Welcome to Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse
Folklore has it that Biksthang is derived from the Monree (Lepcha) word 'bik mon' meaning 'the place where a tiger ate a cow'. The Lhopos (Bhutias) aver that 'biks thang' means 'a place with a wide variety of special stones'. The area was earlier known as Mangbir or 'the place where millet is grown’. Officially, the village is known as Tsochen (Chuchen) meaning 'Big Lake'. Biksthang, at an altitude of about 4100 feet, is a well-known bird watching hot spot. Its pristine wilderness and pleasant climate offer a serene environ well-suited .... [read more]


Gomjore - The Portico

The Gomjore is the main entrance to most traditional houses of Sikkimese (Lhopon/Bhutia origin). The Gomjore measuring about 200 sqft has two traditional pillars made of whole block of wood which stands to this day, untouched by the vagaries of whether or pests. Towards the southern part is the traditional steep wooden stairs leading to the family alter – a feature that was inherent in most traditional Sikkimese homes of bygone days. The Gomjore at Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse houses some of the few relics and picture frames of days gone by.


Dugkhang - The Fine Dining

The Dugkhang or the main hall in centuries past was used as a detention room and later as cold storage. Traditionally, the Sikkimese did not reside in the ground floor as a safety precautionary measure against wild animals and wild “spirits” (pyathem). The special feature about this room is the three-foot wide stonewall and the lone wooden pillar in the centre holding up the entire house. The room remains cool in the summer and surprisingly warm during the winters. It as a real task working on the conservation of these rooms- the Dugkhang in particular. Since there was no electricity in those times, most of the electrical wiring has been done below the flooring after digging up the foundation so as to have greater height in the room, now used a an exclusive dining hall as well.

As this room was earlier a detention hall, there were no windows so we had to work on opening out two windows carefully turning the other four small wooden openings into showcase windows that now house some of the antiques used by our ancestors. There are probably no traditional houses left in Sikkim that has still retained any of the old structures and in that way, Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse remains an important heritage house for keen guests visiting for all over, even those visiting us from within our own state.


Dzomsa - The Deck

A place to put up your feet and relax while raising a toast to the warm weather offset by the cool breeze in a traditional deck overlooking the pool, amidst the lush valley and the majestic Khangchendzonga. Breakfast and Lunch is served in the exclusive east end of the deck directly facing the Himalayas. The thatched roof and the motley collection of old traditional implements on display give an ethnic and rustic ambience. The soft background music invariably accompanied by the twitter of birds and cacophony of cicadas is indeed an experience of a lifetime.


Menchu - The Ethnic Spa

The ethnic hot stone bath or Menchu (meaning medicinal water in Lokhay or Bhutia), which was traditionally used for soothing tired nerves, body aches and joint pains is available on request. The herbs is collected by a villager assigned to the Menchu and entails a search of over three hours in the nearby locale and the procedure requires a further four-six hours for preparing the juice and heating the stones. The secret ingredient was picked up from his father who in turn was tutored by our ancestors. The Menchu is housed in an exclusive room with two wooden bath tubs. An advance notice of atleast about 12-24 hours is required for guests wishing to experience the hot stone bath.

The location of Menchu below the Dzomsa commands a paranoid view of the farmlands with the Majestic Khangchendzogna looming in the distance. The Menchu comes highly recommended for world weary travellers. Adjoining the hot stone bath is the traditional Sauna available on request by prior notice.


Oonko - The Fresh Spring Water Infinity Pool

Oongko’ meaning pond in Lokhay / Bhutia is a one of a kind pool, with fresh filtered natural spring water ideal for the climate of Biksthang which can get quite warm during the summers. The pool come attached with a kids pool and a jacuzzi.
The pool conceptualised by its patrons is not the typical swimming pool that one may see. To start with, the water that fills the pool (as mentioned before), is fresh filtered spring water with the minimum use of tri chloro used mostly during the monsoons.

A lot of care and imagination has been used to make sure that the pool is aesthetically done; it is modern and yet the use of local stones and indigenous materials give it a natural, wholesome feel ~ amidst the mandarin, guava and cardamom plantations. Early birds may catch the reflection of the mighty Khangchendzogna on the pool just about the time the sunrise hits its peak!


Kheka - The Mini Gym

Kheka’ means strength. Those conscious of fitness, a mini gym is available. Housed in a rustic, thatched airy hut adjoining the pool, the gym is modestly equipped with all basic gadgets.
The gym facility is free of charge for our in house guests.


Zéhrah - The Poolside Bar

‘Zéhrah’ meaning liquor in Lokhay is our pool-side shack bar that has a modest collection of spirits - local and international. The ‘Pizza Hut’ beside the bar serves as a audacious snack for those willing to try it out.


Khyom - The Gift Shop

Khyom meaning gift is the momentous shop in Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse. In view of the demand of our guests for souvenirs and mementos of genuine Sikkimese handicraft and other gift items, the gift shop showcases genuine and exclusive local gift items displaying the artistic skills of our artisans.