Our Homestay

We were the first ones to start home stay at Icchey Gaon in 2011. When we started our homestay with only 2 rooms, we had no idea about who would come to stay with us. Then, some guests turned up because they did not get rooms in nearby Kalimpong during the tourist-rush season and we were honoured by our first guest. The guests went back home and asked one of their friends, who happened to be a tour-operator to check out our place. So, came the first tour operator TRAVEL MONK to Icchey Gaon and they suggested about all the things we needed to do to bring in more guests. Soon TRAVEL MONK started sending more guests to our home stay and from two rooms we had to build seventeen rooms in last eleven years to cater our guests. Our neighbours were also encouraged by our success and today we have around 20 home stays at Icchey Gaon.

We have four separate accommodation options for our guests. Rooms with modern facilities and attached western toilets. We also have a Traditional Cottage with two rooms.

My family prepares the food for all our guests and most of the ingredients are organic and procured locally. We love to see the contentment on the faces of our guests, when they taste our local poultry and traditional dishes. They usually ask us for the recipes and some even end up in our kitchen to learn the intricate folds of the momo.


Check Our Rooms Drop enquiry for booking


  • All rooms with attached Western Bathrooms
  • Spacious rooms with two Double beds in each room
  • 24-hours water supply
  • Hot water is supplied to guests in buckets
  • Power Back up
  • Outdoor sit-out area with views of mountains
  • Roof top terraces with views of Mt. Kanchenjungha
  • Transport arrangement for local sightseeing and pick-up / drop
  • Arrangements for short treks
  • Dining Hall with kitchen
  • On demand Parking Services
  • Cultural Program on request

TARIFF (food + lodging)

  • Rs.1000 per head per day for 4 persons sharing 1 room
  • Rs.1100 per head per day for 3 persons sharing 1 room
  • Rs.1200 per head per day for 2 persons sharing 1 room
  • Rs.600 per head per day for children (4 years – 8 years)
  • Infants below 4 years: Complimentary
  • Children above 8 years: Full cost