Situated at a distance of around 125 kms from Leh, village Skurbuchan is located above Indus in the western Ladakh region. The village derives its name from a local fruit named ‘Skyur’ which is only grown in and around the village. The village having a population close to 2000 people is considered as one of the largest in the region. Beautiful river streams, lush green meadows and lovely hikes makes this village an excellent addition in your Ladakh itinerary. The village has a large Buddha statue on a hilltop overlooking the whole village where you can witness the beauty of Skurbuchan in full swing. The local monastery is a treat to the eyes appearing almost as if carved in a mountain. Skurbuchan also holds the significance of being the gateway to the widely renowned Aryan villages.
Sleeping to the sound of a nearby stream and waking up to the chirping of birds, its like a dream home for the nature lovers. The homestay is located at an equal distance from the monastery and the river. The house has 2 guestrooms and one large common room that can accommodate big groups.
Location: Walking distance from the Monastary.
No of Rooms: 3; Total Capacity: 20
Per Person: 1050/-
Complimentary: Breakfast and Dinner
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
6-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
Parking • Hot water • Room heater • Organic food • Washing machine
It is again Chorol, who runs the cooking department. While visiting a Ladakhi household, you shouldn’t miss out on the traditional dishes that the locals eat. Made with local elements, raw materials straight from the farm, dishes like Momos, Thukpa, Skyu, Thentuk, Chutaghi are a unique treat and shouldn’t be missed by any means.
Cycling • Biking • Hiking • Farming • Swimming
Skurbuchan Monastery • Buddha Statue • Indus River • Dah and Hanu (Aryan Villages)
Leh • Batalik • Kargil • Suru Valley • Lamayuru Monastery
Chorol is a dynamic, hard-working woman loved by all the villagers. Apart from running the homestay and a general store in the village, she is also the sarpanch of the village. Charol gracefully and joyfully manages all these things simultaneously. There are certain people who would go out of their way to help someone and how they just have a very friendly aura around them, Chorol is just one of those people. Make sure to sit with her, talk through her experiences and the local lifestyle.
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