The Bamboo Retreat was envisioned and developed by Swiss Helen Kämpf who came to Sikkim in 1999. Following the ideals of TIES (The International Eco-tourism Society) it was her vision to create a place where the best of the Himalayas is combined with the best of the West. Bridging these worlds by providing a platform for intercultural exchange where both visitors and hosts could benefit from each other in a natural way was her objective.
At Bamboo Retreat we aim to introduce our guest's to the local traditions & culture with all senses. Come and taste Sikkim's unique cuisine and spices, smell its herbs, touch its handicraft and textiles, dance & sing its rhythm and songs, read its history, observe its nature and connect to its people. Re-connect to a natural and quiet way of life to revive your own roots and sense of belonging.
Besides simply being a unique eco-friendly & cultural hotel we also facilitate intercultural workshops for the benefit of both locals and visitors.