Potters Farmstay – Likir

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Leh-Ladakh
Likir

Stay with Ladakh’s only Potter family in Likir

Stay at one of the most creative house of Likir and experience the true essence of art with the Potter family

Why we love this homestay?
  • Exclusive Pottery Sessions
  • Experience the Village Life of Likir
Likir Homestay

Ever wondered what does it take to preserve a 1000-year old legacy in a family? Ladakh’s only potter family is carrying forward years-old clay pottery practice and presenting it’s true form in their traditional Ladakhi Pottery Workshop. 55 Kms west of Leh lies a beautiful village Likir, literal meaning “Nagas Encircled”. It represents the Nanda, Takasko and Naga-rajas, the great serpent spirits. Likir is famous for it’s potters and their art as they were bestowed with the responsibility of pottery by their King Gyalpo Namgyal in 17th century. Be a part of their daily life and explore the hidden potter inside you while sipping tea, sitting in homestay’s balcony and enjoying the picturesque landscapes of Himalayas . 

Homestay features
  • Indian style eco-friendly dry/compost toilet (Shared/Attached)
  • Complimentary breakfast & dinner
  • Hot water from Solar Water Heater
  • Clean towels and toiletries
  • First-aid kit
Your host – Rigzen Namgail
  • Warm, authentic hospitality
  • Knowledge about pottery & local folklore
  • Languages spoken - Ladakhi, Hindi

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Rigzin Namgial is a professional potter and conducts workshops on demand for his guests and travelers in their family-run Studio. Back at their home, they host travellers in their homestay with the best services and hospitality. They take visitors around the village to show the Village life of locals or a visit to Gonkhang Temple, Likir Gompa.

Enjoy organic local food!
  • Local specialities - Khambir, Momos and Thukpa
  • Farm to Table Organic food (On demand)
  • Dining area with traditional display of kitchenware and ceramics

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The families of Likir village have brought innovation to their local farming too. To decrease dependency on the market far away from the village, locals have started growing the vegetable and fruits at their backyard. The newly built greenhouses are helping to make a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available for guests as well as locals.

Explore the unexplored!
  • Pottery Session with Host
  • Visit 15th century Likir Gompa
  • Hands-on farming experience

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One day’s stay in Likir village is never enough to experience everything it has to offer. Rigzin and his team will always ensure you are making full of your visit by taking you for a prayer session early morning at Likir Gompa, showing you old-school farming techniques, and then conducting the most engaging pottery session in the evening. All these experiences are available within the village. To know the historical aspect of the village, Likir Museum is a perfect place to collect all!

What it includes?

Overnight stay
Breakfast, Dinner
First aid facility

What it excludes?

Family-run Pottery Session (On Demand)
Any personal expenses
Transportation to village
Additional Meals – Lunch
Visa/Travel insurance
Room service fee
Extra activities – Village Walk, Farming (Arranged on demand)

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 - Sumda Chun
  • 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 - Photolalok
  • 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 - Maan
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