GlampEco Stays Manali – Glamping in Geodesic Domes in Himachal Pradesh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Before booking our place please make sure you have gone through the following:

  1. You are required to make a 100% pre-payment to our accounts to confirm your booking with us. 
  2. Due to the extreme location of our glamping site we request you to ensure your own safety and of other accompanying you at all times.
  3. Any sort of drug use is not allowed. 
  4. GlampEco reserves the complete right to admission.
  5. Standard check-in time is: 2 pm;
    Standard check-out time is: 12 noon
  6. Children below 18 years (whether accompanied or unaccompanied by a guardian) are not allowed at GlampEco
  7. We do not recommend our place to aged and unfit individuals.
  8. Please carry a valid Govt Photo ID card for verifying the reservation. (PAN Card is not accepted as a valid ID)
  9. Cancellations would only be entertained 7 days prior to the standard check-in time. You can read more about the same on
  10. Please make sure you keep all your belongings safe. In any case, Glampeco will not be held responsible for any lost/stolen/damaged luggage.
  11. Non-resident guests are not allowed inside the property.
  12. Kindly ensure you have the proper gear ( thermals, boots, waterproof jackets and pants, etc) according to the weather ( for snow and rain) 
  13. Smoking is strictly not allowed inside the Dome tents or mudrooms including the washrooms
  14. Due to the eco-friendly concept of our site we do not provide any single-use toiletries except handwash. So kindly get your own personal use items. 
  15.  We do not provide alcohol at the site but you can arrange yours on your own and drink responsibly by keeping the nature of our extreme location in mind.
  16.  Our domes have no external locking system from outside. Please keep your personal belongings and expensive items secured with you. Hand it over to the staff in case you are worried about anything too expensive while going out. 
  17. By booking your stay at GlampEco you understand the extreme nature of our location and would not hold us liable for any injury or harm that might occur to you on our site.

How to reach GlampEco

GlampEco is located 14 Km from Mall Road, Manali. The closest major village to our site is Prini which is 10 km away. There is a private road that leads to AD Hydro Project from Prini Village and on that road, we are located at curve number 33 on the right-hand side of the road. You have to walk about 50 meters steep downhill track.

There is no public transport to our site and the closest that you can get here by public transport is till Prini. From Prini you can either hike-up/hitch-hike or you have to arrange a personal cab which can drop you to our site.

Please note that you need to take special permission from the Manali SDM office if you are coming by your own vehicle or outstation cabs. The permission is for Rs.100 only and is very easy to obtain during the office working hours (10 am – 5 pm except on Sundays, second Saturdays and National holidays) In case you take a local taxi, the taxi guy will arrange it by themselves.

The last 10 km stretch to our place is a steep drive with 33 curves and the road conditions are not very comfortable. The road is usually accessible all around the year.

In case you are planning to visit Manali or tourist points like Rohtang, Solang Valley etc we can help arrange a cab for you.

From Manali Government bus stand:
In case you are coming by bus from Delhi to Manali,you would need to get a cab from Manali till Hamta Village for around INR 1500 depending on the road conditions. This might be more during snow season. 

We have contacts of a few taxi service providers, so in case you require assistance please feel free to contact us anytime and we will help arrange pickup and drop for you. Also, the cost of dropping back to the private or government bus stand is the same as mentioned above.

Around the site:We are located at the top of Hamta village overlooking the Kullu Valley. The closest shop to our site is Kalzang Dhabha where you can interact with a cute old local couple who have been staying in Hamta and running their very famous dhaba for decades. 
Sethan Village is the last village from where the 3-4 day trek to cross Hamta pass begins. The village is located at a distance of around 4 km from the site and is at a nice walkable distance to explore the area. The village has around 15/20 houses,  3 local Dhabas, 3 stupas, a small Buddhist Gompa, water reservoirs for dam and is famous for being the first “Igloo Village of India”. It is also a preferred destination for Skiiers and Snowboarders these days.

WEATHER information and what to expect!

December – March: Ideal months for tonnes of SNOW, skiing, snowboarding and winter hikes.
April – June: Enjoy the nice breezy mountain weather – a perfect escape from the city heat. Also, a time when the fruit trees start budding with beautiful flowers.
July – August: This is the time when the mountains come alive in all their beauty and colors amidst the heavy rainfall that the area experiences. See trees laden with apples.
September – November: The most ideal months for advance trekking, bouldering and making most of the outdoors.

Whatever time of the year you choose to come, be rest assured of a different and surreal experience of the place.
What to get: 
Warm clothes: 
The best way to stay comfortable is by getting multiple layers of clothing — inners (upper and lowers), fleeces and at least one waterproof thick warm jacket for rain and snow conditions; at least one pair of waterproof pants and gloves. 
Get your power banks in case there is an electrical cut.
Please bring your own bathing soap, shampoo, tooth paste and brush. We provide fresh towels at an additional charge of Rs 30 per day.
Once you are here and well adjusted to the surrounding we can plan a range of activities together. You can explore the nearby forest, walk till Sethan village have some food at the dhabhas or checkout Igloos there( Between December – March) or go for day hikes that can be organized as per your schedule. 
If you wish we can arrange for Skiing and Snowboarding gear and lessons at an additional cost. Kindly inform us about this while booking so that we can arrange and plan accordingly. 
If the weather conditions are not the best outdoors you can try and make most of the cozy indoors. You might want to go through our collection of travel, self-help, philosophy or fiction books.  We also have indoor games like playing cards, UNO, Carrom etc as well as an acoustic guitar.
One of the best activities in-house is gathering around the traditional tandoor in the evening and having endless conversations while we heat the food for dinner and warm ourselves up. 
We have three friendly local dogs at our site. Feel free to pet or play with them. But please do not feed them.
Kindly follow the policy of “Leave No Trace” while exploring the surroundings.
The traditional mud houses have small entrances so please mind your head.