Spangmik village is 156 km east of Leh, situated just on the banks of famous Pangong Lake in Ladakh, It’s a tiny village with just seven families that make a living by rearing pashmina goats and growing barley during the short summer season. It gives spectacular views of the Changchenmo range to the north of Lake, glaciers and snowcapped peaks of the Pangong range above Spangmik. Since it’s a long drive from Leh, it makes sense to stay overnight. Most of people stay in expensive tents but very few knows that there are some nice homestays in the village which are much cheaper and gives good homely comfort.
Dolkar’s is a well maintained traditional Ladakhi home situated most near to the Pangong Lake. You can enjoy your morning tea while having a spectacular view of snowcapped Pangong Range. The cozy living room cum kitchen is the place you can spend hours chatting with other fellow travelers. It has a fireplace in the middle that keeps it warm in the extreme temperatures of Ladakh. There is a hall type room which can accommodate 6 people and 3 double rooms with one common English toilet and one composite outside the home.
This is the place which remains open even in winters when temperature goes well below -20 degree and Pangong Lake freeze completely.
Dolkars is a very shy, typical Ladakhi woman who spend most of her time in kitchen and taking care of the home.
Simple home cooked Ladakhi food is served. You can also participate in cooking and learn some recipes from Ladakh with Dolkar’s permission.
Parking • Hot Water
Single Person: 950/-
Including: Breakfast, Dinner, morning and evening tea.
The main attraction is of course Pangong Lake, This beautiful Himalayan lake Pangong Tso (Tibetan for “high grassland lake”) is situated at a height of about 14,270 ft and is 134 km long. It extends from India to China. The lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point.
Sumur (164km) • Turtuk (251) • Chushul (45km) • Marsmik La (46km) • Hanle (162km) • Korzok (208km)