Inside The Villa
You will have the first-floor flat which has a separate entrance at ground floor. It sleeps up to four guests.
Outside still dominates inside as every room has windows on two or three sides. It feels like living at the top of a tree with views as large as they come. There are warm and blackout curtains in the living room and bedroom – and memory foam mattress toppers – to ensure you sleep well. Sofa and arm-chairs to read that best-seller in. A collection of games to lose yourself in…or win at. Wifi to post those selfies and make others jealous. Unique to this house in the area, there is a modern bathroom and kitchen. Hot showers, pancakes for breakfast and local ‘honey/lemon/ginger’ to refresh you, with an abundance of ‘me time’. Exquisite local ornaments to make you curious to see more.
Kangchenjunga View has four rooms:
A joy of a room with windows on three sides and fabulous views (tinted windows for privacy and black-out curtains for lie-ins). A luxurious, kingsize bed (with memory-foam mattress-topper and UK style John Lewis duvet) traditionally carved and gold-paint finished. Space for hanging and storing clothes. A large, silk, Buddhist thangka hangs on the wall; traditionally it is left covered when not being looked at….so, gather the silk and loop it at the top to enjoy it fully in a moment of meditation or mindfulness. All bed linen is provided.
The Sitting Room (and second bedroom)
Has thick Tibetan rugs on the floor, a comfortable sofa and armchairs, lamps for casual lighting as well as twin beds (with memory-foam mattress-toppers and UK style John Lewis duvets) and black-out curtains. Local décor includes Limbu silk lampshades, a Buddhist Longhorn, photos of ancient towns on the walls and large brass elephants at the door. There is an electric heater if needed. Views from three large windows are breath-taking. Board games provided.
Has large windows at both ends, a table and 4/6 chairs, a large fridge with freezer compartment, three gas rings (Calor gas), electric oven, toaster, electric kettle, and a combination of modern and local brass crockery.
Is a large modern room with Calor gas heated shower, flush toilet, washbasin and wall heater….and plenty of towel rails and shelves for storage. The washing machine lives here (not electric or plumbed in). Towels are provided.
Housekeeping and Meals
We provide a cook/housekeeper for your stay.
Imagine relaxing, sight-seeing and/or trekking for the day knowing that when you return to the Villa it will be clean and there will be food in the fridge, a meal of your choice prepared for you and a hot shower. Dishes and clothes washed. Clothes even ironed.
With our housekeeping service you can choose from a menu of local and international dishes for the next 24 hours. Shopping will then be done in the district town of Taplejung and, providing the food is available, meals will either be prepared for you or left ready in the fridge – just as you wish.
Your Housekeeper will be a local lady from the village and so you will also be supporting our sustainable tourism policy.
Please keep in mind:
*You cannot pop out to the shops or order in. Most people grow what they eat. We therefore provide a cook/housekeeper for your stay. She will cook what you want if the food is available (beef, lamb and fish are often not available) and can suggest local dishes. We rely on neighbours for milk and vegetables and the rest will be brought from town. There are all the normal dried goods in the house including tea and coffee (all locally grown).
Suggested Itineraries/guided tours
You will be in the heart of amazing trekking country. You may wish to do some short, day or even longer treks (it is about 19 days to Kangchenjunga Base Camp). Whatever you imagine doing, a guide will be almost essential. It is seriously remote in Hangdewa and the mountains can be bewildering without local knowledge. Even shopping in town can be frustratingly difficult in a maze of shops. This is a community that is inter-related and connected in so many ways and, with a local guide, all doors will be open to you. The following are suggested itineraries you can enjoy whilst staying with us:
Day Trips & Environs
Why North East Nepal
A few things to know
Details to keep in mind
• This is about as remote as you can get in the world and things don’t always work here. Sometimes the electricity goes off briefly or for ages. But this is why we have emergency solar powered lights in each room and on the balcony, and gas for cooking and heating the shower water.
• The Wifi is usually excellent as we have fibre-optic cabling. However, after a major storm, the electricity may rely on solar power at the Villa, which only runs lights.
• There is no dishwasher, microwave or TV here. They just seemed a few steps too far (TV channels are all in Nepali or Hindi)
• There are stairs up to the entrance of this property and, generally, the village is unsuitable for those with mobility issues.
• The nearest doctor/district hospital is a 90 minute walk away or 30 minutes in a jeep along challenging roads once it arrives. Locals may offer a ride on the back of a motor-cycle….not advised!
• You cannot pop out to the shops or order in. Most people grow what they eat. We therefore provide a cook/housekeeper for your stay. She will cook what you want if the food is available (beef, lamb and fish are often not available) and can suggest local dishes. We rely on neighbours for milk and vegetables and the rest will be brought from town. There are all the normal dried goods in the house including tea and coffee (all locally grown).
• Even if you think you have kept to the main trail (to Kangchenjunga Base Camp/Taplejung) you may well get lost or miss the best bits. Local people will do their best to help but rarely speak English – tip: find a child! We therefore recommend a guide for the week…..moreover, he will take you into relatives’ and other villagers’ houses (and so you will never want for tea and snacks).
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