Tenzing's Homestay | Dzongu

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Tenzing's Homestay
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2,000

per night

* Price-inclusive for per Guest/ Night with all meals complimentary.

There are a total of 6 rooms in the homestay for guests and washrooms facilities are in the form of an outhouse just adjacent to the rooms. Rooms are comfortable with basic clean linen and have a large common verandah sit out overlooking the mountains and orchards.

This wonderful hidden gem of a property is home to Tenzing and his family, a very traditional Lepcha Family of Dzongu, North Sikkim. Started 6 years back, this is among the first home stays operational in the region and is known for its low tech and ‘reference based’ system. The central figure in this feature is Tenzing, the owner and local guide himself – a man of endless laughter and an excellent source of indigenous knowledge on forestry, environment and culture!
The homestay is located in Sudur, a low lying village of Dzongu, Northern Sikkim and access is via a short uphill walk from the main road. We do not recommend it for the elderly or for those with any sever joint issues as though the walk is not difficult it can be uncountable for those with such ailments. Surrounded by fruit trees, a large vegetable patch, in house dairy and very much self sufficient in every way, Tenzings home is an excellent getaway from the typical modern humdrum life!

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About the Location

Dzongu, the special Lepcha reserve, lies in the North District of Sikkim amidst deep valleys and lush forests of the himalayas. An almost virgin territory with a scanty population of Sikkim’s native inhabitants, it is a beautiful land of dense jungle groves and pristine glacial streams. There are numerous waterfalls cascading down steep cliffs and natural hot springs bubbling at the various creeks and caves. The area is remote yet easily accessed from the capital city of Gangtok. Elevation ranges from1400 ft. to almost 20,000 ft higher up, and this has given way to an amazing diversity of plants and wildlife. It borders the Khangchendzonga National Park and Biosphere Reserve offering panoramic views of Mount Khangchendzonga (8,585m), the third highest summit in the world and the protective deity of Sikkim.

The People:

Home to the Lepchas, the original inhabitants of Sikkim, Dzongu was designated a special reserve for the Lepcha community since the 1960’s when Sikkim was still a kingdom under Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal. This is the last bastion of the Lepchas in Sikkim and possibly one of the few places where one could meet the local shamans referred to locally as the ‘boongthing’ who still practice the ancient animistic rituals. Sadly, this culture is fast disappearing with other more popular religions like Christianity and Buddhism taking over as the dominant religion.

How to Reach

The closest rail network/ Airport is approximately 150 kilometers located at Siliguri, West Bengal. The Property being located in protected reserve means that a ‘Protected area permit’ will have to be applied beforehand for entry. Our guests will of course be taken care of all these formalities. There are daily shares taxis that ply between Dzongu and the capital city of Gangtok, however it is more advisable to take a chartered taxi for ease of travel.

Things to do

  • Guided village walks
  • Expedition style treks
  • Visit to Hee-gyathang Monastery
  • Experiential travel on indigenous tribal culture, history, ecology
  • River-side day camp and fishing
  • Day excursion to a Sulphur Hotspring

HOMESTAY POLICIES

  • You will receive a confirmation email/sms within 48 hours of booking inquiry.

  • You will receive a payment link along with the confirmation mail. 50% advance payment needs to be made to book the homestay.

  • You will receive a booking confirmation email/sms within 24 hours of successful payment.

  • Full payment for the homestay needs to made 7 days prior to the arrival date.

  • All requests for cancellation has to be sent in writing through email to : contact@ourguest.in.

  • If the guest/s cancel their reservation before 7 Days of Check-In, they will receive 90% of the amount paid, refunded back.

  • If the guest/s cancel their reservation between 7 to 2 Days of Check-In, they will receive 50% of the amount paid, refunded back.

  • If the guest/s cancel their reservation within 1 Days of Check-In, there will be no refund.

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 21 business days.