In my Spiti road trip, one thing that stood out was my stay at this Namsey homestay. This was one of the best homestay experience I ever had – a home away from home.
Run by Dr. Suresh and his family, the homestay is located near helipad in the very small but incredibly beautiful city of Tabo. They converted one part of their ancestral home into a homestay having 3 rooms and marvelously decorated in local spitian taste, a dining room and a common washroom. Namsey is a Tibetan name and has a lot of meaning but in terms of hospitality, its means wealth (Lakshmi). This name was suggested to Dr. Suresh by a Buddhist guru.
Location of Homestay: Not available on google maps, however to my best knowledge I have plotted here:
Food: The best thing about homestays are home cooked food. We ate our heart out. In dinner, we had traditional Thentuk (Spitian Thukpa) and Tingmo (Spitian steamed bread) and in breakfast, we had bread omelet. Not to forget those teas and coffees sitting in the lawn.
Host: Dr. Suresh Chhering. He is very warm and energetic person who will ensure a memorable and comfortable stay. Although by profession he is a doctor but by heart, he is into hospitality. He will brief you about Tabo and its glorious history and help you with whatever you need. He even helped us in finding accommodation in Kaza.
He wrote us a beautiful parting note, a gesture which was first for me. I will treasure it forever.
Contact: +91-94186-00825 / firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.namsayhomestayspiti.com/.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to everyone visiting Tabo.
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