What an amazing experience would it be to feel the village life at a high altitude? You can just not get enough of the stay in the beautiful place in Sipti. There is a great mention of the life here by the renowned brand Mahindra Home stays as they say” “staying in these home stays opens the doors to an ancient cultural life that has remained unchanged for over a thousand years!”. When you are here for a holiday you will get to know the truth of it.
The home stays that sipti offers is in six Spiti villages of varying altitudes with a traditional influence. On an average teach of the village consist of three home stays the villages are: Langza, Komic, Demul, Lhalung, Dhankhar, and Mikkim. You will find an amazing view of the setting where there is a lush green crop with fertility and the peaks covered with snow which provide a great backdrop.
The home stays in sipti have only one guest room where two or three people can be accommodated. Sipti has renowned handicrafts which you can see in the home stays as the rooms are clean and are decorated with bright colored artifacts and attractive handicrafts. The bedding is in a traditional style and the mattress is put on the floor but don’t worry it is as comfortable as a sponge beds.
The place is an absolute bliss as you wake up to see the beautiful mountains and feel fresh air which makes life worth living. The accommodations in the home stay are slightly expensive as the place is quite rustic. However there is no need to think of the money as the p[ace is worth more than every penny spent and it definitely is much lesser than any of the hotel and what more you can make the simple villagers earn a living.
When it comes to food no one takes any chances and here at Sipti you get all the tasty and lip smacking dishes at home. How much ever money you spend a restaurant or a hotel doesn’t allow you into the kitchen to check out the food but these sweet home stays let you into the kitchen and also give you the option to cook food which is tasty at the same time cooked in clean and healthy places. You get to eat Momos which are vegetable dumplings, and thukpa and thenthuk which are hearty noodle soups and there are the popular items in Sipti.
Well the guests have an undue advantage that the can participate in the activities like animal herding, and farming of crops. This will get you closer to the people and the place. The guest can take some cooking lessons from the villagers. You are most welcome to explore the fossils in Langza. Some sports like trekking, yak safaris, and cycling on the mountains are common.
This will be a unique experience as the place is not very modernized the facilities will be minimal like there is no provision of shower and telephone or laundry service nevertheless this has a beauty of its own.
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