Stay where Pashmina is produced
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Stay where Pashmina is produced
The Homestay is located at the high altitude village of Changthang plateau called Mugleb, which is just 15Km from the world-famous Pangong Lake. Engage in the local life and pluck your fresh organic veggies from the greenhouse. The village offers you a unique experience of the Changspa region, known for Cashmere goat rearing, their unique lifestyle, and cuisine. The region also has a very old traditional museum. In winters, charges for room heating woodfire will be additional.
The host families in the village follow a rotation system to maintain an equal distribution of income among all homestays. Tsewang Dorjey is the local coordinator in the village. Expect warm, genuine hospitality from hosts, who are also traditional pashmina weavers and skilled in knitting.
Yak milk is the only majorly available food resource for Chanpas. Hence, the staple food of these nomadic people is cheese and butter made from Yak milk that keeps them warm and energetic to herd the big flock of sheep. Some settled families in the villages have started growing vegetables and fruits that provide good and organic fresh food for their guests.
Mugleb village is where Changpas meaning – semi-nomadic communities have settled down since the last few years. These people migrated here with their Pashmina Goats and the unique skill of producing Pashmina threads. These goats, skills and the Cashmere produced here can be only found in these nomadic villages of Changthang. Just a couple of drive away, two more famous attractions – Pangong Lake and Astrostays can be visited.
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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!