Spiti Valley Homestays – Authentic List of Stays

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A lot of people talk to me about places to stay in Spiti Valley and I mostly ask them to opt for Spiti Valley Homestays. I just realized that I never published a list recommend homestay in Spiti region.

So, this article is all about local accommodation options in the remote villages of Spiti Valley. In case, you need any help in planning a trip to Spiti Valley, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram or in the comments section of the article.

Authentic Local Guest Houses & Homestays in Spiti Valley

In recent years as tourism in Spiti Valley is on the rise, so as the list of places to stay in Spiti. However, everywhere you find them on the Internet, a lot of those stay options are promoted by the middlemen companies who reap the real benefits and rarely pass on the deserving share of the pie to the local people. Sometimes, these companies do not even pay after the season end and flee away with the money of these poor locals.

Taking a cue from the vision of Devil On Wheels blog, to promote local people in the Himalayas, I will be creating this central post for sharing all the local’s operated authentic Homestays in Spiti Valley.

In some of these homestay options, I may not have the contact detail but then I will be sharing the contact of a trusted local person who may help coordinate the bookings without eating out the pie from the locals.

Want to help in this project to help the locals of Spiti valley? If you want to HELP me in this project of promoting these local Spiti Valley Homestays please get in touch with me over a DM on my Instagram profile. Your help will help these local people from Spiti Valley in need of better promotion and benefits. In turn, the tourists or travelers get to experience the local hospitality of Spiti Valley.

Chandratal, The Lake of Moon in Spiti Valley
Chandratal, The Lake of Moon in Spiti Valley

Homestays in Langza Village

Langza village is located about 14 KMs away from Kaza, at an altitude of 4330 Meters. When you drive towards Rangrik from Kaza there comes a bifurcation on the right that goes to Langza – Komic – Hikkim circuit.

You have two options to do the circuit, either go from Langza and come down from Hikkim, something I will recommend. Or you can first visit Hikkim and go to Komic at the top, come back from Langza side.

Langza is popularly known for hunting marine fossils and breathtaking view of Chau Chau Kang Nelda peak sitting on top of the village. If you are fond of fossils, you can hike a bit higher around Langza village, look around/beneath the rocks to collect some ancient fossils for your sweet home.

In this section of this list of Spiti Valley Homestays, let me share all the details of local run authentic guest houses and Homestays in Langza Village.

There are no mobile phone signals in Langza, so you cannot reach them over phone directly. However, many of them have contact numbers which works when they come down in Kaza.

Langza Village with Beautiful Backdrop
Langza Village with Beautiful Backdrop

Tenzi Homestay Langza

Tenzi Homestay is located in heart of Langza village. There are a total of five rooms. Two rooms have attached bathrooms and rest of the three rooms have common bathrooms.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Tenzi Homestay in Langza are Rs 700 per head for the rooms with common bathroom. The price includes breakfast and dinner. The price for the rooms with attached bathroom is Rs 1000 per head per night.
  • Contact Details: There is no signal up at Langza and the owners do not have contact info. However, you can reach the single local contact Tsering Bodh at +91-9418208987. He is helping many local homestays to preserve the local hospitality and culture.
  • Other Info: At the same nightly cost of the stay, the lunch can also be packed if you are trekking around Langza village. However, the lunch will be pretty basic like local bread with local jam or butter or eggs, if possible.

Homestays in Lhalung Village

Lhalung is situated at an altitude of 3658 Mtrs about 28 KMs from Kaza having about 45-50 homes and many of them offer home stays in them. You need to travel to Lingti village first from Kaza, about 18 KMs away, which has the power project plant on Kaza – Tabo road.

There goes a diversion to Rama village, about 6 KMs from there and then across the bridge, further to Lhalung village about 4 KMs from Rama village. Keep in mind that you need to cross the bridge towards the right, else you will take the road to Demul Village, which further goes up to Komic – Langza – Kaza OR Komic – Hikkim – Kaza routes.

In this section of this list of Spiti Valley Homestays, let me share all the details of local run authentic guest houses and Homestays in Langza Village.

Homestays in Lhalung
Homestays in Lhalung

Khabri Homestay Lhalung

Khabri Homestay is located in Lalung village of Spiti Valley. There are a total of four rooms in total and all of them have common bathrooms only. So, there are rooms with attached bathroom.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Khabri Homestay in Lhalung are Rs 700 per head for the rooms with a common bathroom. The price includes breakfast and dinner.
  • Contact Details: The owners do not have contact info. However, you may reach Tsering Bodh at +91-9418208987 for the bookings.

Homestays in Dhangkar Village

Dhankar Village houses Dhangkar Monastery and is situated at a high altitude of 3894 Mtrs. Dhangkar is about 32 KMs from Kaza (31 KMs from Tabo) including 8 Kms of diversion road from Shichilling. Almost all the tourists traveling to Spiti Valley visit Dhangkar monastery and many of them trek to Dhangkar Lake too.

The village and monastery are located at a 1000 feet hilltop much like a fort overlooking the confluence of Spiti and Pin Rivers in Spiti Valley. By the native language, Dhang means a cliff and Kar or Khar means a fort. Hence, Dhankar translates to a fort on a cliff ;)… Well, it is getting ruined by the age of the cliff on which it is located and it is believed to have not much of a remaining lifespan.

In this section of this list of Spiti Valley Homestays, let me share all the details of local run authentic guest houses and Homestays in Dhankar Village.

Homestays in Dhangkar Village
Homestays in Dhangkar Village

Rabsal Homestay Dhankar

Rabsal Homestay is located in Dhangkar village of Spiti Valley. There are a total of six rooms in total and all of them have common bathrooms only. So, there are no rooms with attached bathroom. Out of six, five rooms are double bedded rooms while one is a large room that can accommodate a group of five people together.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Rabsal Homestay in Dhangkar village are Rs 700 per head for the rooms with a common bathroom. The price includes breakfast and dinner.
  • Contact Details: The owners can be contacted at +91-9416411224 for the bookings.

Manirang Homestay Dhankar

Manirang Homestay is located in Dhangkar village of Spiti Valley. There are a total of six rooms. Three rooms have attached bathroom and two have a common bathroom. Out of all six rooms, five rooms are double bedded rooms while one is a large room with five beds that can accommodate a group of five people together. The large group room shares the common bathroom.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Manirang Homestay in Dhangkar village are Rs 700 per head for the rooms with common bathroom and Rs 1000 per head for the rooms with attached bathroom. The price includes breakfast and dinner or any two meals.
  • Contact Details: You can contact Anil Bodh at +91-8988053409 for the bookings.

Homestays in Tabo Village

Tabo is about 47 km from Kaza and houses an ancient monastery, which, according to legend, is said to be over a thousand years old. Tabo is situated at an altitude of 3280 meters. It makes a perfect place to sleep overnight and break your journey when traveling from Kinnaur to Spiti valley. The lower altitude of Tabo village helps you with acclimatization as well.

Hence, almost all the tourists traveling to Spiti Valley spend a night at least in Tabo village and also visits Tabo monastery.

The HH Dalai Lama has expressed his desire to retire to Tabo since he mentions that the Tabo Monastery is one of the holiest. Apart from this ancient Tabo Monastery, you can also hike up to meditation caves around the village. These caves in the hills are used by monks for meditation.

In this section of this list of Spiti Valley Homestays, let me share all the details of local run authentic guest houses and Homestays in Tabo Village.

Tabo Monastery in Winters
Tabo Monastery in Winters

Phuntsok Homestay Tabo

Phuntsok Homestay is located in Tabo village of Spiti Valley. There are a total of three rooms in total out of which two rooms have attached bathroom and one of them have a common bathroom. So, there are rooms with attached bathroom.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Phuntsok Homestay in Tabo are Rs 800 to Rs 1000 per head. The price includes tea, breakfast, and dinner.
  • Contact Details: The owners can be contacted at +91-1906-223452, +91-94185-76181 for the bookings.

Special thanks to Poojan Desai for helping out me in this project to help the locals of Spiti Valley and providing this information about Phuntsok Homestay.

Special thanks to Poojan Desai for helping out me in this project to help the locals of Spiti Valley and providing this information about Phuntsok Homestay.

Homestays in Pin Valley

The Pin Valley is a cluster of many villages located together in the western corner of Spiti Valley. It shares its border with Kullu Valley by a vast land known as Pin Valley National Park. Kullu Valley is connected with Pin Valley or Spiti valley via Pin Parvati Pass. The endangered animals like Snow Leopard and Siberian Ibex live in the Pin Valley.

The most popular village in Pin Valley is Mudh Village which is the last motorable village in Pin Valley. Mudh Village is the base for famous Bhaba Pass trek that connects Kinnaur Valley to Pin Valley. There are lot of guest houses and home stays in Mudh Village.

As you move from Tabo towards Kaza, as soon as you cross Dhankar diversion road, you will come across a bridge at Atargoo. You will take a left and then traverse through the villages of Pin valley starting from Guling, Kungri, Sagnam, Tailing and Mudh Village. Sagnam Village has a PWD Rest House as well.

Magnificent view in Pin Valley - Mudh Village
Magnificent view in Pin Valley – Mudh Village

Tara Homestay and Guest House in Mudh Village Pin Valley

Tara Homestay and guest house located in the middle of Mudh village Pin Valley. Tara family has decades of experience in hospitality management and adventure activities. Rooms at Tara Homestay are decorated in traditional Spiti style with neat and clean bathrooms.

Tara has two rooms with attached washroom and four rooms with a common bathroom. The homestay has a kitchen as well that serves all continentals Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Spitian foods. Sonam also organizes trekking, jeep safaris, cultural tours in Spiti valley as well in case you are interested.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Tara Homestay in Pin Valley are Rs 1000 to Rs 1300 per head. The price includes tea, breakfast, and dinner. In case you want just room, then you need to pay Rs 1300 for attached bath and Rs 800 for the room with a shared bathroom.
  • Contact Details: The owners can be contacted at +918988062293, +918991723015 for the bookings. Or you can email them at [email protected].

Sonam Homestay in Mudh Village Pin Valley

Tara guest house and homestay also run another homestay by the name Sonam Homestay or Sonam Tara Homestay in Mudh Village – Pin Valley. Sonam Homestay has four rooms with a common bathroom and does not have any room with an attached bathroom. However, all these four rooms have a beautiful view of the valley in Mudh Village. This homestay also shares the same kitchen of Tara homestay.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Sonam Homestay in Pin Valley are Rs 900 to Rs 1000 per head. The price includes tea, breakfast, and dinner. In case you want just room, then you need to pay Rs 800 for the room with a shared bathroom.
  • Contact Details: The owners can be contacted at +918988062293 / +919418441453 for the bookings.

Homestays in Kaza

Kaza is the base of Spiti Valley and most people stay in Kaza while making day trips to higher villages of Spiti Valley like Ki – Kibber, Langza, Hikkim, and Komic. There are a wide variety of stay options available in Kaza suiting everyone’s budget. There are cafes and restaurants to eat, a market to buy basic stuff and rent bikes in Spiti.

Hence, a lot of people make Kaza the base of their trip to Spiti Valley and do local sightseeing as day trips from Kaza. In this section of this article on homestays in Spiti Valley, I will still share some worth staying options in Kaza village.

Sakya Abode, Kaza - Spiti Valley
View from Sakya Abode in Kaza – Spiti Valley

Miklam Homestay Kaza, Rangrik

Miklam Homestay is located just outside Kaza in Rangrik village. The homestay is run by a local family and offers glorious views of Key Monastery as well. They offer warm hospitality and delicious butter tea to beat the fatigue of the day.

The rooms at Miklam Homestay are pretty clean and they have a common dining area with traditional Spiti styled sitting. There are only about 5 rooms in the homestay, so make sure you call them up for the booking.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Miklam Homestay in Rangrik, Kaza are Rs 1000 to Rs 1300 per head. The price includes tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are a bit negotiable
  • Contact Details: You can contact the owners at +91-8988100450 for the bookings.

Homestays in Kinnaur Valley

I will use this section to post the details of home stays in Kinnaur Valley. Until I create a good set of authentic local places to stay in Kinnaur, I can use this section to share the information.

Homestays in Nako Village

Nako Village is a high altitude village situated at an altitude of 3662 Mtrs in the high Himalayas of upper Kinnaur Valley. You will be surprised to that that the altitude of Nako village is much higher than Leh town in Ladakh. Hence, you must be careful when planning an overnight stay at Nako due to its high altitude causing acute mountain sickness.

Nako houses the famous man-made Nako lake or Nako pond and the Nako monastery dated 11th Century (1025 AD) along with other chortens. As Nako is located near the Indo-China border, foreigners need inner line permit to visit this region. However, domestic Indian tourists do not need any permit to visit Nako village or any other tourist places in Kinnaur Valley.

Aman Homestay Nako

Aman Homestay is located in Nako Village in Kinnaur Valley. The homestay is run by a local family in the middle of this high altitude village in higher Kinnaur region.

The rooms at Aman Homestay are spacious and clean, plus they are made of Mud houses so in fact quite warm when traveling to Kinnaur Valley in winters. You will get hot water for drinking and mouth/handwash. The local hosts offer warm hospitality.

  • Price Range: The nightly rates of staying at Aman Homestay in Nako, Kinnaur are Rs 700 per head. The price includes tea, breakfast, and dinner.
  • Contact Details: You can contact the owner Sunderlal Ji at +91-9418623453, +91-8988137127 for the bookings.

Conclusion

In the end, I am pretty sure that this list of Spiti Valley Homestays will help many tourists and budget travelers plan a memorable trip to Spiti Valley. Experiencing the local culture in itself defines the success of any trip to the Himalayas. And when you are staying with a local family in some local village of Spiti, there is no better way to experience that local culture and warm hospitality of life in Spiti Valley.

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Please let me know in case you want to help in this project of promoting local Homestays of Spiti Valley. I will be waiting for your messages on my Instagram account.

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  1. Comments section gets closed in 90 days. You can follow me on Instagram and ask your travel questions in a direct message on Instagram too. I also conduct a weekly Q&A session every Saturday evening on Instagram, so see you there !!

  2. Gaurav Kapoor on

    planning a trip to Spiti valley from Chandigarh, self drive, in 1st week of June. can you please guide us in planning the same? tentative dates either 1st to 6th june (6 days) or 5th to 9th june 95 days).

  3. Jacky Bhagat on

    Wow, your blog and pics are so amazing. I visited Spiti few months back and after seeing the snow covered pics I wish to visit it again. This is the first time I am reading your post. You are an inspiration and motivation to me. I am looking forward to explore more about your travel trips.

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