GREAT FOR

    Those fiercely passionate about nature as well as those looking to explore the untouched areas and culture of Sikkim. Great for solo travellers, couples and small groups.

What we love

  • ​Nestled in the midst of deep valleys and mystical jungles of Sikkim, more than 1500m above sea level, this hidden gem with a strong focus on all things eco and sustainable, is an experience that makes you seriously disconnect and savour the rich Lepcha culture and Sikkimese natural wonders! Snowy white in the winters and emerald green in the summers, the virgins areas around are fabled for glacial streams, high waterfalls gushing down cliffs and several natural hot springs amidst among natural splendours.
  • In the spirit of preserving the natural and cultural wonders of the area, this estate has only a couple of eco-friendly cottages, each made using locally available materials of bamboo and wood and furnished with local woodwork. Some of the cottages have charming sit-out areas from where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains! The ensuite bathrooms are modern and come fitted with basic amenities.
  • Discover the magic of Sikkimese cuisine in homestyle meals made with locally sourced ingredients. Try meat flavoured with wild herbs and cooked in bamboo shoots or stew made of fern or the delicious traditional thukpa (noodles in a vegetable or meat broth). Savour these delights while you sip on some locally brewed alcohol made from wild berries or wine from local fruits!
  • It’s often said that the Sikkimese are amongst the most hospitable - this will be confirmed after your stay here! The owner and the staff go out of their way to personalise your experience and accommodate your needs. As native Lepchas, members of the staff are likely to regale you with interesting folklore and history as well as show you around the local village.

What to know

  • Visiting age old monasteries, discovering jaw dropping terrains while going on guided long standing marked trails and treks, sharing a cup of tea with the local community, crossing high altitude bridges, enjoying picnics by the riverside or just taking in the sounds of nature - the enriching and soulful experiences here are starkly different from those we’re used to.
  • Given the remote location of the property and the general bad condition of the roads, the journey from Gangtok is likely to be a slow and bumpy one. The last stretch especially is rough with muddy roads, stones and pebbles. Depending on the exact road condition when you visit, special jeep transfers may be required. We do not recommend the place to those with back problems or to elderly folks. Those with young children are also advised caution before booking their stay here.
  • The property is situated in a protected area of Sikkim (about 2.5 to 3 hours drive from Gangtok) that requires special permits to be applied for ahead of time. Entry will be denied at check posts incase the relevant permits are not there.
  • We only recommend this breathtaking virgin terrain and its eco friendly cottages to those who can appreciate and enjoy ‘responsible tourism’ or and to those who are fiercely passionate about nature. Sometimes things may not go as expected or planned (e.g. if the lights go out, you may have to make do with candles). Venture here with an adventurous heart and be prepared to live with nature!
 Villa
 4 Bedrooms
 4 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 8 people

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • Hot water
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Music Player/ speakers
  • Outdoor games

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Water filter/ purifier

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 January to 28
February '19
1 March to 30
June '19
1 July to 31
August '19
1 September to 31
December '19
1 January to 28
February '20
Cottage Room INR 4,000 4,500 4,000 4,500 4,000
Swiss Tent INR 4,000 4,500 4,000 4,500 4,000

Rate Includes

  • ​Accommodation for two people
  • Daily breakfast
  • All applicable taxes

Additional Details

​Extra Person Charges:

  • No charges apply for children under 5 years of age
  • People 6 years of age and over can be accommodated at INR 1100 per night inclusive of breakfast and taxes

Meal Charges:

  • INR 350 per head for a veg meal
  • INR 450 per head for a non veg meal

Activity Charges:

  • Riverside pice with guided walk and meals: INR 2850 for 4 people (additional person at INR 500 per head)
  • Hot spring with guided walks and meals: INR 3250 for 4 people (additional person at INR 500 per head)

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Lake Tsomgo

​Tsomgo lake which means the source of the lake in Bhutia is a glacial lake in the Eastern part of Sikkim. Get mesmerised by the ever changing colours of the crystal clear lake while admiring scarlet rhododendron blooms in the distance! If you’re feeling a bit touristy, mount a decorated yak for a ride around the lake. Indian and foreign nationals require permits to visit it.

Lake Tsomgo, Sikkim
Lake Tsomgo, Sikkim
2

Gurudongmar Lake

​Gurudongmar lake located in North Sikkim is one of the highest lakes in the world! Legend has it that the lake remained frozen most of the year thereby not able to provide drinking water to the locals who appealed to Guru Padmasambhava when he was on his way back from Tibet. The guru obliged by blessing a part of the lake. That part of the lake remains unfrozen through the year and acts as a source of drinking water to the people of the area!

Visit this wonder when you’re in Sikkim while saying hello to yaks and blue sheep that inhabit the region. Get lost in the unpolluted colours of blue and white while soaking in the panoramic vistas of the mountains around.

The region is frequented by landslides and snow covered roads. Make sure you check weather conditions before you head out.

Gurudongmar Lake Photo by A Mohan
Gurudongmar Lake Photo by A Mohan
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim
Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim