The hotel has such clean and comfortable rooms equipped with geysers for hot water and ample charging points in each room. It also has an amazing sitting area in common space. The kitchen prepares some delicious local curries which are a must try :)
We stayed at this hotel for our trek to valley of flowers. We were two families staying with a total of 4 kids. When we reached Ghangaria, we had very low expectations of this place because of the hotels around. But Kuber Annexe did surprise us with the nicely done rooms. The linen felt fresh and the bathroom was quite decent sized. It also had a gyeser and that was a luxury. The restaurant food was decent, we did not have any issues with it. They even packed lunch for us for the trek and that really helped. When we needed cash (there are no ATMs), Bipin helpfully organized the same for us. Overall, I think Kuber Annexe is one of the best options to stay in Ghangaria. We were pleasantly surprised.
My family and I spent 3 nights at the Kuber Annex when we came to trek to the valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib. Bipin deserves all the glory as I know our trip would have been much more stressful trying to figure out all of the details if he had not done it for us! Not only didnhe plan us an amazing trip from pickup in Rishikesh, homestay in Govind Ghat, trek guiding to the valley and Hemkund Sahib, and back to Rishikesh. But he did it very quickly and very last minute. This was our only chance to see the Valley of Flowers before we leave the country and he made it everything we ever could have wanted! His knowledge of so many different flowers as well as his knowledge of the multiple religions at Hemkund Sahib was mind blowing! He spoke very good English also so communication was never an issue. The hotel fed us for all meals while we were there including sack lunches on hike days. The food was delicious and my children didn't even mind eating vegetarian the entire time, which was a new experience for them. They also have handmade winter hats and ear covers which both my daughter and I of course had to have! The wifi was out for most of the trip but honestly I didn't bother me! Sure I would have liked to call my family to show them where we were but it made it to where we spent more quality time as a family and less evening time on our phones in the room. I truly wish we would have to opportunity to go back again before we move because I wouldn't hesitate! A huge thanks to Bipin and all of the staff at the Kuber Annex for making this trip happen for us and be so wonderful! Some things that you must know before you go! Always take motion sick medicine. The drive from Rishikesh is very rough and has construction alot of the way. I took motion sick meds and still endednup getting sick. The initial 10k trek into the hotel is brutal. No, we were not prepared in any way as this was such a last min trip but it's pretty much steep uphill the entire way. It definitely took us longer than the expected 3-5 hours. The trek to the vally of flowers is SUPPPPPER steep and very rocky. Our feet were extremely sore after it because more of the way the rocks are not flat as they have to redo the trail every few years due to glaciers. It is 100% worth the sore feet just be prepared it's a long way up on uneven rocks. The trail is also very intimidating going back down in my opinion but the view is breathtaking the entire way! We used mules to get to Hemkund Sahib. Personally I think that trek would be the most difficult and after 2 days of back to back steep hiking there was no way I had it in me to do a third. It costs about 2500inr for both up and down. Worth it in my opinion. But the mules are not for the faint of heart. You spend alot of the way up on the very edge of the trail feeling like you might fall to your death any minute and the way down is extremely painful on the bum due to the rockyness and slipping on the trail. Still I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. We all enjoyed Hemkund Sahib and I'm thrilled my children were able to immerse themselves in culture we might never get another chance to. We took lots of snacks and water for the trail however there are plenty of stops on the 10k trek up to stop for food, water and snacks ifnyou don't want to carry them. We could have made it without them but my kids enjoy their granola bars. …
If the host of your place of stay is always helpful, understanding and cooperative then any place can turn into a beautiful abode. Ghangria is a very small place; it sleeps nearly 7-8 months in a year and active only for 4/5 months. It is a tough challenge to run a hotel and make it viable and offer the best of everything. There are few hotels but hardly one or two are worth mentioning. And Kuber Annex is undoubtedly may be the top. Mr. Bipin Chauhan, owner of the property, is always ready to address your needs; top of that he is well conversant with the area in fact he can guide you perfectly for Valley of Flowers or Hemkund Sahib. So when you have a hands on guy, your trip can move smoothly without any hitch. The most important thing is, Mr. Bipin constantly tries his best to ensure your stay is comfortable and satisfying.…
Its the best place in Ghagharia. Flexibility,service levels, friwndly staff and food quality are standout. Rooms require some renovation as they are a bit old and require some improved furnishing now.
Mr Bipin Chauhan , proprietor , of this basic but fully adequate hotel is the best person to assist you on any aspect of this difficult trek . His hotel , within the constraints of a desolate location , provides all help possible . the food is good and readily prepared according to your taste . Rooms are clean and cheerful . Highly recommended for the purpose it serves .
There are a lot of ponderables and variables when a senior citizen couple visits the Valley on their own . A very tough trek . But at least the accommodation was rock solid for us . No complaints or problems at all . Breakfast at 6 ? Dinner at 6 ? You don't have to ask twice . Most willing and helpful staff . They go out if their way to make you as comfortable as possible in a desolate and difficult place . To top it all , Mr Bipin Chauhan , proprietor , talked to us daily from Joshimath , enquiring about our well being . Highy appreciated and wholeheartedly recommended .
In Ghangaria you will not find a better or cleaner hotel. The in house restaurant is an add on advantage. You can ask for room service. Rooms are cosy and airy. The view from first floor is better. Staff is very helpful. Please carry cash for payments as there is no atm or internet in Ghangaria.
We stayed at hotel Kuber Annex for 3 nights. It was a pleasant stay. The staff is very cooperative and humble. They provide best service. Food is also good. Rates are a bit high but affordable since they provide all the services at such remote location. Geyser, fresh food, clean and service at door step. Highly recommended.
We had a bad experience at Kuber Annex on 21 July. The room which was given to us was on ground floor and was extremely bad - no geyser/ no hot water, no floor cover, very noisy and extremely cold. (Unlike what was promised) We expected a good rest after a long trek, but couldn't enter the room as it was extremely cold inside the room. Worst, was I did fell sick because of the cold room and could not sleep the entire night. The whole purpose of paying premium for this hotel was lost, since we expected a good rest when you get sick. Since the room was so cold, but had to stay outside. When asked the manager, we were not sh inifted to better room and were told - were occupied by other guests, in spite of doing an advance booking weeks before. Better rooms are available at Ghangria at Rs 500. When I raised this with Bipin, who had done the advance booking, there was no reply. Next day, we were shifted to first floor room which was better & have no complain for them …