The Himalayan Essence Farmstay-Sukhia Pokhri

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The Himalayan Essence Farmstay  – Sukhia Pokhri – Darjeeling

Sukhia Pokhari is a small picturesque village in Darjeeling district, West Bengal close to the Indo-Nepal Border. Darjeeling town is 18 Km from the village. If you want to explore the Himalayas and it’s flora fauna and go on short treks, this is the right place. The best time to see outstanding views of snow-capped peaks is during the spring season from April to May and  October to December, though you can visit any time of the year. While staying here you can visit and explore Kanchenjunga View Point, Lepcha Jagat, Mani Choeling Monastery, Jor Pokhari, Darjeeling, Tiger Hill, Ghum, Simana Viewpoint, Ghum Monorail etc.

This semi-wooden cottage is located near Pashupati Fatak, about 1 km downhill from the main border road and is surrounded by pine forest, lush greenery and wildlife. Starting from visiting the tea gardens to homegrown vegetables, walking among pines to virgin and unexplored waterfalls, this place offers a jam-packed schedule to explore the Himalayas and its flora and fauna. Breathtaking sunrise can be viewed during the winter season. It’s a perfect mix of serenity, extreme warm hospitality, home made food and beautiful location. 

Not just a homestay, it is a farm stay with a kitchen garden, tea garden and cows. There are 5 spacious guest rooms with attached bathroom and balcony or Garden view. 

Location: 6 km from Simana Village 
Number of Rooms – 5 ; Total Capacity 15

How To Reach

Darjeeling Railway Station is 17 Km from Sukhia Pokhri and Bagdogra airport is 75 km.


Per Person: 2000 /-
Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Morning and Evening Tea with Snacks.

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)

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


They serve delicious home cooked meals prepared from farm fresh ingredients. Breakfast options include paratha, puri sabji, toast, egg, tea/ coffee etc. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served. Vegetarian food mostly includes home grown organic vegetables, dal, rice, roti, salad, curd etc. Korma chicken and Eggs are main dishes for Non Vegetarians. You can also try local Nepali dishes. Tea served is plucked and processed locally from their own tea garden. 


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


Bird Watching Reading Star Gazing Hiking Village Walk Forest Walk Yoga and Meditation Farm Activities

Local Attractions

Simana View Point (3km) • Pashupati Temple (3km) • Mani Choeling Monastery (9km) • Kanchenjunga View Point (12km) • Nakha Pani Lake (10km) • Mirik (18km) • Hinal Falls (20km) • Ghum Monastery (20km) 


Peace Pagoda (22km) • Tribeni Camping & Rafting (14km) • Dali Monastery (23km) • Salamander Lake (24km) • Mahakali Mandir (26km) • Rainbow Falls (27km) • Rock Garden (27km) • Tiger Hill (28km) • Takdah Forest (34km)

Know Your Host

Nita and Dipen Chhetri will welcome you here with their family. The family is extremely kind and caring. Husband wife duo manages everything in the homestay. They are the locals and can guide you well on exploring the area. They can also organize Jungle Safari on request. 

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