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About Dzongu Lee

Dzongu Lee a home stay accommodation facility run by a Sonam Topgay family in Lingdong Village, Dzongu, North Sikkim in a pristine area is well equipped to provide a homely stay in the protected area of Dzongu. Home Stay was established in the year 2011 as the new concept of tourism in relation to village tourism activities was evolved. The family is well qualified with Tourism concept and hospitality. Dzongu Lee is only the home which has taken seriously to provide travelers with proper services in terms of sanitation and other facilities. It has well fitted toilet & bath . Dzongu Lee has five double bedded rooms in a cottage style house which is very much accessible from the road. Balcony provides a scientilating view ofthe adjacent hills on the opposite side including that of meandering Teesta river which divide Dzongu from other parts of North Sikkim. Dzongu Lee rooms are simple but comfortable.

Dzongu

Dzongu is located in north-western Sikkim. This territory has been reserved for the Lepcha community and borders the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve and at an elevation ranging between 3000ft and 20,000ft above sea level. Dzongu has been recently opened up for tourist and is yet to attract hoards of tourist as tourism is not well developed yet. Only few Home Stays are available at present. This makes Dzongu a very memorable experience in itself. If you indeed want a non-commercialized nature stay, this is the place. Walking, trekking, bathing in pristine rivers/waterfalls/hot water spring, birding, running behind the butterflies, visiting tiny hamlets, enjoying local cuisine and staying in traditional Lepcha houses are what you can enjoy here.

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Lepchas

The Lepchas call themselves “Rongkup Rumkup” or in short “Rong”, which means “the son of the snowy peak, the son of God”. They also call themselves ‘Rong-Kup’ or ‘Mutanchi Rongkup’. ‘Mutanchi Rongkup’ means ‘Mother’s loved ones’; mother here standing for Mother as creator whom Lepchas call ‘Itbumoo’. The hereditary fixed clan or caste of the Lepcha race is called Agyit. The lepcha caste or caln syatem originated from the slaying of the Demon King, Laso Moong Pano by Lord Tamsangthing at Sukvyerpurtam, which means the valley of death. After the slaying of demon king, a great rejoicing was held at Tarkaol Tam-E-Tam, which means the valley of deliverance or redemption from the suppression of the demon king, where Lord Tamsangthing, which means Lord the Saviour, conferred different honors and titles to 108 brave Lepcha warriors and leaders who has performed special heroic courage and active bravery in the twelve years war with the demon king. Mythology says that when Tamsngthing conferred titles and honours to the 108 brave Lepcha warriors, he also conferred to each of them a snowy peaks of the Himalayas as his guardian peak that will guard, protect or defend him in time of misery, disaster grevious affliction, misfortune. hence, as there are 108 main snowy peaks in Sikkim Himalaya, so there are also 108 Lepcha clan or caste in Lepcha race, each clan represent a particular allotted snowy peak. As such in Lepcha marriage, the first thin the Lepchas have to find out the clan or cast of the bride and the groom, their respective names of their snowy peaks, their respective names of their Lakes.