Sarmoli is a small village situated above Munsiyari in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It shares its borders with Tibet and Nepal. Sarmoli has unmatched scenic beauty with breathtaking views of Panchachuli range. The Gori Ganga river flows right next to it. Plan to visit Sarmoli between January to March to enjoy the breathtaking views of the lofty snow-capped mountains. In summers, villagers host a week-long annual festival called the Himal Kalasutra. During this festival, all the locals join together and participate in a 20 km long marathon along an altitude of 8000 feet. Birding and photography workshops are a part of the festival.
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, which is 280 km from Sarmoli. From Kathgodam you have to hire a cab and reach Sarmoli via Munsiyari. It will take around 10 hours. Pantnagar is the closest airport at a distance of 366km.
The homestay is located in a peaceful area 2 km from the Munsiyari main market. Panchachuli View from the terrace is amazing. Since the homestay is located at a good height, there is no obstruction in the view. The place is also good for bird watching and studying Himalayan butterflies and moths.
It is a spacious homestay with comfortable, nicely kept rooms, warm beddings for sub-zero temperatures, modern and clean bathrooms with hot showers, a cozy dining area, a vast rooftop terrace. There are 3 double bedrooms and 1 four bedded room with private bathrooms just outside the rooms. Bask in the sun and read a book or enjoy work from home while sipping pahadi chai with the host family. The vehicle reaches the homestay and there is enough space to park the cars.
Number of Rooms – 4; Total Capacity – 14 People
The very warm and gracious Thakur family will welcome you to their serene abode. Geeta along her brother Chandra manages the homestay. Chandra’s wife also named Geeta, takes care of the kitchen and serve delicious local food. The family will go an extra mile to make you feel comfortable and at home.
The family will spoil you with delicious food served with lots of love. Most of the ingredients for cooking come from their own kitchen garden. Breakfast includes seasonal vegetables, chulhe ki roti, Bhumla (rice cooked in Himalayan herbs), fresh fruits, chai with ginger and black pepper and home made bhang ki chutney lovingly made on the grinding stone. Lunch and Dinner include local Pahadi food that includes Rajma daal, Bhatt ki Churkaani, Sarson Patta, Alu ke Gutke etc.
Parking • Internet • Open Seating Areas • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire • Running Hot Water • Power Backup
Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Shopping • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling
Single Occupancy: 1800/-
Double Occupancy: 2200/-
Extra Person: 800/-
Lunch or Dinner: 200/- pp
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 300/- (extra bed provided)
What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
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