Baltic Ethos Homestay, Turtuk-Nubra Valley

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Baltic Ethos Homestay, – Turtuk

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

How To Reach

The nearest Airport in Leh at a distance of 205 km. From Leh, by road, it takes approximately 6-8 hours to reach Turtuk.


Per Person: 1050/- 
Complimentary: Breakfast and Dinner

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)

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 • Open Seating Areas • Smoking Allowed • English Toilet


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.


Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk  • Visit Indo-Pak border

Local Attractions

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


Hunder (83 km)Diskit (89 km)Sumur (120 km) • Panamik Hot Spring • Yarab Lake • Merak (270 km)Spangmik – Pangong (250 km)

Know Your Host

Ismail is the native of Turtuk for ages. His wife Rahim Bee help him managing the homestay, Ismail serves in Ladakh Police. A very enthusiast and friendly person, Ismail will not only take up the responsibility of a comfortable stay for his guests but will also help with planning your local itinerary as well as suggesting the not-to-miss experiences whilst your stay in the village.

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