At Yangsum, you'll enjoy freshly -prepared, hearty meals to suit non-vegetarians or vegetarians. Wherever possible, fresh organic farm produce is used and you can sample Sikkim cheese, nettle soup and a wide range of other tasty, local dishes. Dine in Thendup and Pema's cosy living room or choose to be served on your verandah or in a gazebo overlooking the fields and hills.
While relaxing on your holiday it is easy to forget that Yangsum is a working farm. Cultivated agriculture yields maize, paddy, millet, potatoes, ginger, turmeric,and sweet potatoes. In addition to these, seasonal vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes and peas are also grown. The farm is fully organic.
Visit local Buddhist monasteries, some of them hundreds of years old. Watch young monks at their lessons or going about their chores. Spin prayer wheels, listen to chanting or just sit and enjoy the tranquility of these hilltop settings.
Visit Sikkim's former capital of Rabdentse, dating from the 17th century. Walk through lush forests to this hilltop citadel and see ruins of the palace in its well-tended gardens.
|I highly recommend Yangsum farm. It is beautifully situated, well set up, Thendup and his wife are excellent hosts and very helpful.|
Yangsum Heritage Farm
Drive through groves of bamboo to a beautiful rustic heritage farmhouse which was built in 1833 and remodeled in 1966. The homestay is run by Thendup Tashi and his wife, Pema, who manage the 44-acre mountain farm which consists of open mixed forest of pine, Himalayan alder, schima, chestnut, magnolia, rhododendrons, cherry and others.
Yangsum Farm is tucked away far from the crowds, in an idyllic countryside with a backdrop of the Khangchendzonga group of peaks and the skyline of the Singelila Range. The heritage farmhouse was built in 1833 and remodeled in 1966. The farmhouse has 44 acres mountain farm which has pine, Himalayan alder, schima, chestnut, magnolia, rhododendrons, cherry and other trees.
Yangsum Heritage Farm is located in West Sikkim, two kms from the small bazaar village of Rinchenpong at an altitude of 1500 metres (four hours drive from Bagdogra airport). Sikkim is just slightly bigger than the area of Delhi, but its size belies its richness of culture, customs, heritage, flora and fauna.
The accommodation is simple and rustic with five wood paneled rooms in the Tibetan style and private bathrooms with hot and cold running water. . This is a fabulous place for gentle walks and an insight into local Buddhist culture and life in the foothills of the Himalaya.
- Standard Rooms
- Heritage Rooms
We also grow cardamom, avocados, oranges, bananas, pears, apricots, and mangoes. Cultivated agriculture yields maize, paddy, millet, potatoes, ginger, turmeric, and sweet potatoes. In addition to these, seasonal vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes and peas are also grown. The farm is fully organic.