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Leh-Ladakh

Know Buddhist ideology of universe in Nyoma

Go on a celestial journey near world’s second highest astronomical observatory whose path goes through Buddhism

Why we love this homestay?
  • Clear skies to see the milky way
  • Meet the monk in Nyoma Gompa
Nyoma Homestay

Get closest to the crystal clear skies near world’s second highest Astronomical Observatory & know the idea of universe in Buddhism. Situated in the region known for the best place for astronomy & star gazing, Nyoma Village adds an essence of Buddhism to your celestial exploration. It is a place where you clearly see the Milky Way sky & hear about Buddhist perspective of universe from the monks who stays in Nyoma Gompa. Appearance of Stars, Sun, Moon in the sky holds spiritual meaning in Buddhism. Buddhism explains, ‘The sun, moon and stars appeared because of the past good deeds of the gods, and are a constant reminder to us that our world was once a peaceful, beautiful place, free from suffering and pain.’ Stars are the guide local women to know when they could make more wool, give sign to farmers when to plant crops and how to find one’s way home. 

Homestay features
  • Western style eco dry toilet
  • Solar water heater
  • Clean towels and toiletries
  • Clean filter water
  • Breakfast & dinner included
  • First-aid kit available
Your hosts
  • Warm, authentic hospitality
  • Knowhow about Buddhist folklores
  • Languages spoken - Ladakhi, Hindi

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Your hosts Rigzin Angmo and her family have always stayed in their generation old house in Nyoma where they love to host travellers coming from different corners of the world. They offer clean rooms, fresh home-cooked meals, warm hospitality & share lots of folklores.

Enjoy organic local food!
  • Local specialities - Butter Tea & Yak Cheese
  • Organic, farm-to-table ingredients
  • Traditional dining experience

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The hosts serve delicious local Ladakhi delicacies tweaked to suit all palates, along with a standard spread of roti, dal, rice, and vegetables. Eat local food prepared using fresh vegetable and herbs plucked fresh from the garden. Please inform us in advance though, if you have any specific requirements or allergies.

Explore the unexplored!
  • Nyoma Monastery on the hill
  • Picturesque view of Indus River
  • On the way to Hanle Observatory

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Nyoma village is a ideal stop you can take while travelling to Hanle Observatory. After or before visiting the observatory, a stay in Nyoma gazing stars late in the night and hearing lots of folklores around constellation would complete your journey for astronomy. Village is surrounded by the majestic landscapes of Changthang and situated on the banks of Indus River.

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What it includes?

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

What it excludes?

– Any personal expenses
– Transportation to village
– Additional Meals – Lunch
– Visa/Travel insurance
– Room service fee

Is this Homestay right for you?

Are you choosing this homestay because you need some time away from your urban life? Does living with locals in the mountains truly excite you? If your answer is yes, start packing your bags now! This is also a place where your perfect place for workation ends. Good phone connectivity, stunning views from your room, meditative village vibes make it a perfect place follow healthy work routine. 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
    Astropreneur
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