Longchu Nature Retreat

Longchu Nature Retreat, a hideaway nestled in solitude…

Different travellers have different priorities, which is what makes our job interesting and challenging at the same time. But certain places make for perfect choices which we appreciate even more. Take Longchu near Neora Valley National Park of Kalimpong district, for example. Dense sub-tropical to sub-temperate forests, hills, rivers, waterfalls, interesting wild life nurtured under exuberant foliage, and a serene hamlet Longchu (5,600 ft) tucked away somewhere in between, brimming with calmness and solitude…isn’t that inviting?

❝ One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things ❞
Henry Miller


The Retreat

The residents of Longchu are warm and welcoming and the best place to stay is the ‘Longchu Nature Retreat’. When you wake up to the sweet shrills of feathered friends, they are thousands in number, the crisp chill in the morning air is as welcoming as the breathtaking vistas beyond your window. The grandest part of the show is undoubtedly the snow-capped peaks of Mt Kangchenjungha with the neighbours, Makalu, Kabru etc of the entire Kumbhkaran range. Oak, rhododendron, pines, bamboo groves add a soothing touch to the dense, green canopy.


The ‘Longchu Nature Retreat’ is a two storied wooden cottage. Will have 3 bedrooms (double occupancy) on ground floor and 3 duplex (quadruple occupancy) on first floor to choose from. It can accommodate 21 guests, including children. The dining hall and a beautiful terrace are adjacent to the rooms.
This beautiful property is extremely well maintained, comfortable and the guests are taken care of nicely, as well. Attached toilets with modern bathroom fittings are clean and basic.
The rooms are also well furnished, clean and spacious.
The terrace and gardens are great corners to unwind and soak in the tranquillity. Longchu is approximately 16 kms from Lava and 116 kms from New Jalpaiguri.

Available Rooms & Tariff
Double Room — 1650
Duplex — 2250

Includes (unless otherwise specified):
Bed Tea 

Dining Plan
European Plan (EP): The quoted rate is for lodging and does not include any meals.

Children & Extra Beds

Children of all ages are welcome.
Kids upto 5 years of age are our guests at no charge.
Child 5 to 10 years with no extra bed: 50% of the tariff.
Child 10+ years in extra bed: considering as adult.
Room Notes:
Double Room - Double bedroom in ground floor assigned to two people and have one bed.
Duplex - A well furnished in top floor assigned to four people and have two double bed.


Simple, homemade food is served, some Indian and some Chinese delicacies as well. All ingredients are locally sourced which adds some extra freshness to the flavours.

Little more…


Some fascinating trekking trails around the village, birdwatching, photography, hiking, the Chhengey falls, Lava Monastery, the famous Neora Valley trek, Rechela Danda viewpoint (10,600 ft), Alubari view point, the Mulkharka lake trek;…you’ll be spoilt for choices, if you are game. The Jaributi view point in Neora Valley National Park is best for capturing wildlife movement. Birds are abundant, orioles, flycatcher, minivets, pheasants, maynas, thrushes, the list is endless. The National Park boasts of an extremely rich biodiversity owing to the varying altitudes and is also home to the red panda, clouded leopard, flying squirrel, gural, the Royal Bengal Tiger to name a few.

How to get there

The New Mal Junction (72 kms) is the nearest railhead, next one being NJP(116 kms). Bagdogra is the nearest airport (124 kms).

Payment Policy

25% deposit is charged in by Bhramonik upon reservation. 50% of total to be paid in behalf of Longchu Nature Retreat after booking. Final balance to be paid to Longchu Nature Retreat after arrival.

Cancellation Policy

If government travel restrictions or hotel closure prevents your stay, the initial deposit paid to Bhramonik may be freely transferred to a future booking through Bhramonik (T&Cs apply).

For cancellations less than 90 days before arrival, Longchu Nature Retreat will keep/charge 50% of total. For cancellations less than 30 days before arrival, Longchu Nature Retreat will keep/charge full amount. For no-shows or early departures, Longchu Nature Retreat will keep/charge full amount. Cancellation fees kept by Longchu Nature Retreat may be used for a future stay at this property.

Payment and cancellation policies may vary with special offers.

Unless otherwise specified, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.


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