During the recent trip to Sikkim, we had an opportunity to experience multiple HomeStay experiences. We stayed overnight at homestay in Lachung with the beautiful family of Lachugpa Hishey. We visited a homestay “Burpeepal Holiday Cottage” in Ranipal (just outside Gangtok) which is beautifully built in the valley setup by Neeraj, who coincidently studied in the same college that I went to, and at the same time. His family hosted us for a hi-tea. It’s easily a must-stay place if you are traveling to Gangtok. I also ran into another homestay ‘Chatunga Bamboo Homestay” in a dreamy village near Chatunga in South Sikkim, on the way to Kanchenjunga View Point. I have documented my experiences in a series of blogs so that anyone heading to Sikkim can refer to this information when needed.
Overnight at Home Stay in Lachunga:
Lachung is a hill station in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet and is at an elevation of about 9,600 feet and at the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung Rivers, both tributaries of the River Teesta. The word Lachung means “small pass”. Tourists come from all over the world to visit the town between October and May, mostly on their way to the Yumthang Valley and the Zero Point.
Lachung has been described as the “most picturesque village of Sikkim” by British explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker in his definitive, The Himalayan Journal. We camped here for a night, at a Homestay and got hosted by Lachungpa Hishey and his beautiful family and two cats. Here are a few pics and clips from our visit