MYSTIC MULKARKHA

Nature of Trip:
Easy Trek
Duration:
5D/4N
Location:
Kalimpong, WB

4499
per person


  Overview

    Lake Mulkarkha is considered to be one of the most holy Lakes in the lower northern Himalayan region. The trek towards Mulkarkha is one of the most awe-inspiring journeys in the North Indian Himalayan region. With majestic landscapes, undisturbed rivulets, deep gorges, majestic waterfalls accompanied by the peaceful aura of the forests. The trek stretches from an elevation of 4500 feet to 7000 feet, which is one of the easy to moderate treks in the lower Himalayan range.

An ideal gateway in North Bengal for an extended weekend. you get to see Mt. Kanchenjunga, trek to a not-so-well-known fall through jungle, feast on the local delicacies and end up at mysterious Mulkarkha Lake.

This 5D/4N smooth trek along the sloppy mountains of Lingsey Khasmahal to Mulkharkha will take you to the unseen places of our Himalayan foothills. This self-explored package of ours will give both your soul and tongue to explore the unseen nature and culinary skills of our hosts along the stays.


Day 1: Lingsey

Distance: 104 Km from Siliguri Time taken: 4 hours by car (Transportation not included)

Altitude: 4800 Ft

    Welcome to peaceful Lingsey surrounded by mountains. This beautiful home-stay surrounded by orchids and fauna of varied characteristic will definitely take toll against the hectic journey and disquiet city life.

Activities:

•Have home cooked lunch made with fresh and organic ingredients imbibed with the amazing culinary skills of the host.

• Explore local attractions such as

  • Hareshwar Shivalaya Mandir & Sanskrit Vidhyalaya,
  • Lepcha Monastery
  • Traditional Lepcha House
  •  Devi’s Than, Sankhey Dhunga
  •  Dhoksing falls

•Bonfire depending on the season and as per request.


Day2: Trek from Lingsey to Jushing

Distance: 3 Km (Easy to Moderate Uphill Trek)

Altitude: 5400 ft.

Time taken: 1.5 hours

    By now your eye will adjust to the lush green surrounding, ears in keen interest trying to distinguish the sounds of the variety of birds chipping around and the best part –the intoxicating woodsy pine cold air through your nostril will fill your soul with peace.

Activities:

  • Post breakfast, gear up for the trek amongst the shadow of mountains exploring the jungle trails, a rustic old bridge over the river and local people. During the entire trek fell free to stop and admire anywhere you like, interact with local, check for various plantation around.
  • Reach Jushing in the afternoon, freshen up, have a sumptuous meal and take rest for a while.
  •  Explore the valley and area encompassing the homestay as you are going to stay in a beautiful house surrounded by picturesque farming land overlooked by these series of gigantic mountains around.
  •  Enjoy the hiking towards Servang Waterfalls, get yourself immersed in the beauty of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the North Bengal region
  • Have evening tea with your host and family and ask our host to show the various flora and fauna he has planted around. He possesses a vast knowledge that promotes ecological balance and conserves biodiversity while farming. • Have dinner and retire early for the night.


Day3: Trek from Jushing to Tagathan

Distance: 4.5 Km (Uphill Trek)

Altitude: 5900 ft.

Time taken: 3 hours

Activities:

  • Post breakfast get ready for your next big adventure.
  • Trek through the muddy rustic jungle path and enjoy an abundance of a varied variety of flora and birds on your way to Tagathan.
  • Tagathan is a small village overlooking the mighty Himalayan ranges including  Mt. Kanchandzonga.
  • Explore the Rock Garden.
  • Meet one of the most hospitable hosts you have ever come across, have your lunch and rest for a while in their pleasant and beautiful little mountain cottage overlooking the nearby village.


Day 4: Trek from Tagathan to Mulkarkha

Distance: 3.5 Km uphill

Altitude: 7300 feet

Time taken: 4 hours

Activities: 

Post breakfast start you trek early for Mulkarkha.

The trek from Tagathan to Mulkharkha is relatively easy and less challenging, so you get an ample amount of time to soak in the beauty of the little houses, farmlands and the mountains that surround the area. A variety of species of birds can be found in these regions so keep an eye open for them.

  • Have your lunch at the Mulkharkha homestay; interact with the host, go out for a stroll in the beautiful village.
  • Visit The Holy Mulkarkha Pokhri (Lake) also locally famous as Manokamana Lake for the Sunset view (Mulkarkha lake is considered to be one of the holiest Lakes in the lower northern Himalayan region). 
  • Have dinner and cozy up in your bed


Day 5: Mulkarkha 

Wake up early and hike for the Mulkharkha lake to experience the magnificent sunrise. If one is lucky enough you will be able to see the reflection of Mt. Kanchenjunga in the lake.

  • Return back to the homestay and have your breakfast.
  • We bid our goodbyes now.

  • Experience 4 homestay and a chance to give your tongue a new twist with culinary skills of our hosts along the stays.

  • You will come across Servang Falls, Dhoksing Falls to give your trip a taste of adventure.
  • A complete 4 days’ easy level uphill trek through the clean and lucid livelihood of our hilly folks.
  • Tagathan Rock Garden.
  • Be at holy Mulkharkha phokri(Lake) to experience the divine nature at its best.
  • Worthy place for birdwatcher and entomologist.


Inclusions 

  • Accommodation at homestays
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at all homestays (Day 1 Lunch to Day 05 Breakfast)
  • First aid medical kits


Exclusions:

  • Any Personal Expenses / Tips / Beverages / Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • GST @5%
  • Guide and Potter Cost
  • Transportation
  • Any activities, permits, services, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God. Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.

Note: Guide and Transportation can be arranged as per request.

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