Mystic Himalayan Homestay, Urgam Valley – Chamoli

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Urgam Valley, Chamoli

Urgam valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand is scenic hamlet located at 2100 meters above sea level, enveloped by snow-clad Garhwal Himalayas and a delectable green spread of forest, farmland, and orchards. It is an ideal hideout with its open spaces and naturally breathtaking landscapes. The multiple hues of the sun, crisp breeze from the snow covered peaks and grand panoramic views makes it an ideal destination for those looking for a peaceful vacation in the lap of Himalayas.

Dehradun is the nearest airport located 133 kms from the village. The nearest towns to Urgam are Joshimath, Karanprayag and Srinagar. There is a frequent Volvo bus service between Delhi and Srinagar. The village can be accessed either by self-driving or a hired cab either from Srinagar or Karanpryag.

The Homestay

It is an old mud house made from Himalayan wood and stones situated on the famous Rudranath Trek route in Danikhet village which comes in between Barghinda and Bassa Village. An easy well paved path of around a kilometer will bring you to this out-of-the-world Himalayan village house. It provides a picturesque view of the Brahmakamal and Drongiri peaks of the Himalayas. This farm-stay cottage is set amidst the dense Deodar forest, apple orchards, and merrily flourishing rich variety of flora and fauna.

This traditional mud house is a double-storey house with 6 fully functional rooms that come with all basic amenities. There are 2 common bathrooms, one western style and one Indian style just outside the house. The owner also stays on the property but in a separate space. The experience that guests immerse in here is both spiritual and adventurous. You can practice yoga and meditation and go on treks with the host who is a trained yoga teacher and a trekker himslf. This rustic hideout is the zenith of serenity as it lies in a remote Himalayan village. The dangling bells of the cattle, chirping of the birds, distant mild village singing, or ringing of temple bells is the only sound you might hear.

Location: 400 mtr walking distance from Bhoomiyal Mandir Urgam Gaon and 3 kms from Kalpeshwar Mahadev Temple.
Number of Rooms- 6; Total capacity-12

Know your host

Sachendra Pal is a certified Yoga Teacher and Massage therapist. Yogshaala also offers a Yoga/Pranayama class in the morning and a meditation class in the evening as per requirements. The host also has 6 years of trekking experience and is always interested in guiding guests to beautiful nearby treks. Sachendra is an adventurous person with a zeal to live life. His vibrancy will definitely catch your attention, so join along when you see him jamming alongside a bonfire in the night.

Food

The homestay offers simple organic vegetarian food. Enjoy healthy home cooked meals that are prepared in pahadi style from farm fresh organic ingredients. While staying here you must try pahadi rajma, black wheat, local grown veggies, Badri cow ghee and milk etc.

Facilities

Internet • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Bonfire • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Yoga & Meditation • Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Adventure Sports

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 1500/-
Double Occupancy: 2900/-
Extra Person: 1400/-
Complimentary: Morning Ayurvedic Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Note: These tariffs does not apply during new year holidays.

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local attractions

Kedarnath Mandir Urgam (1km) • Historical Goora Devi (1km) • Dhyan Badri Temple (1.5km) • Banga Pani (1.5km) • Urvaarishi Temple (2km) • Acha Bacha Waterfall (2km) • Kalpeshwar Waterfall (2.5km) • Kapleshwar Mahadev Temple (3km) • Bansi Narayan Temple (2km) • Tapovan Vishnugad Hydro Power Project (15km) • Vridh Badri Temple (17km) • Langsi (18km)

Excursions

Jogidhara Waterfall (23km) • Paini Gadi Temple (24km) •  Kalp Vriksha (26km) • Purnagiri Mandir (26km) • Joshimath (27km) • Hailang (27km) • Auli (33km) • Auli skiing Point (33km) • Vishnuprayag  (35km) • Rudranath Temple (35km) • Govind Ghat (42km) • Gopeshwar (57km) • Badrinath (67km) • Karanprayag (80km)

Treks and Hikes: Urgam-Kalpeswer-Sona Shikar Trek • Urgam-Bansinarayan-Madyamaheshwar Trek • Urgam-Panch Kedar Trek • Urgam- Dharamsheela Trek • Urgam- Rudranath-Sagar Trek.

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