Located in the Nubra Valley, Diskit village is situated along the banks of Shyok river, a tributary of the mighty Indus. It is located around 118 Kms from Leh. Owing to its lower altitude, the village has a favourable climate for lush green vegetation. Many people visit Diskit to get sight of the double-humped camel, sand dunes, desert and the star-studded night sky.
Diskit also acts as the transit hub for Nubra connecting the whole valley. It is also famous for its 14th century Monastery established by Changsem Tserab Zangpo and its 100ft high statue of Maitreya Buddha. The monastery is the oldest as well as the biggest in the valley. It hosts the festival of Scapegoat or ‘Dosmoche’ in February every year inviting thousands of people from around Ladakh to be a part of the celebrations.
Yangdol’s idea to open her space for tourists was motivated by the lack of options of Homestays in Diskit. While the village has plenty of guest houses and hotels, the opportunity of witnessing the traditional form of Ladakhi living that a homestay offers was missing. Situated at a distance of around 2.5 km from the Diskit Monastery, this homestay offers you a chance to experience the modest forms of village living. From plucking fresh vegetables straight from the farm to witnessing the cow milking process that provides dairy to households, you can experience it all. One can also take a morning hike through Old Diskit upto the Maitreya Buddha statue from where one gets a bird’s eye view of the whole Diskit village and the endless desert behind the village.
There is one large room for groups and a double bedroom, both with a common western toilet. Apart from it, it has a common sitting area as well as a kitchen with a traditional dining space where you can have delicious organic food along with your hosts.
Location : 2.5 km from Diskit Monastary
No. of Rooms – 2, Total Capacity – 10
Per Person: 1050/-
Complimentary: Breakfast, Dinner 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.
Parking • Hot water • Room Heater • Organic Food • Washing Machine
It is Yangdol’s mother Tsering who generally prepares the meals at home. She offers both Non-Vegetarian as well as Vegetarian options. What’s a healthier food retreat than eating food out of the vegetables that you plucked or the dairy you saw milking from a cattle. The pureness of the food brings out the best of flavors in the authentic local dishes that you can savour upon whilst your stay in this homestay. Breakfast can be butter tea/coffee along with Khameeri roti or Bread-Omelette with an option of spreads. Momos, Noodles, Thukpa, Chuthagi, Sku etc. are some of the local dishes that you can savor.
Hiking • Cycling • Farming • ATV Biking • Camel Ride
Diskit Monastery • Maitreya Buddha Statue • Sand Dunes • Shyok River
Sumur (36km) • Panamik Hot Water Spring (57km) • Turtuk (90km) • Thang – The Last Village of India (100km) • Hunder (84km) • Siachen Glacier Basecamp
Yangdol, along with her parents Sonam Gyalpo and Tsering Tsomo manages the homestay. A very enthusiastic, bright and a generous individual, Yangdol has set up her own garments shop in the main market of Diskit. She is also a food enthusiast and used to work in a Ladakhi restaurant in Leh which helped her to get to know about a variety of traditional delicacies. She loves to interact with her guests and introduce them to the culture and traditions of Ladakh.
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