Trekking in the Kalimpong region can be the most pleasurable and memorable holiday experience in one’s life. Kalimpong offers some of the most remarkable treks along the wonderfully beautiful hills that surround it. The magnetism, grandeur, enigma and journey of the enormous hills slowly reveal as one trek through the quiet villages, dense plantation and lush green fields. Unlike treks in the Darjeeling region or West Sikkim, which are more suited for the more hard-core trekking buffs, the treks in Kalimpong are more suited for the occasional or first time trekkers. The treks vary from easy meanders in the country side to mild ones, at the altitude of around 2,500m to 3,000m.
A trek to Lava, a small village that lies 34 km away from Kalimpong on the old trade route to Bhutan would be an experience to cherish forever. The place has a beautiful monastery and a Nature Interpretation Centre. Ideal for bird watching, Lava serves as a starting point for treks into the Neora National Park, which abounds with flora and fauna wealth.
One should not miss the breathtaking views of the exotic sunrise and sunset, lush plantations and beautiful snow mountains from the Samthar Plateau which is 80 km away from Kalimpong. Known for hiking, angling and mountain biking, Samthar is an awesome place to be.
A small trek to Neora National Park is helpful to refresh the adventure seekers by its amazing flora and gushing waterfalls on the way.