‘Land of Mystic Lamas’, ‘The Moonland’ and also ‘The Last Shangirala’ are the titles given to Ladakh, all with a bit of truth. Ladakh is bounded by two of the world’s highest mountain ranges – the Karakoram and the Great Himalaya, varies between 2743 mtr. to 7672 mtr. above the sea level. This miniature of Tibet is a land of medieval monasteries, fluttering prayer flags, cold deserts, peaks and passes.
Centuries ago Leh was an important stop on the old carvan silk rout from China. Now it’s a military base and one of the most popular tourist destinations of North India, situated at 3524 mtr. Leh is dominated by massive 17th-century Leh Palace, modeled on the Dalai Lama’s former home (Tibet’s Potala Palace), overlooks the old town’s bazaar and maze like lanes. With the only airport in Ladakh region, Leh is the hub of all travel activities throughout Ladakh.
Skampari Homestay, truly a family home in Leh. It is just 15 minute walk from the main market. Since it is located on the road to Khardungla Pass, it suits well to those who are on a motorcycle or car tour to Ladakh.
There are 10 well furnished guest rooms; all come with best of linens and 10″ thick luxurious mattresses. 6 room come with attached English toilet. Rest of 4 rooms comes with private, external Indian toilets. Running hot water is provided in all bathrooms. There are two dining halls – a traditional and a modern dining to suit your choice. Alcohol and smoking is not allowed.
Skampari Homestay remains open in Winter – There is heating facilities available in rooms & as well as in the dining hall. Room heater will be charged extra for a limited time (2 hr in the morning, 3 hr in the evening). Since water lines freeze in winter, bathrooms will be supplied water by buckets.
Location: 15 min walk from the main market. 4.5 km from the airport
No. of Rooms: 10; Total Capacity: 30
Single Occupancy: 950/- (common bath)
Double Occupancy: 1600/- (common bath)
Single Occupancy: 1200/- (attached bath)
Double Occupancy: 1950/- (attached bath)
Extra Person: 750/-
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.
Hi-Speed WiFi (Airtel Extreme Fiber) • Well equipped kitchen for self-cooking • Spacious Rooms • Parking • Garden • 24 hours hot and cold running water • Oxygen cylinder for emergency • BP Machine & Pulse Oximeter.
Azi Malo is the in-charge of kitchen. She serves home cooked North Indian food with a touch of Ladakhi cuisines. Non-vegetarian food can also be served on request.
Snow Leopard Trek • Mountaineering • Wildlife Tour • Bike Riding • Jeep Safari • Cycling • River Rafting • Trekking
Shanti Stupa • Hall of Fame • Zorawar Fort • Leh Palace • Tsemo Gompa • Jama Masjid • Sankar Gompa • Central Asia Museum
Khardungla Pass (36 km) • Diskit (125 km) • Turtuk (193 km) • Pangong Lake (156 km) • Tsomoriri Lake (211 km) • Thiksey Monastery (18 km) • Stok (14 km) • Hemis Gompa (34 km) • Confluence of Indus and Zanskar Rivers • Magnetic Hill • Gurudwara Pathar Sahib (23 km) • Lamayuru (115 km)
Juma Nubra is a trained tour guide cum wildlife spotter, who looks after the home with his wife. He is well known climbing peak of Ladakh and happy to share tips and his knowledge with the guest.
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