Baspa Riverside Homestay, Rakchham-Sangla

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Baspa Riverside Homestay – Rakchham, Sangla

Rakchham 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.

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

How To Reach

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.

Tariff

Classic Room : 2300/-
Extra Person: 800/-
Complimentary: Wifi & Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner: 250/- pp

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)

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

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 

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

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 Rakchham. 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. 

You may like to check more of our Homestays in Himachal

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We had a great time here

We had a great time here. Ishaan is a wonderful host and we met some friendly people at the place. The views were a delight to wake up to and the home cooked food was delicious too. They also accompany you for a forest walk which takes you through woods and to a river bank. The meadows are also a walkable distance from here. It was nice to meet Mowgli, the pup, who was in a feisty teething stage.

09/03/2023

Viveka Navalur

We fell in love with it

The moment we set eyes on this place, we fell in love with it. The warmth, the aesthetics, the serenity, the magnificent nature surrounding this place, the authentic Himachali food that's difficult to find elsewhere, the team that pampered us to no end and last but not the least, the host who made us feel right at home, Ishan. Ishan has put in a lot of love and labour to make this place the way it is and it shows. He gives his guests full attention, just like a family member. We will always remember evenings spend with beautiful himachali music in background, having wonderful conversations with him. His taste in music is exquisite and that adds to the aura of this place. Thanks so much Ishan and team for providing us with another place we can call home in Himachal, can't wait to be back. We wish you nothing but the best, sending much love your way.

11/10/2023

Chhavi Rawat

Oh wow What an experience

Oh wow. What an experience. Had an opportunity to stay at this place for one day earlier this year. What a wonderful host Ishaan is. The place is an experience - lovely cosy rooms, amazing local delicacies. For us we were lucky to witness snowfall - and the talks we had post dinner till late night will be itched in the memory for years to come. Would definitely visit again. Thanks Ishaan, you are an amazing host.

08/11/2023

Himanshu Singh

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