- Number of Rooms: 5
- Meal Plan: CP (complimentary breakfast)
- 3 rooms with attached bathrooms and 2 rooms with a common bathroom
- Geyser available in every bathroom
Zhang Zhung Homestay, a hidden paradise is located in Kewzing Village, South Sikkim, India.
The older wooden and stone structure was built in the mid 18th Century by the late Cho Namgay, father of the present proprietor and his only son Mr Dathup Bhutia . The Late Cho Namgay was a well known and learned Bon monk of his time. He tended to most of the religious affairs in the monastery to appease the local deity (Lha in local dialect) of the whole state of Sikkim.
The solid stone foundation wall of the wooden structure has the precious Eight Edges ( Rinchen SU GYAT) in the solid stone wall.. These represent the Eight Auspicious Buddhist Signs or “ Asthamangala “ in Sanskrit. The significance of each signs can be found in various religious books or you may click this link www.fpmt-osel.org/gallery/signs.htm. The other half of the house is a modern structure complete with all modern amenities that was built just a couple of years ago.
It is a blessed, cozy home with a direct view of 2 important Buddhist monasteries, “The Ralang” and “ The Tashiding”. It is also blessed by the spectacular view of the majestic Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Narsing and Mt Kabru which is just “amazing”. On clear days when the sky is blue, it seems the mountains are just a stone’s throw away.
The property also has exotic plants like “wind mill palm trees” that flutter in the cool breeze, synchronous with prayer flags ( Lung Ta), lining the property. During spring time the wild orchids, the blue bells, the wild roses, and the night blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) just transport one to a Utopian land.
The property also attracts lots of birds, the common ones being the Myna, Asian Koel ,Magpie, Russet Sparrow, Owl , King fisher, Tailor Bird, Dove and the common Himalayan Eagle.
About the Location
Kewzing Village is located 76 km from Gangtok, in the southern district of Sikkim. At an altitude of 4600 ft, the village is located against a backdrop of magnificent view of mountains that include Mt Narsing and Mt Kabru. Kewzing is a typical Bhutia village rich in cardamom forest cover. The atmosphere in the village is very serene and peaceful. Far away from the modern way of life, it offers visitors a chance to relax and rejuvenate themselves.
The village is dotted with cardamom and tea plantations. Kewzing’s location is blessed by Buddhist monasteries on all the four sides with Tashiding monastery in the south-west, Mangbru and Pemayengtshen Monastery in West, Ralong and Ravangla monastery in southeast, Doling Monastery in east and Bon Monastery towards the North.
How to Reach
Kewzing Village is located 10 km south west of Ravangla along the main road between Rabong town and Legship. It’s easily accessible from Gangtok in the east, Namchi in the south and Pelling in the west.
Regular flights connect Bagdogra with Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is NJP (New Jalpaiguri) 160 km and one has to drive via Ravangla and Namchi to exit out of Melli checkpost. Reserved taxis are available for visitors.
Things to Do
Nature Walk in Village
There are number of trails around Kewzing to Doling, Barfung, Bakhim and Mambru villages where hikers get to experience the rich and diverse vegetation of Sikkim. The walks are along plain ridges with undulating elevation making the walks easy and less tiring. One can also see the unique cultivation practices and varied range of crops planted by the farmers of villages.
Sikkim has a rich diversity of various bird species and offers a good list of sighting for an avid bird watcher. The farmhouse has good knowledge of birding and the various locations for the sightings and we can arrange bird watching tours for the interested visitors.
Dotho (Sikkimese hot stone Herbal bath)
The Farmhouse also offers a unique traditional spa where the water is treated with wild medicinal plants which is believed to heal body ache and rejuvenate your mind.
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