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LEPCHAKHA TREK

About Lepchakha Trek

The beauty of North Bengal is something that cannot be described in words. It has many forms all throughout the year in different seasons. North Bengal is a place that has so many hidden gems and is yet to be explored more and more. This part of the state is a perfect example of an offbeat destination.

 

According to most travelers, North Bengal can be best explored in the monsoon season or winter season. During the monsoon, the greenery in the region blooms and gives a sense of happiness naturally to all the travelers approaching the city.

 

Lepchakha, being one such beautiful village of the city which is situated on the hills of Buxa, has some naturally emerging stunning pictorial view of the region. This beautiful place has quite mesmerizing landscapes to offer its travelers from an altitude of 3,500 ft.

 

You come across the most historic Buxa fort and its remains. The historical relevance is that it was used by the British rulers as a detention camp to capture Indian rulers before the freedom movement. After Indian independence, the fort was used for Tibetian and Bangladeshi refugees. 

Lepchakha is becoming very popular among tourists day by day for its quiet and secluded location. The trail is unique in its own way, having its own sets of beauty to define the location. Through this trek, you will also come across a famous picnic hotspot of the region which is situated into the lap of nature - Jayanti.

 

You can see views like a group of elephants strolling on the forest trails or passing right out of your hotel windows.

Please note it is not advised to stroll around the hotel or explore the forest area after the sunset, especially without your guide or any local guidance, it can be fatal because of the presence of wild animals in the forests. 

Short Itinerary

Day-1: Coochbehar to Lepchakha 
Day-2: Lepchakha to Ochhlum
Day-3: Ochhlum to Mahakal Caves
Day-4: Mahakal Caves to Coochbehar/Alipur via Jayanti

Some Important Tips
  • Try to make your backpack as light as possible. Carry a few warm layers as the temperature falls during the night and feels cold enough. Although the temperature can be freezing cold during the winter season.

  • Carry Headlamp or Torch with you which will help you in moving around the campsite in the evening.

  • Carry water bottles and some protein bars along with you which will help you in hydrating your body from time to time and gain some lost energy along the way.

  • Do not wander off on your own without informing your guide or trek leader, as this can be very dangerous.

  • Carry proper trekking shoes because there are sections with rocks and boulders which can be very dangerous to walk on.

  • Cellular network connectivity is not that good in the valley so it is advised to make all important calls when you are about to start the trek,

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek. Anybody found doing so would be terminated immediately.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation about the booking via e-mail within 24 hours of successful booking. In case a customer has not received any e-mail from us on booking confirmation post 24 hours, he/she can reach us at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com or can also call us at 9647110928/8759990845.

  • In case we find that there are no slots available for a certain date, the customer will be given the option to reschedule to some other date or cancel the trek with a full refund to their source account within the next 10 business days.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made within the last 30 days before the start of the trek, 30% of the total tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • If cancellations are made within the last 15 days before the start of the trek, 50% of the tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, the trek might get canceled. In such cases, we will try our best to provide an alternate date or alternate trek to the customer. However, a cash refund will not be applicable for the same, customer can book some other tours for some other dates. 

  • In case a customer wants to reschedule a date, he or she can do that by simply dropping a mail at thehappytrekkers@gmail.com

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

  • All the applicable refund will be done in the customer's source account.