Khecheopalri Homestay-West Sikkim

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Khecheopalri

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.

At the western end of Khecheopalri Village, around 10 minute walk from the stupa takes you to this delightfully traditional wood and brick homestay. There are 5 well appointed guest rooms with thangka and comfortable beds, sharing 2 external western toilets. 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 dedicated space for yoga and meditation lovers also.

Location: 600 mtr from Khecheopalri Monastery & 2.7km from Khecheopalri lake.
No. of Rooms: 5; Total Capacity:15

How to Reach

Bagdogra International Airport at 166km and Darjeeling Train station at 97km from Khecheopalri . It is 147 km west of Gangtok and 26 km from Pelling. You can explore the virgin forest which covers the hamlet of ethnic Lechpa Tribe, their culture and traditions.

Tariff

Per Person: 1800/- (min. 2 person)
Complimentary: All 3 Meals, Morning & Evening Tea

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

Facilities

Parking • Laundry • TV • Hot Water • Garden • Yoga & Meditation Center

Food

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.

Activities

Village Walk • Forest walk • Bird watching • Reading • Farming

Point of Interest

Khecheopalri Lake • Monastery • Dupuk Caves

Excursions

Yuksom (22km) • Pelling (26km) • Tashiding (42km) • Temi (103km)

Know your Host

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.

You may like to check more Homestays in Sikkim

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The most relaxed place

After such a hectic trip around northeast India this place was the perfect antidote. It's the most relaxed we have felt this holiday and the most beautiful, peaceful place we've been. Next time we visit India we'll come straight here. Thank you so much!

19/10/2022

Ben Tillyer & Sophie

Wish we could stay longer

We are hugely grateful for the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful and untouched area. Two days spend trekking in the jungle, listening to the birds and relaxing in peace. Thank you Deepen for taking care of us and cooking some exceptional fresh food throughout our time here. Wish we were here for longer and I am sure we will return.

01/11/2022

Jess & Will, England

A warm welcome…

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

Shipra Sood