Ladakh in winter is all about the daunting trails, snow-coated mountain peaks, rustic maple leaves adorning the streets, and frozen lakes creating an endless streak of dreamlike frames. Nothing gives a high as intense as high mountain passes – this is the exact meaning of Ladakh in Tibetan! Explore the 5 hidden treasures of Ladakh...Read More
Meandering through the magical mountains of Spiti, where monks and mummies, forts and fossils, ancient history and untold stories await You may have pored over maps and scrolled through a million images online. But nothing quite prepares you for the moment when you cross the Kinnaur Valley in Himachal Pradesh, and cut through the Malang...Read More
With Booking.com now vetting and recognising sustainable accommodations with a new badge, sustainability is finally being ‘mainstreamed’ in the global tourism industry. Mountain Homestays is proud to be a part of this future-facing journey Over the last few decades, the concept of sustainability has been refined and chiselled, until it acquired a distinctive shape of...Read More
Meeting, dreaming, building with partner communities in post-vaccine Ladakh What if we woke up one morning, brushed our teeth, made a cup of tea, and clean forgot what the words sustainable, responsible, eco or regenerative mean? What if we just got on with our lives, and reacted instinctively to every risk and opportunity like we...Read More
Hidden for several years under the sands of time, the village of Murgi is a treasure of Nubra valley in Ladakh, India, waiting to be explored by the external world. Jigmet Namgyal mentions that the village was originally named mHul-re (The Silver Mountain) and over the years the name transformed into the modern village of...Read More
Leadership, Change Makers, Responsible Travelers – Tourism fraternity has always come up with these terminologies for sustainability flag bearers. These are the people who are looked up to by everyone to bring out positive change in the mainstream practices. They are often seen passionately ‘Talking’ OR ‘Discussing’ their innovative ideas and believes about what can...Read More
The year 2020 was poised to be a defining year in travel. Over 1.4 billion people took a vacation in 2019, contributing to over 10% of the world’s GDP in terms of finances and employment. But blindsided by the Covid-19 pandemic, the world of travel came to a complete standstill by March 2020, of course,...Read More
When we think of mountains, we think of adventure, natural beauty, a pleasant climate and peace. It’s only when we dig deeper, we begin to understand the lived realities and challenges that the communities here navigate on a day-to-day basis to survive in such harsh regions Ms. Lo Thi Trang, a Muong woman born in...Read More
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