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For extensions from Glenburn into Sikkim, we recommend some delightful home stays, where we often send our guests. You can have a look at their websites, and we know all the hosts personally so your guests will be well looked after. None of these places offer fancy facilities but we have chosen them for their locations, and the warmth and hospitality of the host families running the place. Rooms are fairly basic, but clean and comfortable, with hot water from electric geysers in each bathroom. The food is always home cooked and local, and very tasty indeed.

Please note that Sikkim is very cold during the months of December, January and February, and due to the very basic facilities offered in most homestays we would not recommend visiting during these months.

Yangsum Farm:

www.yangsumfarm.com

A working farm in Rinchenpong in West Sikkim, run by a lovely brother and sister team. 6 rooms only. Fantastic views of Kanchenjunga, great food, amazing walking country and a few lovely local monasteries. It is also just an hour out of Pelling so people can visit Pemayangtse for the day rather than staying in town. A 3 and a half hour drive from Glenburn.

The Hidden Forest Retreat, Gangtok:

www.hiddenforestretreat.com

An orchid nursery, in Gangtok this time, run by the Lachungpa family who are also experts in orchid farming. Mr Lachungpa worked in the Sikkim Forest Department for years, and is still very active in local politics and forest activities. Check for the orchid flowering season - generally March to May. A three hour drive from Glenburn.

The Bamboo Resort, Rumtek:

www.bambooresort.com

Situated a half hour out of Gangtok, and very close to the famous Rumtek Monastery, this home stay is run by a Swiss lady married to a Sikkimese gentleman. Ideal for people who want to visit Gangtok but don't want to be stuck in the middle of town. Very scenic, with local walks and of course great access to Rumtek. A three hour drive from Glenburn.
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