Welcome to Sikkim Himalayan HomestayExperience and live with the people of different mountain communities of Sikkim.Travel to the pure and pristine settings of Sikkim, a distinctive rural ecotourism destination. Mesmerise yourself with the untainted lands and traditional lifestyles of the land and its people.
Experience a Homestay with a local family. Share with the people their local lifestyles close to nature and culture. Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries; participate in bird watching trails, treks, adventure activities, cultural festivals & natural wonders of Sikkim.
Come and live a Journey of a Lifetime:
The Sikkim Himalayan Homestays Program is operational at Dzongu (North Sikkim), Pastanga (East Sikkim), Yuksam (West Sikkim) and Kewzing (South Sikkim). ECOSS is also developing new rural ecotourism sites at Naitam (East Sikkim), Lingee Payong (South Sikkim) and Ray Mindu (East Sikkim). All the destinations are accessible by road from Gangtok and are about 1 hour to 4 hours drive. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the map
Dzongu is a purely Lepcha settlement and Kewzing a typical Bhutia village. Other sites are a mosaic of different communities of Sikkim.
Sikkim Himalayan Homestay program promotes ecotourism in rural areas of Sikkim, India. This is an endeavour to help the mountain communities of Sikkim to benefit from low-impact rural tourism. In this way, the cultural heritage of the communities and the beautiful environment around them can be protected for future generations.
The Sikkim Himalayan Homestay program is supported by UNESCO Paris, Norwegian Gov.t & the Principality of Andorra & implemented by Ecotourism & Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS).
You can be part of this unique responsible tourism program and contribute to the process of preserving the natural and cultural heritage of this beautiful Himalayan Tourist destination.