Charkhole is the latest edition in offbeat tourist destination map of Darjeeling district. This place is located in the Kalimpong subdivision and 15km away from Lolegaon /Kafer and 26km from Kalimpong. The place offers a complete 360-degree view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the mountain top of Charkhole Hill. The dense forest of towering pine, oak, fir. Cypress, the variety of rhododendrons, the sweet melody of rare birds, will accompany you throughout the journey towards Charkhole. The one and only most beautiful nature resort of Charkhole will offer you all the relaxation amid nature. The place offers unlimited relaxation throughout your tour. It is also the best hide-out destination and that?s why Charkhole is becoming the popular destinations for Honeymoon couples and nature lovers tourists. The place is already known to Motor Car Rallys as it is the highest motor rally point in the entire region. The Charkol already won many prestigious awards like "Most promising offbeat destination".
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Hotels & Resorts in Charkhole
||Blue Pine Retreat
Charkhole is a tiny village located on the lap of Himalaya with just three families. Enthusiasts? people can enjoy nature trail along the picturesque green forest with a variety of birds and flora including some rare species of wildlife. Our Guest can also go for a day trip to Lava, Lolegaon, Kolakham, and Rishop. Tourists can also enjoy soft trek within Charkhole. The resort also offers a very big flat lawn with beautiful seating arrangements within its premises.
Lolegaon is a small Lepcha village also known as Kaffer, has a magnificent view of Himalayan snow ranges over the entire horizon. Viewing sunrise over the snow peaks from Jhandidara, and the famous Canopy Walk (hanging footbridge over the Canopy of huge trees) is an experience of a lifetime. This is the only Canopy walk in the entire Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayan region and must see for all the tourists visiting Lolegaon. For Details about Lolegaon.
A 4 km trek through the Neora Valley forest will lead you to Lava. The nearest small town in the district of Darjeeling. In Lava, you can visit the Lava Monastery, the biggest monastery in this region. You can also carry over your handicrafts shopping from Lava.
Neora Valley Forest :
A jungle safari by Jeep and trek inside the forest is a wonderful experience. This trip is a must to all nature lovers and bird watchers. The trips through the deep jungle, full of tropical forest and most rare birds will make this trip memorable one. More adventurous people can go for a Rachela Trek towards the Aritar. The Jeep safari will start from Lava and return at Lava. NatureWings can arrange Jungle Safari for its guests.
Changi Falls :
Changi, Changey or Chagey falls just 3 km jeep drive and 1.5 km walk down through nicely built staircases and rest hut takes you to the most beautiful falls in the deep forest of Darjeeling Hills. It is the only falls in the deep forest which can be reached by tourists by jeep ride and a walk down to around 250 stairs. In the deep forest of Neora Valley forest with sounds of rare tropical birds like Wagtail, Minivet and others make your journey a memorable one.
The picture Rishop offers a splendid view of snowcapped Mt Kanchenjangha along with Mt Kabroo, Mt Kharg Mt Pandim, Mt Simvo, and Mt Rathung.
Summer around 5 to 20° C,winter around -5 to 10° C
Clothing & Luggage:
Travel as light as possible with the least minimum clothes, toiletries, and other essential commodities. The weather of Lava during summer requires light woolen garments. In the winter, heavy woolen is required.
Food And Drink:
Drink only bottled water. Please carry your water from Lava, Kalimpong or Siliguri. Since this area doesn't have any single shop, it is always advisable to carry dry foods like to carry biscuits, chips, dry fruits, fruits, etc. Foreign Liquors / Alcohols are not also available in Charkhole.
Health Facility & Health Precautions:
It is advisable to carry specific medicines as there are no pharmacy shops in Charkhole. Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need for diarrhea, fever, etc, also band-aids and an antiseptic ointment. The nearest health facility /medicine shop is available at Lolegaon/Kalimpong.
Card Payment & ATM:
Credit/Debit Card is not accepted in Charkhole. In Charkhole there is also no ATM. Please carry cash for all your transactions.
Telephone / Mobile phones:
The mobile connectivity in Charkhole is limited. Hence, it is advisable to carry mobile phones from two different mobile service providers.