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Chicham Homestays & Guesthouses

Chicham is a small remote village only 45 minutes drive for Kaza and 3 km from Kibber. Yet it remained cutoff from tourist circuit till 2017 before a bridge was constructed over a deep gorge near Kibber. This Chicham bridge, the highest suspension bridge in Asia at 4200 m is itself a sight to see. Chicham is one of highest inhabited villages in the world and is also a great place for hiking, trekking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.

There are only a handful of small family run homestays and guesthouses in the tiny village.

  • COST: Between INR 1500 and INR 3500 per person per day with breakfast and dinner depending upon room & season. Discounts are applicable on longer duration stays.
  • AVAILABILITY: Most rooms are available throughout the year as long as roads are open.
  • FOOD: Delicious and nourishing local food is served. Some other dishes can be prepared on prior request if possible.
  • TRANSPORT: 22 km by road from Kaza. Daily local bus service from Kaza bus stand as well as local taxis are available.
  • NOTES:
    • Running water is not available in winters.
    • Phone coverage is not 100%

Check this link for a list of hikes available in Chicham and Kibber

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Forest Gaze Guesthouse, Shimla

Forest Gaze at Misty Meadows is a small family run guesthouse which provides a home like ambiance to enjoy your vacation in peace. Situated at an about 15 minutes drive from main Shimla city, this homestay is a perfect place to spend a few peaceful days if you want to stay near Shimla but don’t want the crowds and noise of the city. 15 minutes drive will bring you to Shimla while 10 minutes in other direction will take you to Kufri and other attractions like Chail, Naldhera, Fagu and others. The property overlooks lush green valleys and mountains of Kufri and offers majestic views of forest covered mountains in front. Shimla homestay room

This guesthouse property offers one full independent floor with 3 rooms with bathrooms, one shared kitchen and a large common area. Two of the rooms have private balconies with view of forested valley in front. It is a perfect spot for almost all type of travels including weekend getaways, long summer or winter vacation in mountains or as a rest stop between destinations. The property is inspected and approved by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and follows all the necessary guidelines.


1) Well furnished rooms with clean attached bathrooms.
2) Regular housekeeping and cleaning.
3) Local Himachali and north Indian food on order.
4) Pickup and drop from bus station, railway station or nearby places on chargeable basis.
5) Taxi for hire for day excursions or longer trips.
6) Paid parking.
7) Facilities for various tours, hikes like visit to apple orchards, village tours, day hikes etc.


Forest Gaze at Misty Meadows Homestay
Near primary school, Bhatta Kufar
Phone: +91-9459365853

Important Information For Travellers:

1) The temperature stays in mid twenties even in summer with frequent rains.
2) A limited food menu of what can be prepared in a home kitchen is available.
3) Playing loud music and littering is not allowed.
4) Short day tours and activities like farm visits, day hikes and car for hire available on request.


INR 2500 per day per room. Meals on ala-carte basis.
Discounts offered for long duration stays.