The first thing that arrests your attention when you arrive at Turtuk is the different faces and awkward houses built on rocky edges — an excuse for a road — leading to the rugged and breathtakingly beautiful village.
The terrain to Turtuk is a swirly mountain road that descends into a valley abruptly.From then on,the road is dotted with sea buckthorn bushes in full bloom with pale,shiny yellow fruits.Turtuk is lush with vegetation.Agriculture is in its full splendour during the summer months with a local variety of wheat in full bloom.Patches of vegetables including cauliflower,cabbage,spinach,carrots and greens are cultivated and stored for the long and hard winter.Apricot trees border every house's fencing and are pregnant with ripe, yellow-orange fruits. Shake one and more than a handful of these fruits rain down in soft thuds. Apple trees are in plenty while walnut trees sport green, unripe fruits. The locals would dry up the mature fruits to wield crispy walnuts.
The mighty Sahyok River roars past Turtuk, the only thing in the village that is noisy and brash.Sahyok's waters are further augmented by the countless little streams originating from the (melting of) Himalayas glaciers. One such gushing glacier-stream cuts across Turtuk, dividing the village into two. “There are about 600 families in total, 300 on either side of the river,”, a local, tells. Life in the village is rather tranquil and for a population of 600 families, it's oddly free of the bustle.
Staying here has it’s own charm and gala to happen.Imagine the sound of chirping birds, and green views with sky dating moutons right across the windows.Won’t that be something ?
At NotOnMap house you will feel just like home and a home in this village of 600 families is a must thing to do.