Magical Mornings Homestay, Okhrey – West Sikkim

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Magical Mornings Homestay – Okhrey

Okhrey is a small hamlet, mostly inhabited by Sherpas, situated in West Sikkim. Surrounded by Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and Singalila National Park, Okhrey is very close to the Nepal border. There is another scenic hamlet just a little above the hilly terrain of Okhrey, Latteytar, also known as the crown of Okhrey. It is known for its scenic beauty and is the gateway to Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. It is a paradise for bird watchers.  is a beautiful hill facing homestay and a peaceful retreat away from noise and pollution.

There are 2 well maintained and spacious family rooms with mountain view balconies, 2 classic rooms with four single beddings for a group of friends and two wooden rooms that are built in a traditional way to provide guests a cozy stay. All the rooms have attached washrooms with geysers and free toiletries. The host can also provide extra beddings as per the guests requirements. During your stay, one can experience intense serenity, natural beauties and vibrant flora as well as a thrilling view of the mighty Himalayan range. Situated in the crown of Okhrey, Latteytar, the homestay is a paradise for bird watchers. Let the homely experience by the Sherpas and magnificent views amaze you and make your stay memorable.

Location : 1.5 km from Rhodhodendron Park.
No. of Rooms – 6,  Total Capacity – 22

How to Reach

Okhrey being an offbeat destination is only accessible by road. Bagdogra International Airport (136 km) is the nearest airport from the homestay. New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (130 km) is the nearest railhead from your stay. The route from Bagdogra Airport and NJP is beside River Teesta, followed by River Rangeet after crossing Teesta Bazaar. Hence, hiring a taxi to the homestay along this mesmerizing route for a 5 hour journey is a worthy experience. Cabs are available from Siliguri, NJP, Bagdogra as well as Gangtok for a comfortable journey. The host can even provide the facility of pickup and drop service on a chargeable basis.


Single Occupancy: 1200/-
Double Occupancy: 2400/-
Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Morning & Evening Tea,

Child Policy
Upto 6 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
7-12 year: 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.


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


The homestay has options for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. The local cuisine and other dishes are cooked by the host’s mother giving it a great authentic touch. Dal, Roti, Rice, Local Thali, Organic Vegetables, Thukpa, Tenthuk, Puri Sabji, Bread, Egg, Chicken are few options available during your stay. The homestay also has a separate kitchen which can be accessed by the guests to cook their own meals if required. Local cuisine and Rhododendron Wine is something you should surely try.


Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Village/City Walk • Forest Walk • Shopping • Yoga and Meditation • Farm Visit • Farming.

Local Attractions

Hiley (3.3km) • Jureli Dara View Point (12km) • Okhrey Nagi (15km) • Anden Olong Monastery (18km) • Pema Choling Monastery (19km) • Ugen Thon Ling Monastery (19km).


Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (23km) • Daramdin Sai Mandir (25km) • Ribdi Bhareng (26km) • Rinchenpong (53km).  

Treks : Hiley Trek • Sangilia Trek • Gorkhey Trek • Samaden Village Trek.

Know Your Host

The idea of running a homestay was brought up in the family by Zigmi in 2017, who is a qualified civil engineer. Since then, the family has been welcoming guests and giving them a homely experience. With deep knowledge of the region, they can help you in planning your days during your vacation . Zigmi’s father, mother and brothers live right beside the property and are always available for the guests. They get immense pleasure in interacting with new people who give them a visit and show them around. The beautiful elderly couple also has a great knowledge of birds found in the region.

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