The hidden treasures blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, gets its name from Khecheopalri Lake. Locals consider it holy, believing it was created by the gigantic footprint of goddess Tara. Legend has it that birds assiduously remove any leaves falls on lake’s surface, keeping it clean throughout the year.
It is 147 km west of Gangtok and 34 km from Pelling. You can explore the virgin forest which covers the hamlet of ethnic Lechpa Tribe, their culture and traditions.
Beyond the car park a 20 minute uphill walk leads you through mature woodland fluttering with prayer flags to this hidden gem. There are 5 spacious rooms for guests. Since it’s a traditional Sikkimes home, mostly made of wood, there is no attached toilet. The magnificent view of Mt. Khangchendzonga only adds to the many natural riches that Khecheopalri homestay is blessed with. You see the influence of Buddhism all over the home. There is a breathing space for yoga and meditation lovers also.
Deepen is a Buddhist, belong to Lechpa Tribe, a living encyclopedia of the local information. He is a very health conscious person; proof is a yoga and meditation center in his premises. You will love to sit with him over a coffee.
Deepen use home grown organic vegetables and ingredients. He love to serve local cuisine but you may ask for other Indian Veg. or Non-veg. food also. Breakfast as per guest choice like Tibetan bread, Porridge, Sabji Poori, Sandwich, Butter Toast, Bread Omelet etc.
Village Walk • Forest walk • Bird watching • Reading • Farming
Parking • Laundry • TV • Hot Water • Garden • Yoga & Meditation Center
Per Person: 1100/-
Including: Breakfast, Morning & Evening Tea
Lunch/Dinner: 200/- pp
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 50% (extra bed provided)
Khecheopalri Lake • Monastery • Dupuk Caves
Yuksom (8 km) • Pelling (31 km) • Tashiding (42 km) Temi (103 km)
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A warm welcome by Deepen at midnight is what I appreciate the most. Hot food was ready when we reached here after a hectic day of travel from Siliguri to Khecheopalri. A bright morning with wonderful view refreshed me. I will never forget the village walk and the interactions I had with people in the village. Spent some good time relaxing with young cheerful people of the village listening to their singing.28/04/2017