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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Mayal Lyang (hidden forest in the lepcha language) is well out of the way. If you want cell phone reception, you have to walk up to the main road. If you want 3G, you have to walk up to the monastery.

Gyatso Lepcha and his family were amazing hosts. The food is delicious, simple and homemade. We had long conversations about the lepcha people of Sikkim and the politics of the area.

There are some great walks away from the property down to the river at the bottom of the valley and up to the monastery.

Things to do nearby include swimming in various streams and waterfalls, short hikes, visit to a natural hot spring.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

In a quaint village, amidst the most beautiful jungles, close to a nature trail and the gorgeous teesta river, is nestled this quaint home stay. This stay was the best part of my sikkim travel. There's no usual tourist spot and market here. Only if you want to spend quality time with nature or yourself or someone else, this is an amazing place and most beautiful. The food by Mrs Simsay is more than awesome, the rooms are comfortable. Be prepared that there's no attached toilet and you would have to use a common loo. But given a chance I would love to go back to this lap of nature. Mr. Gyatso Lepcha has a pretty home here and lives with his family. He can guide you about the place very well. The trek down to the river is wonderful. There are hot springs also in some distance. Though he can arrange a taxi but its wise to keep your taxi with you if you want better cars, and the stay is for a couple of days.

You must let Gyatso know in advance if you want to book. Do inform some days in advance.

Stayed: May 2016
Thank shalinikh
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Gyatso and his family warmly opened up their beautiful home to us. Samsay provided us with delicious home-cooked meals from their garden. Gyatso share with us the history of the area and the Lepcha people. We went on a fantastic hike and camped out beneath Mount Kachenzonga. This was the most special experience I had during our stay in India.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Darrah19066
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

its a wonderful place - fantastic stay.
samsay the heart of the homestay is a fantastic cook. every day she served different local specialities. the place is a treasure and definite worth a stop over - it is basic -surrounded by nature. the river/nature is amazing. if u can take the lectures of the vain man of the house - u have a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

This is a green haven. From the verandah you have breathtaking views of densely green mountains; a little trek down and you have the gurgling river. Gyatso and Samsay are the perfect hosts, feeding your body and your soul with their hot nourishing meals and stories of the land.

The homestay is located down on the mountain side, so people who have trouble climbing or walking should be careful... Also there are no attached toilets. Wasn't too much of an issue but it helps if one is mentally prepared.

I would love to go back in different seasons, and strongly recommend this for people who want a quiet, non commercial experience.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the mountainside have a view, inside rooms have no view.
  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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1  Thank himalini
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