An amazing experience. The homestay is in a somewhat remote location, which only adds to the charm. It is about an hour's drive from Mangan. It is located in the very heart of dzongu valley. The couple that runs it, Gyatso and his wife Sansay, is very welcoming. You get to live with their family. The food is organic and homemade, and Sansay is nothing short of genius with her culinary skills. Gyatso was generous with his time, and showed very moving documentaries about the movement against damming of the river Teesta. Because of Gyatso, Sansay and Dorji, we got to experienced very interesting and novel things, including the super yum local millet wine. The views from the room were gorgeous. The treks with Dorji to the hot spring (divine) and monastery were highlights. A great place for winding down, being one with nature, and some adventure. I would strongly recommend this trip. There is so much to be learnt from the lepcha community!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the local culture up-close. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the locals of Dzongu, the Lepchas, by living as a part of their family. Hike, trek, eat organic food, meditate, angle ... find peace at Dzongu. ... more less