Spangmik village is 156 km east of Leh, situated just on the banks of famous Pangong Lake in Ladakh, It’s a tiny village with just seven families that make a living by rearing pashmina goats and growing barley during the short summer season. It gives spectacular views of the Changchenmo range to the north of Lake, glaciers and snowcapped peaks of the Pangong range above Spangmik. Since it’s a long drive from Leh, it makes sense to stay overnight. Most of people stay in expensive tents but very few knows that there are some nice homestays in the village which are much cheaper and gives good homely comfort.
Dolkar’s is a well maintained traditional Ladakhi home situated most near to the Pangong Lake. You can enjoy your morning tea while having a spectacular view of snowcapped Pangong Range. The cozy living room cum kitchen is the place you can spend hours chatting with other fellow travelers. It has a fireplace in the middle that keeps it warm in the extreme temperatures of Ladakh. There are 2 double occupancy rooms and a hall which can accommodate 6 people with a common western toilet. There is another composite toilet outside the home.
This is the place which remains open even in winters when temperature goes well below -20 degree and Pangong Lake freeze completely.
Location: Walking sitance from Pangong Lake.
Numbe of rooms: 3; Total capacity: 10
Spangmik village is 156 km east of Leh.
Simple home cooked Ladakhi food is served. You can also participate in cooking and learn some recipes from Ladakh with Dolkar’s permission.
Parking • Hot Water
Dormitory: 1200/- PP
Single Occupancy : 2000/-
Double Occupancy: 2500/-
Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: Breakfast and Dinner
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.
The main attraction is of course Pangong Lake, This beautiful Himalayan lake Pangong Tso (Tibetan for “high grassland lake”) is situated at a height of about 14,270 ft and is 134 km long. It extends from India to China. The lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point.
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Dolkars is a very shy, typical Ladakhi woman who spend most of her time in kitchen and taking care of the home.
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"I traveled from Muscat to Delhi to explore Leh - Ladakh. My stay at Spangmik Homestay with Homestays of India helped me understand the culture and lifestyle of our fellow countrymen in the northern most part of this great country. Rather than rushing to the so called famous spots and staying like tourists, I explored the places at relaxed pace and thoroughly enjoyed staying with nature and its inhabitants."04/07/2017