The Influence Of Homestay Facilities

29th Dec, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

HUMLA, Dec, 29: Burause Home Stay of Humla is attracting more tourists.


Located at an hour’s hike away from Simikot, Humla’s district headquarters, Burause currently has nine homes facilities in operation. The concept of homestay in Burause first came into highlight after a programme by Great Himalayan Trail was first conducted in the region six years ago. The number of home stays has steadily increased ever since.

The region is mostly frequented by travelers to the Mansarovar region. After the Tato Pani Entry point of the trek was closed due to the quakes of 2015, number of tourists visiting the region has increased manyfold.

Situated at an altitude of 2960m, Burause’s proximity to Simikot, which falls en route to Mansarovar, has proven to be advantageous for locals. On peak season this year, tourist arrivals into Simikot to reach Mansarovar was  upto 10,000.

Moreover, the dearth of accommodation in Simikot has in turn boosted the home stays in Burause.

For those stopping by to stay at this village of 600, a choreographed display of the region’s culture will be on offer at the newly-built community hall of Burause, dances like Syabru, Baakpa and Mahankal are organized.