We drove to Kaza from Kalpa. While the journey was an adventure in itself, As we were nearing Kaza, our heart was hoping, that the Retreat would be as endearing as the one we encountered in Thanedar.
We reached Kaza at around 7.30. It was already dark, and quite cold. When we reached the Banjara retreat, we were checked in to our rooms swiftly. The room was quite spacious. But cold.. No heater or thermal blanket there. The Manager however was an enigma. At times, he would seem to be the friendliest person, and at times he would be a closed person. The staff however was decently friendly. At the time we were there, there was another group, one member was a part of the Banjara group . The manager was all attentive to them.
Since it was off season, no programs were arranged for us - no local house visit, no local dances. No advise of any sort, Luckily , we had a good driver - arranged by Banjara camps - who was also enthusiastic - so we did see all the places around kaza.
The retreat is not a Banjara property, Its a leased one. At night, we had surprise visitors - a rat. We assumed this rat was in, since we found rat droppings in the room. We soon found out that the other group also had this issue.
The food at the retreat was quite good, though potatoes are major contributors. We also had the benefit of locals coming and cooking momos for us.
One thing though is that the main door is kept open often, so you really feel the chills as you go to the dining room for dining.
The view from outside the resort is great, though not much from the room we were in. However, next year onwards, they would be setting up cap at Langzha - That would be a much better place to be in .
The room though not so great, we know we will visit Kaza again, cause that place is sheer bliss