Osla is a picturesque Himalayan village nestled at an altitude of around 2590 m amidst Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand in Har ki Doon Valley. It is the last village in Har ki Doon Valley and is untouched by modernization. People here are very simple, warm and friendly. The village has its own set of rules and regulations and its own governance. They follow age old beliefs and practices that make it unique. The village comes under Govind Pashu Vihar National Park.
The nearest road head is Sankri that is about 190 km from Dehradun. From Sankri you can hire a jeep till Taluka. A beautiful trek of around 12 km, starting from Taluka, through enchanting alpine forests with extraordinary views of the surrounding mountain peaks takes you this peaceful hamlet. The valley is full of exotic Himalayan flowers and rich wildlife. You may encounter deer and many rare Himalayan birds on the way. There are chances you may spot Snow Leopard and Himalayan Black Bear as well. The village is not accessible from Oct to March due to heavy snow fall.
Located in a quiet corner of the village is this cozy wooden cottage. It has 6 rooms for the guests over two floors. Three rooms have a double bed each. Other three rooms have occupancy of 6 people each, ideal for the groups. There are a few dome tents as well that can be pitched in the backyard. It can accommodate 25 to 30 people. There are 2 common bathrooms with hot water facility. Solar panels are there for electricity.
Vijay Rana manages the homestay along with his brother Sunil Rana. They are natives of this village and do their best to make the guests comfortable. Vijay is a professional mountaineer. He leads and guide the bike and trekking tours.
Fresh home cooked food from local village sourced ingredients is served. Breakfast includes Paratha with Curd or Tea, Puri/Parantha with seasonal vegetable and Egg of your choice. Simple local dishes like Mandua ki Roti, seasonal green vegetables, Rajmah, local Alu etc are served in lunch and dinner.
Hot Water • Television • Seating Areas • Bon-fire • Trek Guide
Nature Walk • Village Walk • Hiking • Bird Watching • Star Gazing • Reading • Bonfire and Barbecue • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation
Single Person: 800/-
Double Occupancy : 1000/-
Extra Person: 300/-
Dormitory: 200/- Per Person
Complementary: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea
Lunch/ Dinner: 200/- (Veg.)
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.
Someshwar Temple • Wooden Houses in the Village
Devsu Bugyal • Ruinsara Lake • Banderpoonch Glacier • Har Ki Dun Trek • Maninda Tal • Borasu Pass Trek • Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek • Kedarkantha Trek via Saru Tal • Kalanag Base Camp Trek • Ruinsara Tal Trek
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