Shel Ladakh

Shey Chuchot Road, Next Shashi Zampa Next to Shashi Zampa, Shey 194101 India
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The Nubra Valley, which literally translates to the 'valley of flowers' is quite unlike anywhere else - rolling sand dunes as far as the horizon, interrupted at intervals with lush foliage and eruptions of wild blooms. Fitted with a double bed, this suite is our take on the valley - minimal but rich, with a smattering of colour!
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Shel is a homestay located in the quiet village of Shey, 20 minutes outside of Leh, Ladakh. The home consists of three bedrooms, a library, drawing and dining areas, rooftop spaces and gardens. Each room, corner and detail tells a story - curated through locally sourced 'finds', but designed with absolute minimalism in mind - so at Shel you're part of the local heritage but not far from luxurious comfort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Lazy river
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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English, Hindi
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KismetJewellNakai wrote a review Oct 2022
Chandigarh, India73 contributions38 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to Leh after nearly a decade, this time with our 4 year old. From our previous trip, we expected something basic but decent.

However when we arrived at Shel, we were blown away by it- so elegant in its simplicity nestled amongst nature. Situated next to the river Indus, a short walk from Shel takes you to beautiful creeks with crystal clear water. We enjoyed the billions of stars from the roof every evening.

We were happy to chill and acclimatise for 48 hours (which the Shel team was very particular about and rightly so) because we got to sit and appreciate the sun rising and setting each day and what a show it was!

Enough praise cannot be expressed for the tireless staff who always greeted you with a cold towel on your arrival from anywhere (whether a short walk or a whole day's trek). The food was fantastic -they catered to all our daughters needs amongst our own and the whole experience elevated by the personalized service of the on site manager.

You can tell Shel is not an establishment, its a destination and an experience. One which you shouldn't miss. We cant wait to re-visit!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 13 Oct 2022
Dear Kismet, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Shel. It was a pleasure having you and the family stay with us and we are so glad the little one got to experience nature as it should be. We look forward to having you over again, soon! Best wishes from our entire team!
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RamitGupta wrote a review Oct 2022
Noida10 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We, a family of 4, stayed at this amazing property in early June 2022. There are many reasons to rate it 5/5. First of all the property has been built deliberately to be environmentally responsible, and very comfortable.
Location is very nice. Just outside Leh and on the banks of a river. The pictures enclosed says it all.
The resident staff and chef are very caring. Our choice of food pallettes were taken care off. Food we had here was the best we had across entire Ladakh. The local food cooked was also very delicious.
To top it off, resident manager, Hajra, is quite helpful and caring. We got loads of recommendations for sight seeing and shopping; also help in travel arrangements...
Whenever the next travel happens, we will definitely plan to stay again at Shel. A true wonder trove
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Dear Mr. Gupta, Thank you for your compliments and for sharing your experience. It was a pleasure having you and the family stay with us and we hope you will be back again for a longer stay! It is great to hear that the food was the best across your entire journey and we hope to make it better and keep challenging ourselves. Best wishes to the family on behalf of our entire team!
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Akshita P wrote a review Oct 2022
New Delhi, India2 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shel is one of those special places that stay with you long after you’ve left. This incredible home and it’s equally incredible and warm resident managers offer an experience that lets you immerse yourself in Ladakh’s mesmeric landscape. My favourite thing was waking up to some breathtaking mountain views and sitting and viewing the light change across the landscape from the comfort of Shel’s luxurious yet cozy rooms. Its location is just far enough from the main city so you can enjoy idling by the Indus and watching birds in the surrounding marshlands, but close enough for you to hit up all the important spots on the tourist trail. The famed Thiksey monastery is just a 10 minute car ride away. If you’re travelling alone or in a group, Shel is just the place to tuck yourself in for a few nights.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Dear Akshita P, thank you so much for your informative review of Shel! We are very lucky when it comes to views and are so happy that we are able to share that with you, our guests. The Thiksey morning prayers are indeed a favourite of ours too! We hope to see you again soon - to watch the colours of the landscape in another season!
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Tania K wrote a review Oct 2022
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Incredible stay at Shel. We stayed here the first 2 nights to acclimatise and couldn’t have asked for a better home-style experience. We had our 4 year old son with us who had a bit of a cold and promptly a steam machine and medicines were procured.
The food is really wholesome and is prepared with seasonal ingredients.
Rooms are spacious and the whole home feels like your personal space. Great destination to travel to with friends.
The staff is really prompt and helpful.
Must visit !
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid tourist season.
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 2 Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We loved having you and the family stay with us and it was a pleasure to spend time with young Jahan. We hope he will come back again and can enjoy more experiences with us as he grows older. Our menu will keep evolving seasonally and hopefully one day you will have had it all!! :) Until next time!
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Anica K wrote a review Oct 2022
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This place is a sacred hidden gem that lets you experience the stark beauty of nature in Ladhak like no other. It is chic, luxurious, comfortable and just perfect in every sense. The food is outstanding and the team led by Hajra is warm and efficient and silently take care of all your needs without even letting you know!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 13 Oct 2022
Thank you for your generous comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon!!
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swarup165 wrote a review Oct 2022
New Delhi, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my second stay at this independently owned and managed property. Wonderful property at a comfortable distance from Leh town. The resident Manager and her team are very knowledgeable about the region and took care of all our needs.
The property itself is fantastic, we had booked the entire property and I stayed in the Nubra Valley Suite which had great views.
Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Get to know the resident hosts. Fantastic people.
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 2 Oct 2022
Dear Mr. Swarup, it was a delight having you back here and we are so glad your stay was comfortable. We look forward to seeing you next year again, for a longer stay!
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RDATN wrote a review Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first visit to this property. It's about 15 mins drive outside Leh town. Stunning views, very friendly and attentive team, modern amenities.

Was a feeling of being pampered while in the lap of nature.

Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Copper Room has great views, although all rooms are fantastic!
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 6 Oct 2022
Dear RDATN, Thank you so much for taking the time to share you experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will come back again with the family!
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siya wrote a review Oct 2022
New Delhi, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I always knew Ladakh to be a place of serenity and beauty, but staying here at Shey, made me reach a place in my heart and mind which were blank and peaceful. A spot of complete tranquility and silence which I have stored safely to return to when living in a busy city.
Least to say the food was impeccable and healthy! Beyond Bliss with attention to detail being of sheer indulgence. I will return again and again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 13 Oct 2022
Dear Supersiya, we are so glad you were able to soak in the peace and quiet at Shel and that we made a memorable impression. You know you are always welcome back when the city gets too much for you and we hope to see you again here.
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Namrata wrote a review Oct 2022
New Delhi, India2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is the bomb! If you want to spend a couple of blissful days chilling in one of the sweetest spots in Ladakh then Shel is it. Great vibe, awesome food and secret picnic spots, this place rules and I’ll definitely be back.

More power to the team and a special mention for Hajra ( the resident manager ), she’s a treasure trove for all things local and great fun to hang with. Go Shelllllll :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Shel Ladakh, General Manager at Shel Ladakh
Responded 2 Oct 2022
Dear Namrata, thanks for taking the time to write this! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shel and definitely hope to share more secret spots with you when you are back :)
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Devika S wrote a review Dec 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved this boutique homestay in Ladakh! The vibe is super cozy, traditional and zen with all the modern comforts you need. Waking up to those mountain views was unreal. The rooms and bathrooms are comfy and VERY well designed. Plus, the hosts are amazing - they really know how to make you feel at home and help you get the most out of your Ladakh trip. The food is fantastic - fresh, wholesome and delicious. Definitely coming back here on my next trip!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RDATN wrote a tip Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Copper Room has great views, although all rooms are fantastic!"
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Tania K wrote a tip Oct 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid tourist season."
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swarup165 wrote a tip Oct 2022
New Delhi, India7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get to know the resident hosts. Fantastic people."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shel Ladakh
Which popular attractions are close to Shel Ladakh?
Nearby attractions include Thiksey Monastery (2.3 km), Stakna Monastery (7.3 km), and Shey Monastery (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shel Ladakh?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Shel Ladakh?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Shel Ladakh?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Shel Ladakh?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shel Ladakh?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Cloud, Syah Ladakh, and Shelkhang Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shel Ladakh?
Yes, guests have access to a yoga room during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shel Ladakh?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Shel Ladakh?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shel Ladakh?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Shel Ladakh?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort (12.7 km).