Our Himalayan Homestays champion tourism with a difference, proposing village-based experiences that uphold and share traditional ways of life in the high Himalayas. Established in picturesque villages across Ladakh and Zanskar, our homestays give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in an authentic, eco-friendly and socially responsible manner.
Since 2002, SLC-IT has trained over 130 families to offer homestays across Ladakh, and our initiative has proven to benefit not only local communities, but wildlife in the surrounding environment. In recognition of its innovative grass-roots approach to wildlife conservation, Himalayan Homestays has been awarded the following:
2004 First Choice Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Market
2005 Global Vision Award for Community Outreach and Responsible Tourism
2008 Finalists in the Geotourism Challenge by National Geographic's Centre for Sustainable Destinations and Ashoka Changemakers
2013 Favourite Responsible Tourism Initiative Award by Outlook Traveller magazine
2018 TOFTiger Wildlife Tourism Award for Community Based Tourism Initiative of the Year
2018 Adventure Travel Conservation Fund Grant Winner