Help wanted in & around the Guesthouse in Phyang, Ladakh (Indian Himalayas)



Favourited 168 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends


  • Badges

    Facebook verified

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family of three, my husband Tashi (from Ladakh), our 8-year-old son Tashi Namgyal, and me, Cristina (Italian), living in Phyang, Ladakh. The village is situated in the Indian Himalayas, about 23 km west of the capital city Leh.

    My husband Tashi is working in his trekking agency in Leh while I am managing the guesthouse in Phyang. The work in and around the house is much, and in view of the coming tourist season, we are looking for helping hands at our place.

    We are looking for max. two volunteers, singles or couples, for September, and October (all other months are full already). Interested people who like to work at our place can write us, knowledge and experience in the mentioned fields are welcome but not a must.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The volunteer(s) will contribute to a clean as well as decorative presentation of the guesthouse and its surroundings. While helping the hosts, they also will get to know the local culture, the challenges of a life in high altitude, and eventually learn some Ladakhi words/phrases.

  • Help


    We are looking for max. 2 individuals for following tasks:

    . General cleaning tasks in and around the guesthouse
    . Support in garden tasks & landscaping
    . Preparing the rooms & help with other activities

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room with shared bathroom available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ladakh is a high-altitude desert on an average altitude of 3,500 metres. IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to calculate at least 2 to 3 days for personal acclimatization before starting working with us. Therefore, we ask the volunteer(s) to properly acclimatize in the capital Leh before coming to Phyang.

    Phyang village is about 23 km west of Leh, and can be reached by public bus (1 hr) from Leh. We live in a calm valley in the countryside. In the free time, the volunteer(s) can walk through the village, visit the monastery, trek to a nearby temple and fort ruin, hike to the upper part of the valley or enjoy the scenery from our place.

    Generally, the temperatures during April and May are still low, especially evenings/nights are chilly. In June it is warmer. However, the weather on this altitude is unpredictable, and can change fast.

    Dear volunteer(s), besides packing your things, please do not forget to bring the following items, too:
    . Warm clothing so that you can layer up/down according to the weather
    . Good sleeping bag
    . Sun protection (cream, wide-brimmed hat, sun glasses)
    . Your personal medication
    . Working gloves
    . Snacks, fruits, etc. for personal consumption

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

volunteer working at our place.
vegetable and flower seedlings in the greenhouse.
the family hosting you
our (guest)house with adjoining dining hall.
the view from our place
our house in phyang with dining hall, and the greenhouse. the garden is on two terraces.

Host ref number: 911697938175