The members are all locals. The farm’s head chef, Mr. Dilliram Chettri, is an expert in cooking and gardening. So you can trust him to pick out only the best vegetables from the gardens and fill Moonbeam Farmstay with the aromatic warmth of delicious cuisine.
The team also includes Ongden Lepcha (Saila daju) and his wife Nimkit Lepcha, who take care of the farm’s cattle and food crops. Ongden Lepcha is a Bungthing (a healer who performs various spiritual rituals of the Lepcha tribe) and a gifted musician. Nimkit Lepcha is an expert in farming and cattle rearing.
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Farm activities include farming, Mushroom foraging, cooking from the farm’s food crops and cattle reared by the family, and Organic Tea processing.
Guests can listen to Farden’s aunties as they share folktales in their Native Lepcha language and sing along with Ongden Lepcha (Saila Daju), while he serenades with various Lepcha instruments.
Ongden Lepcha is a Bungthing (a healer who performs various spiritual rituals of the Lepcha tribe) and a gifted musician with various instruments.
Preserving our Lepcha culture fosters sustainability and harmony with the environment.
Much of our food is sourced through forest foraging, and nature plays a vital role in our indigenous methods. As a result, environmental conservation is intricately connected to the preservation of our culture.