Aum Deki, the proud owner of Rangshikhar Heritage Homestay, describes her accommodations as a refuge for the culturally curious — catering to travelers yearning for an authentic Bhutan — ”where they can experience life with villagers, learning how they eat, how they cook, how they work and how they play."
45 minutes by car or two hours by hike, the homestay sits atop Rangshikhar village in the eastern city of Trashigang. Built on what was Aum Deki's ancestors’ maize field, the home combines traditional architecture with modern amenities. The walkway up to the house sets the scene for a relaxing stay in the country. Encircled with blooming purple flowers, the path opens onto the estate's front porch where guests can taste meals cooked with fruits and vegetables from the garden, milk from the cows, and rice from the adjoining fields.
Waking in a cozy room to stunning, panoramic views of the valleys below, guests will be greeted with a hearty breakfast and then options to visit the rice field, the village, and Aum Deki's expansive collection of Bhutanese artifacts. Winding down the day with a hot stone bath and dinner on the patio, Rangshikhar Heritage Homestay is a home away from home — nestled cozily in the pristine Himalayan mountains.