Nestled within the captivating landscapes of Ladakh, the famous Nubra Valley presents itself as an adventure. The valley is an invitation to disconnect from the hustle of modern life and reconnect with nature and oneself. The remote village of Tegar houses an eco-conscious resort, Lchang Nang Retreat that is a window to the cultural richness and natural wonders of Nubra Valley.
With Nature In Luxury
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Surrounded by the peaks of Karakoram, Lchang Nang Retreat takes you on an immersive experience that goes beyond conventional hospitality. You step back in time here–when silks and spices used to be traded along the ancient Silk Road, linking China to Central Asia. Set amidst an orchard of elm, apricot, and apple trees, the 22-acre property combines luxury, sustainability, and cultural immersion.
In addition to the enchanting dunes, the retreat offers a rustic beauty that will warm your heart. The first sight of this resort is a brick house with yellow marigolds around it. They have cottages nestled among towering willows, poplars, and gnarly Siberian elms. Made with mud, stones and wood, the cottages are illuminated by LED lights and run on solar-powered grids.
The use of traditional Ladakhi motifs and locally sourced materials enhances the look of the cottages. Typical Ladakhi shingsak, or elaborate wood carvings above the windows, adorn the exteriors of grey stone buildings. Waking up to the panoramic views of the Nubra Valley from your window is an experience that will never be etched from your heart.
One of the defining features of Lchang Nang Retreat is its commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism. A true effort towards the fragile Himalayan ecosystem, an electric mattress on the bed and solar-powered heating panels in the bathroom keep you warm. The panels offer a novel and efficient heating option in this delicate habitat.
Local Dining Pleasures
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The culinary experience at Lchang Nang Retreat is a journey in itself. The food is a tribute to Ladakhi cuisine, and much of it comes from Lchang Nang’s own garden. How? The retreat is home to the first high-altitude passive solar hydroponic greenhouse in the region and grows greens, tomatoes, and herbs. Elevate your dining experience here with the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
For a morning coffee, the private garden overlooking snow-capped peaks is the ideal location. As the night falls and the temperature drops, sitting around a bonfire under the starry Ladakh sky becomes a ritual here.
The Kalon family, who have been residents of the area for many years, has made Lchang Nang an example of sustainable hospitality in this region, a rarity in itself. If you’re looking for a cosy stay with a warm local family, this retreat takes you on a journey into the heart of Ladakh’s soul. From stargazing at the dunes, and farm table dining to dinner under the elms, here you gain a profound appreciation for the natural beauty and cultural diversity that define Nubra Valley.
Whether you are a nature enthusiast or a cultural explorer, Lchang Nang leaves you with memories that linger long after you bid farewell to this Himalayan haven.
Where: Teggar Village, Nubra Valley, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
Cost: Starts from ₹29,264/night onwards
Cover image credits: Lchang Nang Retreat