Experience

Home Stays

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A home-stay with a Tibetan host family allows you to directly experience the daily life and culture of Tibet. Home-stays are arranged with Tibetan host families who have a relationship with us and a history of working with our staff and customers— your Road to Tibet guide will join you for the stay.

Home-stays offer an immersion experience that can't be duplicated— they're completely safe and always adventurous!

While staying with a family of nomads, you may be asked to help milk the dri (female yaks) and learn how to make cheese! Whether staying with nomadic herdsman or rural farmers, be prepared for simple, rustic lodgings. . . that don't have indoor plumbing!

We recommend home-stays for an authentic experience that not only enriches your visit to Tibet but also benefits the host families and supports the local economy. At this time, home-stays can be arranged in both Kham and Amdo but they are not possible in Lhasa and TAR.

To explore home-stays, please tell us how many are in your group, their ages and what you would like to experience—village and farm life and/or nomadic camping.

Home-stays can be combined with hotels and guesthouses. Also, you can camp under the stars with a nomadic family while on a walking or horse trekking trip in Amdo. Or, you can experience village life near Yilhun Latso in the Chola Mountains of Kham.

Sound wonderful to you? Contact us.