Tethys Himalayan DEN

Tethys Himalayan DEN

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#2 of 4 guest houses in Kaza
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Tethys Himalyan DEN is an eco-friendly homestay-styled mountain lodge. Located at a vantage point with 6 guest rooms, a big common / recreation room and in-house kitchen, the DEN boasts of Panoramic views from every room. Set away from the noise and madness, the location makes the DEN the perfect setting for those looking for a quiet time as well as the adventure junkie.
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Chicham Khas, Kaza 172114 India
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TanviSehgal wrote a review Jun 2021
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic homestay with a beautiful vibe. It's aesthetically minimalistic, and the rooms have ginormous windows which let in so much sunlight and warmth. Super comfortable, clean and dreamy! The hosts are lovely and the main baithak provides a lovely place to play games, get to know other guests and just generally chill (: the rooms are extremely clean, warm and insulated, even in very cold weather, and there's provision for added warmth for the winters!
I had an amazing time living there and exploring Spiti. The hosts were extremely helpful in giving suggestions and arranging for all our needs! It's also easy to spot wildlife around Chicham and even from the homestay, as it is situated in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary. A must stay if you're traveling around Spiti, it's got something for everyone who visits, ranging from hikes, treks & wildlife to just a beautiful place to chil in a warm beautiful space with insane views!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 7 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time out to review us and for your kind words. Nothing makes us happier than to know that our guests had a great time with us and loved the effort we have put into making Tethys Himalayan DEN what it is at a location like ours. We hope to see you again.
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Neha Kohli wrote a review Jun 2021
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India45 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the breathtaking views to the warm hospitality, this place was more than a pleasant surprise for us. 45 min drive further from Kaza makes this place even more remote and that's one of the many things we loved about it. The rooms are tastefully designed and the property is meticulously operated (by Mohit) keeping eco-living as the main essence. Yes, it might mean that you'd not have the luxury of power supply for long hours or even hot water for a bath but somehow none of these take away from the charm of the place. The internet (jio) is super sketchy here but that didn't bother us much because you don't feel the need to pick up your phone when you're there. Food is good, the service prompt and the people are awesome company.
They surprised us with a birthday cake that was arranged from main Kaza (45 mins away!) and that is something we can never forget. The most memorable birthday celebration in many many years!
And yes, there is this cute little dog called Piggy who is adorably mischievous.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Snow Leopard room has the best view!
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 7 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time out to review us and for your kind words. Nothing makes us happier than to know that our guests had a great time with us and loved the effort we have put into making their stay memorable. We had a great time with you and your husband. Thank you for choosing Tethys Himalayan DEN for celebrating your husband's birthday. We hope to see you again.
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Raba raza wrote a review Jul 2021
New Delhi, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Tethys Himalayas at our very first visit to Spiti in June 2021. We stayed there for 4 nights and I must say that our experience was marvelous. Spiti became all the more special because of our stay at Tethys. The hosts - Mohit and Ritu are amazing. For us, it was not a place to stay rather an experience that we will keep in our heart forever. We would highly recommend Tethys to anyone who is visiting spiti. The food, rooms, bedding, other amenities - all were on point. We have travelled extensively in India and I must say this has been the best experience so far.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 7 Nov 2021
Thank you for visiting and revisiting us, hosting you guys has been an absolute pleasure. There is nothing more reassuring than when someone comes back to stay with us, which you did. Hope to see more of guys. Safe travels until then.
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Nikhil N wrote a review Jun 2022
New Delhi, India41 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Tethy's den for a day, among all the stays across our Spiti Circuit (including homestay, guesthouses and hotels), Tethy's was the least engaging, impractical, stay we had.

The host of the property was almost hidden or not available.. we expected to have conversations with the host similar to other properties..

+ We were charged obnoxiously high charges for lunch without informing the charges.

2stars for Faizanul and his hospitality (else would rated 1), rest suggest travellers to explore other places at Chicham
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 15 Jul 2022
Hi, Thank you for taking the time out to review us. We take feedback seriously and it pains us a little when we receive feedback like this. Before addressing the points made by you I would like to mention here that you were on a tour organised by an agent and the level of expectations or the communication between you and your travel agent clearly did not match the realities of travelling to a place like Spiti. 1. A property promises you the facilities, food and comfort that it is supposed to offer. To expect the owner of the property sit down with every guest on every day is by no means possible and even more so when your stay is taken care of the way it was promised to your agent. 2. To pay for something that you consume and complain about it is the weirdest thing there can be. We were informed by your agent to keep lunch ready for you and so we did. Whether it was an inclusion in your trip or not is between you and your travel provider. We only charged you for it once you checked with your agent at the time of check out if the meal was included in your package, which it wasn't. If getting a full meal spread at 14000 ft above sea level where most things are unavailable for 400 rs per person is obnoxiously high, I wonder what you might think about the places, cafes and restaurants that you visit in your city of residence. I apologise for the tone of my text but it's bothersome to find such disconnect between expectations and realities of the places you travel to. I hope this will help you plan and communicate better with your travel provider for your next journey. Regards
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BhaktaPatnaik wrote a review Jul 2022
Mumbai, India82 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In Chicham, beyond the highest bridge in the world, in the realm of the Snow Leopard, is this hidden gem. The warmth of the rooms, the freshness of the food, even the hot water, is a testimony to the love and effort of the staff and the owner. Every room is a room with a view. Every detail is thought of and taken care of. A truly remarkable place in a truly remarkable place.

The food, Spitian and otherwise, was delicious. The rooms were spotless and clean.

Mohit, thank you for making our stay so special. Wish we had a few more days to spend at THD. Hoping to be there again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 15 Jul 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us Bhakta,. It was a pleasure hosting you and the entire group from OneLatitude. I am happy to know that we were able to make your stay comfortable with the limited resources we have at hand. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again. Regards
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Bhani wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A trip to Spiti valley is incomplete without visiting Tethys Himalayan Den in Chicham. From the simplicity of the village town and grandeur views from our cozy and beautiful rooms to the ever smiling helpful host of the homestay (Mohit ), we couldn't have asked for more . Its a must visit for a relaxing, rejuvenating and adventurous experience. The views from the rooms are breathtaking. The staff is friendly and food is on point.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 7 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time out to review us. It was a lot of fun hosting all 4 of you. It's nice to know that you loved your stay and our location. . Nothing makes us happier than to know that our guests loved the effort we have put into making Tethys Himalayan DEN what it is at a location like ours. We hope to see you all again.
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Divyaditya Singh wrote a review Oct 2021
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A great place with delicious food. The rooms were amazing and each of them had a top view. Moreover, Mohit’s a v friendly host. He even took us on a trek when we requested. If you’re going to Chicham, do stay at Tethys.
10/10 recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 7 Nov 2021
Thank you for taking the time out to review us and for your kind words. Nothing makes us happier than to know that our guests had a great time with us and loved the effort we have put into making Tethys Himalayan DEN what it is at a location like ours. We hope to see you again.
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Supratik wrote a review Jan 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom2,099 contributions453 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When my travel agent Mr Rajdan suggested this place for two nights at Kaza, I was in two minds. There were not many reviews, altitude is pretty high and a little far from the nearest hospital at Kaza in case of AMS.
But then I started doing my research in social media and the more I read the more I was impressed. If you have slightest sense of adventure and prefer peace and solitude to hustle bustle then this is the place for you. I stayed one night at Kaza and then two nights here and had no major problems with AMS.
The drive from Kaza to Chicham over the bridge is wonderful, even better is the drive from Chicham to Kyoto and Losar.
I have had very good experience with Banjara travels and I was pleased to learn that this property has tie up with them.
Practicalities : reaching the place was not difficult at all in May. It is one of the last houses in the small village and the last section is a bit steep. Small car may struggle in the winter.
There are various types of rooms so make it clear what type of room you have booked. I was given a standard corner room in the upper floor with wonderful views and some lovely donkeys and cows as neighbours. I was a solo traveler and there was plenty of space for me. I think for a couple space should not be an issue.
You should leave the shoes near the entrance to the long corridor and use the slippers provided. If you are hesitant to use other people's slippers just go barefoot or with socks for a few feet.
Bed and pillows were fine, had electric blanket.
Toilet was small but adequate with plenty of hot water on demand. The eating is typical Spiti style, sitting on the floor in the common area. I am a vegetarian and liked the meals offered very much. Amazing to find such good food in the remote area.
Plenty of tea and coffee on offer.
Absolutely top marks got to the manager Faizullah and the other staff. Faizullah is ever so helpful and willing to go the extra mile.
One of my goals was to see an Ibex but in two days I did not mange to get a decent shot. Some from very far.
Dusty, tired and dejected I returned and went straight to the dining area looking for some hot tea.
Faizulla asked me, “ Sir, Ibex dekhna hai ?” (Want to see Ibex?). I was gobsmacked and told him, “Is that even a question?”
Faizulla then proceed to tell me that while I was away he was scoping the horizon from his kitchen with his binocular and he had spotted a large herd of Ibex not too far from our homestay. Encouragingly the Ibices were moving up the slope while grazing and he was hopeful they would stay in that place for some time. I snatched the binocular from him. Lo and behold, there were the unmistakable scimitar horns, easily visible.
So there we went.
Faizulla in lead, me following. I was really surprised to see how tolerant the herd was. They could easily spot us but paid no attention and I could get within 30-50 metres. One big box ticked.
I'm aware of their tie up with Snow Leopard and one of my friends is going soon to their place on a snow leopard trip. I also hope to go one day.
Trust me, I have travelled far and wide and this was truly a wonderful place to stay. Kudos to Mr Mohit Gulati.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 15 Mar 2023
Hi and a big thank you for taking the time to write such an elaborate account of your time with us, we as a team live for and appreciate this to no end. We are happy to know that you had a great time in Chicham and even recommended us to your friends. Your detailed review is not only helpful to us but also helps anyone else planning a trip to a remote location like ours. We hope to see you again sometime. -Team TH DEN
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Voyager04595495986 wrote a review May 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I always look for properties with quiet locations and great view ……. This one has both !!!!
Faizullah is an excellent care taker and has OCD with respect to hygiene ,so the place was absolutely clean . Not to forget he is a entertainer too …..
This place is perfect for people who like to be with nature at its best .
Please make sure u acclimatize before u reach there , very very important.
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Date of stay: May 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ismail S wrote a review May 2022
Hyderabad, India7 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I lead wildlife photography expeditions, and I have been in a couple of places in Kibber earlier. Most of my clients are from outside India, and hence, I always made sure that even the smallest things are taken care of, so I Would write it all down to make sure we dont miss anything... even small things like time for cleaning the room every day.
This year, being 2022, I went to Tethys and was pleasantly and unequivocally surprised to see a place which fit my requirement to the last detail. Those large clear glass windows showcasing the beautiful snow covered mountains and also some wildlife like the Red Fox and Ibex, warm and spacious sit-out/eating area, nice and spacious and clean rooms with appropriate heating... it was all heaven sent. I did need to call the resident manager - Faizuallah one evening for lighting the fire as it had died out, but other than that, he made sure my participants and me, are all taken care of, rather pampered, fed with all the best food that you can get in -30DegC as we were there in Jan-Feb for the Snow Leopards, our rooms were regularly cleaned and kept warm. He was also available through the day in case we needed some more coffee, some snacks or something to munch on, and was ever ready to try different cuisines.
By far the best pizza, pasta, local Spitian food, and the other common Indian dishes, all were on point; not too spicy and not too bland, just about right. Frankly, Im super impressed with this place, its people and their hospitality. Shoutout to Mohit, who was there through out our trip and made sure we were made to feel at home.
All the best!!!
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for the rooms facing the mountains, and you might just get lucky with some wildlife sightings...
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Response from Mohit Gulia, Owner at Tethys Himalayan DEN
Responded 9 Jun 2022
Thanks Ismail! We are gearing up and preparing ourselves for the next time you visit in search of the Snow Leopard. It was a pleasure having you and we are looking forward to this winter too.
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640sameerp asked a question Aug 2021
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For booking and related information, visit our website or contact Srinivasa +919654641285.
Ismail S wrote a tip May 2022
Hyderabad, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the rooms facing the mountains, and you might just get lucky with some wildlife sightings as well."
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Kshitij Anilkumar wrote a tip Mar 2022
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the corner room overlooking the valley in the first floor"
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Neha Kohli wrote a tip Jun 2021
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India45 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Snow Leopard room has the best view!"
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₹4,171 - ₹4,505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshLahaul and Spiti DistrictKaza
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tethys Himalayan DEN
Which popular attractions are close to Tethys Himalayan DEN?
Nearby attractions include Kibber Village (3.0 km), Kye Monastery (6.0 km), and Key Monastery (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tethys Himalayan DEN?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Tethys Himalayan DEN?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tethys Himalayan DEN?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Tethys Himalayan DEN?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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