Icchey Gaon | Scenic Himalayan hamlet known as Wishing Village

Icchey Gaon (ইচ্ছেগাঁও) is most natural beautiful village just 15 kms away from hassled Kalimpong town, sometimes also spelled as Echey Gaon. The village is an offbeat destination near Kalimpong and Sillery Gaon, located about 5800 ft. above of sea level. The Ichey Gaon village is a paradise or a small piece of dream land surrounded by the illusion of paradise and nature. Meaning of Iccheygaon or Echey Gaon is highest village in local Lepcha Language. When the sun light is dimmed, you can stand on a small hillock, from there you can observe the beautiful view of the sunset. The entire village covered with stepping down organic cultivation. There is no use of chemical fertilizers, nor the use of pesticides for cultivation. Homestays only serves organic food to guests.

          Walking on foot is wonderful experience in this small village, each of the buildings/homestays are decorated with colourful flowers. You can get a wide range view of mount Kanchenjunga just from adjacent balcony of homestay. On other side get a view of pine forest just like a heaven. If you are adventure lover, then you can try a short trek to Sillery Gaon Homestay on your own. Also you can visit Ramdhura – another beautiful village in Kalimpong district, just 3.5 kms from Iccheygaon.

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Accommodation in Icchey Gaon

In Echey Gaon our associate home stay is a very authentic Nepali homestay managed by local family. Currently we are having different types of rooms like standard double bedded, triple bedded rooms along with deluxe room/suite/cottage. We offer per person per day basis with all foods (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). All foods we served are fresh, hot and delicious from clean kitchen of our homestay. All rooms are well equipped with all modern amenities and attached western bath. A wide range of Mountain View is available from each and every room.    

          From our Icchey gaon homestay you can see wide view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Flower Nursery, Teesta River, Sunrise, Sunset etc. We also can arrange trekking to Pine forest and sightseeing tour to Silk Route.

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How to Reach Icchey Gaon

Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) located 87 KM away, nearest airport Bagdogra (IXB) is located 92 KM.

Best Season to Visit Icchey Gaon

Icchey Gaon can be visited throughout the year for its cool and moderate climate, but March to mid of June and again October to January best season to visit. In monsoon entire are gets huge rain and in the month of December and January is most chilling month.

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