Around 36 kilometre south-east of Kargil heading toward Leh is Mulbekh, the first village of Ladakh. It is considered to be the birth place of next incarnation of Maitreya Buddha. Mulbekh’s foremost sight is a 1000-year-old Maitreya Buddha statue, carved into an 8 mtr tall lime rock. It’s right by the roadside, rising through the middle of the minuscule Chamba Gompa.
Mulbekh Homestay is a blend of modern and traditional Ladakhi style. Located right on the highway it gives you the first feel of Ladakh. It consist of total 6 guest room, a garden and a dining hall where Simu, the host serve Indian and traditional Ladakhi dinner. 3 double occupancy room with attached bathroom and 2 triple bedded Family Rooms with external bathroom are located on the ground floor. Another single room is there on the first floor with a common bathroom.
Location: 3.5km from Buddha Statue.
No. of Rooms: 6; Total Capacity: 20
Single Occupancy: 1100/- (common bathroom)
Double Occupancy: 1900/- (attached bathroom)
Triple Occupancy: 2550/- (common bathroom)
Extra Person: 700/-
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
6-12 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.
Free Wi-Fi • Hot Water • Heater • Dinning Hall • Power Back up • Garden
Simu’s kitchen serves rich combination of homemade Indian, Tibetan and Ladakhi dinner. In breakfast guest can choose from Paratha, Sandwich, Butter Toast, Bread Omelet. Ladakhi bread with butter and Jam and traditional Gur-Gur Tea is must try. It is suggested to have it in the garden under cozy sun light.
Stargazing • Nature trails • Hiking • River Side Picnic
Chamba (Maitreya Buddha Statue, 3 km) • Monastery
Kargil (36 km) • Chiktan (36 km) • Dah (56 km) • Batalik (75 km) • Lamayuru (66 km) • Leh (180 km)
Simu, a young Junior Engineer by profession takes care of the home with her mother. Like most of mountain people, she is a shy woman but a good cook and very hospitable.
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