Thimphu being the capital of the Himalayan Kingdom offers host of accommodation options. But if you want to experience Bhutanese culture closely you must choose home stays over hotels. These best part of staying in a home stay is the homely food prepared with utmost care by the host.
Damchoe’s Home Stay is just 10 mins. drive from Thimphu city and provides a scenic view of the Parliament House of Bhutan at night from it’s balcony. The host Mrs. Damchoe and her entire family is very welcoming and you’ll experience their hospitality as soon as you reach there.
How to locate
Drive on Decchen Lam road, Thimphu river and the Parliament House will be on your left. You’ll meet a diversion where the road diverges to left, you’ll see a board with ‘India House’ written on it. From there take a right U-turn uphill that leads to Damchoe’s home stay. View on map.
How to book
You can send a message to their Facebook page or email them at [email protected]. Mr. Drimi Wangda, son of Mrs. Damchoe will respond to your queries. Once accommodation is confirmed, they’ll send you a confirmation letter.
You can pay the entire amount in cash or transfer directly to their bank account once you reach there. You can also ask them for an Indian Bank account details.
What to expect
Hospitality – Mrs. Damchoe and her family’s hospitality is the best you can ever get. She loves to enagge in conversations with her guest.
Delicious Food – The best part of this home stay. She is one of the best cooks we’ve seen and reminded us of your grand mom. She prepares everything with love and care. The veg cheese dumplings were one of the best we had.
Organic Food – Straight from her own gardens. Need anymore reasons to not stay here?
Best Amenities – The rooms are too cozy with all kind of modern amenities. You won’t be missing anything here.
Scenic View – You might think of staying back here for a day to just lay back and relax. The view of the valley and the river from the balcony is just awesome. The Parliament House looks even more beautiful in the dark.
Complimentary Breakfast – Bread toast, eggs, fruits, puddings! Mrs. Damchoes tries to serve something special everyday.
What not to expect
Unlimited Internet – You can’t expect unlimited internet as they have a limited plan for guests. Better to leave your work at office while on a vacation. Facebook check-ins and WhatsApp though is manageable.
Flexible Timings – Since you’re staying with their family you can’t expect to have dinner or breakfast at your will. It’s just like when you visit your relatives and friends as guests.
How much to pay
Double-bed rooms cost Nu. 3000. Extra bed costs Nu. 1000.
Lunch or Dinner costs Nu. 350 per person.
If you’re visiting as a couple or a small family, opt to stay in the wooden cottage. It’s newly built behind their own house and is too cozy. Perfect for a Honeymoon!