Darjeeling is a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, or “Toy Train,” completed in 1881. It’s famed for the distinctive black tea grown on plantations that dot its surrounding slopes. Its backdrop is Mt. Kanchenjunga, among the world’s highest peaks.
Lepchajagat – literally means the place of Lepcha people or Lepcha community. Lepcha people are originally from Sikkim. But now spread over in Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, Darjeeling hills. Lepchajagat is a very small village in wilderness with an altitude of around 7000 ft above the sea level. The village is covered by wild forests of rhododendron, pine and oak with bounty of natural beauty. Mount Kanchenjunga with its surrounding peaks stands with its full might on the north-eastern side of Lepchajagat. This is an ideal place for nature lovers to stay in an offbeat place with a blend of nature and peace. The only sound here is chirping of numerous birds during day time and the sound of cricket after the evening.
Pick up from Bagdogra airport / NJP / Silliguri junction Railway Station & transfer to Darjeeling . Evening visit local market by walking. Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 2 : Excursion to Tiger Hill & Rock Garden
Early Morning Tour To Tiger Hills (8364 Ft / 2550 Mts At Around 4 AM) To View Sunrise Over Kanchendzonga Peak (Subject To Clear Weather). On Way Back Visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast full day excursion to Rock Garden, Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 3 : Local Sightseeing Of Darjeeling
After breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of Japanese Temple, Peace pagoda, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park & Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu Rock, Tea Estate, Overnight stay at Darjeeling.
Day 4 : Darjeeling – Lepchajagat (25 kms/1.5 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Lepchajagat, Lepchajagat is a Lepcha Village situated close to Sukhipokhri near Darjeeling on the Ghoom – Mirik road. Located on a hill slope covered with rhododendron and oaks a forest bungalow offers magnificent views of Kunchenjunga snow ranges over the forested hills and is the only accommodation available in the area. A nice peaceful location and is ideal for honeymooners. Overnight at Lepchajagat.
Day 5 : Lepchajagat Sightseeing
After breakfast , tour to Rangbhang, Orange vally, Mangarjungoan, Gopal dhara Tea- Estata. Overnight at Lepchajagat.
Day 6 : Departure
After breakfast tour to Sukhia Pokhri, Jor Pokhri, Pashupati, Mirik followed by drop to Bagdogra airport /NJP Railway Station.