Trip to the mountains Icche Gaon & Tinchuley

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8th Jun 2018
Photo of Trip to the mountains Icche Gaon & Tinchuley by Kabir Basak
Day 1

Icche Gaon or Echey Gaon is a small village in the Kalimpong district of the state of West Bengal, India. Icche Gaon, situated at 5800 ft above mean sea level, has view of Mount Kangchenjunga and nearby peaks. Icche Gaon is located 89 km from New Jalpaiguri.

Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak

Khawas Homestay

Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak

Day 1, We stayed in the famous Khawas Homestay, who is kind of the builder of this village.

Weather was comfortable. Rooms were clean. Ample amount of water was available for use. We reached around 5:30PM on Saturday. Homestay included evening snacks, dinner, morning tea, breakfast. We stayed only for 1 night and were very happy with the services.

Day 2

Day 2, started with a cup of coffee and a wonderful view of Mount Kangchenjunga.

Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak

Mount Kangchenjunga

Photo of Icche Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak

After having lunch we hiked to the opposite side of the hill (Sillery Gaon)

Photo of Sillery Gaon, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak

The area offers views of the Mt. Kangchenjunga and its is allied peaks. An attraction for tourists visiting Sillery Gaon is Sangchen Dorjee Monastery, which was built during the Bhutanese rule in Pedong

Sillery Gaon

Photo of Trip to the mountains Icche Gaon & Tinchuley by Kabir Basak

We rented a car from here and moved to Tinchuley.

Gurung Homestay.

Photo of Tinchuley Gurung's Homestay, Tinchuley, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak

We stayed 2 nights here. The place is in nature’s lap. The guest house is wonderful. Rooms are pretty large. Also huge amounts of rooms are available. The service was very professional. Foods were very tasty with a classic start of ghee and rice.

Photo of Trip to the mountains Icche Gaon & Tinchuley by Kabir Basak
Photo of Trip to the mountains Icche Gaon & Tinchuley by Kabir Basak

We did a sneak peak near the homestay and found a viewpoint with an open view.

Day 3

Day 3, we hiked into the woods and wandered around the tea garden.

Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Tinchuley Lopchu Road, Tukdah Forest, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Day 4

Day 4, we started for Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a town in India's West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It's famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.

Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak

This is us having some snacks at famous Keventer's

Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India by Kabir Basak
Day 5

Day 5,

Saddest part of the trip.

The Returning

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