At Dalep Gaon, guests leave themselves into the solitude of serenity. If you are longing for a quiet vacation soaked with traditional Gurkha hospitality, then a few day’s stay in this home stay would surely meet your expectations. The best gift of Dalep Gaon for its guests is the spell bounding and breathtaking sight of the Himalayas. Also, this untouched hamlet of Dalep is used as a stopover for tourists heading towards the high-altitude Silk Route Trips in Sikkim.
Lodging and dining facilities in Dalep Gaon
Our spacious and clean rooms have been decked up with the best amenities and facilitated with all basic features like hot water geysers, attached western bathrooms, lawns, sit-out areas, seating arrangements and comfortable beds. Presently, we have 04 double-bedded rooms with views of the surrounding hills and lush valleys. Food is essentially homemade and farm fresh and served with lot of care in our Dining Hall. We also serve traditional food and drinks and arrange for barbeques in the starry evenings.
Things to do in Dalep Gaon
While staying at Dalep, you can take part in a host of activities like going out for Nature walks, Trekking, River picnicking, Camping and Bird watching. Adventure sports like Paragliding can also be enjoyed from nearby Delo Hill. If you are not one of those “Outdoor Souls,” then don’t forget to bring your favourite novel and enjoy it sitting at our lawn basking in the morning sun overlooking the white mountains and green valleys.
Best time to visit Dalep
You can visit Dalep anytime of the year. The winters are known for their sparkling weather and spectacular sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha while the monsoons are favourite with tourists who love to see lush forests covered in mists and clouds.
Places to see in Dalep Gaon
The remains of Damsang Fort, one of the main attractions of Dalep bears evidence to a long war between Bhutias and Lepchas. It attributes a historical dimension to Dalep. The remains of the fort in the dark, deep and dense forest at nearby Pedong are reminiscent of the Lepcha Kingdom. Damsang Dzong is reflective of the British history of Dalep. Built in 1690 within a few kilometers of Dalep it witnessed hostility between the local tribes and the troops of the East India Company Co. The Dzong gives you a glimpse into the depth of lush green valleys and of the ski-surpassing height of the Himalayas. Dalep has not only historical value but religious glory as well. Tourists can also visit Cross Hill to pay their regard to the Cross. Father Augustine Desgodins placed the cross as a landmark when he was passing through the Nathula Pass in 1882.
Attractions around Dalep Gaon
Among the nearby attractions of Dalep, some notable ones are Sillery Gaon, Icchey Gaon, Rikkissum, Ramdhura, Aritar and the riverside village of Reshikhola. You can also enjoy short treks through Pine Forests which offers a panoramic view of surrounding hills and Mt. Kanchenjugha towering over it. If you are staying at Dalep, then you can take day trips to Lampokhari (Aritar Lake) in Sikkim as well as visit Lava, Loleygaon, Delo and the hilly town of Kalimpong too.