Go Local: The Green Sarai

The Ladakh Sarai is known for its excellent cuisine and first class dining room. The rendezvous for meals and gatherings is a striking hexagonal building, designed in traditional Ladakhi style, with a comfortable lounge and dining room. Taste local flavors in our communal dining rooms while your eyes feast on our tasteful wall decoration and draped ceilings. Relax and enjoy tea on the cushions in the common room while the golden sunlight streams in through the large glass-paneled windows. Rise early in the morning and meditate at our lovely Buddhist chapel. Subtle electric lighting, supplemented by kerosenelamps, provides the evening illumination. The Ladakh Sarai is committed to minimizing our impact on the fragile ecosystem around Leh, and also to promoting traditional Ladakhi culture.
 
All water is heated by solar panels, our yurts are low to the ground and made of local bamboo and canvas, and we minimize our electrical dependency. Plentiful gardens adorn winding pathways through the resort, and the diverse arbor grove provides shade for our yurts. The Sarai is surrounded by the farmland of the small village of Ayu, so it is sure to stay quiet and maintain a neighborhood feel for years to come. Our friendly staff wear traditional Ladakhi dress and treat each guest with familiar Ladakhi hospitality. Each room is decorated with local materials and adorned with fine crafts.
 
The Sarai also has a growing edible foods garden which provides most ingredients for our communal meals. Enjoy fresh, local, organically grown food cooked to perfection breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Ladakh Sarai serves as an ideal base for treks and jeep safaris throughout the Western Himalayan Mountain region. We can help to arrange any travel needs you and your group may have.
 
  • 14 beautifully appointed Yurts( Mongolian style cottage) with attached bath amidst poplar, willow and apricot trees. Each rooms with view of the Stok Ranges and Stok Kangri.
  • All rooms heated with Bukharis between 15th April to 30th June and 25th August to 15th Oct. which works as terrific heating system.
  • All room with hot shower from 3 different sources of hot water system
  • All rooms fitted with LCD Television with Airtel Satellite and Intercom.
  • Cuisines that ranges from Gujarti-North Indian, Continental, Chinese, Mexican and Ladakhi.
  • Two dining and two lounging area for evening gathering –heated with Bukharis.
  • 24 hours electricity backup.
  • Doctor on call and 24 hours emergency oxygen cylinder in stock