Relish the local flavours of Ladakh
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Relish the local flavours of Ladakh
A spectacular village in the Siachen belt, Sumur lies at a critical juncture that connects some of Ladakh’s most popular attractions — Hunder, Pangong Lake, Turtuk, the hot springs of Panamik, and the most recent addition to every intrepid traveller’s bucket list, Warshi, the last village before the Siachen Glacier. Over the years, Sumoor’s strategic location has ensured that everyone from traders on the ancient Silk Route to 21st-century travellers on a voyage of self-discovery have come knocking on its fabled doors. Home to the well-known Samstanling Monastery with the majestic Karakoram range as its backdrop, this charming village is also a place where you find the most authentic Ladakhi cuisine, grown organically in greenhouses and cooked without modifying the real traditional recipes.
Urgain Phuntsog, Phuntsog Dorjey, & Tsering Angmo are wonderful, well-trained homestay hosts, who offer authentic experiences without compromising on comfort or quality of services. Together, they maintain a high standard of cleanliness, prepare organic local dishes, and are a powerhouse of local knowledge. Thanks to their warm hospitality, travellers who arrive here as guests, often leave as friends.
The hosts serve delicious local Ladakhi delicacies tweaked to suit all palates, along with a standard spread of roti, dal, rice, and vegetables. The freshly cooked meals are served in a typical Ladakhi dining space with a beautiful collection of crockery on the display. A true farm-to-table experience, all vegetables are organically grown in the village! Please inform us in advance though, if you have any specific requirements or allergies.
Although it’s planted along a popular tourist trail, Sumur is full of hidden wonders. While the Samstanling Monastery that towers over the village from its high vantage point, is popular amongst travellers, not many know where the ruins of Sumoor’s ancient settlement can be found. Including a stela — an upright column or slab of stone — bearing a Bodhisattva in abhayamudrā standing on a lotus base. Just near the village, visit the Col Chewang Rigzin, MVC Museum to witness the valour of the Indian Armed Forces.
– Overnight stay
– Breakfast, Dinner
– Village tour
– First aid facility
– Any personal expenses
– Transportation to village
– Additional Meals – Lunch
– Visa/Travel insurance
– Any additional services
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!
This was our first proper homestay experience and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute staying in the beautiful home. The hosts were very warm and welcoming which really made feel like we lived with our own family. Our 9 days road trip couldn’t have ended on a better note!
Absolutely amazing hospitality. Great homestay and great ambience. We got the house of Ladakhi local lifestyle and we felt very happy. We were pleased to know that we were their first guests. We wish Phunsukji and Diskitji all the best for this new endeavor.
I was the first-ever guest to Nubra Valley Homestays in Sumoor that MH has set up. The place is cozy, clean and the hosts are sweet locals treating us with respect, care, and warmth. Talk to them to know more about their lifestyle and the village, they will also take you for a ride if time permits.