“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.”
--- Edgar Allan Poe
How serene is the way of water? Especially if it is a lake in the very bosom of mighty mountains and beautiful pine forests? A trip to Kalipokhri, Darjeeling will tell you.
On the trekkers’ way to Sandakphu from Manebhanjan is a beautiful hamlet, Kalipokhri. The name of this place comes from the famous Kalipokhri lake situated here with dark waters that get totally frozen in winter. In the Nepali language, ‘kala’ means dark and ‘pokhri’ means lake, hence the name. The place is extremely popular among tourists on the Sandakphu trek. Entering Kalipokhri means hearing the wafting tunes of Nepali music coming from radios of the Nepali families that reside there, along with a view of the lake studded with wild ducks. Located within the Singalila National Park, this place is also frequented by colourful birds. In spring, the pines turn a lush green and the rhodendrons in full bloom create a colorful paradise. Again in winter, the lake gets completely frozen and the glassy view of the snow on the surface is indeed mystical. Moreover, the popular sites of Sandakphu, Tonglu, Tumling, Darjeeling are close to Kalipokhri as well. So on your next Sandakphu trek, make sure to visit Kalipokhri!
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION: New Jalpaiguri (119kms)
NEAREST BUSSTAND : Tenzing Norgay (111kms)
Family Stay (1300/-): 5 people in a room, Attach toilet
Couple Stay (1300/-): 2 people in a room, Attach toilet
Backpackers' Bed(1300/-): Dormitory, Common toilet
Children : 0-4 yrs Free
5-10 yrs 800/-
DETAIL TIMING :
11:00 A.M: Check-in & Accommodation allotment
01:30 P.M: Lunch (Rice, Dal, Potato fry, Vegetable Curry, Egg Curry)
06:00 P.M: Evening Snacks (Maggie, Tea)
09:00 P.M: Dinner (Rice / Roti, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry)
10:00 P.M: Main Gate closing time.
08:00 A.M: Breakfast (Puri, Vegetable Curry, Tea)
10:00 A.M: Check-out
*depending upon availability
1.How to reach the campsite?
You can reach the campsite by reserving a car from NJP to Manebhanjan which will cost you around 4000/- for a Tata SUV or similar or you can take share cars from Darjeeling More.
You can go from Manebhanjan to Kalipokri at 4000/-(Up and Down) for a Land Rover or Bolero (6-7 heads)
2. What are the staying options available at the campsite?
Family stay, Couple stay and Backpackers' bed are available at Kalipokhri.
3. What will we get at this price?
Accommodation and Food are included in the package but you can order Chicken Barbeque and other foods at the campsite depending upon availability.
4. Facilities available at the campsite?
Running water and western toilets. Car pickup-drop and Guide facilities on request are available at the campsite.
5. Safety at your campsite?
As local people run our camps, we can assume they are the best person to provide safety.
6. Alcohol consumption?
Kalipokhri is an adventurous campsite providing experiences very close to nature. As alcohol consumption is injurious to health, we strongly discourage the drinking of alcohol at the campsite.
7. What are the nearby places we can visit during our stay?
Although every part of Himalaya is worth taking a photo, we can name a few like Phalut, Sandakphu, Tonglu, Kalipokhri, Tumling, and Darjeeling, very nearby Kalipokri.
9. How to book the campsite?
You can book directly from our website by checking availability on your planned date and clicking on the ‘book now’ button. Check this video for reference.
10 . How can I cancel or change trip dates?
You can cancel your booking anytime from your profile page at our site. Check the video for reference. Please also check the policy before canceling your trip.