Stay Inside This 189-Year-Old Heritage Bungalow In Sikkim Which Is Now A Homestay

by Suchismita Pal
Stay Inside This 189-Year-Old Heritage Bungalow In Sikkim Which Is Now A Homestay

The best way to enjoy a stay in the mountains is to live like the locals. And when in Sikkim, you can live in a quaint 189-year-old bungalow managed by a local couple, Thendup and Pema. The Yangsum Heritage Farm in Sikkim’s Rinchenpong dates back to 1833. The farmhouse has now been converted into a beautiful homestay.

It sits in the heart of a 44-acre estate and overlooks the snow-capped mountains. Towering pines, Himalayan alders and magnolia trees surround the estate.

Stay Like A Local At This Bungalow In The Mountains Of Sikkim

Nestled at 5500 feet, Rinchengpong is one of the best places in Sikkim to catch magical sunrises on the Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain peak. The Yangsum Heritage Farm in Rinchengpong lets guests soak in the Sikkimese culture and the natural splendour around it.

From the homestay, one can go on nature walks to the nearby forest trails, spot Himalayan birds and embark on village tours. Also, charming monasteries like Rinchenpong Monastery and Pemayangtse Monastery are located in proximity to the property. Not far from here, lies the pristine Khecheopalri Lake, known to fulfil wishes.

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Learn To Cook Authentic Sikkimese Dishes

Besides alluring mountain views, Sikkim offers a wide array of lip-smacking local dishes. Consider yourself fortunate if you’re putting up at Yangsum Heritage Farm as the homestay serves authentic Sikkimese dishes prepared with organic ingredients. During your stay, you can try traditional Sikkimese cheese and nettle soup. The best part is that, apart from relishing the dishes, you can also learn how to make them in the homestay’s kitchen. Yangsum Heritage Farm offers cooking classes on traditional Sikkimese cuisine to enhance your culinary skills.

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If you like offbeat places, Rinchengpong has to be on your bucket list. To book your stay at the heritage farmhouse, click here. Have a happy time in the mountains!

Feature Image Credits: yangsumheritagefarmstay/ Instagram