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
Mountain Homestays Contributes to Global Sustainability Goals The world marked the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2020. It meant we are getting closer to the commitment we made to reduce the global carbon emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase to 2...Read More
‘At one point in time, we do feel leaving a legacy behind.’- Emil Ibakov from Jyrgalan, Kyrgyzstan got committed to this thought. Pristine valley of Jyrgalan, Kyrgyzstan Jyrgalan is a remote village nestled in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. It was once a thriving mining community but was abandoned after the Soviet Union collapsed. Emil...Read More
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