Drive through groves of bamboo to a beautiful rustic heritage farmhouse which was built in 1833 and remodeled in 1966. The homestay is run by Thendup Tashi and his wife, Pema, who manage the 44-acre mountain farm which consists of open mixed forest of pine, Himalayan alder, schima, chestnut, magnolia, rhododendrons, cherry and others.
The accommodation is simple and rustic with five wood paneled rooms in the Tibetan style and private bathrooms with hot and cold running water. . This is a fabulous place for gentle walks and an insight into local Buddhist culture and life in the foothills of the Himalaya. We also grow cardamom, avocados, oranges, bananas, pears, apricots, and mangoes. Cultivated agriculture yields maize, paddy, millet, potatoes, ginger, turmeric, and sweet potatoes. In addition to these, seasonal vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes and peas are also grown. The farm is fully organic
You'll enjoy freshly -prepared, hearty meals to suit non-vegetarians or vegetarians. Wherever possible, fresh organic farm produce is used and you can sample Sikkim cheese, nettle soup and a wide range of other tasty, local dishes. Dine in Thendup and Pema's cosy living room or choose to be served on your verandah or in a gazebo overlooking the fields and hills.While relaxing on your holiday it is easy to forget that it is a working farm. An excellent opportunity to be taught traditional receipts and cooking methods of Sikkim on a wood burning hearth. The farmhouse serves various Sikkimese cuisines which are prepared from fully organic vegetables cultivated in the farm premises. Visitors are invited to learn to prepare the delicious Sikkimese cuisines at kitchen of the farmhouse.
The white waters of the Tista and the Rangit offer some good stretches of thrilling rapids. Swirling rides can be organised from Melli. The rapids, rated according to the Colorado River standards, are grade 2 and 3.
We offer local sightseeing tours to places of Interest in West and South Sikkim. The Tour programs can be suitable customized to your needs and generally full day tour. Some of the places of Interest are Tashiding Monastery, Pemayengtshen Monastery, Rabdentse ruins, Ralong Monastery, Budda Park and more.Hilley to Varsay, (8km return) From Hilley, one has to trek for four kilometres that takes approximately one hour to reach Varsey which is at an altitude of 3049m (10000ft). At Varsay the rhododendrons reign supreme and during the month of March they are a riot of red and white Rabongla to Maenam, 10km A three hour trek uphill from Rabongla through the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary teeming with Magnolia, Rhododendron and small bamboo to reach the hilltop which is at an altitude of 3235m (10612ft). The view from Maenam summit is picturesque and breathtaking. In the west an amazing vista of the sparkling peaks of the Kanchendzonga range spreads before you.
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