Sikkim Kewzing Village MG 1832

Kewzing Village

An Ethnic Homestay Experience
Kewzing is a small village of the Sikkimese-Bhutia community in the rural belt of South Sikkim. At an altitude of 1500 meters, Kewzing offers a lovely view of Mt Jupono, Mt Karbu and Mt Narsing peaks. With pleasant surroundings and comfortable weather, this small village of about 100 households is fast developing as an authentic rural tourism destination.
The village's lovely traditional houses are now ready to welcome anyone looking for an unpolluted rustic Himalayan experience. In the name of the Kewzing Tourism Development Committee [KTDC], the local Body of this village, with active promotional support from Naturabeyond, has developed a model village tourism, which aims to involve the villagers in rural tourism activity. At the same time, this Body tries to ensure that the tourism activity helps preserve and encourage the local tradition, food, environment and culture.
The peaceful surroundings of Kewzing with a rich forest area are an ideal destination for many short nature walks, excursions, birdwatching and village activity. You are welcome to be a part of a local family and experience the warmth of Sikkimese hospitality.

Activities in Kewzing Village

Village Activity
  • Village Activity - The primary purpose of Kewzing village tourism is to offer an authentic village life experience to travellers. During your stay, you can participate in several exciting activities. A full-day village walks with your local guide will expose you to the traditional agricultural practices as you walk through the village's core and meet local people in the terraced cultivation land, mainly cardamom and buckwheat cultivation. You can also learn about the cooking process and prepare some traditional food.

Nature Walk and bird watching
  • Nature Walk and bird watching - Kewzing and its surrounding areas offer an excellent birding experience. A day hike to Maenam La Sanctuary at above 3000 meters will be fascinating. With more than 200 species recorded from this sanctuary, this area is under an Important Bird Area (IBA). The key species found here are Satyr Tragopan – the state bird of Sikkim, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Brown wood owl. Along with birds, the sanctuary is also known for Red Panda, and sighting is very much possible if you accompany it with the proper guide.

Maenam trek
  • Maenam trek - For hikers, the Hike to Maenam La is also a fascinating experience. MORE

Attractions in Kewzing Village

  • Bon Monastery

    Bon Monastery is the only one of its kind in Sikkim, which practices Shamanism. It is believed that Bon practice was an integral part of Tibet before Buddhism flourished. It came to Sikkim recently, and the Bon Monastery was built in Kewzing village in 1980. The Bon Monastery is not only a place for practising religious faith, but it is now an integral part of the Bon followers, who engage themselves in providing education to the underprivileged children.

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  • Rabangla

    Rabangla in South Sikkim, at an altitude of 2200 meters, is an important Pass and trade centre between East and West Sikkim. A picturesque village with a cold temperature, Rabangla offers brilliant views of the Greater Himalayan Snow Ranges' high mountain peaks. It is an ideal destination to enjoy the serenity of the Sikkim countryside.

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