Explore, Enlighted, Expand:
Your Himalayan homestay awaits.


HICHS-alaya isn’t just a homestay; it’s a portal to an authentic Himalayan village experience. Nestled amidst snow-kissed peaks, this vernacular-style haven welcomes aspiring resident scholars, researchers, writers, artists, and thinkers seeking a vibrant immersion in Himalayan culture and heritage.

Imagine waking up to panoramic mountain vistas from your attic lounge, sipping chai on the sun-drenched verandah, and losing yourself in the whispers of ancient wisdom echoing through the HICHS library.

HICHS-Alaya unfolds like a cherished storyteller’s cottage. Two warm bedrooms beckon rest, while a cozy kitchen promises hearty meals made with local produce. Curl up with a good book from the eclectic collection or swap stories with fellow residents at the Kettli Cafe- a community space where villagers interact, study, do art, and discuss things all things Himalayan.

Bathe under the starry sky, the silence broken only by the murmur of a nearby stream. Each sunrise unveils a new adventure – delve into the vibrant village life, learn the secrets of traditional crafts, or embark on soul-stirring treks to hidden monasteries. You can also sign up for yoga, wellness, wood working, and sustainable workshops plus nature walks in the protected forest.

HICHS-Alaya embraces you with its simplicity and warmth. Hot water awaits in the large bathroom, and reliable internet keeps you connected to the world outside. Here, amidst the aroma of pine and the whispers of timeworn wisdom, you’ll find space to create, connect, and discover the Himalayas, not just as a landscape, but as a living tapestry of culture and heritage.

Ready to become a resident scholar and weave your Himalayan tale? HICHS-Alaya awaits.


  1. No smoking
  2. No loud music to maintain calm and the sanctity of nature
  3. Guests are to keep the books back from where they pick them up

Check in time is 12 noon

  1. For a full refund of the nightly rate, the guest must cancel within 48 hours of booking and at least 14 full days prior to listing’s local check-in time (shown in the confirmation email).
  2. For a 50% refund of the nightly rate, the guest must cancel 7 full days before the local check in time (shown in the confirmation email), otherwise no refund.
  3. If only 50% of the reservation has been paid, no refund will be issued and the remaining 50% will simply not be charged.
  4. If the guest cancels less than 7 days in advance or decides to leave early after check-in, the nights not spent are not refunded.
  1. Rs. 4200/- per day with breakfast
  2. Academicians & Students Discount @10% with valid ID only
  3. For long stays exceeding 7 days please enquire

1. Wifi
2. Electric kettle and Tea
3. Fridge and cooking stove
4. Basic utensils
5. Clothes may be washed at nominal charge
6. Guests may order food at nominal charge
7. Access to library, and Ketli Karma Cafe