Back in the 1970’s, the first travelers discovered Ladakh as an ancient Himalayan Cultural ecosphere that time itself has forgotten. The organic and self-sufficient lifestyle of the people here touched many of them and has since been recorded in many books and documentaries on Cultural and Ecology of the Himalayan panorama of Ladakh. Back in those days, Ule Ethnic Resort was a farmhouse where Nature provided everything needed for the basic domestic lifestyle of the big family it housed. This brought to the camp the first Eco travelers, writers, environmentalists and artists who would spend days in and around the campsite, reflecting the energy and the scenic wonder of the camp.
The expansion of the camp was required by the increasing interest of the travelers as it is strategically situated on the Leh-Srinagar highway around 70 km from Leh, an hour distance from the famous Alchi and Likir monastery dating back to the 11th century and 2 hours from Lamayuru monastery and is at the heart of the Sham region of Lower Ladakh at 10,000 ft. (3,300m).
Since then Ule Ethnic Resort has developed into a complete eco resort that provides today’s traveler with parallel facilities at par with the outside world while maintaining the ancient wisdom of what has passed on from our forefathers. As of today Ule Ethnic Resort stands alone as the only eco resort that is running an organic stay with the food grown in the vegetable garden at the camp site, electricity produced by our unique mini micro hydro power for each occupation and a campus that so well blends technology with today’s tourist consumption pattern issues of the Himalayas.
We have developed a completely sustainable model of Eco-tourism that gives today’s eco-conscious traveler a light conscience of traveling the Himalayan without any impact if not contributing to the fragile Ecology. From food to materials used for setting up the resort to the power that runs through the campsite, it’s a model that has been worked out as an answer to most of the questions asked by the environmental activists who have travelled to Ladakh and questions the inflow of tourism and its impact on the local flora of the place.
Today we have 31 canvas huts and 15 Independent Cottages/ Chalets that has it’s own mini micro hydro power plants for generating electricity designed in the most Ecological architectural understanding as applicable to the Himalayan region of Ladakh. The resort opens to the great Indus River in the Himalayas that was instrumental in the setting up of the Indus Valley civilization and there is an opening at the resort that opens to the river bank just a walk through the resort. Its rich Apple and Apricot grooves with its juicy fruit to pluck from the trees and to enjoy gives live a basic meaning that brings our western travelers closer to Mother Nature and its abundance of Providence.
We at Ule Ethnic Resort have a dedicated crew developing an out of the world experience for our guests and travelers, bringing them up close to an ancient life of blessings and resonance with Mother Nature and here you are sure to experience bliss at its very simplicity and basics.
Ule Ethnic Resort is well equipped to make the stay of your family memories.
The resort has many indoor and outdoor common spaces for the family to enjoy a nice family time together.
Ule Ethnic Resort also provides outdoor adventure sports like rock climbing, hiking in the valley, white water rafting in Indus River, birding, and wildlife spotting hikes.
The resort houses an elaborate library on travel, ecology, and culture of Ladakh and Himalayas for the ones interested in knowing more about the region.
The Spa at Ule Ethnic Resort is exclusively designed keeping in mind the daylong journey to reach the resort. Enjoy a reflexology session or get a nice relaxing massage at our Spa.