Kaza Khas Homestay-Spiti


Kaza

Located at an altitude of 4000 mt on the left bank of Spiti River, Kaza is the largest township of Spiti Valley in the western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh. Kaza evolved around the alluvial plains of Spiti River and its tributaries.  It is a good base to explore villages and monasteries in Spiti valley. During August, Ladarcha Trade fair attracts a decent number of travelers to Kaza.

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The Homestay

It is a traditional mud house built more than 100 years ago and is also one of the oldest houses in Spiti Valley. Being mud based the house is naturally insulated, and will be cool in summers and warm in winters. This type of construction is extremely strong and resistant to earthquakes. The homestay is positioned at the heart of the old Kaza. It currently consists of two rooms, the first one is a Deluxe Room for 2 people and the second is a huge Family Room with 6 single beds designed especially for groups. There is a common bathroom for all the members. It has a garden where apple trees are planted and organic vegetables are grown.

Know Your Host

Sonam Targay aka Sunny is a young Social Activist, and has opened this homestay for tourists and travellers in 2019, to financially support his NGO called “Spiti Civil Society” which is based on the first floor of the homestay. He is a kind and generous person who is actively involved in improving the economic condition and promoting social & cultural development of Spiti. His wife Sonam Dolma is an Agriculturalist. She is the curator of the kitchen and the garden area.

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Food

The homestay serves Tibetan, Chinese, Italian and North Indian vegetarian food along with local cuisine. Non-vegetarian food can be arranged on demand of the guests. The host is a good chef, so the guests have a lot more options whether it is food, beverages and wines. Healthy organic vegetables and fruits that are grown in garden are used in the kitchen.

Facilities

Room Heater • Traditional Earthen Chimney at the Common Living Room • Bon-fire on request

Activities

River Side Hike • Trekking • Local Shopping

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Tariff

Single Person: 1000/-
Deluxe Room: 1800/-
Extra person: 700/-
Family Room: 4800/- (for 6 people)
Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea/ Coffee
Lunch/Dinner: Veg. 250/- pp. Non-Veg. 300/- pp

Child policy
Upto 5 years: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6 to 12 yrs: 1000/- (with extra bed)

Points of Interest

Local Market • Sakya Monastery • Spiti River

Excursions

Key Monastery (15 km) • Komic (19 km) • Dhankar Monastery  (34 km) • Dhankar Lake (32 km) • Kungri Monastery ( 35km) • Pin valley (50 km) • Tabo Monastery (48 km) • Ramsar wetland (75 km) • Chandratal Lake ( 100km)

House Rules
Please remember that you are planning to stay with a family, which means there are certain social obligations involved vis-a-vis other family members. Please respect our house rules but feel comfortable. Treat it as your own house for the duration of your stay.

1. Check-in time 12:00 noon. Check out time – 11:00 am
2. Loud music or noise is prohibited as a mark of comfort for other guests.
3. Homestay is a smoke-free property. Smoking is allowed outside by the garden only
4. No pets are allowed in the rooms.
5. Please maintain silence after 10 pm.
6. We have only shared bathroom.
7. No laundry service.
8. Use locker for valuables, passport and cash etc.
9. Energy and water is far more precious in Spiti Valley, so please be prudent while using it.

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