Passang is a local villager who has built this lodge with lot of effort and passion.
His lodge has grown over the years in leaps and bounds and is now one of the largest at LepchajagatEven More...
The main activity here is to luxuriate in the peaceful surrounding.
There is a sunrise view point just behind the buildings; 5 minutes walk through the forest will take you there. The place provides 360 degree view of the surrounding area. There is another small seating area cum view point close to the taxi stand. You can also go for a walk towards the forest bungalow which is less than a hundred meters from Lepchajagat village.Even More...
Lepchajagat is popular as a destination with great view of the Kanchenjunga massif and Darjeeling town.
The view of Darjeeling is specially mesmerising during the night when the whole city is lit. There is not much sightseeing option in the village itself. Most tourists go for sight seeing tours to nearby places such as Darjeeing, Lamahatta, Mirik etc from here.Even More...
At an altitude of about 2100 meters (6900 feet), Lepchajagat is about 100 meters higher than the height...
At an altitude of about 2100 meters (6900 feet), Lepchajagat is about 100 meters higher than the height of Darjeeling Mall (2000 meters, 6550 feet). Hence your preparation should not be very different. Warm clothing is required throughout the year, specially once the sun goes down, you can feel the strong wind accompanied by the chill. The winter temperature may go down to freezing point on some occasions. Rain is very common and should be prepared for irrespective of your time of visit.
This is a basic accommodation at Lepchajagat. It is owned and managed by a Sherpa family who also run a local shop. Like most of the accommodation at Lepchajagat, it is located right on the main road. It is a 5 storied building with 2 floors below the street level and 3 floors above. There are altogether about 11 rooms in the lodge and it can accommodate as many as 40 guests at one time.
The lodge offers decent rooms and hygienic food to budget tourists. There is nothing fancy or luxurious about this accommodation, however it serves the purpose of night accommodation for guests who are not too fussy about the amenities in a lodge. The owner Pasang and Nuri Sherpa takes care of the guests personally and are helpful. It is a brick and mortar building with cement flooring and roof. Rooms do not have wooden paneling.
Basic but hygienic food is included in the meal plan. Both veg and non-veg food options are available.
The food is home cooked and have limited options. A typical major meal includes rice / chapatti, vegetable, Dal and chicken or egg curry.
Lepchajagat is a popular off beat tourist destination not far from Darjeeling town. The place is famous for grand view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
This homestay is located right on the main road of Lepchajagat.
Lepchajagat is about 6 kms from Ghoom. The hill station of Ghoom is situated about 11 kms ahead of Darjeeling.
The easiest and shortest way to reach Lepchajagat is through this route. The alternative route is to travel through Mirik. If you are travelling from NJP / Bagdogra or Siliguri, you may also come here via Mirik, though the travel time will be slightly higher, you will have the additional bonanza of visiting Mirik and spending some time near its famous lake.Even More...
The nearest town of Lepchajagat is Sukiapokhari (4 kms), Mirik is about 30 kms away and Darjeeling is about 17 kms
You can also visit Lamahatta, Rangaroon or Dawaipani easily from here.Even More...
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