About the Homestay
Lingthem Lyang Homestay is situated in the Lingthem area of Upper Dzongu in Northern Sikkim. Dzongu is a place reserved for the Lepcha people, the original inhabitants of Sikkim. Lingthem, a beautiful portion of Dzongu, is blessed with picturesque views of the mighty Kanchenjunga Mountain, the highest in India and the third highest in the world.
The Lingthem Lyang Homestay is surrounded by rice paddy fields and cardamom groves, guarded by the lofty Himalaya Mountains and rolling hills, and it is blessed with many beautiful cold streams gushing down as waterfalls. The colorful folklore of Dzongu have captivated the minds of readers, luring people to visit this land from far off places.
Dzongu is the unexplored land of the Lepcha people. It is off the beaten path of the traditional North Sikkim tours. This area of North Sikkim requires visitors, both Indian and foreigners, to obtain a special permit specifically for Dzongu. Our Homestay can help visitors secure this permit for Dzongu as well as the permit for the rest of the North Sikkim area through the government offices in Mangan.
Our Lingthem Lyang Homestay aims to provide Eco-friendly tours where travelers can enjoy a real taste of the Lepcha culture, customs, and language while participating in a range of activities. The cost of your homestay will include three traditional Lepcha/Sikkimese meals a day, cooked with locally grown ingredients (our fields!), as well as plenty of tea and biscuits.
We hope that the warmth and hospitable nature of our community will engrave right into your hearts, compelling you to stay here forever. We truly care for you with arms wide open and hope that our Homestay becomes a home away from home.
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The nearest Airport is Bagdogra Airport and the nearest Railway Station is New JalPaigudi Railway Station in West Bengal. Gangtok is about 4.5 hours by road and a shared Taxi/an exclusive vehicle are available from there. There is also a helicopter service available between Bagdogra Airport and Gangtok. One can directly reach Dzongu from the Airport/Railway station via the Singtam road, which takes approximately 5 hours. We can arrange a pick-up for you from Gangtok or the Airport/ Railway station.
A hired Taxi/a Shared vehicle to Dzongu is available from Vajra Taxi Stand in Gangtok. You can ride upto Mangan and then take another Taxi or come directly in the same vehicle to Lingthem Village in Dzongu. However, for entering into Dzongu(reserved place for Lepcha)special permit is issued by the Government of India. The permit will be arranged by us before you arrive here.
Local Area Facilities
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.