Rumbak Homestay

A series of local homestays in the remote Rumbak Valley with magnificent mountain views

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.

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Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

A dry bag is very useful for keeping camera and optical equipment moisture free, as the rooms can get cold at night.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Rumbak Homestay 34.054507, 77.431319 Rumbak Homestay View

Naturalist guides were brilliant. We seem to have been given the best one in each place. Had same one for whole of stay in each place. Cultural guides gave just enough information and then left you to ask questions about what interested you which is what we like. They did not seem to have a set patter. Helpful about photographic sites – i.e. good position to take photos.

[OVERALL STANDARD OF SERVICE] Excellent isn’t good enough. In every place we were treated like royalty. Totally relaxed and felt totally safe but not smothered.

[WILDLIFE HIGHLIGHTS] 11 tigers, innumerable rhino, wild elephants, buffalo, otters, hog and swamp deer, and wild boar. Birds at Keoladeo excellent. Watched leopard and three cubs at Siana for 1.5 hrs of exceptional viewing.

An outstanding holiday which far exceeded our expectations. Many people would enjoy it I’m sure.

Ms M E - Surrey