Sonam Homestay

Sonam Homestay

Himachal Pradesh


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The beautiful town of Kaza is located at an altitude of about 12,500 ft., on the left bank of the Spiti River in the majestic Lahaul and Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is known as the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti and the largest township in the Lahaul and Spiti Valley, which is one of the most beautiful valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Kaza is surrounded by high mountains, crystal clear river & streams, and barren landscapes interspersed with green landscapes and meadows.

Monasteries and gompas are the repositories of the ancient culture and tradition of Kaza. 
Tabo Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhism centers in the western Himalaya, is located here. Murals of Tabo Monastery are quite similar to Ajanta paintings. It is also the best place to watch Lama dance and get insights into Tibetan Buddhism.


With the perfect view of the Spiti river from every room and a terrace that shows a birds-eye view of Kaza town, Sonam’s house is a perfect NotOnMap example. Our homestay is a secluded location in Kaza just across the Spiti River away from the hustle-bustle of this newly developed tourist place

At NotOnMap, we always talk about Live Like Local, hence the food served on the table is local too. Breakfast can be Parantha with curd, Tibetan bread combined with jam or butter and butter tea or Masala tea. Homemade local cuisine like Thupka, Momos, and Indian food can be your dinner. You may also ask for Ark (local wine) and packed apple juice.

Experiences: -
Kaza is the center point beyond which you will take your day trips around places but being NotOnMap we suggest experiences that are rustic and remote as the names resonate. Experience the monk life at the nunneries of Pangmo and Morang, Visit Gue, home to a 550-year-old Mummy of a Monk, Experience the miracles of nature in Langza, Savour organic Spitian food, Meditate at the caves of Tabo, Stay at Tashigang, a village in the clouds, Trek from Langza-Hikkim-Komic-Demul, Buchen performance in Pin Valley


Hot Water
Secure Parking
Village Walk
Bon fire
Shared Washroom
Attached Washroom

How to reach: -
Distance-wise, Delhi to Kaza is around 740 KM. The total distance remains almost the same irrespective of the Shimla or Manali route. But, if you take the Shimla route, you would have covered only 45% of your total distance when you reach Shimla with a further 411 KM for Kaza. Compared to that, reaching Manali would help you cover as much as 73% of the total distance with a mere 202 KM further. So, generally, if you don’t spend a night at Manali or Shimla, you can reach Kaza from Delhi in 2 days by opting for the Manali route and 3 days via Shimla. But, we would recommend resting in Manali or Shimla for a day to enjoy the trip better by not rushing it. The routes will be as mentioned below:
If you are taking an early morning flight to Chandigarh, you can reach Shimla or Manali on the same day!

Manali Route:

Day 1: Delhi/Chandigarh to Manali (Overnight Bus)
Day 2: Stay in Manali or Kullu. If you are opting for the public bus to Kaza, stay in Kullu as when I visited Manali, they had stopped taking advance booking for the bus and you need one for a seat.
Day 3: Kullu/Manali to Kaza. In the evening you will be in Kaza if you leave around 6 AM.

Shimla Route:

Day 1: Delhi/Chandigarh to Shimla (Overnight bus)
Day 2: Stay in Shimla, visit nearby places. You can also go to Narkanda as it is 2 hours from Shimla along the route to Kaza
Day 3: Shimla/Narkanda to Kalpa
Day 4: Kalpa to Kaza

So, if you take the Shimla route, that means one less night in Kaza.

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