Lapchajagat....haater muthoy Kanchanjunga



Lepchajagat


This time we had another bike experience towards the majestic mountain of West Bengal. Here we resembles me and my paternal brother Amitabha Sarkar (bapi da). Bapi da is 4 year senior to me but we have a very friendly relationship rather than family relations. On first day we started our journey at 1230 hrs from my home at Balurghat.  
                  
Start from Home
                                        

                        we reached to Nagor( NH-34 near Raiganj) and had a fifteen minutes break

At Nagor
                                                        
               
                     and later we had our lunch at Dalkhola- Sonali Line hotel

Lunch at Dalkhola
           

Again started our journey. We had another break at toll office near Siliguri and finally reached Siliguri at 8 pm. Next morning we headed towards our destination at Lepchajahat.


Lapchajagat is actually situated in between Ghoom (8 kms) and Mirik (23 kms). Our route map is as follows Balurghat---> RAiganj----> Siliguri-----> Sukna-----> Rohini-------> Kurseong-------> Ghoom--------> LEPCHAJAGAT------> Sukia------> Shimana-------> Pashupati Nagar (Nepal Border)------> Mirik------> Matigara------->-------->Balurghat

While crossing Sukna forest some movements at forest flashed on our eyes. We stopped at that spot and saw a group of elephant. 

at Sukna forest



Elephant at Sukna forest
      


View opposite of Sukna foiest
   


      


We took snaps. Looking at us the people passing by started gathering. We have heard a proverb:- "morning shows the day". with hope and luck I changed my motorcycle gear. we stopped after Sukna to an open space near military fire testing camp and took snap there.


Near Military Fire testing camp- Sukna
     

     


Military fire testing camp on my backside
      


Later we had breakfast at Rohini. Momos were mouthwatering. I love the chaatni specially. Next we stopped near a spot at Kurseong ....gave a break for 15 minutes clicked here and there.

Rohini
                                                        


    







 


 Next we halted at Kurseong market place and had a transaction at ATM. Then we headed towards Ghoom. while marching towards we had many breaks for being a part with natures welcome view.

    





Ghoom 3 kms ahead


                                           
Near Ghoom
             into the mist              


 The scenic beauty hold my hand and keeps me there watching her change with the passing of clouds. The sun playing with nature giving a role of hide and seek. I am feeling warm with "his" appearance, but when "he" hide...I feel chilling cold and start rubbing my palms. I cannot actually express my feelings. The nature is also playing like a kid with me and laughing ....watching my body movements. Finally we crossed Ghoom at 1500 hrs and again took a short break.

5 kms after Ghoom
   

 Sun have totally disappeared for that day...we were covered with clouds and get wet with tiny droplets...we cannot find object located at a 5 meter distance. We have passed time nearly about 1 hour at that place. Finally we reached Lepchajagat at 1700 hrs. Our welcome from nature was superb! We are into clouds...hardly to find anything.


 


  

       


 We were welcomed by Paasang Bomjang (mobile- +91 9593565309), owner of Kanchankanya Homestay.

Map of Lepchajagat and sarrounding areas
 

                                                                                                                                                                                           
Map of Darjeeling area 


 Lepchajagat is small village near Ghoom (8 kms) and Mirik (23 kms) and 15kms from Darjeeling. Darjeeling town (mountain) is just in front of the Lepchajagat Village(mountain). For staying West Bengal Tourism department have a Forest Bungalow. But it is better to stay at Home stay of sherpas.Tasty dishes and homely atmosphere makes your journey beautiful. The view of Kanchanjunga from Lepchajagat is awesome. I always try to find a silent place. For me Lepchajagat is 10/10 if you are trying to be a place full of silence and away from traffic. At night we get our body feel warm by fire chullas.



 


Fire chullas




Modern Fire chulla or Room heater
    


 We had our dinner .....ohhh I cannot forget those tasty dishes.



Musur daal, Alu bhaaji, Chicken jhol, Bhaat and pahari chaatni
   


 Next morning I started trekking on a mountain...10 minutes from our homestay for watching sunrise at Mt. Kanchanjunga.


 














view from our home stay




 Later after having breakfast 


     


 we satarted for Sukia and Do Pokhri. Roads are unforgettable....beatually curved by nature....dense Pine forest....




roads towards Sukia
 

Do-phokri

pine forest




Road between Do Phokri and Simana








 


Simana
 Later we halted at Shimana...a place near Nepal border where you can find Nepali people selling Nepali grocerries.You can also have a look at nepali villages from Binoculers offered by them. We bought a 2.5 kg Deshi Chiken and fried on smoke fire chullas at night.


Roasted Chicken

Roasting going on...

At night again we had tasty Dinner.....Yummy 


   

 Afternoon we roam at Darjeeling which is only 15 kms from Lepchajagat.

Me at Ghoom Station
 



Darjeeling Mal road


Batasia Loop

View from Batasia



Next day is our return trip to home....We started our journet at 0800 hrs. We halted at Pashupatinagar, bought Nepali goods...jackets and then had our lunch at Mirik. Before Mirik we halted at a place bought a famous tea of that area....name of the tea is GOPALDHARA tea.

On the way to Mirik
 




after we start from Mirik...we saw Orange forest and n numbers of oranges at trees.

   

 Finally ...in one word I can say that the trip was AWESOME!!!


Comments

  1. Very nice photographs, can you please provide the information about cost of accommodation & food and also the transportation cost for pick drop from NJP & sightseeing

    Thanks
    Debanshu Chakraborty
    email: debanshu@live.in

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