Kolakham is a one of the small village which is huddled in Neora Valley Reserve Forest towards Eastern Himalayan top. The place situated at an elevation of 6500ft is a bliss for nature lovers. Kolakham Nature Retreat set amidst Oak, Rhododendron and Pine forests, and overlooking the snow-clad Himalaya, this is an ideal getaway for those who wish to explore pristine mountain wilderness. Each morning you’ ll wake up to the sweet melody of birds. Retreat rooms are built to catch the morning sun and large windows overlook rising green hills of Oak, cedar and pine soaring up to an azure cloud flecked sky. Kolakham is one of the most sought-after place for adventurous minded traveller who can take contest to discover the tranquil indefinite region of Neora valley forest. The majestic view of Kanchenjunga from Kolakham village, the jungle trail in Neora forest, the scenic beauty of Changey waterfalls is once in a lifetime experience for anyone. Audacious prepared people can refresh their mind with short ramble around Kolakham.
Kolakham Eco Huts, a paradise for bird lovers and adventure seeking tourists, is located by the Neora Valley National Park just 108 kms from Siliguri via Kalimpong amidst natural forest surroundings and facing the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga. One can appreciate the gorgeous range of snow peaks, the never culmination green forest and variability of birds from the Resort.
We have a wide range of activities including trekking, rock climbing, rope traversing etc. to make the stay of our guests at the Resort a memorable one. In addition, guests can enjoy jungle safari at Neora Valley.
The Neora valley forest is home to many different kinds of flora and fauna. The forest consists of mixed species of flora like beautiful orchids, rhododendron, bamboo, oak, ferns, sal, etc. There are too many rare types of animals like Leopard, Kakar (Barking Deer), Yellow, Himalayan Black Bear, Throated Marten, Red Fox, Sambhar, Leopard Cat and Ghoral (Mountain Goat). Variety of birds such as Kaleeje, Chir and Koklass Pheasants, Minivets, Orioles, Red Billed Blue Magpie, White crested Laughing Thrush, and Spotted Forktail and Birds of Prey include the majestic Golden Eagle along with the Himalayan Griffon and Lammergeier similarly can see here. So Kolakham can easily sought its fame as the paradise of birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Welcome nature lovers and adventure seekers.
We cordially welcome you to one of the most beautiful places of the eastern himalayas, Kolakham. It is an ideal destination for tourists nursing an adventurous bent of mind. Neora Valley National park is around 108 KM from the place Siliguri this attractive place offers regal sights of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Located just 8 kilometers from Lava the village of Kolakham is perched on hill 6100 feet high overlooking the mighty Eastern Himalayas. Nature is in abundance here and you can take nature walks and short treks all everywhere Kolakham. All attractions around Lava can also be reached from Kolakham like Changer Waterfalls, Lava Monastery, Lolegaon, Rishop and Charkol.
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Sightseeing Around KOLAKHAM
Kolakham is located on the fringe of Neora Valley forest. Enthusiasts people can enjoy nature trail along the picturesque green forest with a variety of birds and flora including some rare species of wild life. Tourists can also go for a day trip to Lava, Rishop and Charkol.
Neora Valley Forest: A jungle safari by Jeep and trek inside the forest is a wonderful experience. This trip is a must to all nature lovers and bird watchers. The trips through deep jungle , full of tropical forest and most rare birds will make this trip memorable one. More adventurous people can go go for a Rachela Trek towards the Aritar.
Changi Falls: Changey falls or Changey Changi just 3 kilometers vehicle drive and 1.5 kilometer walk down through courteously built staircases and rest hut takes you to the most beautiful falls in the deep forest of Darjeeling Hills. It is the only falls in the deep forest which can be reached by tourists by jeep ride and a walk down to around 250 stairs. In the deep forest of Neora Valley forest with sounds of rare tropical birds like Wagtail, Minivet and others make your journey a memorable one.
Lava: Lava is a small town in Darjeeling district and 8 km from Kolakham. A visit to the Lava Monastery and Neora valley Interpretation center offers a quick look at the vastness of nature's prosperity.
Rishyap: The picturesque Rishop offers a splendid view of snow-capped Mt Kanchenjunga along with Mt Kabroo, Mt Kharg Mt Pandim, Mt Simvo and Mt Rathung.
Charkhole: Charkhole is a great place for tourists and gives an excellent view of Mt Kanchenjunga and other peaks from a table top mountain. It is new hotspot nature resort in this region and around 32 km from Kolakham.
Climate: Summer around 5-20° C,winter around 0-8° C
Altitude: 6,500 ft
Clothing & Luggage: Travel as light as possible with least minimum clothes, toiletries and other essential commodities & as these areas is cold in winter it is advisable to carry warm woolen clothes, woolen mittens, gloves, cap etc. During the month of Dec to Feb, Darjeeling is very cold and often experiences heavy snowfall. Please carry heavy woolen garments during winter.
Food and Drink: Drink only bottled water. Please carry your water from Lava, Kalimpong or Siliguri. Since this area doesn’t have any single shop, it is always advisable to carry dry foods like biscuits, chips, dry fruits, fruits etc. Foreign Liquors / Alcohols are not also available in Kolakham.
Health Facility & Health Precautions: It is advisable to carry specific medicines as there are no pharmacy shops in Kolakham. Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need for diarrhea, fever etc, band aids and an antiseptic ointment. The nearest health facility /medicine shop is available at Lava.
Card Payment & ATM: Credit/Debit Card is not accepted in Kolakham. In Kolakham there is also no ATM. Please carry cash for all your transactions.
Telephone / Mobile phones: All major mobile operator covers Kolakham. However, in many occasions signals are not strong enough. It is advisable to carry mobiles phones from two different mobile service providers.
Kolakham is a small village in Neora Valley National Park
Kolakham village, Wagtail is located down the Lava and can be reached driving through ten KM in the gravel road. The scenic beauty of the road is real visual pleasure as the road is curved through the dense and lash green tropical and alpine trees. If you are lucky you may come across some wild inhabitants of Neora forest.
On a clear day the majestic view of Kanchenjunga on first sunlight can be a real visual pleasure and a lifetime experience in Kolakham. The wide-open view of Neora Valley and Kanchenjunga range from your homestay window is rewarding during your stay in Kolakham. From Kolakham the plush valley and also the rolling hills stretch north as so much the eyes can see. Within the west, they finish at the foot of the Kanchanjanga. In clear weather, the snowy peaks of Kabru, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga and Pandim stand out against the stretched sky. Nathula and Jelep La passes in Sikkim is seen from Kolakham.
Kolakham is a paradise for exotic bird lovers, adventure seekers, rock climbers and trekkers. Many trekking routes to Neora Valley and Sikkim originates from this small village. Even one can reach Kolakham from Lava or Rishop by trekking.
Kolakham offers an array of activities like hiking, trekking and rope traversing to create your keep additional fascinating. You will conjointly relish village walks or nature trails on the picturesque landscape of the region. Expertise an exciting jungle camp at Neora Valley Park, which boasts of its superb variety of species of plants, animals and birds. You can also explore the forests close to Kolakham and hike over the rocks to savour the view of a splendid waterfall.
What to See and Do
- Spellbound Beauty of Neora Valley National Park
- Sunrise over Majestic Kanchanjungha
- Bird Watching
- Changey Falls
- Village Walk
- Rock Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Rope Traversing
Neora Valley Resort Have Two Distinct Parts. Wooden Swiss Cottages & A Modern Beautifully Located Building. The Cottages Are Maintained by Ms Tashi Sherpa. These Cottages Give A Unique Experience of Staying in Wooden British Era Cottages with Modern amenities. Whereas the New Modern Building, managed by Mr Chunchu Bhutia Have More Retro and Modern Feel. But Both Give an Experience to Remember for A Lifetime. Add to That Majestic View of Kanchenjunga & Delicious Food Made from Vegetables & Poultry Sourced Fresh from The Farms. You Can Take A Trek to Tiffin Dhara, A Jeep Ride to Neora Valley Jungle, From Here which We will assist you to Book. Also, Pickup and Drop from Your Destination Is Available on Request.