January 17, 2017

Looking for some inspiration for your next vacation? Try these less explored, off beat destinations tucked away in the mountains. These breathtaking Airbnb spots in the Himalayas will surely give you holiday goals.

1. Tranquil Cottage

Looking to get away from the noisy city life? Wake up instead to the sound of the Jogni waterfalls on the banks of river Beas. Spend your evening with a hot cup of tea on the cottage balcony as  you admire the snow capped peaks of Rohtang pass.

Where: Old Manali

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

Shobla Pine Cottage

2. A Mud Hut in the Snow

Imagine living in a forest surrounded with bright rhododendrons and some furry friends for company? Despite being buried in foot deep snow in the winters, Chopta is like a mini Switzerland in Uttarakhand. This is a place for serious adventurers, whose definition of fun is trekking to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib and valley of flowers.

Where: Chopta, Uttarakhand

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

Mud hut in Chopta

3. Houseboat on the Lake

Different times of the day throw up different sights to behold here. Take a shikara ride to the early morning floating market, or just to float around the lake. The view at dusk turns the horizon inky blue. Don’t forget to pick up some authentic saffron and local handicrafts. There are food shops in the middle of the lake too.

Where: Dal Lake, Kashmir

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

Shikara in Dal Lake

4.  A Home in the Waterfalls

This is an ideal place to spend time with yourself. Meditate, practice yoga, read, write or just go and watch beautiful butterflies. The home stay will allow you to experience real Sikkimese cuisine and soak in the Buddhist traditions. There is also a waterfall right across this home.

Where: Rumtek, Sikkim

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

Homestay in Rumtek

5. Aloha, Luxury

Chill in the terrace pool overlooking the Ganges. Even though it’s a 2-bedroom apartment, the vast green horizon and the spacious surrounding will give you the feel of a villa.

Where: Tapovan, Uttarakhand

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

2 bedroom apartment in Tapovan

6. River Camping in Leh

Enjoy the panaromic view of the Himalays as you lay under the stars in the camping site. You can fill up your days with rafting, trekking, playing sports on the beach side. At night, cozy up with a bonfire and lots of hot soup.

Where: Base of Indus River, Leh

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

Indus river camp

7. A View to Reckon with

A great place in the heart of bustling McLeodganj. You can enjoy evening strolls in the market area of trek up to the serene monasteries nearby. The food here, will especially leave you spellbound.

Where: McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

Anandam Home Stay

8. Farm House in the Himalayas

Visit this family run organic farmhouse to get a closer view of rustic Himalayan village life. Lend a hand around the lush fruit orchards, learn about cattle farming, take short walks with lots of furry home pets and enjoy scrumptious home cooked meals.

Where: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Airbnb spots in the Himalayas

Himalayan Orchards Hut