Hotel Bamboo Retreat  - an ecofriendly himalayan boutique-hotel welcomes you:
terraced fields and rolling hills of sikkim Khamri! Tashi Delek! Namaste! 

Nestled on a slope surrounded by acres of terraced paddy fields, lush bamboo groves and sub-tropical forest the Bamboo Retreat is located only a 35 - 45 minutes drive out from the blare and babble of down-town Gangtok.

Come and enjoy the peaceful energy of the ground, the enchanting panoramic view of the Nathula-Himalayan range across the valley and our unique blend of Swiss-Sikkimese cuisine & hospitality.

bath being enriched with fresh garden herbs

Established by Helen Kämpf of Switzerland and her Sikkimese Team the Bamboo Retreat Hotel endeavors to bridge the cultures of the east and west by offering the best of and to each world. Helen has integrated the comforts of western modernity and design with the cultural heritage of the Himalayas and the Northeast.

At Bamboo Retreat Hotel intercultural learning is an ongoing process – customer satisfaction, aesthetics, hygiene, ecological and social soundness here are a high priority.

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From the secluded comfort of your own private balcony, you can enjoy the panoramic vista of the city of Gangtok with the Himalayas towering in the background. In the evenings you can relax with a cup of tea and a good book while the chirping of the birds and the tick ticking of the insects from the forest all around will be the only sounds you’ll hear. In the evenings enjoy a drink by the cheminée-fire or try our unique regenerating herbal- or go for a very special local treat: our ethnic hot stone bath. You can also book massage therapy, guided meditaiton, ethnic cuisine classes or go for our lepcha cultural experience to gain deep insights into rural Sikkim. You can meditate in our traditional prayer room, enjoy guided natrue-walks and visit nearby monasteries - or explore our organic permaculture garden with a wealth of local vegetables and medicinal plants.

Our panoramic Garden Restaurant offers local Sikkimese as well as Indian, Chinese, Italian and even Swiss cuisine - prepared with fresh local herbs and vegetables. You can also try a typical local dinner: Try lepcha cuisine served on a banana leaf or go for Bhutia or Nepali ethnic cuisine. Our bar offers some good drinks to close a pleasent day in front of the chimney, by the open fire. Upon prior notice we serve tasty Pizza freshly baked in our traditional italian oven as well as Tandoor items. 

Drop in for our DAILY LUNCH SPECIAL from noon to 4 pm or pre-order if you are a group or want to go for Pizza or Tandoor items.

Throughout the year we are open and have special party-packages on offer too, please contact us!


garden restaurant with freshly cooked organic meals

Our Facilities

  • 8 rooms with panoramic view and balcony, attached bathroom (no TV except in Bamboo Room)
  • 2 rooms with forest-view, attached bathroomno balcony (no TV)
  • 1 suite with top panoramic view, attached bathroom
  • 1 apartment with two bedrooms, large living room, balcony, kitchen, outdoor sitting place, stove
  • Herbal Bath Room
  • Hot Stone Outdoor Bath
  • Mediatioon Room
  • Restaurant serving ethnic and intern. cuisine
  • Library
  • Children's playroom
  • Tea Bar in hallway
  • Massage Therapy, Yoga Classes (prior notice required)
  • Meditation & Introduction to Buddhism
  • Yoga & Ayurveda Consultation
  • Lepcha Cultural Experience with nature walk and welcome ceremony
  • Folk-dance by students (Lepcha, Bhutia and/or Nepali dances)
  • Rent a western mountainbike

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the bamboo retreat teamCome and enjoy Sikkim’s warm hospitality with us and experience its mystique in the truest sense of the word. We look forward to welcoming you to our little paradise! Bamboo Retreat Team

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