Indus River Homestay

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Brown muddy walled house at Indus River

Unfold the stories of Ladakhi people on the banks of the Indus River where the village once had only one – Ek house

Why we love this homestay?
  • Local architecture & material
  • Well-facilitated & best service
Ikk Homestays

On the Leh-Nyoma highway, once there was a house standing all alone. The location of the house is closer to the main road from where all the traders come from Manali, Chandigarh, and Delhi. These Hindi-speaking traders come to Leh to transport the essential supplies. Back in time, there was this one house standing all alone with no neighbors and a village where it can be said it belongs. This became the identity of the area around the house. People started calling this region ‘Ikk’ – literally means one in Hindi. As time passed, the house got a couple of neighbors and Ikk is now a well-established village on the beautiful banks of the Indus River. The houses here hold a strong identity of Ladakhi culture with their mud architecture, big windows, and wooden roofs. These houses converted into homestays are the places where one sees how culture & luxury come together to create authentic experiences with the best services.

Homestay features
  • Western style eco dry toilet
  • Solar powered water heater
  • Clean towels and toiletries
  • Solar powered electricity
  • Breakfast & dinner included
  • First-aid kit available
Your hosts
  • Warm, authentic hospitality
  • Indian Army veteran served at Turtuk
  • Languages spoken - Ladakhi, Hindi

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Your hosts Tsering Murup and Padma Deachan each have unique stories to offer about the region. Tsering Murup is a veteran who once served in the Indian Army with Colonel Chewang Rinchen MVC, SM at Turtuk. Padma Deachan is always soft-spoken and full of warmth to give her guests the most authentic experience of Ladakhi household.

Enjoy organic local food!
  • Local specialities - Timok and Thukpa
  • Organic, farm-to-table experience
  • Traditional dining experience

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The authenticity of Ikk Homestay reflects in the food hosts cook for you and the way it is served. Sitting in a typical Ladakhi dining area-cum-kitchen, you will see a beautiful arrangement of copper and clay utensils. In this setup, piping hot soupy Thukpa would be served to you. The carrots, peas, potatoes, and spinach used in your Thukpa are grown organically in a greenhouse built next to the homestay.

Explore the unexplored!
  • Amidst purple mountains of Kiari
  • At entrance of Chumathang Valley
  • Rewind by the quaint Indus River

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Spend your day at the Teri Phu gompa which was once visited by emperor Ashoka. During the evenings rewind and relax beside the Indus River. Ikk is situated very close to Kiari which is one of the biggest bases of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Ladakh. During your stay, you can also plan a visit to the Nurnish Gompa located on the hilltop and see the lush green pastures at 13000 ft.

What it includes?

– Overnight stay
– Breakfast, Dinner
– Village tour
– First aid facility

What it excludes?

– Any personal expenses
– Transportation to village
– Additional Meals – Lunch
– Visa/Travel insurance
– Any additional services
– Extra activities

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
  • 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
  • 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
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