Stay at Leh-Kargil Highway
Stay at Leh-Kargil Highway
Photolalok is a small and beautiful village on the Kargil-Leh highway. The village is a good stop for bikers and all travellers that are looking for a well-facilitated stay along the Leh-Kargil highway. Stop here to get hot water, comfortable bedding, and fresh home-cooked food. The homestay owner also runs a little provisional store from where you can stock up some essentials for your journey.
Dolkar has been a Mountain Homestay Host since 2018 and has always provided excellent service to his guest. She loves to host and interact with her guests. She has experience of hosting guests from many nationalities and cultures as the homestay is on the main Kargil-Leh highway. She and her family also run a shop on the highway. It can be the right spot for you to stock up your essentials.
The hosts know how to make you experience the authenticity through the food they offer. You will get to eat the most genuine version of Thukpa and momos in the village. If you are not comfortable with the local food, you can always eat Dal, Rice, and vegetables during your stay. There is always a lot of tea available to you. Please inform us in advance though, if you have any specific requirements or allergies.
Photolalok is situated on NH-1 that has a rich history of Kargil War between India and Pakistan. The highway that is known for its best condition leads to the spiritual town Lamayuru where Lamayuru Monastery is located. It is considered as an origin from where Buddhism was spread in all the regions of Ladakh.
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Are you choosing this homestay because you are looking for a place for a hot shower, good food, and clean beds? If your answer is yes, go ahead and book your stay to find a comfortable break in your journey! 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!
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.
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.
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!