This tiny hamlet lies along the shores of Shyok River in Ladakh and is flanked by Nubra valley on one side and Karakoram range on the other. One of the four villages of Baltistan region in India, Turtuk, the gateway to Siachen Glacier, is less than 10 km from Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Turtuk has a history as colorful as the apricot plantations scattered all around the region. It once served as an important gateway to the ancient Silk Road that connected India with China, Persia and Rome. People of Turtuk are unpretentious, friendly, and proudly speak about the history of Baltistan. Turtuk is divided in 2 parts, Youl and Sarol. Youl is the right of wooden bridge and Sarol is the left.
Set amidst the narrow lanes of Turtuk and close to the Royal Palace-cum-museum, the homestay is one of the oldest properties of the village. With the location and the house structure encompassing the traditional Balti architecture, the stay will allow you to experience the Balti way of living, a culture that is quite unique and rare, something that one won’t find any where else.
There are 3 guest rooms with a common bathroom. The hosts have their own cattle and hen, so rest assured, your organic dairy supplies won’t be an issue here.
Location: 350 mtr from the Royal Museum
Number of Rooms – 3 ; Total Capacity – 12
Rahim Bee is the in-charge of the kitchen. You will enjoy typical Balti food while staying here. Breakfast can be local bread, Omelet, Aloo Paratha with Seasonal Vegetables, Curd and Tea/Coffee. Dinner is normally a mix of North Indian and local food as per guest preference. Non vegetarian food is available on prior demand.
Parking • Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Smoking Allowed • English Toilet
Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk • Visit Indo-Pak border
Per Person: 1050/-
Complimentary: Breakfast and Dinner
Upto 8 years: 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.
Turktuk Waterfall • Thang • Museum • Tyaksi • Historic Polo Ground • Ruins of Brokpa’s Fort • Balti Heritage Site • Traditional Handloom • Royal House and Museum • 16th century Mosque • Monastery • Mosque
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