Monika Thapa is an elderly, soft spoken local lady and she manages the homestay with the help of her two sons. Being aged, she treats all tourists with much affection and care. She is loved and respected by the locals.
Mrs.Thapa's husband has a treasure trove of stories relating to the area and since he loves to chat, guests enjoy some of their free time listening to his anecdotes over a cup of tea.Even More...
The primary attraction is the great mountain view.
Being in a quiet and peaceful corner of the hills, the village is an excellent place for one to walk around and enjoy nature's bounty. The forested hills are also a great place to go for short and medium treks. Charkhole is also a very good birding destination, where you can spot some rare species of Himalayan birds and butterflies.Even More...
The weather here is comfortable most of the year. It is a hill station but not too high on the hills...
The weather here is comfortable most of the year. It is a hill station but not too high on the hills either. The summer temperature rarely crossed 20 degree centigrade and the winter weather rarely goes below 5 degree. During the rainy season heavy to very heavy rain is common.
Charkhole, a small hamlet located at an altitude of 5500 ft, has now become a popular offbeat destination. It has the Teesta river flowing in the South West and the majestic mountains towards the North East. It is a birdwatcher's haven and a nature lover's perfect retreat.
Humro Home Charkhole is a two storied building situated off the main road leading to the Charkhole Hill top. One can breathe in the fresh mountain air once you get off the vehicle and off to one side of the property, espy a great view of the Kanchanjungha range. You are welcomed at the reception downstairs and the rooms are located on the first floor.
All rooms have attached toilets with running hot and cold water. There is a common television at the dinning hall. There is no individual televisions in the rooms.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included in the package for tourists. Additional food is charged extra. There are not too many eating options around so guest has to depend on the homestay for food.
The area is heavily forested all around and has an open mountain view in front.
Charkhole has come into prominence due to its pristine beauty and great mountain view. There are other smaller hamlets in the area such as Pubung, Samtahar, 27 Mile etc which can be reached from here.
|Room Type||MAP Plan (Includes breakfast and Dinner)||AP Plan (All major meals included)|
|Double Room (2 people)||₹ 3000|
Government GST additional as per prevailing rates
Charkhole can be reached either via Kalimpong or through Dooars
Via Kalimpong the distance is about 100 kms from NJP and takes about 4 hours to reach. The second option is to go to Charkhole via Bagrakote in Dooars. This road passes through Chuikhim which is another hill station. Total distance would be about 70 kms through this route. The third option is to reach Charkhole via Teesta dam near Rambhi Bazar. This route is about 75 kms long and takes about 3 hours to reach.Even More...
Loleygoan and Chuikhim are the two popular tourist destinations near Charkhole, both within a short driving distance from here.
Loleygaon is just 12 kms through a heavily forested road. However the travel time will entirely depend on the road condition. Since the road is not very often used, it can take quite long if the road is not in good condition. Loleygaon can also be reached by trek through the forests which takes about 2 hours. Chuikhim on the other hand is about 18 kms away and should be reachable in 45 minutes drive.Even More...