Sacred Chants Homestay, Padum-Zanskar

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Sacred Chants Homestay, Padum – Zanskar

Once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, Padum is the present-day administrative center of Zanskar region. Situated at the confluence of Doda and Tsarap Lingti Rivers, the valley extends in a broad plain surrounded by high mountains. The town of Padum is known for its scenic splendor; the fields acquire different hues with the change of season and the close view of the Drang-Drung glacier’s long and winding river of ice and snow create an almost magical view. Padum is divided into two parts, old and new Padum. The new side of Padum is inhabited by the Buddhist community and the old by the Muslims. Padum is a good place to make your base to explore the villages of Zangla and Phey and Stongdey Monastery. Padum is also a paradise for trekkers and hikers. Padum-Darcha and Zanskar Chadar Trek being the most popular ones.

It is a traditional Ladakhi home ideal to experience life in Zanskar. There are 5 comfortable rooms for guests. There is a common traditional dining cum common area where you can hang out with the host and other travelers

Location: It is located just 5 min walking distance from Padum market and Sani Gompa.
Number of Rooms-5; Total Capacity-10 

How To Reach

Padum is around 240kms from Kargil and is linked by Penzi La pass. You can reach Kargil either via Leh or via Srinagar. Leh is the nearest airport (213 km) and Srinagar airport is around 223km from Kargil.


Classic Room: 4000/-
Extra Person: 1700/-
Complimentary: Breakfast, Dinner and Evening Tea. 

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)

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


Parking • Internet • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)


They serve home cooked local meals that include Ladakhi and Tibetan dishes like thukpa, skyu, chutaghi etc. Regular dal, rice, egg and meat is also served on request.


Bird Watching • Reading • Trekking • Shopping • Stargazing • Village Walk • Adventure Sports • Trekking • Hiking

Local Attractions

Pibiting Monastery (2.3km) • Sani Monastery (9km) • Shila Waterfall (9km) • Karsha Monastery (10km) • Barden Monastery (11Km) • Stongdey Monastery (18Km) • Tungdi (25km) • Zangla Monastery (30km) • Doda River(33km) • Zangla Palace (32km) • Zanskar River • Shuru River/Valley


Shingo La • Umasi La • Shafat Glacier • Lang Tso Lake • Ta Tso Lake • Phugtal Monastery (60km) • Drang Drung Glacier (72km) • Parkachik Glacier (150km) • Rangdum Gompa (104km)

Treks: Chadar Trek • Pensi La Trek • Shingo La Trek • Umba La Trek • Nun-Kun Massif Trek • Padum-Kharsha Trek • Darcha-Padum Trek • Rangdum Trek

Know Your Host

Stanzin Shayan will host you. He takes pride in his culture and and loves to share the rich stories of this beautiful valley. Stanzin is an energetic friendly person and will help you experience living in a remote Himalayan village which stay disconnected from the rest of world for 6 months.

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