Soednam Zingkha

by Penjor

A legacy of the Valley

Bhutan, Bhutan
Soednam Zingkha

Intro

A 150-year-old home, 'Soednam Zingkha,' was meticulously restored by Penjor and his family in 2007 in the remote Ha Valley of Bhutan. In the 2000s, the Valley used to be frequently visited by trekkers and adventure seekers. However, the introduction of this homestay also attracted cultural wanderers. Managed by a brother and sister duo, Soednam Zingkha takes pride in offering some of the finest local cuisine in the country on its lunch table. Each room possesses a unique character, varying in shape and size from one another. Penjor, along with his wife and his sister, has assumed different responsibilities within the household and readily engages in conversations about life in the Ha Valley and their cherished home. 
Soednam Zingkha is featured as a part of 'Anubhav's Bhutan Itinerary.'
 

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Wifi
Wifi
Local Cuisine
Local Cuisine
Mountain View
Mountain View
Heritage
Heritage

Policies/House Rules

  • All rooms are of different sizes, and form a part of the old house.
  • Lunches have to be pre booked
  • Dinners will be on a community table. 
  • Bonfires can be arranged
  • Loud music is discouraged.
  • Only 2 people in one room allowed. 

Experience

Itineraries with Soednam Zingkha

Wifi
Wifi
Local Cuisine
Local Cuisine
Mountain View
Mountain View
Heritage
Heritage
Wifi
Bonfire
Heritage
Hot stone bath
Heaters in the room
Fireplace
Guided trails
No hot water kettle in room
Home Cooked meals
Community-run

The rooms in this heritage are distributed in the two floors of the main old house. Since it is a 150 year old structure expect the rooms to have different sizes and orientation keeping the basic amenities in place. All the rooms have traditional Ha Valley upholstery. The common areas here are where people spend most of their time, especially in the colder months when the bukhari is lit up.

Soednam Zingkha
Soednam Zingkha
Soednam Zingkha

Twin Rooms

The twin rooms are more spacious than the doubles and are evenly distributed on both the floors. Most of them have garden views.

Garden View

Garden View

200 sq ft

200 sq ft

2

2

8 rooms

8 rooms

Soednam Zingkha

Double Rooms

The double rooms are more compact and mostly all of them face the valley. It is advised to carry light luggage to the room and keep the big bags in the car for your stay here.

2 Adults

2 Adults

6 rooms

6 rooms

Valley View

Valley View

150 sq ft

150 sq ft

note

Price Description: The price is for double occupancy and includes all taxes and accommodation with the meals mentioned below.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Extra Note: For All Bhutan Properties: The payment will be made to Raahghar India account. In Bhutan it is required that the ground handling is through a tour operator. The properties cannot be booked on their own.

Raahghar Payment Terms: Reservation is confirmed with an advance payment of 50% of the total amount at the time of booking. The balance payment is to be made 7 days prior to check-in.

Cancellation Policy (Indian Passport Holders Only):

  1. In case of a cancellation due to any unforeseen circumstance a credit note will be issued by the property to the guest for the amount paid till date.

  2. The credit note will be valid for use within one year from the period of booking. The guest can redeem the credit note against the amount of any future booking within a year and pay the balance if any as per the rates applicable on that date. This credit note is also transferable and can be used by the guest/transferee only once within the stipulated date.

  3. Raahghar would keep your credit card information secured with us and it won't be charged unless needed.

airports
Closest Airports

Paro International Airport is 3 hours away.

train
Via Train

It is not accessible by train.

via road
Via Road

Paro is 3 hours away by road.

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The Soednam Zingkha home has stood its ground since the 1920's. The original architecture has been untouched in renovating this home for the visitors.

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Most of the produce is local and is sourced from the Ha Valley itself.

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The local cuisine that you relish here is known all over the country for its flavour and taste.

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