VILLAGE HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE
The village of Basgo lies 37 kms from Leh on the Leh Srinagar highway. The village was the ancient capital of Ladakh. Basgo Palace was the Kings den; now in ruins the palace and the monastery have a lot of historical importance. It was here that Mughlas and the Mongols met in the Battle of Basgo.
Fairly big Basgo is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and one can get to see snow covered peaks. Blessed by nature there is no lack of water or vegetation. At an altitude of 10801 ft, Basgo overlooks the mighty Indus River. One can also make most of the experience by enjoying the fruits directly from the trees during the Apple and Apricot season. The ultimate Himalayan life is only left in the higher reaches and what most of us are running after is what we can see easily. Very few travelers of today are ready to explore beyond the comfort zone. Travellers coming to experience an authentic village stay will enjoy the hospitalities and lifestyle of Basgo.
Number of Days: 3 nights 4 days
Best Month: April – October
Winter months are equally beautiful and have a different experience
Food: all meals at the home stay. Water is used from the streams which can be boiled for people with an unsure stomach.
Accommodation: At the home stay.
Cost: 21700 per person for 4 days.
DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Arrive at the Leh airport and head straight for Basgo village. It is a one hour drive from the airport.
Reach the home stay and relax and acclimatize.
Walk around the village and to the monastery and palace ruins.
Bon fire and mix with the host family.
Wake up and have a good breakfast.
Get ready for a day hike in the village along with a picnic on a green pasture or by a stream.
Get back to the village and relax.
A good night sleep.
Spend the hot summer day learning how to Kayak in flat water on the Indus River.
Come back for lunch.
Spend the evening practising Archery with the locals. Archery being Ladakhi’s traditional sport.
Enjoy the evening with one of the locals listening to traditional music being played on an age old instrument by the fire.
A good night sleep.
Leave for the airport.