The nomads of the Chanthang region migrate from one grassland to another with their herds of Yak and Sheep. Surrounded by lakes, Mahé is one such village of Ladakh which offers an enriching experience of nomadic lifestyle.
Experience a new culture as this village is held mostly by women who are majorly involved in labor work. With an intent to improve their lives, Mountain Homestays aims to take tourism to Mahé.
Pick up from the airport and arrive at your hotel in Leh. Acclimatize yourself to the new environment amidst the picturesque Himalayan landscapes. This is required to get your body to adjust to the height and oxygen levels.
We get to know a little about Ladakh. We attend a morning chanting at Thikse Gompa. Learn about its history and more about Buddhism.
Our day starts with a visit to another prominent Monastery of Ladakh, the Hemis Gompa.
Our drive until Mahé is a scenic 150Km drive along the Indus river stream. In the evening we visit the Mahé Monastery.
In the morning we see weaving work done by the village women. Carpet weaving is common in Changthang but of late it is not being practiced a lot due to lack of a market for this.
Just few miles from Mahé is the high altitude Yahey lake surrounded by grasslands. The nomads from Mahé graze their livestock here. There are many other lakes which can be accessed on foot, to which these nomads migrate in summers.
Tso Moriri Lake is famous among wildlife lovers. The lake is identified as a conservation wetland and a major spot to observe migratory birds like black necked cranes.
We will spend some time at the lake and return to Mahé in the evening to enjoy some authentic Ladakhi dinner, local folk songs and dance by the village women.
Chumathang has natural hot water springs which is a unique geothermal site, one of the very few in Ladakh. We reach Leh by the evening.
Airport transfer as per your flight schedule.
Domestic flight tickets
Any personal expenses (water bottles, phone calls etc.)
Tips for guide(s), helper(s), driver(s)