Biksthang, at an altitude of about 4200 feet, is a well-known bird watching hot spot. Its pristine wilderness and pleasant climate offer a serene environ well suited to avid nature lovers as well as world-weary travelers.
At the Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse the acres of lush green farmlands is still untouched by human habitation and nurture this tiny haven away from the rest of the world.
There are 8 cottages in total, spread across a working farm of about 50 acres. Each cottage is spread out from the Heritage Wing and requires some walking over cobbled footpath. Every room comes with its own unique view of the hills and the farm.
Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse is built on the estate of the Sharkahlon family. The original house built by Sharkahlon Tshering Thondup, a prominent minister in the 18th century, stands to this day. The main floor of the house now serves as the reception centre. The present generation of the family has converted the ancestral property to a modern resort.
In keeping their family tradition, the welfare of the surrounding village is deeply ingrained. The aim is to operate a viable resort and farm to maximize the collective economic potential. Villagers are encouraged to provide auxiliary services and their family members are on staff at the resort.
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 Tuesday at Mangalbarey. Use the gym, pool and traditional spa facilities available.
Guests who have a keen interest in culinary art in the traditional art of cooking over wood fire and slow cooked meals, this is an ideal place. You may exchange recipes, learn about the ingredients and the various properties of the food you consume on a day-to-day basis.
Get a general feel of the farmhouse by being part of the family and working on the farm. Depending on the season, you may even pick seasonal fruits and vegetables and take home what you manage to create at the Biksthang Farm.
For those daring enough to get a feel of the farm life, you may engage yourself with spending half the day working on the farm—tilling the fields, digging up furrows and beds to sow seasonal fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers or simply feel free to come gardening.
You may even help to cut fodder for the cows, go milking in the mornings and evenings or feed the chickens while checking for fresh eggs laid in the chicken coupe.
Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse now welcomes limited groups interested in yoga and meditation, wellness and other healing retreats. Keeping in mind the remoteness and the pristine, natural environment—fresh air, water and wholesome food, coupled with the breathtaking view of Mt. Khangchendzogna and the Himalayan range as the picturesque backdrop—Biksthang is not only the ideal place for such a convention but also the place to be! The traditional hot stone herbal bath that was traditionally used for soothing the nerves, body aches and joint-pains is available on request.
In view of the demand made by our guests for souvenirs and mementoes of genuine Sikkimese handicrafts and other items, Khyom is the little gift shop by the Heritage Wing. Khyom showcases authentic, some unique and exclusive gift items from the land that displays the artistic skill of our artisans.
Biksthang is an ancestral 18th-century house, which has been developed by the family into a ‘destination’, bringing tourists to a relatively remote and undeveloped village. The aim is to preserve the legacy, restore the dying agricultural heritage and give visitors a genuinely authentic experience of the rich culture, tradition, history and cuisine of west Sikkim.