Away from the bustle of Manali Town, Compass Cottage is located in the village of Old Manali – the tranquil haven where the first overland travellers to India found a wild mountain paradise. Thankfully, although the village does cater to the global traveller’s need, its serenity remains unchanged.

Compass Cottage stands, a short walk away from Manu Temple, amidst apple orchards and traditional Himachali wooden homes.

Old Manali has many great restaurants, libraries, cafes, and pubs for an easy night-out.

You probably won’t, but if you ever feel the urge to indulge in modern facilities, Manali Town is a 10-minute rickshaw ride away. If you are a happy walker, we will tell you of secret trails running through deodar forests and pack you lunch.

Backpacking Diaries Compass Cottage,

Manu Temple Road, Near Zostel,

Old Manali, Manali, Dist. Kullu – 175131

Himachal Pradesh, India