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Our Village Stay and Tour takes you to Yangsum Farm. Yangsum Farm is tucked far away  from the crowd in an idyllic countryside with a backdrop of the Khangchendzonga range of peaks and the skyline of the Singalila Range. It is located in West Sikkim, 2 km from the small bazaar village of Rinchenpong at an altitude of 1500 metres.

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Whether you are seeking solitude or vigorous activity, the Tsechu Tharpa family at Yangsum Farm can arrange a bespoke itinerary to suit all your needs.
 

ABOUT THE FARM : The heritage farmhouse was built in 1833 and remodeled in 1966. It is run by Thendup Tashi, Dorji Chaden, and Pema chiki, of the Tsechu Tharpa family. The family manage the 44 acre mountain farm, consisting of open mixed forest of Pine, Himalayan Alder, Schima, Chestnut, Magnolia, Rhododendrons, Cherry, and others.

They grow cardamom, avocados, oranges, banana, 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.

Accommodation consists of a spacious furnished bedroom with a semi-attached western style toilet and bath. The house has electricity, and running water.

AT THE YANGSUM FARM
1. Spent the day at the farm participating in the farm activities i.e growing organic vegetables, ploughing, feeding the domestic animals etc.

2. Spend the day bird watching in the woods owned by the host.

3. Short village trek in and around the farm with spectacular views of the hills, meeting the local people and learning about their style of living etc.

4. Spend time learning to prepare local millet beer and ethnic Sikkimese dishes.

5. Take an opportunity to visit and interact with the children of the local school, visit the local handloom and handicrafts center at the village.
 

 

 

     

ITINERARY

 

DAY 01 : Bagdogra - Rinchenpong via Jorethang.
DAY 02 : Relax - and Learn about the surrounding village life.
DAY 03 : Participate in Village Life.
 
DAY 04 : After breakfast Trek to Rinchenpong Monastery (1 hour). Another hour trek to Resung Monastery. Have Pack Lunch. After lunch- Visit Lepcha Heritage House back by- 4 PM
 
DAY 05 : After breakfast Trek to Hot Spring-Rangeet Water World - Tashiding Monastery. Lunch at Legship. Back to Farm House by Car.
 
DAY 06 : After breakfast Trek to Rinchenpong Monastery [1 hour ] . Another hour Trek to Resung Monastery park Lunch.
 
DAY 07 : Departure to Bagdogra/ Pelling or Gangtok.

 

NOTE #: There are other numerous short Treks or other activities you can indulge yourself in like
Bird Watching 
Photography 
Cooking 
Local history 
Painting 
Writing and Poetry 
Yoga and Meditation 

Trek to Resum / Rinchenpong Monastery:
Short soft trek to Resum Gompa and Rinchenpong Gompa with pack lunch. At the background of the Resum Gompa is the meeting place of three hills, and at the top tri-juncture a monastery was constructed during the time of the Chogyal by a Lepcha landlord. It is about two century year old and it is at an altitude of 1968 meters.

Background of Rinchenpong Gompa. Rinzing Thinley Gyatso a great tantrik and a religious leader from Tibet came to this place and preached here, he had lots of disciples, he wanted his precious antiques to be buried and laid the foundation of this monastery. His belongings were buried and the monastery was made step by step. The monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa sect.

Trek to Lepcha Heritage House:
This heritage house is two-century year old, made precisely to accommodate the British governor who used to visit the place. It has rich paintings and carvings. it was made by Pintso Thakedar a renowned landlord at his time.

Rangit Water World is 3 km trek to which basically is river water stored in a dam for generating electricity but extensively used for boating, and picnic spot.

Phurchachu(Hot spring) known for its medicinal and therapeutic value, it has a historical significances relating to Guru Padmasambhwa, the hot spring is surrounded by caves, rock formation of shapes and sizes and is located at the river bank.

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