Sunday, March 7, 2010


Ladakh…. The Land of Endless Discovery!

When the rest of India is reeling under extensive heat of summers or heavy rainfall during the monsoon and you have no other place in mind for your holidays, Ladakh is the perfect destination for you.

Located at an average altitude of 11500 ft above sea level, Ladakh is the perfect getaway from the oppressive heat of the plains.

Popularly known as Moon land for its outlandish landscape of vast barren mountains, Ladakh also has the bluest of skies and beautiful lakes that change different colors during the day.

Also known for its unique culture, monasteries & people, Ladakh no doubt is becoming one of the hottest destinations of India.
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Homestays offer you a unique opportunity to stay with, and share the culture of Ladakhi people in remote villages, while trekking through rugged habitat of the endangered snow leopard. It allows you to enjoy the rhythm of life in hamlets where farming and livestock herding has been the way of life for centuries. These homestays are offered along trekking routes in Sham, Hemis National Park and Zanskar.

By using for a Himalayan homestay, you help local people generate income from tourism activities in their areas. This additional income helps in many ways; Increase local communities stake in conserving wildlife, Support local conservation actions that protect cultural and natural heritage (10% of the Homestay proceeds go to a village conservation fund supports activities like garbage management, tree plantation, better animal husbandry practices, restoration of cultural features like Mani walls.

Homestay provide you a clean, comfortable room (with candle or solar light), furnished in Ladakhi style, traditional Ladakhi meals, cooked hygienically, using eco friendly methods, boiled spring water to drink, a clean dry compositing toilet and local nature guides in some of the villages.

The three trekking routes are: Sham route takes you along the villages of Tarutse, Yangthang tokpo, Ule, Hemis Shukpachan and Ang.

The route through Hemis National park goes through Rumbak, Urutse, over the Gandala Pass, down to Shingo, Skyu Kaya and across the Zanskar River to Chilling.

The Zanskar route commences after a drive to Padum and takes you through Karsha, Pishu and Pidmo along the Zanskar River.
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