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]

Things to do

. Trek to Lheuntse Monastery and get a panoramic view of the range.

. Village walk and partaking in the local village day to day activities.

. Experience "Haat", the local village economy - every Tuesdays at Mangalbarey Bazaar.

. Use the pool, gym and spa facilities available.

. Birding.

. Learn local culinary skills at the farmhouse.

. Longevity Puja by local monks/bongthing/shamin (on request).




. Lhentse (lofty summit) Gompa, at an altitude of over 6000 feet is about 6 kms away. Established in 1850 the monastery is a branch of the famous Dzogchen Nigmapa Pemongchi Monastery of Pelling. A lhapta (monastic school) is also run by the Monastery.

. Rahuney, sacred caves where Guru Rimpochie (Mahaguru Padmasambhava) meditated in the 8th century is just 3 kms away. It is believed that the Guru subdued all the evil forces and made them the protecting deities of the locality.

. Khandosangphug at Sanganath about 12 kms away is the famous cave. Phurtshachu (hot springs) renowned for its healing powers is popular and sought after by locals and visitors alike.

. It is said that Pemiongchi meaning “the sublime perfect lotus” was designed, if not actually built, by Gyalwa Lhatsun Chenpo, about two hours drive from the farmhouse. The privilege and honour of coronating the Chogyals (Dharma Kings) of Sikkim was reserved for the monks of Pemiongchi alone.

. Ruins of the second capital of Sikkim, Rabdentse, now a heritage site is walking distance from Pemiongchi.

. Sangnachholing Monastery- “the place of secret spells“- is accessible to all members of all classes of Sikkim, even females and deformed persons. It was built in 1697.

. Tashiding is the home of the most revered chorten (stupa) in Sikkim built in 1716, Thongwa Rangdol, or 'Liberation by mere sight'. It is said to cleanse one from all sin by the mere act of beholding it. Considered the most sacred pilgrimage site, the annual Buddhist festival (Bhumchhu) is held on the 15th day of the 1st lunar calender.

. A good two and a half hour drive away is Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim and home to the oldest monastery here : Dubdi, meaning “the hermits cell“, was founded by the pioneer Gyalwa Lhatsun Chenpo in 1642.

. About 15kms away towards the east is the small town of Rinchenpong. The Rinchenpong Monastery, meaning the 'precious knoll' was established in 1730 by Terton (religious treasure seeker) Guru Chewang. Tourist now flock to Rinchenpong for the grand view of the Himalayas.

. Four kms further on is Kaluk - Tadong, the latter being the site of the British assault on the Sikkimese on 1860, a skirmish where the British Forces beat a hasty retreat due to the ingenuity of the Sikkimese Forces.