Baspa Riverside Homestay – Rakcham, Sangla

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Rakcham, Sangla

Rakcham is an incredibly beautiful village located on the banks of River Baspa between Sangla and Chitkul in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. There are some amazing trails and treks that start from here. The village is dotted with wooden houses and temples and staying here in a homestay will introduce you to true Kinnauri culture.

There is no airport or railway station in Sangla valley. Regular HRTC and private buses from Delhi, Chandigarh and Shimla head towards Sangla. You can also hire a cab or drive.

The Homestay

This traditional wooden house is nestled amidst a huge apple orchard by the gushing Baspa in the serene surroundings of lush green Rakchham.  It provides 360 degree views of the snow-clad mountains. With the magical Baspa valley in the south and Shoshala peak in the north, it is a perfect stay option for Artists and nature lovers. There are some really nice nature walks close by where you can see the local wildlife. Visit in September or early October when the Apple trees are in their prime & ready for being plucked. 

There are 4 cozy rooms for guests all with an attached bathroom. All rooms have mountain or Garden views. The heart of the stay is the common room with a nice collection of books, Jenga blocks, Uno cards etc. The entire set-up prvides a cozy and warm experience. The stay is ideal for workation as well as the mobile network is reasonably good. 

House Rules:
1. Wearing outside slippers or shoes inside the rooms is not allowed
2  No smoking inside the house.
3. Guests are requested to not create any type of nuisance and respect other’s space.

Location: It is located 3 km from the Rakcham Village
Number of Rooms – 4; Total Capacity – 12

Know Your Host

Young and enthusiastic Ishan Sharma will welcome you here. He left his corporate job in 2017 with a vision of promoting sustainability & responsible tourism in Rakcham. Now he manages the homestay full time. Ishan and his team have built this place full of warmth with great care keeping the environment and ecology of the place in mind.  

Food

They serve home cooked traditional Himchali food. Breakfast options include stuffed paratha, roti sabji, puri bhaji, buckwheat chila etc. The meals are simple yet satisfying. You must try traditional dishes like chilta, madra, tingmo, siddu, teliyah maah etc. The meals are primarily vegetarian but non vegetarian snacks are available on order.

Facilities

Parking • High Speed Wifi (59kbps) • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly • Toiletries • Electric Kettle  • Library • Slippers

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Hiking • Village Walk• Fishing • Stargazing • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation 

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 1950/-
Double Occupancy : 2250/-
Extra Person: 950/-
Complimentary:  Wifi & Breakfast

Child Policy:
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Sangla Village (10km) • Batseri Village (8km) • Chitkul (11km) • Kamru Fort (13km)

Excursions

Kilba (35km) • Tapri (37km) • Tranda Dhank (64km)  • Suru (77km) • Sarahan (93km) • Jhakri (96km)

Treks: Lamkhaga Pass Trek • Charang Ghati Pass Trek • Rupin Pass Trek • Borasu Pass Trek

You may like to check more of our Homestays in Himachal

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Very peaceful

It is the place if you want to go somewhere for peace and to find solitude. The room was super cozy, the food was delicious and the views are to die for. Also the host and staff are sweet and friendly. Its like a home away from home.  

04/08/2022

Sanjay

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