This monastery conducts meditational practices during the rainy season in the month of June, July for a period of 2 weeks. It is popular with people from Sikkim bur also attracts people from neighbouring Nepal and Bhutan. The monastery is also well known for healing people from any kind of sickness, relief from ailments are achieved through religious rituals and practices.
This monastery is famous for its festival of Phurpa Tordo Puja and authentic Cham Dance (Mask Dance) which is performed during the month of December/ January every year.
There are two natural lakes and one artificial lake at Sribadam. Lakes like Bhaishi Pokhori, Jhor Pokhori, and Tar Lake (artificial lake) are well known. Bhaishi Pokhori is amidst in the dense forest of Sribadam. This lake has numerous amounts of fish and these waters attract many birds and other forms of wildlife. However, fishing is forbidden as this is a sacred site.
Tribal houses of Bhutia, Lepcha, Limboo and Nepali tribes of Sikkim located at the village.
You can visit the local workshop observe the craft of wood carving in process. At this centre wood planks and tables known as Thockchi and holy seats for Rimpoches (Abbots) are created. These are traditional arts and crafts of the Buddhist Himalayan states of India.
There are three waterfalls in the middle of Sribadam village. This river is the source for drinking water in Rinchepong constituency. The Reshi khola(river) has two waterfalls called Reshi waterfall and Thary khola(river) has one waterfall as well as the Sribadam waterfall.
Buddhist praying wheels powered by the water currents have been constructed in the nearby streams of Sribadam. They are sites of where wishes are made and fulfilled.
For trekking enthusiasts the route from Sribadam to Varsey Rhododendron sanctuary to Singalila is must do. Trekking camps and different Trekking packages are available from Eshab home stay.
Ramey Dham is an excellent place from which to watch the magnificent sunrise over the stunning Kanchendzonga mountain range.
Sribadam is a location where people come to the Buddhist monastery to meditate in the peaceful ambiance created by nature's gifts of rivers, waterfalls, lakes, forest and animals. Enjoy an introduction to Buddhism and meditation by a qualified instructor, teacher, lama or nun of our local monastery. The meditation is held at the prayer room of Eshab home stay. This practice will help you relax and regenerate yourself with positive energy. Buddhist meditation encompasses a variety of meditation techniques that aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, powers, tranquility and insight. Specific Buddhist meditation techniques have also been used to remove ill-will, hate, and anger. Equanimity is restored by relinquishing mental clinging. Reflection on thirty-one parts of the body and corpses to remove sensual lust for the body and cultivate annica or impermanence.
Duration: 1 hour in our traditional prayer room.
Registration: This class can be organized depending on the availability of instructors one day prior notice should be given by the interested guest.
Rules: No mobile phones are allowed.
The ethnic hot stone bath or menchu (meaning medicinal water in Bhutia), was traditionally used for soothing the nerves, body ache and joint pain. Herbs for the menchu are cultivated within the herbal garden at Eshab homestay while others are collected from the forests surrounding Sribabdam. The traditional procedure for preparing the menchu is unique to the region and has been passed from generation to generation. Specific herbs and varieties of stone are used with the whole process of making the menchu taking around four to five hours.
To create the menchu two wooden tubs are filled with fresh spring water, meanwhile stones are heated in the fire. When the stones are hot they are added to the water. The stones release their heat and minerals to the spring water. Various herbs and barks are also added to the warm water for additional medicinal benefit. A traditional dish "kowri" or chang (millet local alcohol) is served during the bath to help maintain blood pressure.
At least 10hours advance notice is required for guest wishing to experience the hot stone bath.
*Rishum monastery at Rinchenpong 20 minutes by car.
*Azings farm at Rinchenpong Agricultural Farm.
* Trek to Varsey Rhodendron Sanctuary.
*Hot spring at Legship 1:30minutes drive.
*Singhshore Suspension Bridge, Uttarey (2nd highest in Asia).
*Solophok and Samdruptse at Namchi.
*Khecheopalri lake can be visited (half day sightseeing).
*The Vhir dara tourist point, well known for great views of Mount Kanchenjunga and sunrise.
*Jorethang Maghay Mela (festival) during January.
*Chakung Garden where one can opt for paragliding.
*Darjeeling just 2.5hrs from Sribadam.
* Pelling, Rabdentse, Yuksom can be visited in one day of sightseeing.
Sribadam which falls under Rinchepong constituency has its nearest Primary Health Centre's (PHC) at Rinechepong and Soreng, both of which are 9km away. This village doesn't have PHC or pharmacy. Instead, at the village people continue to cure their sicknesses using herbal practices from medicine found within the Sribadam forests. Eshab home stay has collected all these herbs, plants and different tree barks used for curing sickness and disease within a physic garden that benefits the local people as well as the home stay guests who are interested in these traditional remedies. Each plant is labeled with the plant name and medicinal uses. This practice is aimed at preserving the ancient knowledge of Sikkimese tribes which is currently endangered. The knowledge and way to use these herbs are taught by our ancestors and passed on to future generations. We have preserved these practices making sure we are in touch with our roots. Immerse yourself in the herbal gardens of Eshab home stay and take away knowledge about natural gifts, abundant in their ability to help your health.
Eshab homestay is the first home stay in Sikkim linked to organic agriculture. Here you will have the opportunity to learn techniques in sustainable, chemical free farming that work in harmony with nature.
Day 1: Arrival at Eshab home stay Sribadam , lunch at home stay. Evening time leisure time.
Day 2: After breakfast sightseeing 7 points of Sribadam village which includes, 2 Buddhist monasteries, 300 years old Bhutia heritage house, 8 Holy water wheel run by water currents, 1 lake, 2 waterfalls, Pine forest, View point of Sribadam and Trout fisheries. Lunch at village house or at home stay itself.
Day 3: 4:30am or 5am leave for Ramay Dham (Sunrise and Kanchenjunga view point). After breakfast transfer to local sight seen of (West Sikkim) Kaluk, Rinchenpong, Reshium Monastery Chayatal, Azings farm, Singhshore bridge.
Day 4: After breakfast transfer to sight seen of (West Sikkim ) Hilley, Varsey Rhododendron wildlife sanctuary.
Day 5: After breakfast transfer to sight seen of (West Sikkim) Pelling, Rabdentse ruins, Pemayangtse Monastery, Kanchenjunga waterfalls and Khecheopalri lake.
Day 6: After breakfast transfer to sight seen of (South Sikkim) Ravangla, Bubbhda park, Namchi , Samduptse and Char dham .
DAY 7: Transfer to other destination like Gangtok,Darjeeling,lachung, Siliguri etc
LAST DAY EVENING TIME BONFIRE AND SHOWCASE OF TRIBAL DANCE OF SIKKIM PEOPLE.
Day 1: Transfer from siliguri to sribadam. Night halt at Eshab home stay.
Day 2: 8 am trek to Varsey. 6 hours trek. Night camp at Varsey.
Day 3: Trek to Dewningali Dhaap (10,000ft) 8km from Varsey. Night stay at Dewningali Dhaap.
Day 4: Trek to Sribadam after breakfast. Night halt at Sribadam.
Day 5: After breakfast transfer to Siliguri/Bagdogra/Njp.
Day 1: Transfer to Sribadam from Siliguri. Night stay at Sribadam.
Day 2: After breakfast trek to Varsey (6 hours trek). Night camp at Varsey.
Day 3: Trek to Dewingali dhaap (10,000) 8km from Varsey. Night camp at Dewaningali Dhaap.
Day 4: Trek to Hageypani (9,800ft) 7km from Dewaningali Dhaap. Crossing Joributy, Achaley. Night camp at Hageypani.
Day 5: Trek to Phoktay Dara (12,000ft) 5km from Hageypani crossing Thulo daap (9,800ft). Night camp at Phoktay dara (12,000ft).
Day 6: Return trek to Achaley 7km from Phoktay dara. Night camp at Achaley.
Day 7: Trek to Begha (4 hours trek). Car point pick up. Transfer to Sribadam in car.
Day 8: After breakfast leave for Siliguri/Njp/Bagdogra.
For adventurous people we at Eshab home stay have introduced mountain biking so that guests can enjoy the waterfalls, valleys and mountain scenery on wheels. The traffic flow is infrequent here making it suitable for cycling. The routes are well connected by metal led road. Presently there are four routes available for cycling mostly downhill and straight routes making it easy for biking.
Route 1) Hilley to Sribadam 45km: Hilley to Sombaria downhill 17km. Sombaria to Soreng 19km downhill and straight road uphill road 3km. Soreng to Sribadam 9km downhill and straight road.
Route 2) Sribadam to Jorethang via Rinchenpong 40km downhill: Sribadam to Rinchenpong 9km downhill. Rinchenpong to Reshi 25km downhill. Reshi to Jorethang 6km straight road.
Route3) Sribadam to Dentam (Singhorebridge) 32km. Sribadam to Kaluk 7km downhill. Kaluk to Hee (Heegoan) 7.9km downhill and straight road. Hee (Heegoan) to Dentam 9.8km downhill and straight road. Dentam to Singhore bridge 5.5km uphill.
Route 4) Sribadam to Zoom Phatak via Chakung 18km. Sribadam to Soreng 9km downhill and straight. Soreng to chakung downhill and straight road 7.8km. Chakung to Zoom straight and downhill 5.9km.