Sun Snow and Birds Homestay – Pokhari

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Pokhari – Karnaprayag

Pokhari is a small village situated in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand about 27 km from Karnaprayag and 64 km from Chamoli. You can get breath-taking views of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nanda Devi and the Haathi-Ghodi peaks from here. There are several walks around the village that lead you up to remote ancient temples. Pokhari can be visited anytime of the year. Every season has a beauty of its own.

The nearest airport is Jolly Grant at Dehradun, a distance of 58 km. Rishikesh is the nearest railhead 186km from Pokhari. 

The Homestay

This cozy pinewood cottage amidst the whiff of wilderness is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Chaukhamba overlooking a quiet valley. Perfect place to spend a short vacation with friends or to spend some alone time in case you want to write or just chill with an amazing collection of books. There are walks, treks and excursions around that you can undertake.  In springtime the whole village becomes colorful with a vast rhododendron bloom. There is a lot of birdlife around, so this place is a paradise for the birders as well. 

There are 3 tastefully done cozy rooms for guests with a beautiful view of the mighty Himalayas and green valley from the balcony and through the large glass windows of the rooms. 1 double bedroom is with an attached bathroom and other 2 rooms have a common bathroom. The view in the morning is mesmerizing and the location of the rooms are in the manner that when the sun rises the light directly comes inside the room and the chilly breeze caresses when you go outside in the balcony. The clear sky is full of stars at night. So this lovely cottage is everything you need for a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life and recharge your mind. 

Location: It is located 1.5 km from Pokhari Village.
Number of Rooms – 3: Total Capacity – 10

Know your Host

Kiranjeet Chaturvedi will host you. She is a sociologist, a former market researcher, a writer and nature and mountain enthusiast. This homestay is where her childhood dream and  grown-up realization have come together. The delightful vision of a tiny, pretty mountain cottage in a small unknown faraway place, with flower lined paths leading to it, wide vistas of the highest snow peaks visible from its windows, lush green fields and forests around it and deep blue skies above. She opened up the doors of her dream home to travelers to experience the magical, restorative charm of her home and discover their connection to the sun, snow, silence and the songs of nature. She is an absolute delight to be with; full of knowledge and fun facts. She is super energetic and will go above and beyond for anything she can assist  you with. 

Food

Kiranjeet serves simple home made meals made with lots of love and care. Local and seasonal produce is used as much as possible. Breakfast options are stuffed paratha, toast, egg to order, puri sabji, cornflakes, fresh fruits, tea/ coffee etc. They have simple set meals that include seasonal vegetables, dal, rice, roti, curd, salad etc. Both Vegetarian and non vegetarian options are there. 

Facilities

Parking • High Speed WiFi • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Bonfire • Library • Pet Friendly 

Activities

Bird Watching • Stargazing • Reading • Yoga and Meditation • Reading • Forest Walk • Hiking • Adventurous Activities

Tariff

Single Person: 2000/-
Double Occupancy: 4000/-
Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: Wifi, Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner, Morning, Evening Tea

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.

Points of Interest

Kartik Swami Temple (10km) • KarnaPrayag (26km) • Pokhari Road Tunnel (26km) • Kaleshwar (30km) • Chopta (30km) • Gauchar (35km) • Nandaprayag(46km)

Excursions

Nanda Devi Temple (51km) • Ukhimath (52km) • Rudraprayag (53km) • Rudranath Temple (57km) • Gopeshwar (61km) • Koteshwar (81km) • Srinagar (89km) • Joshimath (108km) • 

Treks & Hikes : Dukhthamba Temple Hike • Kartik Swami Temple Hike • Dudhkam Devi Temple Hike

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