Sherpa Gaon, Kalimpong – 75 kms. from Siliguri

Sherpa Gaon

Sherpa Gaon

Sherpa Gaon is a hidden village on the edge of the Delo Hills, just 08 kms. from Kalimpong. If you are longing for a quiet vacation soaked with traditional Gurkha hospitality, then a few day’s stay in this farm would surely meet your expectations. Snuggled within the cloud forests of Himalayas, the Sherpa Gaon Farmstay is spread over an acre of land dotted with cottages, water bodies, forests, Machaans, vegetable gardens, cowsheds and even natural caves. BOOKING DETAILS OF SHERPA GAON


Places to see in Sherpa Gaon: A walk around the village in the early mornings would take you to the surrounding cardamom gardens and terraced paddy fields. While in Sherpagaon, you can explore the ridges of Delo Hills and discover some fascinating views of the foothills of Eastern Himalayas and Mt. Kanchenjungha from the viewpoints marked by statues of Lord Buddha, Guru Padmasambhava and a towering Lord Hanuman.

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Nearby attractions of Sherpa Gaon: Just 03 kms. from Sherpa Gaon is Delo Park and Kalimpong Science City. Main town Kalimpong is around 08 kms. away. All the local attractions of Kalimpong like Cactus Garden, Durpin Monastery, Golf Course, Kalimpong Arts & Craft Center, Tharpa Choling monastery, Gouripur House and others could be covered in day trips from Sherpa Gaon. If you are fond of forests and birds, then you can also choose to visit the villages of Lava, Kolakham and Rishyap, around 30 kms. away from Sherpagaon.

Tharpa Choling Monastery

Tharpa Choling Monastery

Things to do in Sherpagaon: Apart from the usual activities of hiking and bird watching you can participate in farm activities too while staying in this farm stay of Sherpa Gaon. Just a few kilometres away at Delo, you can try paragliding and maybe another few kilometers down the road you can try rafting in the River Teesta. If you have really planned for a tranquil vacation in a place where you wake to the chirps of the Drongo and the sound of falling leaves, then Sherpagaon would not disappoint you.

Best time to visit Sherpa Gaon: You can visit Sherpa Gaon anytime of the year. The monsoons mask the forest and farmlands with lush greenery while the winters bring in the birds and a sparkling weather.

How to reach Sherpa Gaon: You can take any shared car or bus from Siliguri, Bagdogra or NJP to Kalimpong and hire a car to Sherpagaon which is just 08 kms. from Kalimpong. Pick-up and drop services are also available from the farm stay at Sherpagaon.

Sherpa Gaon Cottage

Sherpa Gaon Farmstay Cottage

Lodging and Food at Sherpa Gaon: In this Farmstay, you would find Tree Houses, Machaan Houses, Traditional Mud Houses, Bamboo Cottages and Lonely Cottages lost in the forest. You can take walks along the fruit gardens and cardamom fields of this resort, which is spread over a few acres of land along the slopes of the ridge. A part of the Sherpa Gaon farm stay has been landscaped but most of it has been left out to its natural state, so guests can find the creeks and caves by themselves. All the cottages are made from local bio-friendly materials in traditional style but comes with all modern facilities like electricity, comfy beds, attached western bathrooms and hot water arrangements. However, the farm stay has purposely not kept TVs in the cottages, so that guests get a chance to look up to the skies and spot the millions of stars and milky ways. The food is essentially Indian cuisine served hot and fresh with lots of care. The ingredients are completely organic and mostly sourced from the farm.

 

BOOKING DETAILS OF SHERPAGAON

 

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