Darjeeling to Chatakpur Hike - 2 Days

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  • Duration2 Day
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Max Altitude7,887ft

About Trip

Darjeeling to Chatakpur Hiking is, of course, wealthy in its nature and a highlight region can be done in two day it's one of the papular short hikes in Darjeeling thrught Senchal wildlife Sanctuary and the place of the imposing hills, towering conical trees altitude of 7,887 feet is couch small Eco village.

Chatakpur is a charming village located in the Darjeeling district of the Indian state of West Bengal. Nestled in the lush greenery of the Eastern Himalayas, Chatakpur is known for its serene ambiance, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, and its commitment to sustainable tourism.

Highlights of Chatakpur include

Scenic Beauty

Chatakpur offers panoramic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world. The village is surrounded by dense forests and pristine landscapes, providing a tranquil and picturesque setting for visitors.

Ecotourism Initiative

Chatakpur is recognized for its emphasis on ecotourism and sustainable practices. The local community actively participates in preserving the environment, promoting responsible tourism, and maintaining the ecological balance of the region.

Relaxing Atmosphere

Chatakpur offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. It's a place to unwind, enjoy the fresh mountain air, and connect with nature.

Community-based Tourism

The village is home to a community-based tourism initiative where locals actively engage in hosting tourists. Visitors can experience the warm hospitality of the villagers and gain insights into the local way of life.

Nature Trails and Hiking

Chatakpur offers various nature trails and trekking routes for adventure enthusiasts. These trails take visitors through dense forests, offering opportunities to witness diverse flora and fauna.


Accommodation in Chatakpur mainly consists of homestays, providing visitors with an authentic experience of the local culture and lifestyle. Staying with local families enhances the overall cultural immersion.


  • This trip gives you an extra experience of nature, culture, mountain views.
  • A Nature walk in wildlife Sanctuary and the place of the imposing hills.
  • Within easy reach from Darjeeling.
  • Stunning views of the Himalyas (on a clear day).
  • Beautiful village along the way of your hikes.


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You will be picked at morning 8am by Ashmita Trek and Tours representative and drive to Ghoom Jorebungalow by car 30 minutes and start our trek to Chatakpur 14km through dense forests, offering opportunities to witness diverse flora and fauna. after 3 hour hike we reach the place call Sherpa Gaon know as Naya basti. we have our local lunch here. and later continuse hike to Chatakpur eco village. overnight stay at homestay.  

  • Homestay
  • 5-6hour
  • Lunch ,Dinner
  • 7,887 feet
  • Hiking

Early in the morning one can walk down for 10 minutes to enjoy the sunrise and A glimpse of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with other parts of the Himalayan range can be seen from Chatakpur. Chatakpur View Point is located nearby from where one can get a view of the Pine and Rhododendron Forests. The place is also a bird lover's paradise. Different species of birds including Yellow Billed Blue Magpie, Warbler, Himalayan Bulbul and Black Capped Redstart are seen here. return to homestay for breakfast and continues hike to three mile we finish our hike here and drive to Darjeeling. 

  • 6-7 hour
  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Hiking
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What's Included

  • Permit for National park entry
  • Accomodetion at Homestay
  • Melas during the trek 
  • Pick up and droop of hotel in private tourist vehicle
  • Senchal wildlife Sanctuary National Park Entry fee
  • Helpful and friendly local mountain guides (licence holders)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected 
  • Items such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.

Useful Information

During the monsoon seasons the Chatakpur Hike is under the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary will remain closed from mid 15 June to mid 15 September, so we not running this day trek so we have another option for low altitude day trek available Please contact  us we will provided you more information.

Not suitable

  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

Customer Reviews

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    Aditya Velamuri, India - February 03, 2020

    Great trek operators with very flexible itineraries for every trek. Guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Overall a memorable experience.

  • A

    Arnab Nag, India - February 12, 2019

    We were planning to do this for a very long time. But let me tell you in advance, its not too easy but its definitely worth the pain. Note: All of us were beginners. We started off from Darjeeling around 9:30 in the morning. The journey to Ghum was pretty steep and drained out most of our energy. From there we entered the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. The journey was absolutely magical with the entire forest covered in mist and fog. The initial part of it was quite comfortable but the challenge was yet to come when we had to ascend again to reach the topmost part. We decided not to go to Chatakpur since it was already late. But the downhill ride to Jorebunglow was really challenging as the path was muddy and filled with rocks. During the entire journey there were a number of times when we thought that we won't be able to complete it but that's when we got a hell lot of motivation from our guide-Kunzang Sangay Bhutia! He was absolutely amazing, encouraging and super fit at his 40s!!
    The journey was well organised by Ashmita Trek and Tours although we felt that there should have been a provision for taking enough rest and food in between at some place since it was really tiring.
    A word of advice: Do carry snacks bar, bananas, energy drink and water. And make sure you have Sangay with you to make your task a lot easier.

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    Manuel N, United Kingdom - October 06, 2015

    Totally recomended. Me and one friend did the one day hikking IN Darjeeling  chatkapur with dalaw lama as guide. All the staff very kind people. Also know a lot of himalayas and dont have problem to share it with you. I would like to do it again and more days!

  • k

    kabdac, United Kingdom - September 08, 2015

    Despite the rain and cloud we had a great day's hike with Subash. The area is stunning we can only imagine what it is like when the clouds clear! We learnt a lot from Subash about area and the people of the region. His English is excellent and above all he was a lot of fun, he made us laugh a lot! The food we had for breakfast and lunch on the hike was some of the best we had in Darjeeling. Thanks Subash!

  • E

    Emma karl, United Kingdom - August 13, 2015

    Subash helps you to organize a varied and fun trip so you can enjoy the Himalaya even if you don't have many days for your visit. 
    We did a very simple tour with cycling and hiking, people with no previous experience could easily do the same tour as we did. 

    Besides from the active parts Subash also took us to a museeum, a buddist temple while a ceremony was going on, got us to taste local beer in a cottage in Nepal (with an open fire sparkeling in the background)

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