Top choice homestay in Leh

With box-spring mattresses and modern bathrooms, the experience here is more comfortable than many midmarket hotels but retains a family feel, thanks to the charming English-speaking host Dr Morup. There's a small library of Buddhist books, and oxygen or Diamox is available in case the altitude is getting to you. One family suite has its own kitchenette; two rooms have their own balcony.

There are a couple of parasol tables on the lawn outside. The homestay was named by the 17th Karmapa; ask to see his framed calligraphy.