Lepchajagat is a place that suits both type of travellers. The ones who want to pass the time doing nothing and also the ones who are energetic and want to spend every hour doing some activity. Our home stay and Lepchajagat homestay is suitable for both types of travellers.
Treks and Hikes
You can take short hikes in the surrounding forests to spots like Ghoom Rock or Jorepokhri. If you take trekking seriously, then a day long trek to the nearby forest village of Chatakpur can also be arranged. We have porters and guides but you need to inform us beforehand.
Lepchajagat is a birdwatcher’s paradise. More than 200 species of birds have been spotted in and around Lepchajagat which includes Babblers, Flowerpeckers, Sunbirds, Accentors, Munias, Snowfinches, Rosefinches, Bullfinches, Wagtails, Hoppoes, Tits, Buntings, Larks, Warblers, Bulbuls, Fulvettas, thrishes, wrens, forktails and many more.
Tea Garden visits
Lepchajagat is near to some of the best tea gardens in the world. The beautiful gardens on the way to Mirik or the splendid slopes of the tea gardens near to Darjeeling is very appealing to tea lovers of the world. You can take long walks through these gardens or even visit tea factories to watch tea processing. One of the tea estates offering tea factory visits is Happy Valley Tea Factory.
If you want, we can arrange picnics in some secluded spots around Lepchajagat. You can choose some lesser know viewpoints within the pine forest or maybe a lakeside or tea garden. We would make all the arrangements for you – starting from food to transportation to short hikes around the picnic spot.
The crackling sound of the dry woods burning under the starry nights within a pine forest and a country chicken being roasted on the frolicking flames while you sit around the fire with your friends and family and the local village boy sings some local songs in Nepali.