Hidden Paradise Homestay – Sumur

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Sumur

Situated on the road leading to famous Siachen Glacier’s basecamp, Sumur is one of the most populous yet lesser of the commercial places constituting Nubra Valley. The valley, originally part of the silk route, is home to the rare double-hump back camel which can also be seen in some of the houses of this village. Quaint, peaceful, serene are the words that would come to your mind while spending your time in this village that is not very far from a large area of clear sand dunes. The village has a very old and huge monastery overlooking the village from the top of a hill. Apart from that, it also has a museum dedicated to Col. Chewang Rinchen who was the youngest ever receipent of the Maha Vir Chakra and who also played a crucial role in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

The Homestay

Located right in the middle of the village, this homestay is like a home away from home. The house has a mixed construction of traditional and modern architecture coping with changing time and needs. Before opening for guests formally, the homestay had seen so many tourists from all across the world coming in and staying at the house at time when not a lot of people travelled to Ladakh. There are 3 bedrooms with attached washrooms. One extra mattress can be added in all three rooms. Apart from that, there is a large common area where mattresses can be placed for big groups.

Location: 200 mtr from Col. Rinchen Museum.
Number of Rooms -3, Total Capacity – 15

Know Your Host

Tsewang Nurboo a retired army man manages the homestay along with his wife Tundup Yangskit. Both of them are really sweet people who would do anything to make you feel at home and ease while staying with them. They are very friendly people who love talking to the guests coming in and are happy to assist in whatever capacity they can.

Food

A lot of items like potato, onions, carrots, cabbage etc. are freshly plucked or stored from organic farm. So you can be assured of the quality that is served on your plate. Breakfast includes local dishes like Khambir with seasonal vegetable and tea with freshly baked home cookies. Home cooked meals are served that includes dal, vegetables, other curries, rice and chapati etc.  Apart from that, chicken and various other ladakhi dishes like Momos, Thukpa, Chutagi, Skyu etc. can also be served as per the guest’s preference.

Facilities

Hot Water • Parking • Attached Washroom

Tariff

Per Person: 950/-

Complimentary: Breakfast, Dinner and Evening Tea

Note: These tariffs do not apply during new year holidays.

Child Policy
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.

Activities

Village walk • Stargazing • Sand Dunes Hike

Local attraction

Samstem Ling Gompa • Sand Dunes • Nubra River • Col. Rinchen Museum •  Yarab Tso • Panamik Hot Spring • Siachen Base Camp

Excursions

Thang (India-Pak border) • Turtuk • Pangong lake

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