Splendor of Panchchuli through every window, Glistening calm water flowing in every brook.
Shankadhura, steeped in a history of being along an ancient trade and pilgrim route with a present which is uniquely rural and rich in both cultural & natural diversity, is a small village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Set amidst the majestic towering Panchachuli peaks, on the banks of Gori river and located close to the tri-junction of the international borders of India, Nepal, and Tibet, the village offers a unique frontier flavor.
The village homestays encourage the traveler keen on a deeper experience, to interact with the place and the people, with nature and culture, as an insider. You can either chose to be a quiet observer and enjoy your time with us soaking in the rural ambiance, or you are welcome to join us in a number of activities- some guided and structured, and others which are more organic and free-flowing, in rhythm of the daily lives of the mountain community and the imperatives of the seasons. Families welcome you to share your cooking skills, cook with fresh ingredient and get 'back to the basics' for those so inclined. Or learn to weave with wool on traditional looms, basket weave with a montane bamboo- crafts that are seasonally engaged in and are integral to a community that is highly dependent on its forests and rich natural heritage.
Stay: Comfortable homestays on twin-sharing basis.
Meals: All meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the village.
Activities: Rural Living, Hiking