Mrs. Neeta Chamling is born and brought up in Sittong and runs the homestay along with her husband and mother. She started this homestay very recently and is also expanding to build more cottages. Being from the hills, she is naturally hardworking and takes much effort in looking after her guests so that they return with good memories of their stay. You will be charmed by her "Haath malai" tea, which is essentially made from hand rolled tea leaves.
Neeta has many dreams regarding her homestay project and she is prepared to go the extra mile to achieve these dreams. She also has some land just beyond the property where she intends to start cattle farming.Even More...
The path through the tea bushes, with the mesmerising view all along, makes for a great leisurely hike, which is the chief form of activity here. Apart from this you may wish to venture towards Sittong for some sightseeing. Latpanchar is home to the Rufus Neck Hornbill and other different species of Himalayan birds, so birdwatching is also a popular pastime.
There is a lot of open space in front of the cottages and once there, you will have your breath taken from you at the view. The valley falls away to one side, you can see Darjeeling on the left and Kalimpong in front across the valley. The Teesta river meanders across the foothills. At night, you can see the twinkling lights of these towns and the numerous villages dotting the hillsides. Some of the lights are moving - these are the occasional vehicles traveling through the hills.Even More...
Ahal Viewpoint is stone's throw away, Namthing Pokhri is 10 minutes walking distance, Jogighat is a short driving distance which has Riyang river flowing under the Jogighat bridge. Mongpu is about 18 Kms from the homestay where you can visit Rabindra Smriti Bhavan and Orchid Garden.
Lepcha Gumpha is a 100-years old mud Gumpha or Monastery situated near Namthing Pokhri. There is n old ropeway bridge in Jogighat.Even More...
Weather of Latpanchar is mild during most of the year. Even during summer months due to lots of greenery...
Weather of Latpanchar is mild during most of the year. Even during summer months due to lots of greenery all around and the high altitude of the place, the weather is never harsh here. During the winter months temperature gets close to the freezing point but rarely below it. Monsoon months witness regular heavy to very heavy shower that sometimes lasts for days. There is a breeze blowing throughout the year as the place is on a "dara" or ridge, hence it is recommended to carry some light woollens in summer as well. During winter, heavy woolens will be required.
Humro Home Sunrise View Point is a Homestay located not in Latpanchar village but about 3 km away from it. The place is known as Ahal Dara and it is technically in the Selphu Sittong Khasmahal area.
The main attraction of the place lies in the great view the place offers. Dara in the local language means hilltop and Ahaldara offers almost a 360 degree view of surrounding mountains and hills. You can see Kurseong, Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills from here as well as river Teesta, plains of Dooars and Terai and of course the Kanchenjunga massif. All with the comfort of staying in a nice cozy homestay. There is also a small tea plantation owned by our Homestay owner next to the village.
This is a new Homestay that started hosting visitors only in 2019. We have 2 cottages here with one double room in each. The rooms are made of brick and mortar and have a quaint design with sloping red roofs. You have to walk down a bit through tea bushes to reach the cottages, which is a unique trail. The cottages are close to 400 meters away from the main road. There is an unpaved road which can take vehicles nearer to the cottages but the last 150 meters or so must be traveled on foot only. Keep this in mind before taking elderly people for the tour.
There are attached washrooms Western style with geysers and modern fittings.
Our homestay is nested among tea bushes and is built on a small tabletop on the slopes of Latpanchar. This allows for a panoramic vistara of the Himalayan range from the cottages. Sit outside and soak in the peaceful tranquility of the majestic mountains - you will want to keep coming back for more.
From NJP/Bagdogra, drive via Sevoke and Kalijhora towards Birikdara, from where you take a sharp left turn. Continue via Selphu and you will reach Ahal viewpoint after about 12 Kms.
Darjeeling (65 kms) Kalimpong (55 Kms) Siliguri (48 Kms) Sittong, Ghaleytar and Latpanchar are all within a radius of 3 to 4 Kms of each other.