Halt in this Luxury Homestay on your trip to Gangtok gifted with splendid view of sunrise over Mount kanchenjunga
One of the smallest states in India, Sikkim is an empyrean destination with bewitching natural beauty. A part of North-East India, the state is tucked at the top of West Bengal. Surrounded by Nepal, Bhutan and China, this place has everything you can hope from a dream vacation in nature. In this offbeat part of Sikkim, Chakung homestay is a vibrant combination of comfort and tradition. See the majestic sunrise through the cloud cover to start a perfect day sitting on your bed. As the misty veil vanishes, the green hills come out with all the glory. ITs just 3.30 min from both siliguri and Gangtok
The roads that take you to the sightseeing spots are paved with stunning viewpoints and cascading waterfalls. You will be at a loss of words when you stand before the snow-capped mountain peaks or the glacial lakes that freeze completely during winter. If you are a nature lover or want to explore the religious mysticism, Sikkim is a must-visit place for you.
Western Sikkim is often overlooked by the visitors, for the more prominent destinations like Gangtok or Lachung and Yamthung in the north. However, the region has more to offer as it is unsullied by less tourist pressure.
Relax in the spacious rooms with all the modern comfort, or go and see the local sightseeing spots- it is up to you how you want to spend the perfect holiday. Do enjoy the scrumptious meals in here. The dishes are prepared with fresh vegetables and fruits picked from the garden, produced by traditional and organic farming. You can enjoy the complimentary parking facility also, but you have to come down a few steps to reach here.
Accommodation of Chakung Homestay
Airy, spacious lofty rooms with great view of kanchenjunga.
Double bedded rooms 6
Dormitory – for up to 6 people.
The rooms come with attached bathrooms. Maximum accommodation can be nearly 20-25
Check-in 11:00 Noon
Check-out 10:00 A.M.
Hikes and trek: There are a number of trekking routes around it. Chose as per your expertise and comfort level. The mountaintop is just 15 minutes’ walk from here, from where you can see the 360-degree view of the surrounding expansion. On a clear day, you can see up to Kalimpong, Darjeeling, and even the Lord Buddha statue in Namchi. All of these are overshadowed by the mighty Kanchenjungha on a clear morning. You can also walk inside the local villages and see their way of life.
Adventure sports: The whole area is a hub of adventure sports. You can go to bouldering or mountain biking in the nearby hills. In Chakung Durpiney Dara or Bulbuley Dara, you can take part in Paragliding too. If the weather is well, the nearby rivers are great for white-water rafting.
Farm experience: Sikkim is a 100% organic state now, and this property is not an exception too. You can see farming ways in the garden of the property and even can take part in gardening.
Birding and wildlife: The property is near the outskirts of Singalila National Park. Due to a lack of pollution and poachers, wildlife thrives well. Go for a walk in the morning or afternoon to see wildlife and exotic birds. If you are lucky, you can see the elusive red panda too.
Varsey: At the Nepal border, Varsey is a Rhododendron sanctuary and wildlife habitat. The jungle trail gives you a chance to see leopards, wild boars and red pandas along with birds. A wide Kanchenjungha range can be seen from here too.
Rabdentse Ruins: 50 km from here, Rabdentse ruins is a major part of the history of Sikkim. It was the second capital of the kings of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. An invading Gurkha army destroyed the place and capital. Only the ruins of the palace and the Chortens still stand to bear witness.
Changey waterfalls: Changey Waterfall is located about 57 km away from the property, on the western slope of Pelling district. At a height of about 300 meters, Changey Waterfall is a serene sight. It falls like a white thread as it appears from the green forest and towering hills. The nearby Dentam Bazaar is a good shopping spot.
Namchi central park and railways: Namchi is a major city. Here, the central park is a well-decorated place, at the heart of the shopping center. You can also visit the ropeway for the aerial view of the surrounding area.
How to Reach
Rail: The nearest rail station is New Jalpaiguri Jn. From there it is 95 km away which takes around 4 hours to reach by car. You can also take a jeep in share but that takes more time
Air: The nearest major airport is Bagdogra Airport, 101 km away and takes a car 4 hours 10 minutes to reach the place via Kalimpong. If you travel by Pakyong, it takes around 4 hours to cover 92 km.
Road: From Kolkata, the property is approximately 645 km away and it takes around 16 hours to reach by NH 14.
Best Time to Visit
Chakung in West Sikkim has very pleasant weather in summer as the temperature is near 10-15 degrees. Winter is chilly and drops near freezing point in the night, but the clear sky in the morning with the snow-capped peaks are reward enough. Monsoon brings poor road conditions, but if you embrace that and visit here, the verdure valley will welcome you with open arms.
Pocket Pinch of Chakung Homestay
Room rates are INR 1500 only per head per day with all meals.
On request they will arrange for free bonfire one night of your stay. Meals include rice, chapatti, vegetables from the farm, chicken or fish in dinner and lunch. In breakfast puri – sabzi or egg – bread or cornflakes – milk or momo – noodles and local fruits.
Car Cost for pick up drops and site seeing
For pick up from New Jalpaiguri Rail station or Bagdogra Airport, it costs car INR 4000, one way.
Complimentary for a child under five years. Kids from 5-10 are charge half the price i.e. INR 750
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