Angchu Sherpa is a local villager who used to be a farmer and milkman. When this area started becoming popular as a tourist destination, he also converted part of his home into a homestay to welcome people visiting Lepchajagat.
This became another livelihood for him, one which he is committed to. He takes care of his guests personally and has been returning delighted guests for the last few years.Even More...
Chatakpur is a small village with only 19 families, so the predominant activity here comprises of leisurely village walks. It is an ideal place for relaxation, but the place does not have typical sightseeing options.
The Sunrise Viewpoint is the biggest attraction, it is also where there is a watchtower for people to spend time. Go down to the main road of the village, where there are seating area and a small cafe which can get you some tea or snacks. You can take a small (and at times eerie) trek to Pokhri, a water body where the local wildlife like deer, bears, cheetahs come to drink water. A local guide will accompany you. You can visit the small local school, whose unique feature is that it has 2 teachers but at the time of writing this in 2019, there was only 1 student since the village itself is scarcely populated.Even More...
If you are fit and do not mind walking, take the hike to Tiger Hill. It is a 3 hours trek one way to one of the major sightseeing points of Darjeeling.
If you are staying here for 2 or more nights, and if you have a vehicle on disposal, you may take a drive either towards Darjeeling (about 1.5 hours) or Kurseong and Dowhill area (about 1.5 hours). On the Darjeeling side, places such as Lamahatta, Rangaroon, Dawaipani etc. can easily be visited as part of a day outing.Even More...
Altitude of Chatakpur is about 7800 feet (2380 meter). Compare this with Darjeeling (6700 feet – 2042...
Altitude of Chatakpur is about 7800 feet (2380 meter). Compare this with Darjeeling (6700 feet – 2042 meter) and Tiger Hill (8500 feet or 2590 meter) and you can understand the place is quite high in altitude. Hence Chatakpur can be quite cold. During winter months, snowfall is common. Early morning frozen dew can be quite slippery unless you are careful. Throughout the year you need to carry heavy woolens. The area is on top of a hill and is hence quite windy. So you also need to carry windproofs. It rains heavily during the monsoon months of July to September, but during the other months also occasional shower can be expected anytime, weather changes here by the hour. For latest weather update, consult our travel experts a few days before your day of travel.
Chatakpur is a forest village situated under Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary at 7600 ft. Its population consists of only 19 families. Chatakpur came into existence during the time of the British. They required wood to build their homes and therefore put some local villagers to work on felling trees here. Slowly their numbers grew and eventually, this small village emerged as an independent location.
Humrohome Angchu homestay is located in upper Chatakpur with a 360-degree view. Sunrise, Sunset & Kanchenjungha view is a must from this property. One can see Bagora in one side prominently and even Siliguri on another side if weather is clear.
The homestay has a lawn in front with sufficient space for 2 families to sit together and enjoy tea, snacks and selfies, apart from the wonderful view.
Apart from local non-veg items like chicken and eggs, you will be served mostly organically grown vegetables.
Both vegetarian and non-veg foods are available. Food is home cooked and local. Rice, Roti, Pulses, Vegetables, Chicken, and Egg are the main options. You can not order food of your choice. If you have a specific requirement, you need to talk to our experts before booking and they will let you know if the food can be served.
This homestay is located in Upper Chatakpur near Sunrise Viewpoint. It has a 360 degree panoramic view, with Kanchanjungha range on North East and valley dropping down towards the South West, with a glimpse of the Bagora air force station beyond.
The most common route originates at Dilaram on the Kurseong – Darjeeling National Highway 110 also known as the Hill cart road. The road travels for about 14 km to reach Chatakpur. A second route originates at a place named 3rd mile on the Darjeeling – Kalimpong Peshok road and travels about 12 km to reach Chatakpur.
The road condition varies between bad to very bad and it is highly recommended that people unfamiliar with the terrain do not self-drive here. A vehicle with high ground clearance is recommended. Take the help of our team to book a vehicle transfer if you need to.Even More...
Sonada (8 Kms), Darjeeling (32 Kms via Sonada).