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Mountain Homestays - Sojourn with Local Copper Artisans of Ladakh

Mountain Homestays - Sojourn with Local Copper Artisans of Ladakh

By Mountain Homestays
Artisans of Ladakh are experts of making copper artifacts for hundreds of years. Sadly, this art is fading away and is now left limited to a few remote pockets in Ladakh. Through this tour, we want to revive this dying art and also help in improving the livelihood of the villagers. We will take you to the last remaining four Himalayan villages where this art is still practiced. Try you hands on making small pendants, engrave your name on copper plate, and just be creative with the artist himself. Take back a memorable souvenir for yourself. Stay at our beautiful village homestays which are powered by solar energy, and experience what it's like to live closest to the real Himalayan culture.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 12-70, max of 20 per group
Duration: 4 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • Drive to the copper villages in private SUV vehicle
  • Accommodation in homestays at the villages
  • Medical kits, carried by the guide
  • Guide
What's not included
  • Flight tickets
  • Any personal expenses (water bottles, phone calls etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), helper(s), driver(s)

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Leh
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 188472P3

      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 188472P3

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      • Mountain Homestays
        Leh, Ladakh, India
        Joined in August 2019
      • Tourist39669897761
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        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Book Direct with HOMESTAYS
        We decided to do a homestay during our visit to Leh Ladakh for a different experience in the region. Dealing with Mountain Homestays was not straightforward as hoped and they were lacking in understanding. We found them to be pushy and unempathetic. They insisted that we pay prior to arriving, however due to complications in international banking this proved very difficult. Upon arriving in Leh, my partner experienced altitude sickness combined with bad belly. After paying cash at the local Leh Office- Mountain Homestays gave us 40 minutes to get a medical certificate to claim a refund, this was simply not possible given timing and condition of my partner and gave us little choice. We loose all the money paid ( 28K+ Rupee- 4 nights) or push on as planned. We stayed at two different homestays. The Sakti homestay was fantastic ( book direct insta @saktiecohomestay_21. Sadly the - Pangong homestay @ Mann was for us more of room stay, with little of the 'home' in homestay. All in all, sadly not what we were hoping. We would encourage people to do your homework and try book directly with the stay if possible.
        Written January 16, 2024
      • KT0094
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An authentic Ladakhi stay.
        Great intimate experience with a love Ladakhi family who warmly welcomed us into their home. We visited the last monastery in india. The quaint Yarma Gompa. Namgyal and Tsering were the best hosts.
        Written September 8, 2021
      • apekshas587
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cute homestay :)
        They say if you haven't explored leh , you haven't seen it all. We ended our journey by seeing the most pristine lake which was pangong . The clear sky , majestic mountain view and the vibrant colours of lake made it feel unique. But when we thought this was it , we made our way to maan village and a homestay , where in they made us felt welcomed. The host Mr dorje and Ms dollar were very polite and sweet . The best part of the homestay was the kitchen ( well kept and tidy ) . I loved the whole vibe and would recommend everyone to stay there. Oh yess I forgot one more thing we ate authentic Ladakhi food which was yummyyy !!!
        Written September 3, 2021
      • Shelly M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing old monastery, completely worth it
        I am very glad I took the chance and booked this trip. Sumda Chung is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. A small, very old monastery, tucked away in the remote mountains, everything was covered in snow and ice when I visited, but the skies were clear and sunny and the atmosphere completely still and pure. The journey there alone was worth it - past the frozen Zanskar and Indus rivers, surrounded by the most incredible mountain beauty. Mountain Homestays were also really organised and helpful. They replied quickly to all messages and made every effort to ensure everything ran smoothly. This isn't always the case in Leh (!) so I'm very glad they were so kind and thoughtful. They are also a social enterprise, so the proceeds go towards improving conditions for rural families. All in all, I can completely recommend both this tour and Mountain Homestays. If I visit Leh again, then I will be sure to do more with them as they really stood out as being so helpful. Can't recommend it enough!
        Written February 19, 2020
      • Manjit85
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Visit to Ladakh - Village Tsogtsy
        An excellent time staying at the homestays of Village Tsogtsy. Mountain Homestays provided us with best arrangements inspire off season. The rooms were neat and clean and warm. We got to try archery and interacted with the copper artisans. Must t do o if you visit Ladakh
        Written November 13, 2019
      • tashiyademel
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Discover the Hidden Gems of Ladakh
        When I first began researching my trip to Ladakh, I was overwhelmed by the number of tour groups offering personalised travel packages. Once I came across Mountain Homestays and learned about the work they do, I was convinced that I could travel responsibly with their expertise. I am extremely thankful to Gagan, and his team for putting together the perfect itinerary. Everything from logistics, to accommodation, meals, and guides was all perfectly curated by their team. As a solo female traveler, I felt completely safe during my travels. My guide, Spalzang, was extremely knowledgeable about the local environment, culture, and wildlife and turned out to be one of the best travel companions. Thanks to Mountain Homestays, not only did I get to experience the true essence of the mountain regions, I was also able to make a positive contribution towards women’s empowerment, livelihoods, and the sustainability of the Ladakhi environment and community. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
        Written September 24, 2019
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