Panoramic of Karsha monastery, nunnery and village

Homestay in Zanskar

Enjoy an unique experience in the high Himalayan valley of Zanskar and be a part of a local family of the valley and experience the life of the local inhabitant of this remote valley with the most unique, distinct and virgin Tibetan culture in its prestine purity, where time still goes on as for millennia, amidst the wilderness of the Himalayas. Cattles and farming activities provide local people with small resources, meanwhile they welcome the foreign visitor with opened hearts and a true kindness, anywhen they are able to meet all his primary needs. There will always be someone to take care of you when you’re sick or just feeling blue. You’ll probably accompany your host in other places, performing puja or attending some local festivals, unviewed for most of the tourists. Whether you’re a buddhist practitioner or not, whether you speak Ladakhi or not, whether you’re an athlete or a sedentary, whether you go in summer or in winter you’ll get there an unforgettable experience.

For those who feel upset with high pressuring jobs no doubt you’ll be enjoying the virtues of the Tibetan way of life amongst authentic villagers practising a simple, genuine and fair livelihood.

Home stay with local family for being part of the culture and tradition of the valley and also for study purpose, especially for research and study of the uniqueness of this remote valley which is a living historical mirror for historian, anthropologists, linguists etc. More importantly for those who are fed up with the hustle and bustle of city life and wishes to renew their life with a new approach and perspective of life, this is a must to catch the opportunity. A real and new meaning to life is sure to come with this unique experience after spending a few weeks to a few months in this remote Himalayan valley of Zanskar where life is very tough but then the people here leads a very happy life and the pure Tibetan culture still in existence without the influence of modernity .

If you are fed up with busy modern city life, I am sure you will learn the biggest lesson of your life. Life in Western countries before thousands of years ago as we study in our history books can be experienced by yourself and be a part of that life in reality, not in movies and in books, in this remotest area of the world where water mills are still in use for grinding grains and local weavers weave their own clothes, no Internet for surfing the web and to go through social media. Complete isolation and seal off from the rest of the world itself is the uniqueness. I arrange every types of families in every villages of Zanskar for any duration of time to the need and suits of the visitors from all across the world and the service charge of mine is totally free for your own benefit, out of compassion for all sentient beings.

Many of the local families where these arrangements are made are relatives of mine, Lama Sonam Wangchuk, and are very much cordial and hospitable taking care of your every needs at their village level and for them it may be beneficial from the minimal amount of boarding, lodging and food charges of your stay with them.

If you are interested, you can contact me by email or by phone (see Contact page)