Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A homestay provides accommodation within the home of a local Tibetan family, offering guests an immersive experience in their daily lives. This unique setting fosters cultural exchange, language practice, and a deeper understanding of the travel destination. Homestays are particularly beneficial for students abroad and culturally curious travelers. Some homestays are available for short stays, making them an excellent option during events like Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts concerts, religious festivals, or Dalai Lama’s teachings, when hotels are either expensive or fully booked. is an online platform that facilitates the booking of homestay accommodations with Tibetan families in India. This service enables visitors to choose their preferred location and duration of stay while supporting Tibetan refugee families financially. There are no booking fees, and our role is to connect you with Tibetan families for a genuinely affordable experience.
Staying at a Tibet Homestay offers numerous advantages. You’ll be welcomed as a family member, providing a sense of belonging away from home. Enjoying home-cooked meals at reasonable prices sets us apart from local restaurants. Your host will guide you through the area and assist with travel formalities. This inclusive atmosphere enhances your stay and cultural understanding.
Our facilities are currently available in specified locations, but we can arrange accommodations and additional services throughout India. Whether it’s transportation, guides, permits, or travel arrangements, we can help you tailor your experience to your desired locations and preferences.
Host families vary in composition, including couples with children, single professionals, and retirees. Each host is chosen based on their hospitality, home suitability, proximity to cultural events, and security. We ensure thorough scrutiny to provide a secure and enriching experience for our guests.
In certain locations specified on our website, you have the freedom to select your host family. However, some locations offer only one option. To ensure a customized homestay experience, please inform us of your choice in advance.
Guests from abroad need a valid passport and Indian visa. Special entry permits might be necessary for certain locations. We assist our guests in obtaining the necessary permits, especially the Protected Area Permit (PAP) for restricted areas. This service is exclusively for Tibet Homestay guests.
While not mandatory, reserving in advance helps us provide better assistance. Especially during Tibetan festivals, booking ahead ensures we can cater to your preferences.
You can book through the reservation form on our website or contact us via phone or email. Our team will guide you through the booking process.
The bulk of your payment benefits the host family. You won’t pay any amount directly to the host, as our local coordinator handles payments. The coordinator collects the payment in advance on the first day of your homestay.
You can modify your itinerary twice without penalty after booking and confirmation. Subsequent changes might incur a surcharge, and changes requested close to the tour date might not be feasible.
The balance payment must be made in full advance on the first day of your stay with the host, and our coordinator will handle the process. aims to empower Tibetan families economically and introduce visitors to Tibetan culture. We connect guests with hosts, supporting Tibetan families’ financial well-being. Your stay contributes to this noble cause.
Yes, you can extend your stay with your host by making the necessary arrangements through our helpdesk and coordinator.
Cancellation terms vary based on the timing of cancellation and tour start. Detailed cancellation fees are provided, ranging from partial forfeiture of deposit to retaining a portion of the tour cost.
Both guests and have responsibilities outlined in our terms and conditions. We emphasize that acts as a tour organizer and is not responsible for the actions of independent suppliers.
The use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited. Guests are urged to adhere to local laws and regulations regarding drugs, as violations can lead to severe consequences.
For any further inquiries, feel free to contact us through our website or provided contact information. We are here to ensure a rewarding and culturally enriching experience during your homestay with us.
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