Just 15 kms from the hustle and bustle of Darjeeling is this tranquil village tucked on a hilltop at 6700 feet. The deep and dark pine forests stretch on all sides of Lepchajagat with the majestic snow peaks of Mt. Kanchenjungha looming over them.
At Pakhrin Homestay, we have 08 rooms with attached western bathrooms, electricity, hot water arrangements, nicely done comfy beds and some great views of the surrounding forests and Mt. Kanchenjungha from our home stay. We are not a hotel, so we do not have a plush reception or TVs in rooms but surely your children can watch TV in our sitting room with other children and if you want we can arrange for a campfire, roast some chicken and ask our friends to sing some local songs for you in the evenings. My Dad can take you for a long walk through the forests in the mornings to Ghoom Rock from where you can rest your eyes as far as Nepal, Balasun River valley and plains of Bengal. We can share with you the stories of our ancestors and the Gora Sahibs, the monks and the ghosts and the people and their lives, we can also take you on short treks through the forest and we have a car, which can help you with local sightseeing.
When it snows in Lepchajagat, you can tuck yourself within the countless layers of blankets and quilts and we would bring you the hot water bags and smoking pakoras.
Surely! We lack the glitz of the resorts and star rated hotels but our forest, mountains, the chirping of birds, the starry nights and the changing colours of Mt. Kanchenjungha from red to golden and finally to the glaring white during sunrise will make up for it.
As a bonus, my Mom can teach you the exact folds of making a Momo and give you some lost recipes for you to take back, so that you can steam some great Momos for your friends back home.