About Lha-Ri-Sa
Lha-Ri-Sa is an A-Deluxe Boutique hotel in Ladakh - Soothing yet Stimulating; Luxurious yet Affordable; Eco-sensitive with Modern amenities.
The word "Lha" means Pass, "Ri" means Mountain, "Sa" mean Earth.

Lha-Ri-Sa is indeed a great way to experience a harmony of untouched natural bounty and lavish Ladakhi culture. Be cocooned in poplar groves, while views of snowcapped Zanskar ranges cast a lasting spell on you. Indoors boast of a traditional Ladakhi-style environment replete with traditional materials, colors, fabrics and painted motifs.

This haven will stimulate your senses and you'll find yourself ensconced by a sense of wellbeing. Our personalized service and visual cadence will sure leave a lasting impression on you.

Professionally managed and owned by a Ladakhi family - Be ready to set-off your dream tour with a warm, Ladakhi welcome. For Facilities, Rooms, Travel Packages, & more, go to Lha-Ri-Sa Overview.


The founder of this hotel Resort is Mr. Tashi Motup Kau. He was born and had his schooling in Ladakh. He did his higher school and graduation from Delhi, the capital of India. Later he worked for a pharmaceutical MNC in Germany and Delhi for 20 years. However, all through, the native terrains kept beckoning. He finally reunited with his roots, and is now working tirelessly to promote the exotic land. The construction of Lha-Ri-Sa began on April 9th, 2005 and became operational from October 4th, 2006. Under his entrepreneurship,

The word "Lha" means Pass, "Ri" means Mountain, "Sa" mean Earth.

Lha-Ri-Sa is driven towards its commitment to excellence.

- Mission

We endeavor to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests through our culturally-cognizant architecture and superb customer service.

- Vision

We see ourselves as a name that is environment conscious, and a potent entity dedicated towards creating awareness of Ladakhi traditions. We aim to reach the zenith of hospitality industry by our exemplary customer care, winning us accolades worldwide.

- Meaning of Lha-Ri-Sa

The word "Lha" means Pass, "Ri" means Mountain, "Sa" mean Earth. Together these words connote a divine land where we can virtually see the rich unfathomable Earth and insurmountable mountains come together, manifesting Oneness. Also, Lha-Ri-Sa is a common woman's name in Russia.


Of Lha-Ri-Sa:

The distinctive architectural traditions of the Ladakh region constitute one of the most significant aspects of this divine land. In tandem with the cultural landscape of Ladakh, the structural design of Lha-Ri-Sa is traditional and soothing to the eyes. The local material used in its construction (wood, stone, adobe) splendidly reflects the environment around. The flat-roofed construction reflects the rainless climate of Ladakh. IT's further complemented by the kitchen garden and plenty of natural spectacles that are visible from all rooms and suites. Of Ladakh:

Ranging from small nomad shelters in the pasture-lands, hamlets perched in near-inaccessible mountain reaches, farmhouses in village clusters, to the large number of imposing and sensitively sited monasteries, hermitages, forts and palace complexes, all these traditional buildings provide important lessons in terms of their climate- responsiveness and sustainable 'green' building techniques for the modern buildings in Ladakh today.

Although vastly different from each other in terms of history, function, scale, location and innumerable other factors, all these various types of traditional buildings exemplify a uniquely 'Ladakhi' sensitivity and resilience to the exigencies of a harsh climate and remote location through their spatial configuration, built, form and architectural vocabulary.

Though linked to the buildings of other Himalayan areas such as Tibet, Lahaul-Spiti, Bhutan, Sikkim, with much in common with them in terms of the building materials and techniques, the architecture of Ladakh evolved on its own unique trajectory.