Tucked in the far edge of Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 5000ft, 15km from Lolegaon is a small valley where the nature has abandoned all its wealth in the solitary land called Charkhole. Charkhole (also spelled as Charkhol) popularly known as Charkhol Lolegaon, a small Lepcha Village overlooking the luscious green valley with backdrop view of stunning Mt. Kanchenjunga has become the newest favored destination of the mountainous region on the travelers’ list.
Sited 27km from Kalimpong Charkhole has made its way towards the heart of travelers since it offers the widest possible view of the snow capped view of mighty Kanchenjunga amidst the deep moist forest of huge Pine, Cypress, Oak, Shal and Rhododendrons along with the mysterious warmth of honest hospitality. Although it is a new destination on many travelers list but because of its surreal beauty Charkhole has already been entitled with many prestigious awards like the ‘Most Promising Offbeat Destination’. The serene ambiance of this picturesque valley is enhanced by the pleasing chirping sound of numerous birds like Blue Fronted Redstart, Indian Robin, Green Backed Tit, Pipit, Ashley Prinia, Verditer Flycatcher, Himalayan Bulbul and many others making Charkhole a birding paradise. And due to its proximity with the Neora Valley National Park visitors can also spot some of the wild animals during their visit in Charkhole. The astounding sight of the snow clad Himalayan mountain range on a clear day from Charkhole has bewitched the mind of many tourists. Every season has its own charisma in Charkhole but the best time to relish the stunning beauty of snow peaked mountains is during winter season when the white snow glitters like precious jewel under the warm rays of sun.
Take a walk in the forest area near Charkhole under the warm glow of sun with birds and colorful flora everywhere you lay your eyes on while been enthralled by the heart swelling hospitality of the people of Charkhole. Rejuvenate your tired soul while immerging in the surreal beauty of Charkhole. If you long for a place far away from the rambunctious city life with astounding site amidst the green luscious forest, Charkhole is the ideal destination for you.