Help us in Backpacker’s Hostel and alongside learn to make organic cheese exclusively in Darjeeling, India.




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    Hello I’m Tsheten from Darjeeling, India and I am planning on converting my home into a traveler's hostel in Rimbick, West Bengal, India which is 56 km away from Darjeeling. The village is ideal for trekkers and backpackers as the area is famous for its scenic beauty and also most famous for it’s halt point for tourists travelling to Sandakhphu which is the highest point in West Bengal, India. You are most welcome to stay with us and help us renovate our ancestral home which is more than a century old home. You will also get to learn how to make local organic cheese mostly known as “Churpi” in our native language, local butter made out of organic milk etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With us you will be able to learn about Nepali culture and lifestyle, our lingo, local Nepali delicacies which include variety of techniques in creating local butter, cheese etc. As the area is secluded from the harsh city life and it sits on the edges of the Himalayan regions the place provides with a natural element of fresh air/water. The place is surrounded with beautiful scenery which one can be relaxed in. It is a thrilling opportunity to getaway from the city and enjoy a peaceful stay with us.

  • Help


    We need a helping hand along with an opportunity to learn how to deal with Eco projects which includes Gardening, DIY projects, cooking family meals, basic household chores, hospitality related works, maintenance of the property, tourism, basic knowledge in use of computers and internet.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Nepali: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation will be shared between two people in one room. Camping can also be done if the volunteer would like to (you can bring your own tents). Vegetables and other kitchen requirements will be provided but lunch is to be cooked on alternative days between the volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On days where there is no work, the volunteers are free to visit close by places which are famous tourist destinations.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets


  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 637522463411