Hanging Cliff Homestay – Dhankar

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Dhankar

Dhankar is one of the oldest villages in Spiti valley and is located on a hill high above the confluence of the Spiti and Pin Rivers. It is known for its ancient monastery and Dhankar Lake trek. There is no airport in Spiti. You can come on the road either via Manali or via Shimla. The road from Shimla remains open for all 12 months except for peak winters when heavy snowfall may block it temporarily for a few days.

There is a daily Bus from Shimla and Reckong Peo that can drop you at Dhankar.

The Homestay

Located on top of the Dhankar village, this homestay offers a panoramic view of the village downwards. From the backside of the homestay you can see Spiti and Pin river confluence. The homestay is just a few miles away from steep mountains which provides a mesmerizing view right from your room, wrapped in warm blankets.  A trek on the mountain on the left of the homestay takes you to the beautiful Dhankar lake. There are 5 guest rooms with a common English and a local dry toilet. This is a best place to experience typical Spiti family lifestyle and hospitality.

Location: 200 mtrs walking distance from the Dhankar Monastery
Number of Rooms – 5; Total Capacity – 15

Know Your Host

Dolma Chhering will welcome you along with her family. She has been running this homestay for the last 12 yrs and loves hosting people and interacting with them. 

Food

You can try typical Spitian dishes here. Local bread with curd and chutney in breakfast; noodles, thukpa, seasonal vegetables and dal with rice or roti are usual choices for lunch or dinner.

Facilities

Parking • Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Smoking Allowed 

Activities

Reading • Hiking • Stargazing • Village Walk 

Tariff

Per Person: 950/-
Complimentary: Tea, Breakfast and Dinner 

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

Dhankar Monastery • Dhankar Lake • Dhankar Fort • Dhar Nipti (2km)

Excursions

Lalung(12km) • Maney Yogma (17km) • Pin Valley National Park (20km) • Kaza Khas (31km) • Tabo (31km) • Lari Spiti Valley (34km) • Lapcha (47km) • Chicham (50km)

Treks:  Dhankar Lake Trek • Lalung Village Trek

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