Traveller’s Den Homestay – Hemis

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Hemis

Located at 40 km Southeast of Leh, Hemis is a beautiful village surrounded by the mountain and wildlife forming the Hemis National Park. The village is home to one of the most renowned monastery of Ladakh built by the erstwhile king Sengge Namgyal in the year 1672 AD. Every year in the month of June-July, a festival honoring the holy Padmasambhava is organized inside the village. The festival also features the world renowned Cham dance and people from all around gather in Hemis to witness the cultural extravaganza.

The Homestay

This traditional Ladakhi eco friendly homestay is just 5 minutes walk from the Hemis Monastery. Set amidst the beautiful valley surrounded by fruit trees, this is a pretty new homestay that got renovated recently to welcome the guests. The house has a huge living room cum kitchen is where you can spend hours chatting with other fellow travelers or even do your work. The house has 3 rooms with a shared western toilet and a traditional dry compost toilet.

Location: 5 Min walk from the monastery
Number of Rooms – 3 ; Total Capacity – 8

Know your Host

It is Tsewang who manages the homestay and lives there with her husband, mother in law and kids. Most of the time she does farming. She likes cooking and hosting people at her house and she would everything in her capacity to make your stay comfortable. You would not feel that you are anywhere away from your home, such is the hospitality of the hosts

Food

Tsewang and her mother in law take care of the cooking for the guests.  They provide breakfast and dinner where one can enjoy traditional Ladakhi dishes. They prepare North Indian dishes also on request. There is a canteen near the monastery that serves fresh and warm food for lunch.

Facilities

Hot Water Western toilet Parking • Home-cooked Food

Activities

Biking Hiking Stargazing Visit Monastery

Tariff

Per Person: 1750/-
Complimentary: Breakfast, Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea

 

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Hemis Monastery • Hemis National Park • Stakna Gompa • Gotsang Gompa

Excursions

Stakna (12 km) • Sakti Village (20 km) • Thiksey (21 km) • Matho Village (26 kms) • Stok Village (33 km) • Leh (39 km) • Hemis National Park (86 kms) • Changthang (99 kms) • Pangong Tso (197 kms) • Tso Moriri (193 kms) • Markha Valley Trek • Stok Kangri Trek

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