The Bamboo Retreat Hotel & Estate 

Welcomes you to Sikkim

Terraced fields and 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 Hotel is just a 45 minutes drive out from the hustle and bustle 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.

Herbal bath being readied with fresh herbs from the garden

Established by Helen Kämpf of Switzerland and her Sikkimese Team, the Bamboo Retreat Hotel & Estate endeavors to bridge the cultures of the east and west by offering the best of both worlds. Helen has integrated the comforts of western modernity and design with the cultural heritage of the Himalayas and the Northeast and is striving to cultivate a wealth of flowers, vegetables and other plants in line with permaculture prinicples / organic farming.

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

Twin room at the Bamboo RetreatFrom 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 with the sound of insects from the forest to keep you company. In the evenings enjoy a drink by the cheminée-fire or try our unique regenerating herbal bath. Or go for a very special local treat: our ethnic hot stone bath. You can also book a massage therapy, guided meditation, 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 which has plenty of local vegetables and medicinal plants.

Our panoramic Garden Restaurant offers local Sikkimese as well as Indian, Chinese, Italian and Swiss cuisine which are prepared with fresh local herbs and vegetables. You can also try a typical local dinner - the 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. Contact us at


Garden restaurant at Bamboo Retreat offers 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 bathroom, no 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 (prior notice required)
  • Mediatioon Room
  • Restaurant serving ethnic and international cuisine
  • Library
  • Children's playroom
  • Tea Bar in hallway
  • Massage Therapy, Yoga Classes (prior notice required)
  • Meditation & Introduction to Buddhism (prior notice required)
  • Yoga & Ayurveda Consultation (prior notice required)
  • Lepcha Cultural Experience with nature walk and welcome ceremony (prior notice required)
  • Folk-dance by students (Lepcha, Bhutia and/or Nepali dances) - prior notice required
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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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