Located at a distance of around 120 kms from Leh along the NH1, Lamayuru is the unique village also known as the Moonland of Ladakh. The place derives its name from the centuries old unique rock formations that are almost moonlike. It is known for its renowned monastery and the lunar eclipse that in it’s full view, paint the whole region silver enhancing the beauty multifold. The annual festival called ‘Yuru Kabgyat’ is celebrated in the monastery every July; a mask dance by the Lamas is the highlight of this festival and monks from all over the world visit Lamayuru to attend this. Apart from exploring the historical aspects of the village, the region is also a delight for trekkers who either partake the Markha Valley route from there or some other local routes.
Formally started in 2009, the house had been hosting a lot of travelers since long. Trekkers randomly dropping and looking to spend a night was a pretty common scene in Lamayuru. Seeing a potential, Tsewang Gonbo thought of converting his house into a homestay. Since that day, the house has been built well to incorporate large number of people and remains an excellent option for anyone who wants a stay close to the monastery. One can see the monastery view from the roof of the house such is it’s proximity to it.
The house has 6 double occupancy rooms and has a common room for larger groups.
Location: 100 mtr from the market and bus stand, walking distance from the monastery
No. of Rooms -7 ; Total Capacity – 18
Tashi Yangzes along with her husband Lobzang Chimba manages the homestay while Tashi’s father Tsewang keeps travelling between Leh and back to Village for his work. Tashi is a very sweet and humble lady and would do everything possible to make your stay worthwhile. Her husband manages a shop in the main market of Lamayuru.
The place will offer a great variety of food ranging from local Ladakhi dishes like thukpa, skyu, chutaghi to North Indian curries, lentils, rice and chapati etc. All the food prepared uses 100 percent organic vegetables. Tashi can prepare non vegetarian dishes like chicken etc. on request.
Running Hot Water (Solar) • Washing Machine • Room Heater (Paid)
Biking • Hiking • Trekking • Stargazing • Walk Through Ruins
Per Person: 1500/-
Upto 8 year: 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.
Lamayuru Monastery • Old Kingdom Ruins
Alchi (56km) • Mulbek (66km) • Likir Gompa (69km) • Aryan Valley (80km) • Kargil (103km)