What would you like to do while holidaying at Pachhu Village Resort???
Pachhu Village Resort is located in a small hamlet of Nako Chophung in West Sikkim. The resort owes its name from a small location within the hamlet itself. It is motorable and situated at a distance of about 1.3 Kms from the main town Pelling. Nako – Chophung, originally home to the monks of the renown Pemayangtse Monastry built in the 17th century is a picturesque and peaceful village in habited by the local ethnic communities viz Bhutia, Limboos and Nepalese.
To make your stay at the Resort more meaningful and memorable we have come up with various activities that you could participate in within the village at your disposal……
1. Teaching the village children…
There are two government Co-Ed schools in the village which impart education to the local children viz Government Junior high School Chonphung (which runs classes up to the VIIIth Standard) and Government Lower Primary School Nako (which runs classes up to the IIIrd standard).
The children who attend these schools are first generation learners and come directly from the farms. They would welcome you to share your time and participate in the teaching learning process. You could draw pictures, sing songs, read poetry, interact with them and even play games with them for a few days. After all sharing is learning and even more LOVING…….
2. Lending a helping hand at the village women’s temple (Chonphung Maneylhagang)…..
The Cho phung Maneylahgang is the Buddhist lay women’s shrine where they gather thrice a month (8th, 15th & 30th according to the Lunar calendar) and on other auspicious occasions to offer prayers for the well being of all the sentient beings. You could participate in offering hundred prostrations, prayers and volunteer in gardening, cleaning, white washing etc.. or just spend long hours observing the rituals where by un knowingly you would have…….. MEDITATED!
3. Hike, Sweat….and enjoy the NATURE!
The resort is situated in a favourable point from where you could hike to the local sightseeing points such as the Pemayangtse monastery, the Sangachoeling Monastery and Rabdentse Palace ruins cum upcoming bird aviary. During the course of your hike you would have come across the most beautiful birds, insects and plants which would include
indigenous species of wild Orchids. You could gather ferns, nettles and mushrooms for your evening supper on your way back……
4. Walk across several villages and shop in the Local Market….
If you are interested in seeing the locals, their way of life and smiling village children then we would take you on a lo…..ng walk across Chon – phung, Arithang, Sakyong, Yangtey and finally shop at Gyalshing bazaar (Sunday – Market day).
5. Be a guest at a Local Marriage or a religious festival at a Monastery…
If your stay with us coincides with any local ceremonies or religious festivals, you could join the locals and witness the rarest of the rare festivals like the worshipping of Mount Kanchendzonga (The Guardian deity of Sikkim) through a dance ceremony conceived by a lama in a vision and choreographed by a King.
6. Dhaibara….dho…Join the farmers at Work…..reaping or sowing???
The food of the locals comes from the low lying land of the village where rice is grown on terraced fields, gingers cultivated along with maize, Oranges grown at the edges of the fields and vegetables in abundance grown organically. You could join the locals in the harvest – sing and drink till you feel tipsy…..