Located on the banks of Shyok river, Tyakshi that comes under the region known as erstwhile Baltistan, is the second last village of India on the Northern most border of the country and is around 5 kms away from the nearest village of Pakistan known as Phranu. Tyakshi became a part of india only a decades back when India captured four villages of pakistan in Indo-Pakistan war of 1971. Local inhabitants have countless stories of separation from their families who got left in the neighbouring village which is now a part of Pakistan. Amidst the huge mountains occupied by India from one side and Pakistan from the other, lush green scenic views, pretty narrow trails intersecting small river streams taking you to beautiful alleys, colorful trees of apricots and apples and a musical sound of the flowing Shyok river in the background make your stay in this village an experience of a lifetime. The village also has a very historically significant school that got made by the Pakistani Government in 1970 and after the partition, the Indian Government completed the construction in the same way.
The only homestays available in this village, this homestay will give you an experience of luxury as well as comfort of a home. After a small hike from the road, traversing through beautiful fields, the homestay reveals itself surrounded with lush green trees and fields of wheat.
The homestay has 4 rooms in total on the upper floor; 2 come with attached toilets and other 2 are with a common one. There is traditional dining room to socialize with fellow travelers. This homestay is one of the first houses of the village while entering the village.
Location: Centrally located in the Village.
No. of Rooms: 4; Total Capacity: 10
Mohammad Khan with the help of his kids Hassan and Hussain manage this beautiful homestay. Mr. Khan mostly works managing his farms and is a very enthusiastic and passionate host who has tales of history filled in him. He was around 10 years old when the region became a part of India from Pakistan. If you are fortunate enough, a hike around the village will a history lesson in itself.
The guests will be treated with local delicacies like buckwheat pancakes, tapoo, pawa, apricot juice, phari chu, etc which are traditional Balti cuisines. Continental home made food is also cooked here. Non veg will be served as per request. Most of the vegetables are taken straight from their fields itself especially in the harvesting months of July and August while for winters usually veggies like potatoes, carrots etc are stocked up like the rest of Ladakh.
Hot water, clean water from local spring, geyser, fans, western toilet, balcony.
Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk • Visit Indo-Pak border
Single Person: 1600/-
Classic Room: 2200/-
Superior Room: 2500/-
Extra Person: 950/-
Includes: Breakfast, Dinner and Evening Tea
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.
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