Spiti Valley

Good Hotels or Accommodation options in Spiti Valley & Kinnaur Valley

In the effort towards completing the comprehensive guide to Spiti Valley, in this article, let me enlist some of the preferred places to stay in Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley. All these places of stay in Spiti Valley and Kinnaur are in the range of Rs 500 per person and go well beyond Rs 1500 per person depending on comfort, food, and facilities on offer in them.

Stay Options in Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley

Of course, the season you are traveling also impacts the prices of your stay in Kinnaur and Spiti valley. However, with many of the hotels or guesthouses mentioned in this article, you can make a budget trip to Spiti Valley.

Where to stay in Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley?

There is no shortage of options to stay in both Spiti Valley as well as Kinnaur Valley, but it is always good to know which hotels or guest houses are popular among travelers and which of these hotels or stay options are better to avoid. It always saves us a lot of hassles, especially when we are traveling with families.

Most of the people start the road trip to Spiti Valley from Shimla side, enter Kinnaur Valley then visit Spiti Valley and finally exit Kaza from Manali side. I will be covering the good places of stay on the entire circuit from Shimla – Kinnaur to Spiti to Manali.

In time to come, I will keep on adding up on this list so that there could be a central place available to find good hotels or accommodation options in Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley.

Let’s check some Good Hotels or Accommodation options in Spiti Valley & Kinnaur Valley

What about Homestays in Spiti Valley & Kinnaur?

Spiti Valley is a remote place and though accommodation options are good in number but fairly limited with facilities, especially when it comes to homestays. Most of the homestays in Spiti Valley do not have attached washrooms, and some even have dry pits especially in the remote villages of Lhalung, Mane, Komik, Demul, etc..

However, in this article, we will talk about more or less the hotels and guest houses of Spiti Valley rather than focusing on Homestays, which I feel I shall cover under a separate article (already linked in this paragraph).

Most of these stay options that I will outline in this article are ideal to stay and offer decent comfort and facilities which a family may require. Still, as I said earlier, you need to compromise on certain things if budget is a constraint in your travel.

You need to keep in mind that place like Spiti Valley is a remote place, and one cannot expect all the luxury in the world, even after paying Rs 2000 per person per night. At times, in remote villages of Spiti Valley, getting a place to stay with the attached toilet is a luxury in itself ;)…

You should always carry your own water bottle and refill it as many times as you need water. It will not only keep you hydrated always, but you will also help in saving the Himalayas from plastic garbage. Remember, every tiny step counts and you can help save the Himalayas too !! 🙂 🙂

PWD Guest Houses in Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley

On any given day, if you can get hold of a PWD Rest House in Himachal and can cook food yourself OR are OK with just eatable quality food, then HP PWD Rest House is the extreme value for money options of stay in Himachal Pradesh.

In these remote parts of Himachal Pradesh, right from Shimla to Kaza over Hindustan Tibet Highway or NH-05, you can also find many HP PWD Guest Houses which can be opted for stay especially in small villages including Chandratal to Manali / Gramphu road as well.

To know the details on how to book a PWD Guest House in Himachal, you can refer to my article on How to Book HP PWD Rest Houses or FRHs. Apart from these economical options of stay in Spiti or Kinnaur, let me enlist some good other good hotels or guest houses in Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley in this article.

Homestays in Lhalung

Good accommodation options in Sarahan

As you move from Shimla, you travel towards Kinnaur Valley after covering Narkanda and Rampur. Further ahead of Rampur comes to a place called Jeori. A diversion of 12 km off Hindustan Tibet Road will lead you to Sarahan from Jeori.

Sarahan is a quaint little town and also called the entrance to Kinnaur Valley. It houses a temple that also offers options to stay at an economical price. The first floor rooms are pretty decent.

  • Hotel Srikhand, HPTDC: Location wise a pretty nice place to stay. Run by HPTDC, this is the only decent hotel in Sarahan.
  • Bhimkali Temple Lodge, first floor rooms.
  • PWD Rest House Sarahan
  • PWD Rest House Jeori. Nice place to stay, Pritam is the caretaker and was very helpful on my stay up there.
  • Few homestays and small guest houses have also mushroomed in Sarahan in recent years.

Good accommodation options in Kalpa / Sangla / Baspa Valley / Chitkul

As you travel further from Sarahan, you get a bit deeper into Kinnaur Valley, and most people stay at Kalpa, Sangla Valley, and Chitkul region. I have already covered all these places in my detailed guide of Kinnaur Valley, but here we can check where you can stay at Kalpa, Sangla or Chitkul.

Let us first look at Kalpa, which is one of the most visited places in Kinnaur Valley because many people traveling to Spiti valley consider Kalpa as a transit point to Kaza or while coming from Kaza. However, Kalpa offers one of the best sunrises and sunsets in the entire Himalayan range.

Good Places to Stay in Kalpa

  • Hotel Apple Pie, Kalpa a beautiful property with a moderate budget but worth the money spent. Run by the humble and hospitable Aman Bhai: +919857985700, +919999934003. You can refer my name (Dheeraj) or DevilOnWheels to Aman for some discounts.
  • Hotel Rakpa Regency, Kalpa – Ph: +91-9805213356 (Whatsapp), +91-7018831844, 01786-226587. A very decent place to stay, we stayed there at DoW Mega Meet 2014. Raj Sharma, who runs it, took very good care of the entire group. We were more than 60 people and he really took care of each and every one. You can refer my name (Dheeraj) or DevilOnWheels to Raj for some discounts.
  • Grand Shambhala, a bit costly but very nice to stay in case it suits your budget.

Good Places to Stay in Sangla & Chitkul

After Kalpa, most tourists prefer to stay at Sangla Valley or travel to Chitkul. We all know about Chitkul by the name of the last Indian village before Tibet. However, when traveling to Spiti Valley from Delhi along Hindustan Tibet road, you will find many such border villages if you want to explore without following Instagram trends.

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Now, let us look at some of the good hotels of guest houses in Sangla Valley and Chitkul.

  • Hotel Apple Pie, Rakcham – Sangla another beautiful property with a moderate budget but worth the money spent and run by the same humble and hospitable Aman Bhai as for Apple Pie Kalpa: +919857985700,+919999934003. You can refer my name (Dheeraj) or DevilOnWheels to Aman for some discounts.
  • Kailash View Camps, just beside the Baspa River at Rakcham in Sangla Valley. Mr. Naresh Negi: 09805380746.
  • Rupin River View Guest House at Rakcham
  • Prakash Guest House at Sangla: 9816283268, or 01786-242611, 01786-242218, 94182 75062. Mohan Prakash is the contact person
  • Kinner Camps, Sangla – Ph: 094183 39866. Nice place to stay but a bit of a costly side.
  • Chitkul has some homestays and guesthouses. Preferable to book on the spot for all including the Panchali Guest House in Chitkul.
Hotel Apple Pie Kalpa

Good accommodation options in Tabo

The first major place that comes in Spiti Valley after entering from Kinnaur side is Tabo village. There are many options to stay in Tabo, and you will find so many small guest houses and homestays in Tabo village.

  • Kunzum Guest House, Tabo. Very nice place to stay in Tabo just behind Monastery. We stayed there at DoW Mega Meet 2014 and it was a very nice experience. 01906-223365,094185-55210
  • Siddharth Guest House, a decent option of stay in Tabo.
  • Tow Dhey Guest House run by Anil Bodh: 09418271129, 09418537574
  • PWD Rest House in Tabo is also a good budget option of stay in Tabo
  • Tabo Monastery also offers rooms at economical rates. However, stay at Tabo Monastery will be very basic.

Good accommodation options in Pin Valley (Mud Village)

As you move forward towards Kaza from Tabo, you can go over to Pin Valley and stay in Sagnam village and Mudh Village. Pin Valley is one of the most underrated places in Spiti Valley. However, it is one of the most beautiful places in my honest opinion.

  • Tara Guest House can be contacted at 089880-62293, 08991723015, 9418365251 / 9418441453 / 9418571167 or an email to Sonamspiti@gmail.com
  • Sonam Tara Homestay in Mudh Village is another option of stay, an extension of Tara Guest House only. You can contact them at 089880-62293, 08991723015, 9418365251 / 9418441453 or an email to Sonamspiti@gmail.com
  • There is Kunzum Cafe / Homestay too which you can check there
  • Pin Parvati Guest House can be contacted at 9418571167/8991723015
  • Snow Valley Guest House can be contacted at 9418985242/8991723015
  • There is a PWD Rest House at Sagnam village too.

Many of these stay options provide SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES to all the readers/followers of the DoW website through our Destination Specialists. In order to avail the discounts, you can use the online booking form at the link: Book Stay Options In Spiti Valley

Good accommodation options in Kaza

Finally, you will reach Kaza, where again, there are plenty of options to stay suiting the needs of every budget. However, I only stay with a fixed place in Kaza as it is run by a dear friend Tsering who offers amazing hospitality.

  • None other than Tsering Bhai at Sakya Abode or Sakya Homestays or Kumphen who received the Devil’s Den Award and to be frank I always stay with him only :)… Detailed Review with contact details of Sakya Above can be found in my article Sakya Abode Kaza – An Enriching Experience in Spiti Valley

Some other good options to stay at Kaza:

  • There is an HPTDC hotel as well which is also a good option to stay apart from the average quality food.
  • Hotel Spiti Sarai, Contact Tenzin at +91-9418925003 or Ramesh Lotey 09418439247. If you are not interested in Snow Lion or Sakya Abode or Kumphen or Sakya Homestays even, then you can check with Ramesh Ji of Spiti Sarai too. Very nice place to stay, about 7 KMs from Kaza.
  • More economic can go with Circuit House or PWD Rest House. Call 01906-222202 and send fax 01906-222215 or 01906222416.

Good accommodation options at Komik, Hikkim, Langza

ltonlee suggests in the comments section below “Just got back from Spiti. I had this amazing homestay experience at Komic/Komik and thought I must definitely share with people visiting Spiti. Clean, attentive, basic but absolutely delicious food, friendly, very good English. Komic/Komik village homestay, Kunga, 9459981295, 01906200050, kungajordan14@gmail.com

Pro Tip: If you are doing a self drive to Spiti Valley, then make sure to read my article on 40 Must-HaveThings to Carry on a Self-Drive Trip to the Himalayas

Good accommodation options at Chandratal

There isn’t anything else here apart from temporary camps set up by local Bishan Thakur – Parasol Camps & Retreats at Chandratal and few other folks at Chandratal camping site. You can contact Bishan of Parasol Camps at 09418845817, 09459910098, Nawang: 09459073908, 01906-200204. You can write to them at parasolcamps@gmail.com, info@parasolcamps.com.

These camps at Chandratal are more spacious, have mattresses & quilts and are very comfortable. He does have a dining area & covered washrooms if required. You can refer DevilOnWheels or my name (Dheeraj) to Bishan, and he will surely offer whatever best in his capacity. We did stay with him at DoW Mega Meet, and everything was managed very well by Bishan.

Batal Chandra Dhabha

Well, there is all the famous Batal Chandra Dhabha of Dorje Uncle which has room for 7-8 people on one side and the other side may allow you to stay if there is space available. Workers and the Dhaba family itself occupy most of the space where they serve food, so if you are lucky, you may get space to sleep there as well.

They charge Rs 100 per person for a night stay and provide quilts as well. You can take as many quilts as available with them and if not in use by anyone. There is a PWD Rest House as well now at Batal, and you can take rooms there and eat at Chandra Dhabha with Dorje Uncle and Auntyji. 08991722020 is the contact number of satellite phone at Batal, and you can inquire from him if Dorje uncle can book a PWD Rest House room for you or a couple of igloo type huts just in front of Batal dhabha that can save you from cold winds in the evening or night.

Can I camp at Chandratal Lake?

As far as accommodation or camping at the banks of Chandratal Lake is concerned, it has been banned by the GOVT. So, you need to pitch tents alongside the parking site, which is about 2 KMs from the lake from where you need to hike this remaining distance. Please respect the rules and nature else one day it will punish in its own way.

Many of these stay options provide SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES to all the readers/followers of the DoW website through our Destination Specialists. In order to avail the discounts, you can use the online booking form at the link: Book Stay Options In Spiti Valley

Good accommodation options in Manali

  • There are loads of options here but my all-time favorite is Johnsons Lodge.
  • You can also go over and stay at Naggar Castle which is about 30 KMs from Manali
  • HPTDC, Kunzum or Beas or Hadimba Cottages are also a decent option.
  • Cheaper or economic ones can be found on Manali – Naggar Road
  • Khushbu Resorts

LAST UPDATED: January 2020
This article has been updated with the latest information about stays in Spiti Valley and Kinnaur Valley. I try my best to keep this list up to date every season. Feel free to suggest any further updates or additions you deem fit.

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Conclusion

I hope you find the above list of hotels or accommodation options useful for your upcoming Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley trip. If you happen to know any updated contact numbers or missing contact numbers of these hotels or any other nice and good option of stay in Spiti Valley or Kinnaur Valley, kindly leave a comment as it will be helpful for other fellow travelers as well looking for similar info.

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This post was last modified on Mar 31, 2021 23:15

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