Stay at India’s first Astro Village
Stay at India’s first Astro Village
Maan Homestay is located 163 Kms from themain city of Leh and takes 7 hours to reach from Leh via Chang La Pass. The village is famous for the blue turquoise lake and the pashmina goats of Changthang. Beyond the Turquoise lake one can experience the Border village of Chushul as well as the stories of the 1962 war at Rezeng- La. The Homestay is best known for its traditional appeal and local culture!
Tragias is a school teacher and taught local students throughout his life. His family used to be Nomadic during ancestral times and has several stories to share about the region of Changthang and life before influx of tourism at Pangong. His wife would also be happy to share the story of Astronomy during your stay.
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.
One day’s stay in Maan village is never enough to experience everything it has to offer. Pangong has a 80km shoreline and several villages along the Pangong Tso. Experience the Pashmina Goats of Changthang and the process of getting raw pashmina as well visit the Rezang La war memorial to see the valor shown by the heroes of 1962 Indo – Sino war.
Indian and Ladakh style Dinner
First aid Kit Available
Heating Available in Winter
Any personal expenses
Transportation to village
Additional Meals – Lunch
Any other snacks beyond the meals
Extra Activities – Chushul Visit is not included in the stay
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!
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!
We were lucky to stay at the Bukpa Homestay. The house is overlooking the lake. The rooms are very comfortable and the bathroom is essential but perfectly functional. The living room is in the traditional Ladakhi style. The family running the homestay (brother and two sisters) is so nice that we regretted staying only for one night. We absolutely recommend this place.
The stay at homestay was one of our best stay in our whole trip. Stay was cozy location was awesome, not a single thing to suggest. Food was just awesome and we just enjoyed our time here, thank you for hosting us we have best memories to hold on to for our whole life. Thank you.
Amazing place! Great hospitality. Absolutely loved it! Highly recommended.
The hospitality of the homestay is very nice. This touch our heart. Please keep it up. Good luck!
Amazing homestay, great local food. Scope for improvement.