Lost Frontier Homestay

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Traceback the golden era of Silk Route

Traceback the golden era of Silk Route trading in the last outpost village of the route

Why we love this homestay?
  • Forgotten frontier of Silk Route
  • 1000-year-old Juniper Tree
Ayee Homestay

A beautiful village nestled right beside the Siachen river, Ayee is a place where you wake up to a pristine view of sharp, majestic mountains. Though it is the medieval period of the Silk Route OR The Great Game era OR the most recent years of Indo-China conflict, this part of the world has always been everyone’s interest. These roots of history are evidently visible in the villages along the Siachen River. One of them is Ayee, who once was the most important outpost to monitor the trading happening at the Silk Route. Living around the Petroglyphs, 1000-year-old Juniper Tree, hidden caves, and monasteries in Ayee transport you back to that era. Take this journey to stay at the Lost Frontier of Ladakh!

Homestay features
  • Western style eco dry toilet
  • Solar water heater
  • Clean towels and toiletries
  • Solar powered homestay
  • Breakfast & dinner included
  • First-aid kit available
Your host - Phunchuk Stobdan
  • Warm, authentic hospitality
  • Knows the folklores around Juniper Tree
  • Languages spoken - Ladakhi, Hindi, English

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Phunchuk Stobdn is a school teacher known to be one of the most knowledgeable persons in the village. A multi-talented person, Stobdn loves hosting guests and extending his knowledge to his guests coming from all over the world. Along with the many folklores, history trivia, he also talks about life in such a harsh terrain and strategically important location.

Enjoy organic local food!
  • Local specialities - Mok Mok and Thukpa
  • 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. 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.

Explore the unexplored!
  • Meditate at hidden caves around village
  • Artificial glaciers & Siachen River
  • Visit Ensa Gompa for majestic views

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The route has recently opened up to tourism and is completely untouched and pristine. Visit the primitive caves, Ensa Gompa and Yarma Gompa during your visit to Nubra. The village is located on the banks of the Siachen River that becomes an ideal spot for white water rafting and it is yet to be explored by adventure lovers. Ayee is also known for the ice climbing festival that has started in recent times.

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

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
    Astropreneur
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Ashish Chaturvedi

Solo Traveller

Superb! The story here is sustainable. The hosts are warm & takes care of everything. I liked the visit to the caves in the hills and old juniper tree. Please visit these places & explore its history.

August 23, 2021

Kshitij Patel

Group Traveller

It was a wonderful experience staying at Ayee. Food was very healthy and delicious.

August 18, 2021

Dr. Prashant Natu & Anjali Natu

Couple Traveller

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! experience with nice and helping people. They helped us to know about Ladakhi culture, people, food & also the political point of view. Must visit location & hospitality. Thanks for including their local activities such as plucking of apricots and many more. Thanks for everything.

August 10, 2021

Prasantty and Vasu

Couple Traveller

Everything here is beautiful the homestay, our hosts are well educated and humble, and we experienced amazing Ladakhi hospitality. They fed us constantly with Ladakhi delicacies and it was very insightful leaving about the local food, customs etc. We’d definitely recommend this homestay for our friends and would love to meet again. This is by far the best MH Homestays we stayed in.

August 8, 2021
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