There are three houses set in three different locations, each one providing a local and authentic alternative to camping.
You’ll find Sangdyang Lee House in Rinchenpong, a pretty Himalayan town with a dizzy altitude of 6400 ft (expect incredible views of the Kanchenjunga peaks). Sangdyang Lee has a modern structure and belongs to a local politician. The house has a stunning location, is very comfortable and boasts a wonderfully welcoming host family. The Sangdyang Lee house has two ensuite bedrooms, plus an additional bedroom with a bathroom (not ensuite). Each of these three rooms can be set up with a double bed (or twins); Sangdyang Lee also has a kitchen and a comfortable dining/living room.
The Hee house belongs to a local family and is set back a bit from the owner’s house, in order to give guests space and privacy. The house is a small structure overlooking the owner’s fields and the mountains. It has two renovated bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom. These bedrooms can be configured as double rooms or twins. The house has a prayer room on the same floor with wooden floors, wooden walls and Buddhist statues. The stone-and-wood kitchen-cum-dining room is on the ground floor.
The third house is at Radhu Khandu. This charming, traditional wooden Sikkimese house has three bedrooms (each of which can be set up as doubles or twins) and outside toilets and showers (built by Shakti). There is also a living/dining room with wrap around windows and 270-degree views. The host family are very friendly (the owner is a real character) and welcoming; as with the other properties, the location is stunning.