India Accommodation,

Rumbak Homestay


Accommodation is in traditional mud and stone houses with flat roofs and communal living quarters. Each guest will be allocated simple private rooms within different houses in the village to provide and share income to the entire village.

The rooms are carpeted and feature mattresses with thick Ladakhi blankets, pillows and a Bukhara style (wood burning chiminea) heater. Please note that a sleeping bag is also recommended to provide extra comfort against the cold.


Communal living/dining room where all guests join the hosts for dinner. Breakfasts are taken in separate houses. Toilets are shared dry pit Indian style in separate or adjoined buildings which may be outside. A western toilet seat and toilet paper is provided, private bedroom with local wood burner heater. There are no showers but bowls of hot water are provided for washing.

Local Wildlife

The village is close to several snow leopard hotspots and herds of blue sheep are common in the area attracting the predators. Woolly hare, Royale's pika, red fox, Tibetan wolf and Eurasian lynx are also in the area. Birds include lammergier, Himalayan griffon vulture, golden eagle, red-billed and alpine chough, several species of snowfinch and Himalayan snowcock.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our India tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

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