Stakmo Homestay – Leh

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Stakmo

Stakmo, located at a distance of 26 Kms from Leh, is a village in Ladakh located at an elevated height of 12,675 feet. It’s close proximity to the Leh, Thiksey Gompa, Rancho School and Shey Palace makes it a good option to stay. It is believed that the name of the village is derived from the village’s shape which resembles a Tiger or ‘Stak’ in Ladakhi language. The village was the original site of the Thiksey Gompa before it was shifted to it’s current place sometime in the mid-15th century.

The upper high-land part of the village comprises of various kinds of herbs, flora, fauna and a natural spring which provides water to the whole village. There are around 45 odd families living in the village currently. Barley is the primary crop grown in the village but almost all the households are self-sustained by means of growing their own fruits and vegetables.

The Homestay

This traditional Ladakhi eco-friendly homestay is just fifteen minutes drive from Thiksey Monastery. The stay provides an excellent view of the mountains including the Stok Kangri peak, which is the highest peak in the whole Ladakh region standing tall at 20,100 feet. There are 2 spacious rooms each with a double bed and attached bathroom. Room heaters are also provided on request. There is a common dining area set up in a traditional Ladakhi style where one can enjoy their meals. The hosts are kind enough to allow the guests to use the kitchen to cook their desired meals as well. Mattresses in a big common room can also be provided for a larger groups. A visit to Thiksey monastery for morning prayers is a must while staying here.

Know your Host

You will be hosted by Phuntsog Namgyal who is well known in the village for his outgoing, responsible and kind nature. He is a very modest and cheerful person who loves to talk about his experiences and stories of the village. He has keen interest in farming and has maintained a nice garden. Apart from that, he is also a cycling enthusiast and hiker who loves to explore the beauty offered by the village.

Food

Freshly cooked local cuisine with a combination of North Indian vegetarian food is served. Non-vegetarian is available only on request. Most of the supplies to the kitchen come from their own organic farm. Breakfast is served as per your choice like Ladakhi local bread (Khambir) with butter and jam, Paratha with curd or tea, Sandwich, Butter Toast and Bread Omelette. Freshly plucked home grown vegetables are used to prepare your meals. Dinner includes traditional Ladakhi dishes like Skyu, Thukpa, Chhutagi, Momos to name a few. There is a small dairy farm of their own, so you always get fresh milk and other dairy products.

Facilities

Parking • Organic Food • Solar Water Heater • Attached Toilet • Washing Machine • Room Heater • Seating Areas • Bon-fire • Car/ Bike rental • Wifi • Washing Machine

Activities

Trekking • Rock Climbing • Nature Walk • Village Walk • Hiking • Stargazing • Cow Milking • Farming • Reading • Cycling

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 990/-
Double Occupany Room: 1700/-
Extra Bed: 700/
Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea
Lunch/Dinner: Veg. 150/- pp. Non-Veg. 200/- pp

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complementary (no extra bed provided)
5-12 year: 50% (with extra bed)

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

Points of Interest

Stakmo Monastery • Sumdo • Changpa Nomads • View of the Stok Kangri Peak

Excursions

Thiksey Monastery (6 km) • Rancho School (6.5 km) • Shey Palace (7 km) • Leh (22 km) • Hemis Monastery (31 km) • Pangong Lake (200 km)

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