Located in Bichu, Lachung, this homestay is comfortable and peaceful. Surrounded by a huge rock on the backside, which is mostly covered in snow, one can get a magnificent view of the farm and the grandeur of the mountains from the verandah of the rooms. We would recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax or have a rejuvenating time with their family or hike across and get engulfed in the beauty of the mountains while getting the rich essence of Lachung’s Culture.
The homestay is a renovated part of Hissey’s ancestral home, tailor-made to provide an ethnic and unique experience of North Sikkim. The host runs a small family business of farming; they produce organic vegetables, which are used to prepare simple yet delicious local cuisines. He is a wonderful cook. The food is amazingly fresh as the vegetables are mostly from their farm. The property is small and there are only 3 rooms. So try and book beforehand so that you can stay in this heavenly place in Bichu, Lachung.
North Sikkim is a difficult terrain and when you are visiting it in the winter season, it becomes more difficult with subzero temperature ,sparse population and basic amenities. Even then, the hospitable hosts gives good service and food to its guests and ensures a comfortable stay in harsh weather conditions.
About your Host:
Hissey was involved at a very young age guiding groups for treks in the Sikkim Himalayas, now father to a beautiful child, Hissey and his wife enjoy a more relaxed life by hosting guests at their beautiful home in Lachung. An excellent cook and a wealth of knowledge in indigenous plant species one should certainly take time out with a massive mug of tea and sit down for a session with Hissey.
About the Location
Lachung is a picturesque mountain village, at a height of 9600 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards.Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu [river] which slices the village in two, Lachung is famous for its apples, peaches and apricots. At Lachung you can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre. The handicraft centre is also a must visit place where guests can get exquisitely woven rugs and blankets.
How to Reach
Lachung is nearly 194 km away from the nearest airport, Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and 191 kms from the nearest railway station (NJP). It is best to halt one night at Gangtok and travel to Lachung the next day. Gangtok (113 km) is well connected to Lachung with road transport facility. You can get taxi, jeeps, and buses to reach Lachung.
Places of Interest
- Yumesamdong (Zero Point), situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft, is a nature personified place where you can get the most magnificent view. People can see majestic snow covered Himalayan peaks and beautiful flowers in this place. An hour’s drive beyond Yumthang (26 kms), takes one to Yumesamdong. The way leading to Yumesamdong is a passage through natural grandeur filled with the delicate scent of Azalea flowers pervading the atmosphere.
- Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is another splendid tourist attraction which has more than 24 different species of rhododendron shrubs. A variety of flora is found at the place which includes Poppies, Rhododendrons, Primulas, Saxifrages, Gentians, Iris and much more. It is the home of spotted lingsang and tiger.
- Lachung Gompa – At Lachung you can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre.Lachung Gompa is one of the most picturesque gompas (Buddhist temples) in Sikkim. It is a short 30 minute walk uphill from the center of the settlement and the amazing backdrop of snow-capped peaks makes this a worthwhile stroll.
- The most popular of all the hot springs in Sikkim is the one situated at the picturesque Yumthang village in North Sikkim. It is known as Yumthang Tsachu in the native language. Yumthang hot spring is perched at an altitude of over 11,800 feet above the sea level. Lying close to the course of Lachung river, this hot water spring can be accessed after a short walk of 5 minutes from the Yumthang village. A pedestrian pathway that goes through a small bridge over the Lachung river leads you to this magical pool of hot waters.
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