Darap Village Homestay-Pelling

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Darap Village Homestay – Pelling

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. 

The homestay is situated around 6 km 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 12 rooms for guest, 2 wooden, 2 stone Cottage with simple neat furnishings and an attached bathroom in each. They added 8 newly added rooms with attached bathrooms.  Stay with locals here to get a glimpse of the village life, the people of Sikkim, their language, culture, rituals, customs, and traditional food.

Location: 2 km from Vero Waterfall & 6 km from Pelling City.
No. of Rooms – 12, Total Capacity – 24
Classic Room: 2; Superior: 2 ; Premium: 8

How to Reach

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. 

Tariff

Classic Room: 2400/-
Superior Room: 2600/-
Premium Room: 3000/- (new)
Extra Person: 600/-
Complimentary: Breakfast & Dinner

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 Internet Running Hot Water Pet Friendly Toiletries Library Bonfire Barbecue Pick & Drop Service (Paid)

Food

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. 

Activities

Bird Watching  Reading Star Gazing • Trekking Village/Forest Walk Fishing • Learn Weaving

Point of Interest

Rimbi Waterfalls (4km) • Sewaro Rock Garden (5km) • Yangtey (7km) • Skywalk (9km) • Rabdentse Ruins (9km) Pemayangtse Monastery (9km) Sanga Choeling Monastery (9km) • Darap (14km)

Excursions

Pelling (8km) • Geyzing (15km) Kanchenjunga falls (16km) • Changey Falls (16km) Khecheopalri Lake (17km) Yuksom (26km) Singshore Bridge (34km) • Tashiding Monastery(39km) • 

Trek: Goicha Le Trek • Dzongri Trek • Kasturi Trek • Barsey Rhododendron Trek

Know your Host

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. 

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