Temisgam Homestay – Sham Valley

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Temisgam

Temisgam village is located 88 km from Leh in the Khaltsi tehsil of Ladakh, falls under the Sham region. It’s is an excellent destination for travelers looking to find solace away from the hustle of cities. Temisgam acts as the starting point of Sham Valley Trek and also popular amongst wildlife enthusiasts who come to spot the very rare and exotic Snow Leopard. 

Temisgam has a palace and a monastery over a hillock. King Drag-pa-Bum built this palace as his capital in the 15th century. It is through his grandson Bhagan that Ladakh’s second dynasty the “Namgyals” originated. There is a serene natural spring right behind the village’s monastery that acts as the source of water for the whole village. 

The Homestay

Nestled amongst an apricot orchard, the homestay offers an excellent natural retreat for someone looking for a relaxed stay while experiencing traditional Ladakhi living. This is one of the oldest accommodations in the region. Make sure to strike a conversation with Tashi ji about the days when there were no roads or accessibility to the village and how tourists from all around would flock to their house in search of shelter.

The house has 6 double bed rooms. All the rooms have attached western toilets. Apart from that, 2 big halls for large groups can also be set up for the night. Guests can socialize over a cup of tea in a large common area designed in a ‘Ladakhi’ style that gives you a chance to experience the traditional way of living.
No. of Rooms: 6, Total Capacity: 20

Know your Host

Tashi Wongyal is an enthusiastic farmer who looks after his orchards and farms throughout the day. Ask him about Apricots and he will give you a full tour of his farms. He lives there along with his wife Tsering and their daughter. Tsering is one of the most curious people that you’d ever meet and get ready to watch videos of barley harvesting, hear stories of how “Chaang” local alcohol is made from her.

Food

Tsering looks after the cooking department of the homestay. Most of the materials, vegetables and dairy products used in the kitchen are brought straight from the organic farms. The village is famous for its Apricots which are generally sweeter in taste when compared to its counterparts from elsewhere in Ladakh. Enjoy homemade spreads and jams made out of home grown fruits. Make sure to hear about the process of making mulberry jam. 

Facilities

Parking • Hot water • Room Heater • Organic Food • Washing machine

Activities

Hiking • Farming • Climbing • Snow Leopard Sighting

Tariff

Per Person: 1200/-
Includes: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Child Policy
Upto 5 years: Complimentary( No extra mattress)
6-12 years : 50% (Extra Mattress provided)

Points of Interest

Tingmosgang Palace • Monastery • Natural Spring.

Excursions

Ulley (for snow leopard sighting) • Sham Valley trek • Lamayuru • Likir • Alchi 

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