There is something about Sonaugi – something that hushes the din inside you as you enter its strong, silent air to look in the eye the spectacular white ranges of the Dhauladhars up above the Beas. At an altitude of 1920 M / 6300 ft, folded neatly away from swarming Manali, Sonaugi was the farm land of the nearby villagers who are said to have found golden wheat growing here and so named it Sona-ugi (Land of the Golden Crop). And here, set amidst towering Himalayan Cedars (Deodar) on three sides and apple orchards on one, you’ll find the Sonaugi Homestead, painstakingly hand-built by Italian architect Eris Binda in the traditional Kath-Kuni construction style to blend seamlessly with rustic charms of it surrounds. With large yet cozy, well-appointed rooms and beautifully designed bathrooms, the Homestead offers you all the simple creature comforts and warm hospitality that makes it the perfect haven to soak up the magic of lush tranquility, or to even go exploring around.
The Homestead offers 5 well-appointed, comfortable rooms. The Tariff includes all meals, services etc.
Sonaugi is about 560 km from Delhi by road. You can drive via, or even fly down till, Kullu from where the Homestead is less than an hour’s drive.
Our suggestion is to lie low in Sonaugi. Just be. Soak in the silences. There is a small library from which guests find the occasional read – but strong recommendation is to bring your own books that you’ve long waited to delve into, in peace. But if you choose to seek activity, there are quite a few short walks and hikes that we’d be happy to organise:
A Walk to the Beas
A delightful walk through Cedar lined paths up to the Beas river flowing down in the valley, just 20 minutes away.
Janna Village Walk
As you climb up the kuccha path from the Homestead, you will reach Janna village in an hour. Janna is among the oldest villages of the valley – although most of the residents have moved down to Arcchandi on the left bank of the Beas.
If you so wish, we can even organise longer hikes and treks for you, including: Chandrakhani-Malana Trek, Sonaugi-Nashala Walk, Nashala-Naggar Walk
Child between 5 & 12 years (with or without extra bed) - INR 500 /child /night
Adult (anyone aged 12 yrs or more) - INR 1500 /person /night
Angling: Day permits @ Rs. 500 per permit at Sangla. Please get your own angling equipment.
(Trout fishing is banned from Nov 1-Feb 28 and other fishing banned from Jun1- Jul31)
Trekking: Guides available for nature walks @ Rs. 1500 per guide per day in Sangla and Rs. 1200 in rest of the retreats .
Rappelling/Rock Climbing: Rs. 500 per person (minimum 4 persons) - at Sangla only
Transport: Innova/Scorpio available for hire ex Delhi/Chandigarh/Shimla.
Laundry: At an extra charge.
Bar- be- Cue: At an extra charge.
Local dance (in Shoja): INR 12000/-
Inner Line permit: INR 500 per person - for crossing over from Rekong Peo to Tabo and vice- versa and for foreigners only.
Credit card payment: No
BOOKING, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
CONFIRMATION: 100% advance payment to confirm booking.
Minimum : 20% of full amount.
Less than two weeks of arrival date (or tour start date) : 50% of full amount.
Less than one week of arrival date (or tour start date) : Full amount.
PLEASE NOTE: In case the booked camp / retreat is inaccessible due to natural calamities like floods, landslides… we will try to put you up at another Banjara Camp / Retreat; subject to your convenience & availability. Else, we will issue a transferable voucher for the FULL amount, which can be utilized at any of our camp/retreats till October 2019.
PAYMENT MODES & METHODS:
1. ONLINE TRANSFER into our current accounts in Axis Bank, HDFC Bank or Standard Chartered Bank
2. DIRECT CHEQUE DEPOSIT into our current accounts in Axis Bank, HDFC Bank or Standard Chartered Bank at any branch/ ATM in India
3. DIRECT CASH DEPOSIT, into our current account at any branch in India
4. By CASH or CHEQUE handed over personally (or by your rep) AT OUR DELHI OFFICE
5. OUTSTATION CHEQUE payments are acceptable only if they are delivered (or we get a scan of the bank deposit slip) at least 4 working days before the payment due date.
OUTSTATION PAYMENTS by a Payable at Delhi DD sent to our Delhi Office by courier/post.
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