Lagay, popularly known as Darap is a serene village located in West Sikkim near Pelling. It is surrounded by the grand pinnacles of the Himalayan extents and paddy fields. The locals here are called Limboos and are extremely welcoming. They have preserved their rich culture and traditions since ages. Visit traditional houses and participate in handicraft making; do bird-watching or visit the caves at Kanchenjunga National Park. It is a base for several short treks around Pelling and to plantations of millet, cardamom, and corn. This village is a beautiful retreat far from the hustle bustle. It is 26 km drive from Yuksom and 14 km from Pelling on the course to Khecheopalri and Yuksam. Pakyong is the nearest airport, 118 km from Darap Village.
The homestay is situated around 8 kms away from Pelling in a quiet surrounding. A short walk up the cemented steps surrounded by the calm forest leads you to these traditional cottages. There are 8 rooms in 3 traditional huts with simple neat furnishings and an attached bathroom in each. Stay with locals here to get a glimpse of the village life, the people of Sikkim, their language, culture, rituals, customs, and traditional food.
No. of Rooms – 8, Total Capacity – 24
You will be welcomed by a charming little family of Shiva Gurung. Radha Gurung, his wife, is a knowledgeable housekeeper who cooks delicious local food. His daughter Neysang and son Prabal support their parents whenever they visit their home during school/college vacation. His niece Kamala also lends a helping hand in managing the homestay. Shiva is member of Darap Eco-Tourism committee and Pelling Tourism Development Association. He is working for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in and around the village.
Local cuisine prepared is served to the guests like red rice porridge, millet and buckwheat pancakes and organic vegetables sourced locally. Breakfast includes tea, toast, butter, bread and paranthas.
Parking • Internet • Running Hot Water • Pet Friendly • Toiletries • Library • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pick & Drop Service (Paid)
Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Trekking • Village walk • Forest Walk • Fishing • Learn Weaving
Single Person: 1800/-
Double Occupancy: 3000/-
Extra Person: 900/-
Upto 5 year: Complementary (no extra bed)
6-12 Year: 500/- (with 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.
Rimbi Waterfalls (4 km) • Sewaro Rock Garden (5 km) • Rabdentse Ruins (9 km) • Pemayangtse Monastery (9 km) • Sanga Choeling Monastery (9 km)
Pelling (8 km) • Geyzing (15 km) • Kanchenjunga falls (16 km) • Changey Falls (16km) • Khecheopalri Lake (17 km) • Yuksom (26 km) • Singshore Bridge (34 km)
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