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How would have the concept of hosting strangers in your house or staying with an unknown family on a vacation sounded a decade back? Hardly anyone would have been comfortable with such a concept.  But we have seen people getting comfortable with staying in homestays, using Uber, sharing office spaces, and using many such peer-to-peer...
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Most of us had a travel bucket list at the start of this calendar year and suddenly we find ourselves confined to the four walls of our homes. The Covid-19 crisis has been a black swan event for the travel and tourism industry. World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) estimates a loss of 50 to...
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Ladakh, The land of high passes. Once a trekking destination for the West but as the gates opened up and development came in, Ladakh has now become a planned travel destination for everyone. Every year hundreds and thousands of the tourists visit Ladakh but how many can claim to touch its soul? For the majority...
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This is a story of unusual grit and passion. A story of a young man, Tsewang Dorje, who chose to stay in his village after completing his graduation. With only a primary school in his village, located near the world-famous Pangong Tso (Lake), Dorje had to literally earn his education. Development still hadn’t reached the...
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Over centuries, humans have shaped the world with inventions and modernizations at every stage of evolution. While such innovations have made mankind’s lives simple, easy and comfortable, our actions have also left a less than desirable footprint on the planet we all share. Growing industrialization, unabated pollution and over-population have triggered climate change, global warming...
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Have you ever thought of spending a peaceful time in the mountains? Did crowd and pollution played a deterrent in taking the step? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. You are from the lot constantly looking for an offbeat destination. In this blog, we are going to introduce one such getaway location...
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Mountain Homestays had its first Apricot trail in August 2016 which took us to village Tsogsty. The village surprised us with it’s lush green apple and apricot farms but our discovery was this 65 year old copper artisan named Thetan Wangyal, one of the last few metal artisans left in Ladakh. Copper metalworking is an...
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Anubhuti Varshney, Sept 2016 Jullay people! someone told me last year that no one can go to Ladakh only once and never told me why. I now know why and cannot explain to anyone. There is something inexplicably magnetic about the place. When I landed in Leh, the first feeling was, ohh … these mountains...
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