The property has three well-appointed rooms, all view facing with attached western toilets and room service on request is available. The dining area is located in the in the ancestral home which has largely remained unchanged since the time it was built.
This exotic homestay tucked between the grandeur of the majestic Himalayas is the perfect place to get lost and enjoy the best views of the Eastern Himalayan Range, particularly Mt. Kanchenjunga, yet all in the privacy and quietude of the woods. It takes 10-min drive from the city centre and is located in the heart of Pelling, West Sikkim.
The Father of the host is an excellent storyteller, an enthusiastic trekker and a man of immense local knowledge.
About the Location
Amongst the few unexplored areas in Sikkim, Darap is as enchanting as it is inspiring. This village historically known as Therap-meaning flat land and is home to few of the Limboo people. Tucked away in the interiors of Himalayan belt, this high altitude cold village has only recently been known to the outside world. Situated at an altitude well over 1600 mts (approx.) above mean sea level, this valley is exposed to temperature variations of -05 degree centigrade to +28 degree centigrade. This makes Darap storehouse of various rare and endangered species of flora and fauna and various unique and rare aspects of the Limboo culture are well preserved in this valley.
Darap village is rich in natural resources, bio-diversity and particularly very rich in cultures and customs of Local Tribes called ‘Limboos’ and is inhabited by 95% of Limboo population with their fascinating village life style. Village homestays offers one a unique and exclusive insight into this mystical land, its people, their rich cultural heritage. Your village stay experience at Darap offers the best of Limboo hospitality and cultural traditions.
How to Reach
Darap is easily accessible by road from every corners of Sikkim and the nearest stations like Bagdogra, NJP, Siliguri, Darap can be reached by shared jeep or by reserved taxi from Siliguri (shared jeep available at 7am & 1pm at near SNT bus stand and Gurudwara Sevoke Road) and Gangtok (shared jeep available at 6am & 1.30pm from taxi stand). Darap is located mid way between Pelling-Yuksom road.
Distance from Darap:
- Bagdogra (Air port) 167 km.
- NJP (Railway Station) 160 km
- Kalimpong 111km
- Darjeeling 112 km
- Siliguri 148
- Gangtok 145 km
- Ravangla 60 km
Things to do :
- Village Walk – Guests can walk around the village and observe Typical Sikkimese rural life. A walk around the village is a great way to enjoy solitude and and it can be a fascinating experience. You will either gaze at the perfect village lifestyle, their hospitality in stunned silence or chatter endlessly with them, depending upon your disposition.
- Traditional Cultural Program– Village people are by nature music lover. Every evening traditional cultural programme is presented to the tourist to entertain them. Among this, the most popular being Chabrung dance and Dhaan Naach
- Yuma Meditation Center : Guests can also visit Yuma Meditation Center and get to know much about Yuma (Goddess).
- Darap is a village surrounded with easy reach forest areas, water bodies like small rivers and streams and cultivated lands. Birds are sighted throughout the year according to their season. Some of the common birds are:
- Common Mergansers – Season – January is the best time.
- Wall Creepers -Season – September and October, and January
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