Our Homestay

We were the first ones to start home stay at Icchey Gaon in 2011. When we started our homestay with only 2 rooms, we had no idea about who would come to stay with us. Then, some guests turned up because they did not get rooms in nearby Kalimpong during the tourist-rush season and we were honoured by our first guest. The guests went back home and asked one of their friends, who happened to be a tour-operator to check out our place. So, came the first tour operator TRAVEL MONK to Icchey Gaon and they suggested about all the things we needed to do to bring in more guests. Soon TRAVEL MONK started sending more guests to our home stay and from two rooms we had to build eleven rooms in last seven years to cater our guests. Our neighbours were also encouraged by our success and today we have around 20 home stays at Icchey Gaon.

We have three separate accommodation options for our guests. We have our two stored Main Building with four rooms, the Traditional Cottage with two rooms and the New Building with five rooms.

My family prepares the food for all our guests and most of the ingredients are organic and procured locally. We love to see the contentment on the faces of our guests, when they taste our local poultry and traditional dishes. They usually ask us for the recipes and some even end up in our kitchen to learn the intricate folds of the momo.

 

Our Main Building Our Cottage Our New Building