Ladakhi Women’s Travel Company, a travel agency owned and operated by Ladakhi women. Founded by Thinlas Chorol, Ladakh’s most experienced female guide, our agency specialises in organising homestay treks, providing trekkers with female guides and porters. Read more about our staff here. Through homestays we give the women in the villages a chance to meet new people and new cultures. You in turn can learn from them. A homestay means that you are staying in a real Ladakhi home in the villages you pass on your journey. These homes are always run by the women, while the men are out earning the family’s income. By using the homestay system, we help the women to achieve the same status as the men. It also encourages people to remain in their villages instead of seeking employment in the cities. Homestays are also the most eco-friendly way to discover Ladakh.