Astrostay at Pangong Lake

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Stay at India’s first Astro Village

Reach for the stars at the world-famous Pangong Tso & find the luxury in most authentic way

Why we love this homestay?
  • Exclusive Star gazing sessions
  • On the banks of Pangong Lake
Maan Homestays

When was the last time you saw a clear star-studded night sky? Ladakh’s high-altitude night sky with its crystal clear milky way, bright and a glowing moon is a sight to behold! Here, along the turquoise Pangong Tso is a serene village travellers can gaze at the sparkling night sky to their heart’s content through a 10-inch Automatic telescope and identify constellations, stars, and even planets with the assistance of helpful and trained local women. So instead of being one of the thousands throning the Pangong Lake, why not count the crates of the moon! Come, spend a night at Astrostays for a spectacular, star-filled experience!

Homestay features
  • Western style eco-friendly dry toilet (Shared/Attached)
  • Complimentary breakfast & dinner
  • Uninterrupted power supply
  • Clean towels and toiletries
  • First-aid kit
Your host – Tsewang Dorjey
  • Warm, authentic hospitality
  • Knowledge about astronomy & local folklore
  • Languages spoken - Ladakhi, Hindi, English

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Tsewang Dorjey, Dolkar, and a few other young men and women of the Maan village are trained to operate the telescope and conduct the stargazing sessions for the guests visiting their village. Back at their homes, they host travellers in their homestays with the best services. They take visitors around the village to show the semi-nomadic lifestyle of the Changthang.

Enjoy organic local food!
  • Local specialities - Green Leafy Curry and Rice
  • Vegetable & fruits grown in greenhouse
  • Dining area with traditional display of kitchenware

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The families of Maan village have brought innovation to their local farming too. To decrease dependency on the market far away from the village, locals have started growing the vegetable and fruits at their backyard. The newly built greenhouses are helping to make a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available for guests as well as locals.

Explore the unexplored!
  • Stargazing session with locals
  • Yoga session at Pangong Lake
  • Hands-on farming experience

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One day’s stay in Maan village is never enough to experience everything it has to offer. Dorjey and his team will always ensure you are making full of your visit by taking you for a yoga session early morning at Pangong Lake, showing you high-altitude farming techniques, and then conducting the most engaging stargazing session every night. All these experiences are available within the village.

What it includes?

Overnight stay
Breakfast, Dinner
Village tour
Traveler’s kit
First aid facility

What it excludes?

Community-run Astronomy Session (On Demand)
Any personal expenses
Transportation to village
Additional Meals – Lunch
Visa/Travel insurance
Room service fee
Extra activities – Yoga Session, Farming (Arranged on demand)

Is this Homestay right for you?

Are you choosing this homestay because you need some time away from your urban life? Does living in a mud house in the mountains truly excite you? If your answer is yes, start packing your bags now! You might not get uninterrupted internet here, but you’ll be far too busy exploring the most breathtaking, most unseen corners of the trans-Himalayas, to miss your Twitter feed and news updates. The greatest luxury here is spending your days under a bright, blue sky at a beautiful mountain destination, getting freshly cooked organic food for every meal, and swapping stories with locals, who open their doors and hearts to you!

Hear from communities

  • Guests like to eat our Ladakhi food. They say it is delicious, even when it is prepared by an elderly ama (mother) like me. I always make sure I serve them the cleanest and healthiest food. My husband is a copper artist. When guests leave us, they say ‘Julley’, and hug us. It makes us feel happy.

    Tsering Dolkar
    Mountain Homestay Host - Sumda Chun
  • I became a Mountain Homestay Host in 2018, and I have hosted many travellers since then. Running a homestay has helped me and my family a lot. Not only is the solar set up in our house useful for us, but even travellers prefer to stay in our homestay because of it.

    Rigzin Dolkar
    Mountain Homestay Host - Photolalok
  • The training we got in astronomy turned out to be a life-changing experience for our village. I felt happy and proud while mapping the position of the planets and sharing the secrets of the universe with the tourists. Tourists told me that even they didn’t know so much about the dark skies!

    Tsewang Dorjey
    Astropreneur - Maan
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13 Reviews
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Anushka Singh

Group Traveller

Amazing place! Great hospitality. Absolutely loved it! Highly recommended.

September 22, 2021

Sidhant Patro

Group Traveller

The hospitality of the homestay is very nice. This touch our heart. Please keep it up. Good luck!

September 5, 2021

Nikhil AG

Family Traveller

Amazing homestay, great local food. Scope for improvement.

September 4, 2021


Group Traveller

Excellent stay, slept like a baby!! So caring and accommodating, love to be back!

August 29, 2021

Aakriti Sharma

Couple Traveller

Beautiful and peaceful location. The hosts are the best! Very friendly! The views are breathtaking!

July 28, 2021
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