Homestays- Living Life the Ancient Way
If you want to explore Spiti in the true sense then staying with a local family in their house, eating what they eat and experiencing life their way is one of the best ways to go about it. Homestays in Spiti are a very popular concept today and an alternate way of accommodation. It gives you an insight into how harsh life is at such altitudes where people have to struggle everyday in extreme climate conditions and terrain. Living in a homestay gives you a sense of satisfaction and joy like no other. You can go with the local family to their fields, help them cook food while you sit next to the ‘tandoor’ a local heater that doubles up as a gas stove, visit the grazing lands of their cattle and help them stock for winters.
If you are in Spiti then this is one experience that you should not give a miss.