Live the simple life on a fruit orchard with a village family. Just the kind of things a refreshing break is made of!

If you’ve had enough of your city life and are ready to take a break let this dreamy village be your only escape.
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“We welcome you to our self created paradise in the hills of Garhwal where peace and beauty go hand in hand. Our cottage rooms are done up beautifully by local artisans and are lit up with kerosene lamps when the sun goes down, providing a truly out of the world experience. Come, gaze at a million stars by the moonlight or just laze and enjoy the delicious local cuisine we offer. We promise, it’ll be a holiday you’ll remember for years to come.”

~ Team, Goat Village.

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Overview

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The Goat Village, Nag Tibba is a traditionally curated and crafted haven in the hills of Garhwal. At around 7700ft, the cottages are cozy and beautifully done up by the local artisans. Only locally available material has been put to use keeping the spirit of our local partner’s mission from diluting. The site is the midpoint for a popular trek to Nag Tibba.

Within the farm stay premises, we have two common/dining areas and a kitchen that gets lit up on renewable solar energy during the night. Rest of the space doesn't have electricity and gets lit up on candles and kerosene lamps in the evenings. For extra comfort, we do provide solar lamps during the nights. Hot water can be availed in buckets from a common, renewable resource.

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Stay

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A total of 10 cottages and condominiums have been built keeping in mind the more than 1000 years old architectural technique called ‘Koti Banal’, which is indigenous to Garhwal Himalayas. The neat Garhwali cottages are best suited for the travellers wishing to experience the local way of life. These cottages are designed to cover the basics and provide for an unforgettable living experience. The location not only brings out the adventurer in you, but the warm comfort food served also ensures that we turn you into a food lover. The place can comfortably accommodate up to 45 people and is suitable for solo travelers, families, kids, pets and different age-group.

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Food & Drinks

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Meals at the village are a hearty affair. The villagers know how to make the guests happy! The village has a common dining area where meals are served. Local delicacies and specialties are the norm and we rely on our Garhwali kitchen staff to bring together some amazing local flavors. All the produce used for cooking purposes is sourced locally.

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Activities

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Eat the traditional indigenous stuff, milk the goats, read, get your hands dirty in the farming, go for some tranquil treks or simply do nothing and chill. Nag Tibba is a trekker’s delight. Though it is a relatively unknown trail near Mussoorie, it can easily be considered one of the best weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi. For those who want to walk in the forests, climb up to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies, the Nag Tibba trek is just perfect

  • The Goat Village to Nag Tibba Summit (9915 ft) via Nag-Tibba Base (8530 ft).
  • Distance from The Goat Village: 4 Km to summit.
  • Time: Around 3 hours to summit, plus 2 hours descent, depending up on one’s fitness level.
  • The route is mostly a gradual walk with a small section of steep ascent for 10 minutes in between.

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Costs

The accommodation is a mix of condominiums and cottages and following are the standard tariffs for per night:

Solo Traveller: INR 4250 per night excluding 5% GST
Twin Sharing: INR 3250 per person per night excluding 5% GST
3-4 travellers: INR 2750 per person per night excluding 5% GST
Shared Condominium: INR 2500 per person per night excluding 5% GST
0-5years: Complimentary
6-12years: INR 1500 per person

Inclusions:

Pre Planned Dining Experiences during B/Fast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner. Non-veg meals:INR 250 per person per meal.
Perennial/filtered drinking water and hot water in buckets (we don’t have Electric geysers but buckets from a renewable source).

Travel assistance for pick & drop: As per actual cost.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund of the booking amount in case the cancellation is intimated seven days prior to the date of arrival. Provision for refund is not applicable for any cancellation within a week of arrival.

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Location

Dehradun to Laser Gaun via Mussoorie is around 99 kilometers and roughly 3.5 hours. This is a faster route if you're travelling from Dehradun/Haridwar/Rishikesh. QUICK ROUTE - Dehradun - Mussoorie - Nainbagh - Pantwari - Laser Gaun. From Laser Gaun, a 2 kilometer trek to The Goat Village starts.

Nearest Airport – 134 kms from Dehradun Airport + 2 km trek
Nearest Railway station – 99.7 Kms from Dehradun Railway Station + 2 km trek
Nearest Bus Stand – 25 kms from Nainbaagh + 2 km trek

Things to note:

  • Bathrooms: Each room comes with an attached bathroom.
  • Electricity: The rooms have no electricity and are lit up with candles and lamps at night. Carry torches and power back-ups for charging mobiles as needed.
  • Phone, Internet and TV: There are no TVs, but plenty of natural beauty and interaction with the hosts & villagers around to keep you entertained. Most phone networks catch signal here which can be erratic.
  • Pets: Allowed.
  • Alcohol: We don't serve liquor. However, if you're carrying your own, be extremely discreet & responsible about it. It's prohibited in the public spaces in The Goat Villages. We promote being 'high on nature'.

Checklist:

  1. Clothing: April to Sept: Cottons with light woollens.
    Oct to March: Heavy woollens
  2. For the 2 km trek, if you wish to hire a pony for yourself or to carry the luggage, please do let us know in advance. Local pony drivers charge around INR 500 per pony/mule, which could carry 100 Kg of luggage, sufficient enough for 6 people. Having these 'no-road destinations' is one of our commitments to help the local communities earn some easy revenues through us. However, we still advise you to carry light to walk like the Himalayan natives to reach the village.
  3. Carrying your own towels, soaps and other toiletries will help us avoid the wastage of gallons of water which goes into washing, and in minimizing the use of chemicals in the form of washing powder etc.
  4. We don't have electricity. Kitchen gets lit in the nights on solar panels and offers limited power for charging phones and other necessary equipment. Please carry a handy flash light/torch with extra batteries.
  5. You’ll be amidst wilderness while hiking or exploring around. Do carry insect-repellent ointments, oils or creams to stay protected from seasonal bugs.
  6. Trekking shoes, water bottle

DISCLAIMER:

We are operating without electricity and we don't serve gourmet meals. We do provide candles and solar torches for your comfort though. We live and promote the philosophy of 'smart minimalism' and we are an 'absolute no', if you are seeking conventional hospitality.


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Responsible Travel

It is an initiative having multiple social dimensions. The Green People Organization has partnered with locales across the state and is managing them to create basic lifestyle experiences for visitors. Each cluster of these accommodation locations are engaged in Goat Farming and many other Agro practices to provide a better livelihood to the locals, and to give a firsthand experience to tourists in basics of Life Sciences.

The Green People, our partner, is a community that is working towards a conceptually new blend of Eco-Tourism, Agro-Tourism and Rural-Tourism. Their efforts are driven towards economic development of rural India by offering the insight into the impact of human beings on the environment and thus bridging the gap between rural and urban India. Their beliefs are rooted in reviving old traditions of farming and associated practices. We wish to make the land of the Gods the heaven it was. We together work towards letting the people of the hills stay and take up occupations that are gradually becoming redundant. Our desire is to promote development alongside ecologically responsible means.
Green People is a young organization run by spirited individuals who have come together for a common goal. Its Agenda is to bring significant environmental, conservation, social and economic benefits to all sectors of the society.

All the rooms are done up by local artisans and made up of locally available resources. The village has provided livelihood to the people of the village who mostly consider migrating to cities to do odd jobs and earn a living. Operating without electricity is a challenge that has been taken up successfully by the village and adds to its beauty. A starry night in the village is a memory many take back with them forever.

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