Misty Mountain Homestay – Darjeeling

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Darjeeling, West Bengal

The hills of North Bengal are filled with stories of the majestic Kanchenjunga, flourishing tea gardens, slothful toy trains and the misty mountains. Darjeeling is a picturesque hill town in North Bengal lying amidst the highlands blanketed by emerald tea plantations. It is favoured for its panoramic mountains, quaint houses, warm people, eternal weather, scenic beauty, and ancient forests. The nearest cities to Darjeeling are Kolkata, Siliguri and Gangtok.

Bagdogra is the nearest airport located at 68 kms from Darjeeling. It can be accessed via rail either through Darjeeling, Siliguri (62km).  There is a frequent bus service between Darjeeling and Siliguri.

The Homestay

Nestled amid Himalayan Lepcha community in the heart of Manshi Gaon near Darjeeling this Homestay offers a one of its kind experience. Manshi Gaon in an undiscovered Himalayan beauty, surrounded by a lush pine forest and tea valley. The homestay inflicts sustainable tourism and eco-living with Himalayan tribes and learning about their cuisine, culture, and customs. From a warm welcome to a comfortable earthy stay, to delicious food, to treks and tours around the village – one gets a wholesome community living experience.

This beautiful cottage built in traditional Lepcha style is made from bamboo and mud and gives an earthy cool feel, from the moment one enters. Misty Mountains has two spacious rooms with attached bathrooms and provides all basic toiletries like towels, slippers, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. The rooms are airy, with a thatched roof, and awe-inspiring views too!

Location: 4.5km from Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and  10km from Ghoom Station.
Number of Rooms- 2; Total capacity- 4

Know your host

The hosts Umesh Lepcha and Bimla Lepcha are one sweet couple, who will welcome you with love. Umesh works as a mason, and Bimla is a house help at a household in Darjeeling. They love feeding their guests and have the purest souls. They will always greet you with a smile – no matter who you are!

Food

The homestay provides local Lepcha cuisine to the guests that includes special veg Lepcha thali, Desi kukuda thali, tamba ko aachar, Saphaley etc.

Facilities

Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Pet Friendly • Bonfire • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Hiking  • Village/ City Walk • Forest Walk •Shopping

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 2500/-
Double Occupancy: 3600/-
Commentary : Breakfast, Welcome Drink & Mor/Eve Tea

Note: These tariffs do not apply during new year holidays.

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Dooteria Tea Garden (2km) • Tibetan Buddhist Monastery (4.3km) • Old British Ropeway (7.5km) • Rainbow Waterfall (8km) • Ghoom Monastery (11km) • Batasia Loop (12km) • Peace Pagoda (12km) • Dali Monastery (14km) • Himal falls (15km) • Darjeeling (17km) • Happy Valley Tea Estate (18km) • Chipley Khola Waterfalls (18km) • Rock Garden(18km) • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Zoological Park (19km) • Tiger Hills (23km)

Excursions

Kurseong (29km) • Sandakhphu trek (starting point) (29km) • Teesta River View Point (47km) • Singalila National Park (41km) • Mirik (44km) • Teesta valley (52km) • Kalimpong (54.5km) • Siliguri (60.5km) • Mirik lake (64km)

Treks: Sandakhphu Trek •Tonglu Trek • Gorkhey Trek • Chatakpur Trek  Singalila Trek • Kamala Falls Trek • Rohini Trek • Bamunpukhuri Jungle Trek

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