Chatakpur Hike

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Chatakpur, West Bengal, India
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Discover Darjeeling’s charm with Chatakpur Hike. Traverse through forests, tea gardens, and villages. Reach 7,887 ft Chatakpur, admire Kanchenjunga vistas. Immerse yourself in the culture, savor organic meals, and spot Himalayan birds. Eco-friendly lodges offer a serene nature escape.

Duration: The Chatakpur Hike covers a distance of approximately 14km from Jorebunglow and will take 4-5 hours depending on the pace to reach Chatakpur.

Route: Starting from Jorebunglow, the hike spans approximately 14km and can be completed in a day, depending on your pace. The trail meanders through Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary and picturesque villages, offering glimpses of the stunning landscapes along the way. As you reach Chatakpur, situated at an altitude of 7,887 feet, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga range.

Highlights

  • The Chatakpur Hike offers stunning panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga range and the surrounding landscapes.
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you trek through enchanting forests filled with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Discover the local culture and hospitality as you pass through quaint villages along the hike.
  • Spot a variety of Himalayan birds along the way, making it a delight for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
  • Stay in eco-lodges that promote sustainable tourism and provide a comfortable resting place amidst nature.
  • Interact with the friendly locals, experience their traditions, and savor delicious organic meals.
  • Encounter beautiful waterfalls cascading down the hills, adding a touch of natural beauty to the hike.

Frequently asked questions

Chatakpur is renowned for its bird-watching opportunities, attracting bird lovers from both domestic and international destinations. This eco-friendly village captivates visitors with its stunning mountain views, abundant greenery, and scenic trekking routes and forest trails.

The best time to visit Chatakpur is during the months of March to May and September to November when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities.

Chatakpur does not typically receive heavy snowfall. However, during the winter months, there may be occasional light snowfall or frost in the region, adding a touch of winter charm to the surroundings.

Blue Magpie, Rufous Sibia, Black Redstart, Verditer Flycatcher, Himalayan Bulbul, Pipit, Long tail Shrike, Warbler, Prinia, Blue Fronted Redstart, and Water Redstart are the major species one can see in Chatakpur.

From Sonada there is a motorable road that goes through a forested area to Chatakpur (about 6kms).

The entry fee for Wildlife Sanctuary at Chatakpur is 120/- per person and Rs. 500 for Foreigners.

Chatakpur provides a spectacular view of the range of Kanchenjunga and the evergreen forest.

Chatakpur eco-village is located at an altitude of 7887 feet in the hill town of Darjeeling district.

Yes, you can but depends on the pace.

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Chatakpur, West Bengal, India

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Divya Rao
09/23/2023

Beautiful trails and great views

The Chatakpur Hike was a peaceful journey through pristine forests and meadows. The views from Chatakpur village were simply breathtaking, and the quiet ambiance was a much-needed break from city life. If you're craving a serene getaway in the Himalayas, this hike is a perfect choice.

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