Ichey Forest or Icchey Gaon or is a pristine Himalayan hamlet within the pine forests with a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha. At an altitude of 5800 feet, it is the perfect place for those who want to spend their holiday in a real village. Spending 2/3 days in the landscaped beautiful village in the midst of lush green mountains and forests recharges our mind. With numerous nature trails and short treks starting off from Icchey Gaon to viewpoints like Ramitey Dara, Tinchuley and Jalsa Bunglow. it is one of the best-kept secrets of this region. The twinkling of lights in the hills of Darjeeling, Ravangla, Sikkim is viewed from the home stay which makes the evening very exciting.
What to see:
Destinations like Reshikhola, Pedong, Aritar, Mankhim and Sillery Gaon are all located nearby Icchey Gaon. Visitors while traveling to Icchey Gaon can cover all the sightseeing spots of these places. Icchey Gaon is situated close to the legendary Silk Route and act as the perfect base for the travelers who want to explore the less trodden destination of Silk Route.
The Jalsa View point is known for offering the grandiose vista of Cinchona plantation. Apart from cinchona plantation visitors can adorn the colonial era architecture of British built Jalsa Bungalow. Apart from this trekking and village walking are some of the favored things to do in Icchey Gaon. The trekking routes of Icchey Gaon are ideal to spot to for spotting some rare Himalayan birds.
How to reach:
NIt is only 15 kms away from Kalimpong. You can take any bus or hire a car from NJP, Bagdogra or Siliguri to Kalimpong and from Kalimpong you have take the pick-up service from the homestay. Can can be hired directly from NJP also..