The Shooting Star Homestay-Turtuk

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The Shooting Star Homestay – Turtuk

Turtuk in Ladakh is a tiny hamlet along the shores of Shyok River with Nubra valley on one side and Karakoram range on the other. It is known for its unique culture, location and legendary Balti hospitality. Located right at the centre of the village, this homestay is at a convenient distance from the Monastery, Heritage Museum and the Beach. It is one of the best places to stay in Tutuk to get the feel of unique Baltic culture along with amazing views and good food.

Constructed in local style, the house has 8 well maintained spacious rooms for guests, all with attached bathrooms. The rooms have magnificent views of the farms, orchards, Shyok river and snow covered Karakoram ranges. The best spot of the house is its terrace that is surrounded by mountains on the sides. Witnessing a milky way from here is common but if you are lucky you might see a couple of shooting stars too. Go on a heritage walk with the host or stroll around chasing the birds. The walk on the bridge over river Shyok and through the village is scenic and rewarding.

Location: Near Balti Heritage Museum
Number of Rooms – 8; Total Capacity – 20

How To Reach

Turtuk is around 205 km from Leh, 80 km from Deskit and only 7 km from LOC. The nearest Airport in Leh is at a distance of 205 km. From Leh, by road, it takes approximately 8 hours to reach Turtuk.

Tariff

Classic Room: 3000/-

Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: Breakfast & Dinner

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Up to 6 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (with extra bed)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Facilities

WiFi • Attached Bathroom • Western Toilet • Hot Water  • Toiletries • Open Seating Areas

Food

Hashmat’s mother handles the kitchen with pride and serves mouth watering balti cuisine prepared from local seasonal ingredients. Breakfast can be Omelette, Parantha, local bread with seasonal vegetables and Tea/Coffee. Both vegetarian as well as non vegetarian meals are served. Freshly picked vegetables from their own garden are used to prepare meals. One must try their garden fresh veg omelette and mint tea.

Activities

Star Gazing Bird Watching • Village Walk • Hiking • Fishing • Adventure Sports

Local Attrections

Natural Cold Storage • Historic Polo Ground • Ruins of Brokpa’s Fort • Balti Heritage Site • Traditional Handloom • Royal house and museum • Water Mill • 16th century AD mosque • Beach • Monastery • Mosque (built by Pakistani army) • Turtuk Waterfall

Excursions

Hunder (84km) • Deskit (91km) • Sumur (123km) • Panamik Hot Spring (144km) • Yarab Lake (140km)

Know Your Host

The owner, Hashmat is an absolute gentleman and can be your best guide to see the place. He has seen the changing life of Turtuk. You will be charmed by his warmth and hospitality. He and his staff are friendly and very receptive to guests’ requests and needs. He is personally involved in his kitchen and will happily show you his ‘farm to table’ art. Hashmat will not only treat you to mouth watering balti cuisine but also take you on a heritage walk.

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