Serene Abode Homestay – Zanskar

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Zanskar – Ladakh

Clifftop gompas, turquoise alpine lakes, strenuous Himalayan treks, sub-zero temperatures, elusive snow leopards, scenic passes, snow-capped Himalayas and stone houses are an everyday backdrop of this semi-arid, isolated yet exquisite region of the trans-Himalayas known as Zanskar. This physically exhausting but amply compensation stunning beauty is a dream for adventure enthusiasts. Its relative inaccessibility makes Zanskar truly a hidden gem of the Himalayas.

The nearest towns to Zanskar are Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. The nearest airport is located at Leh, which is located 437 kms from the town. Jammu serves as the nearest railway station to Zanskar and is 665 kms away. The town can be accessed either by self-driving or a hired cab from Kargil, Leh or Srinagar.

The Homestay

This traditionally built homestay is set in a surreal location on the banks of the Zanskar River 16km north of Padum at the foot of the Zanskar mountain range. Soak in the silence of this remote land while enjoying the gorgeous view of the snow-clad Zanskar range and the pristine valley.  Built in traditional Ladakhi architecture, this homestay is a perfect amalgamation of modern luxury and a traditional vibe.

This cottage is a single-storeyed building with four double bedrooms and a common living space. All the rooms have an attached washroom with a hot shower facility sourced from solar panels. The homestay also has Swiss cottage tents on the Zanskar riverbank.

Location: 650 Mtrs from Tselaktse Gompa.
Number of Rooms- 4; Total Capacity -8

Know Your Host

Sonam Dawa is a professional traveler, mountaineer and guide. After completing his mountaineering course, he opened his own tours and travel organization to deliver professional, ecological and adventurous tours. He has led numerous treks and expeditions in the trans-Himalayas with his experienced team of local guides and
camp staff. His idea behind eco-tourism is to provide employment opportunities to the locals, safeguard the cultural sentiments of the area and provide environment-conscious tourism. In other words, Sonam is no doubt an extraordinary Himalayan adventure specialist.

Food

The homestay serves home-cooked North Indian, Ladakhi and continental food items using vegetables that are grown at the homestay. They also make parmesan yak cheese from raw Dimo and Ziomo milk. The homestay offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. In Ladakhi/Tibetian cuisine, the homestay serves Thukpa, Momos Tingmo, Skyu, and Butter tea The guests are open to suggesting their food preferences.

Facilities

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

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village/City Walk • Forest Walk • Cycling • Adventure Sports • Rock Climbing • Trekking • River Rafting

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 3500/-
Double Occupancy: 4500/-
Extra Person: 1800/-
Complimentary: Breakfast and Dinner.

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No extra Bed)

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

Local Attractions

Tungri Gonpa (4km) • Sani Gompa (6.7kms) • Sani Lake (7km) • Buddha Statue (7km) • Dzungul Gompa (13km) • Karsha Gompa (16km) • Bardan Gompa (26km) • Padum (16km) • Karsha Monastery (16km) Shila Waterfall (24km) • Barden Monastery (25Km) • Stongdey Monastery (25Km)  

Excursions

Shingo La • Umasi La • Shafat Glacier • Lang Tso Lake • Ta Tso Lake • Doda River (23km) • Tungdi (25km) • Stongdae Monastery (28km) • Tsari (30km) • Zanskar (33km) • Zangla Monastery (46km) • Zangla Palace (48km) • Phugtal Monastery (60km) • Drang Drung Glacier (62km) • Penzi La (68km) • Drang Drung Glacier (72km) • Rangdum Gompa (104km) • Parkachik Glacier (150km)

Treks and Hikes: Omasi La Trek • Kang La Trek • Rupshu Trek • Char char La Trek • Sham Trek • Korzok Trek • Zangla Trek • Chadar Trek

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