Hemis is a quaint little village located at a distance of around 45 kilometers from Leh. Located just behind the village is this imposing white monastery complex that sits perched atop a hill. The Hemis monastery was built in 1672 AD by king Sengge Namgyal and is one of the most visited monasteries in Ladakh. Hemis festival honoring Padmasambhava is celebrated here every year in the month of June/July. The Cham dance and other traditional dances are performed and giant thangkas (Buddhist paintings) are unfurled for the public.
Functioning from past 5 years, the homestay offers a modest traditional rural living experience. It is surrounded by tall cliffs and is ideal for those looking to delve in the silence of the mystic valley. The homestay has 3 double bed rooms and one large space for bigger groups. The place has a traditional dining space for the guests to enjoy their meals. It also has a pristine meditation room for daily prayers. There is a common traditional Ladakhi dry toilet outside the house.
Number of Rooms: 4; Total Capacity: 20
Phunchok along with his wife Sonam manages the homestay. Phunchok is an ex-army man and was mostly posted in Jammu and Kashmir. He loves to host people and would happily share his stories over a cup of tea with you if you have interest. He is a hardworking person and spends most of his time working in farms along with Sonam.
Both Phunchok and Sonam help each other in the kitchen for the daily meals which are prepared using completely organic food plucked fresh from the farms. You will get both local Ladakhi dishes like Skyu, Chutaghi, Momos, Thukpa etc. as well as Dal, seasonal veg and Rice in your meals.
Hot Water • Room Heater • Meditation Room
Hiking • Trekking • Wall Climbing • Shopping • Biking
Per Person: 1500/-
Complimentary: All Meals, Morning and Evening Tea
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.
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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