.
Himalayan Orchard Hut is the home of an environmentalist extended family, offering food and accommodation to those wishing to experience true village life. The house is made of clay and wood in traditional fashion and offers neat, clean and basic rooms with verandas overlooking the hills and valley. There are either single or double rooms or alternatively tents on the hill terraces. Rooms are en suite with western bathroom providing running hot and cold water. The delicious food provided includes rare traditional dishes famous from the time of the King’s rule in Chamba District. The food is prepared with seasonal organic produce from our organic farm. It mainly consists on Indian cuisine with options for catering to the western tastes as well. Pure drinking water comes directly from our springs. We offer a tranquil setting to relax and rejuvenate your self after the stresses, strains and pollution of urban life. You will treasure your memories of your time here forever.
There are a number of ways to get to our home. By flight and car, train and car or even a couple days of hiking!
Chamba town is 12 KM on the Chamba-Saho Rd to the start of the path to Orchard Huts. From here it is an approximately 20-30 minute walk up hill on a zig zag dirt and stone step trail, it is all up hill, take it nice and slow is the key. We will have porters to come carry any luggage you have. Below are some photos of the path.
Chamba bus stand 13 KM
Delhi by overnight train to Pathankot railway station then a 4 hour drive 124 KM to the start of the path to Orchard Huts.
Pathankot airport is a 4 hour drive 124 KM to the start of the path to Orchard Huts.
Dalhousie via Khajjiar 53 KM
Amritsar and Gaggal (Dharmshala) airports are approximatly 5-6 hours drive to the start of the path to Orchard Huts.
McLeod Ganj is a 6 hours drive to the start of the path to Orchard Huts.
Shimla is a 10 hour drive to the start of the path to Orchard Huts.
Chandigarh is a 9 hour drive to the start of the path to Orchard Huts.
Pathankot train station & airport 124 KM
Gaggal (Dharmshala) airport 125 KM via Jot Pass
Amritar airport is 245 KM
Saho Village and 12th century Chandra Shekher (Lord Shiva) Temple
Millennium old Chamba town
Buri Singh Museum
10th Century Lakshmi Narayan Temple
Telaru Water Sports Centre for boating
Bharmour and 6th Century Temple
Chatrari Shakti Mata Temple and Village