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