The word “Lha” means Pass, “Ri” means Mountain, “Sa” mean Earth. Together these words connote a divine land where one can virtually see the rich unfathomable Earth and insurmountable mountains coming together. The hotel became operational in 2006 under the entrepreneurship of Mr. Tashi Motup Kau, who returned to his Ladakhi roots after two decades of a corporate career. Under his leadership, Lha-Ri-Sa is driven towards its commitment to excellence. A labour of love and an extension of his ancestral house, his Eco Boutique hotel ‘Lha-Ri-Sa’ is an ode to preserving the Ladakhi architecture and bringing sustainable tourism to the highlands of Ladakh.
Bounded by two of the world’s highest mountain ranges, the great Himalayas and the Karakoram, Ladakh is spread over a huge area and has very low density population. It is home to a large number of Buddhists who have preserved their rich culture and tradition from the days of yore. The barren beauty of Ladakh with snow capped peaks and clean azure sky have attracted the intrepid traveller since the region was opened to tourists in the 1970s.