Sikkim is the land of organic culture. Covered with lusty green forest and high mountain passes. Homestay in Sikkim is of ethinic and cultural. There’re many homestay which makes you feel the original inhabitant of Sikkim. After COVID-19 many tourist prefer to stay at offbeat location rather than city and hotels. Below are the homestay we have listed.
is a picturesque property set in the quaint village of Chuba, Perbing. Located approximately 21 kilometres from the South District Headquarter of Sikkim – Namchi, set below Tendong forest reserve. Surrounded by greenery and forest cover with ideal environment of tranquility, Chuba homestay is environment friendly and where you can stay stress free away from the hustle bustle of the busy cities.
Chuba Homestay is built keeping in ideas of modern construction method keeping in touch with Sikkimese values. The interiors of the homestay are made using locally sourced timber (Alnus nepalensis), tree species endemic to the subtropical highlands of Eastern Himalayan region.
With changing season one can experience the blossoming of Spring with flora variation such as Cherry blossom, Magnolia blooming and Autumn fall foliage of Maple and Walnut leaves.
Guest can enjoy hiking and walking through the forest area, also traditional sauna house is available to rejuvenate one’s body and mind. A hall is available to guest seeking a place to meditate.
Homestay Rates = Rs 1500 per head with all meal
Rong Lyang Farm House
Rong Lyang farm house is situated at Chakung, West Sikkim, India.
Rong Lyang means Lepchas dwelling place in lepcha language. Lepchas are the indigenous people of Sikkim. They have their own distinct culture, traditions, language and script. Though they have been dwelling here from the distant past they seem to be vanishing. So, Through this venture we appeal all the global humanity to come forward, to learn and study our culture and traditions for preservation. It had welcoming moderate climate for Pleasant stay throughout the year.
Chakung is a virgin land for guest to explore, nestled in hills strewn with lush green and breathtaking landscape with wide range of forest covers. The traveller or passers by are always awe stricken because of its landscape that face with the wide range of majestic kanchenjunga bestowing us with fresh and cool breeze.
One can have 360° view of the surrounding hills where Darjeeling, kalimpong, Namchi and snow clad mountains can be seen from the long trials over the ridges.
HOW TO REACH RONG LYANG FARM HOUSE?
NJP to Farm House ~ 95 km.🚂
Take a cab from NJP to soreng which is 3hr drive and get down at Chakung.
Bagdogra Airport to Farm House. ✈️
Airport to Farm House ~98km
Take a cab from airport to soreng (3hr drive)
and get down at chakung.
NEARBY TOURIST PLACES FROM.
- Pelling -58km
- Namchi -31 km.
- Rinchenpong -25km
- Kaluk -23km
- Gangtok 93km
- Darjeeling – 33km
Bodhi Villa stands out as one of the best and tranquil places to stay in Okhrey,West Sikkim is blessed with an abundance of nature’s bounties. Misty hills, meandering streams and lush greenery forest.
Its wooden floors and sophisticated interiors display a timeless class, yet what sets this property apart from any other in Okhrey is the attention to detail, every little piece chosen personally by its owners to ensure you have a wonderful, peaceful holiday.It is a place for relaxation, village activities and unforgettable stay with privacy and homely comfort. Meals are prepared from freshly grown organic vegetables from the nearby fields.
Beautiful and comfortably furnished wooden rooms, delicately decorated open area, picturesque view of the mountains and remarkable hospitality.
Chalamthang literally means “Orange Farm” in Lepcha language. Located just 42 kms from Gangtok and 98 kms from Siliguri, this small village of ours is a true traveller’s paradise.
Still untouched by tourist rush, here you can pick up vegetables from the garden and give it to our kitchen for fresh salads or you can visit Kaleej Khola – the local rivulet gurgling through the rocky slopes to get a dip or do some fishing. You can go trekking to nearby caves and hilltops or enjoy cultural programs and barbeques in the evening.
Our home stay in Chalamthang is located on the edge of a hilltop with a panoramic view of the Himalayan foothill, the meandering Teesta River and the snowy peaks of Nathula and beyond. We have 4 ethnic rooms and have also made a Machaan (watch tower) for our guests from where they can enjoy these mesmerizing views.
If you enjoy birdwatching, village walks, local culture and cuisine then come to Chalamthang and discover the soul of Sikkim.
Activities at Chalamthang
While staying at Chalamthang, you can enjoy a whole lot of activities starting from angling, vegetable picking to trekking and forest picnics. Here are few things you try at Chalamthang:
- Forest picnics
We have selected some secluded spots within the surrounding forests of Chalamthang, where we pitch the tents for the forest picnics. Our local cooks and helpers would reach the spot in the early hours and keep everything ready for you. Your group can enjoy the village walk and reach the spot to find everything arranged. You can do some river fishing and then ask your cook to fry up the catch.
Chalamthang is idle for forest trekking. The two most popular treks – Maenam la and Tendong Hill trek – are arranged from Chalamthang. Guides, porters, tents, permits and everything is arranged by us. Tendong Hill is an extinct volcano and the trail passes through deep forests teeming with local birds and animals. There is a watch tower at the top from where you can catch a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha and parts of West and South Sikkim. Meanam Hill trek is equally famous to birdwatchers. The watch tower at Maenam Hill top also enjoys the magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Both these treks can be done in a day but it is advisable to stay overnight at the respective hilltops for the heavenly early-morning view of the mountains. we can arrange for tents or you can stay in the trekker’s huts located on the hill top.
- Nature Walk
Chalamthang is surrounded by forests on one side and farmlands on the other. You can take long village walks through the surrounding villages and see the traditional village life unfolding before you. Our local guide can also take you through the forests to some caves or the riverside.
Kaleej Khola is just two kilometers from Chalamthang through the forests and you can practice your angling skills here. We have the basic fishing equipment for the guests to enjoy local fishing but professionals should carry their gear. Local cold water fish like Asala, Buduna, Chirkey, Bhitti are found in plenty but rare species like Goonch have also been spotted in Kalej Khola in the past.
Located at an altitude of 3500 feet at the foothills of the Maenam Hills, Chalamthang falls on the seasonal migratory route of the Himalayan birds. The usual birds to be spotted are Woodpeckers, Warblers, Magpies, Finches, Sunbirds, Flycatchers, Robins, Eagles, Patridges and many more.
- Cultural programs
The residents of Chalamthang and its surrounding villages come from different communities like Chettris, Bharmans, Karmis and Subbas. This makes Chalamthang a melting-pot for indigenous cultures and guests can surely enjoy the cultural programs organised by these different communities like Chaburny dance and Maruni dance.
The crackling sound of wood fire and the roasted chicken served with local drinks like Thumba under the starlit sky would make your evenings most memorable. The silence of the surrounding forests and the chill in the mountain wind would accompany you.
Kaleej Khola and River Teesta is just 2 kilometers from Chalamthang through the forests and you can practice your angling skills here. We have the basic fishing equipment for the guests to enjoy local fishing but professionals should carry their gear. Local cold water fish like Asala, Buduna, Chirkey, Bhitti are found in plenty but rare species like Goonch have also been spotted in River Teesta in the past.
Yangsum Village Homestay
Yangsum Village Homestay is a quaint and modest homestay located in a charming village Yangsum in West Sikkim which abounds in natural flora and fauna. The homestay offers mesmerizing views of the steep mountain side and the valleys below.
Ms Ukeela Bhutia, who is a first time lady entrepreneur is the owner of this property and single handedly runs the entire show. The property is fairly new as it started out in 2019 and has 5 guest rooms. Ukeela is a proactive host and guests on their stay here can enjoy the fresh organic produce from her own kitchen garden.
Infact all the food and vegetables served is home grown and sourced directly from farm to plate. One can sample village life and local food while staying here.
Guests can get also enjoy birding activities and watching rare species of Himalayan butterflies from the homestay itself.
Tariff starts at Rs 1200 per pax (variable as per season) in which all meals are included.
Daragoan Village Retreat (Gurung Homestay)
An extravaganza of traveling and the local tradition with a return of splendid experience is what has been observed by many visitors here at Gurung Homestay. Our family comprises of Radha my wife , Prabal and Neysang are our kids. The homestay provides a very cosy environment in getting along and learning the daily ways of our life. It has decade ago we have been operating the homestay here in Darap Village at West Sikkim and sharing the village joy of life with people around the world. Surrounding is being kept very well with lots of flowering plants and gardening, a fish pond and the Cottages of Sikkimese style. Our kids are very friendly with the guest children as they loves to play along them around the house.
- Total eight rooms are being operated in the homestay.
- Three minutes of nature walk from the road to reach the Homestay.
- Non-veg is served as per the guests demand though the family being completely vegeretarian.
- Guests are allowed to join the Kitchen activities of cooking with the family members.
- Pets are allowed as the House owns too.
- Smoking not allowed everywhere in the house premises.
- Alcohol allowed only in the rooms.
- Bon Fire
Things to See
- Heritage Houses
- Village Temple and Monastery
- Traditional Carpet weaving
- Organic Farming
- Village Market (Saturdays Only)
- Sight seeing ( 7 points by vehicle)
Walk & Trek
- Village Walk
- Jungle Walk
- River belt Walk
- Low Altitude ( Rani Dunga) Trek (up to 8000.ft.
Bon – Fire with Tongba (Local Drinks) and Music.
Things to do
- Cow Milking
- Food Preparation (Cooking)
- Feeding animal
- Vegetable Gardening
- Language exchange
- Kindergarten Visit.
- Bath at Water Falls
- Reading Books
- Herbal Bath
Things to Taste-:
Precaution for Covid 19
Steps are taking or planning for making our Homestay and Guest safe from Corona virus are following-:
- Current Medical certificate
- Temperature checks,
- Sanitizers on arrival.
- Ample distance between the host family and guests at all times,
- Meals and beverages served in disposables, Guests to not have access to common areas and kitchen.
- Guests to bring their own towel and slipper