Karongthang Homestay-South Sikkim

Karongthang, Yangang

Yangang is a tiny hamlet in South Sikkim surrounded by the rolling mountains on one side and the dense green forests on the other side. It is a lovely destination for spending a weekend away in peace and serenity. It’s around 4 hr drive from New Jalpaiguri and Bagdogra and Gangtok is just 2 hrs drive from here.

Karongthang is a picturesque village on the way around 4 km before Yangang town. It is also a base for some amazing hikes. Maenam Hill situated at an altitude of 10,300 ft that offers a spectacular view of. Mt. KhangchenDzonga and its surrounding ranges is just a day’s hike from here.  On a clear sunny day, it is possible to see the plains of Bengal spanning across Kalimpong and Darjeeling hills in the South and right across the Indo-China border towards the North from Maenam.

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The Homestay

Nestled in peaceful surroundings this lovely homestay is spread across 3 acres. It is around 200 mtr walk from the main road and provides absolute peace. There are 2 cottages. Host stays in one and the other one is dedicated to guests. The guest cottage consist of 2 rooms with attached bathroom and western style toilets. 6 people can be easily accommodated in the cottage. Tents are also available for larger groups. Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage.

Know your Host

Get the taste of Sikkimese hospitality while staying with friendly Mandeep Pradhan and his wife who will welcome you with open hearts and warm smiles. Mandeep Pradhan after working for some time in corporate job in Bangalore returned to his roots to start this homestay. He loves to host guests from all over the world along with his wife who is a govt teacher.

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Food

You can enjoy fresh organic food while staying here. The vegetables and rice come from their own farms. Breakfast that includes Pancakes prepared from Barley, Millet and Spinach powder. Seasonal vegetables from the farm, rice, roti, Tibetan dishes like momos etc are available for Lunch and Dinner. Both veg and non-veg food is available. You need to inform your choice in advance. Must try Cheese Momo, Millet Soup (locally famous) and Gyathuk, Organic wine

Facilities

Running Hot Water • Laundry (on request) have facility to wash & space for drying • Room Heater • Seating Areas • Bon-fire • Barbeque • Parking • Hammock • No Wi-Fi and TV so you can enjoy the silence of nature • Car on rent

Activities

Trekking • Rock Climbing • Rappelling • Nature Walk • Village Walk • Hiking • Bird Watching • Participate in Organic Farming • Riding • Yoga • Badminton • Football • Indoor games- Ludo, Chess, Uno • Jungle Walk

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Tariff

Per Person: 1000/-
Include: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: 200/-

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 50% (extra bed provided)

Points of Interest

Monastery • Tribal Village Lepcha • Temi Tea gardens • Neha falls • Buddha  Park (Ravangla) • Namchi (Samdruptse and Char Dham •  Trekking to Bhalay Dhunga or Mainam Hill • Maenam Wild Life Sanctuary

Excursions

Kalimpong (30 km) • Darjeeling (37 km) • Gangtok (54 km) • Kurseong (55 km) (NJP 117 km) • Trek to Maenam Hill

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