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Boutique Hostel

Banjaar, Tirthan Valley


The Blue Sheep is a boutique hostel on the outskirts of Banjaar town in Tirthan Valley run by a native family. Cocooned amidst an organic fruit orchard and garden, it houses four cozy cedar wood rooms, five dormitories and an in house cafe. The house is built using recycled cedar wood from our ancestral home and you can even spot the roof slates being used all around the property! During your stay you will be hosted by Ved and Akanksha while Kewal, Bhoopi, Nishu, Tilak and Mani aunty will see to all your needs.


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The hostel houses four comfortable cedar wood rooms with balconies. 

Garden Dorm


 We have four 4 bed dorms and one 6 bed dorm, thoughtfully designed to offer maximum comfort and space in a shared room. 





We have an in house cafe that provides all three fresh, home cooked meals.

Power Backup


The common space/cafe has power backup to ensure those working from home can have a hassle free stay.



We have a large garden with more than 50 varieties of flowers amidst 10 varieties of fruit trees. The garden also has an outdoor TT table, billiards table, badminton and many cozy corners to relax.

Guided Hikes

Every sunday your host Sheena or someone from the hostel takes guests for guided hikes to offbeat places in the valley.

Free Wifi


We provide free wifi access in our garden and common area. JIO and Airtel also recieve excellent connectivity in the hostel perimeter. 


We have a washing machine the guests can use for a minimal charge of 100 rs.






Nature Hikes


There are several hikes in the valley from basic to intermediate level that can almost all be done by oneself without the help of a guide.

Cultural Experiences


There are many culturally significant sites in the valley where one can go and experience Himachali traditions and festivals certain times of the year.

Trout Fishing


Many certified fishing guides in the valley can teach you the basics of fly fishing and help you catch your first fish! You can book your session at the reception.

At The Hostel


Indulge in a game of pool/snooker, table tennis, badminton or one of the many board games at the hostel. Or pick up a book from our expansive library and find a quiet corner in the garden to read.

Bird Watching


Tirthan Valley is a favourite amongst birdwatchers from across the world. The Great Himalayn National Park provides a safe haven for birds to breed and inhabit the whole valley.

Wild Swimming


Littered with many small pools, the Tirthan river is a heaven for those who want to take a dip in its ice cold waters. Please do not attempt it on your own as swimming can safely be done safely in certain spots only known to residents.



Locating The Blue Sheep Hostel-

We have provided a link to the entry point on Google Maps below, simply click on 'DIRECTIONS' on the map.  (The link to this location will also be provided to you during booking.)

Since we are located in an orchard and not on the road, we are not visible from the main road. The hostel is located 30mts below the road and there is a paved path coming down all the way.

We suggest you to mention your stop as PWD Rest House Chowk Banjaar if coming by bus or cab which will save you 5 mins of downhill walk from the bus stand (to ensure that they drop you there remember to remind the bus conductor to drop you at that location when you can see that you are about to reach.) If you get off at the bus stand, walk 200-300 mts downhill on the main road and once you spot Kangara Cooperative bank you can ask the shop opposite to it (Bhushan General Store) about the way down to our place. Or give us a call!

If coming by your own vehicle please note that since we are not on the road we do not have a private parking. However there is ample space to park 30 mts below the hostel. That area is a safe space to park as our vehicles are also parked there. Alternatively you can park at the paid parking provided by the Bus Stop which is 300mts or 5 min walk from the hostel and costs INR 50 per night.

If you are coming by personal vehicle we will appriciate if you call us once you leave from Aut so that we can help you park and reach the hostel hassle free.

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