Wilderness Home Jibhi
Best Homestays in Jibhi
Your home in the Himalayas
Wilderness Homestays in Himachal is an experiential retreat nestled amongst lush green mountain slopes of Jibhi valley in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. The boutique property is spread across three acres of private land which was traditionally used for farming and had only a small hut (called doghri in local language) overlooking the farm. The farm hut evolved step-by-step into a luxury accommodation which now provides all modern amenities for a comfortable stay to the travellers seeking unique experiences in the Himalayas.
The original hut was transformed to an indigenous kath-kuni styled home made with mud and stones. Two luxuriously designed wooden suites Raghupur Fort Room & Balo Room are a part of this traditional home.
Over the years we added another Kothi (mansion) styled structure on a little elevation which has premium wooden rooms with a blend of traditional and modern styles. Jalori Pass Room, Serolsur Room and Chehni Kothi Room are a part of this structure. The rooftop overlooking the valley from all the sides is as an open air yoga studio in the day and a cosy lounging area in the evening.
Our latest addition to the land is a modern residential unit, at the highest elevation. The Iris Block is a 3bhk luxurious villa with a small kitchenette and all modern amenities required for a comfortable long stay. We also let out individual rooms as per the availability
As our property is built on a spacious terraced land, all our rooms give enough privacy and unobstructed views of the valley and the Himalayas from the private balconies. The nights are almost completely silent except for the distant murmuring of the river and the water fall, which will lull you to sleep.
The retreat has a natural spring water plunge pool with infinity edges which gives beautiful views of the Himalayan horizon. The pool is accessible to all our guests.
There is a gazebo with an outdoor seating surrounded with seasonal plants and vibrant flowers. It is a common area to meet other like-minded travellers staying with us over dinner or a cup of coffee. We serve food from our in-house kitchen cooked with ingredients from our own organic garden and orchard.
Wilderness Home has ample private space for car parking and WiFi in all the rooms.
Know your Host
Lalit is a passionate mountaineer and skilled at various adventure sports like paragliding, surfing and kayaking. After spending years of wandering and learning in the western Himalayas, western ghats and southern coasts of India, he had an epiphany to use tourism as a medium to human wellbeing. He returned to his native valley in Himachal Pradesh and built a home for everyone who seeks a home in the Himalayas, a home that is designed to give positive vibes for a community based living. As an adventure expert and a yoga teacher, Lalit extends his learnings to his guests for their mental, physical and spiritual wellness.
He is a self-made entrepreneur and keeps himself involved in a continuous process of learning and giving back.
His professional credits include:
- Founding member of Jibhi Valley Tourism Development Association.
- Trained yoga teacher in Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga.
- Degree holder in Tourism and Travel Services Management from IGNOU, Delhi.
- MOI certified mountaineer from Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali.
- A recognised volunteer for rescue services in the Himalayas.
- Member and executive with various adventure associations in Himachal Pradesh.
- Naturalist with snake-handling.