Situated at a driving distance of 45 minutes from Kaffer Lolegaon at a distance of 12 kms and at a driving distance of 1.5 hours from Lava, which is 27 kms from Kaffer Lolegaon, the small Lepcha village of Charkhol, popularly known as Charkhol Lolegaon, is indeed heaven on earth with all natural surroundings.
With the widest possible view of the snow capped view of mighty Kanchenjhengha, Charkhol offers an enigmatic warmth with honest hospitality, deep moist forest of huge Pine, Cypress, Oak, Shal and Rhododendrons. The place is a heaven for bird watchers. Several rare species including Blue Fronted Redstart, Indian Robin, Green Backed Tit, Pippit, Ashley Prinia and many others will surely amaze you. The chirps of this beautiful birds along with some very rare species of Butterflies all around will definitely charm you in Charkhol. Some wonderful variety of flowers and Flowers and Orchids adds beauty to the place.
The spectacle of scintillating sunrise or sensuous sunset from the nearby hilltop of Jhandi Dara is an experience of the lifetime. On clear days even the mighty Mt Everest is visible from the spot.
Charkhol offers quite a few short trek routes and excursion points too. An excursions to Kaffer Lolegaon(12Km), Lava (39Km), Rishyap (30Km), Pedong(50Km), Rishi (30Km from Pedong), Rikisom (53Km) and Gumba Dara (29Km) make holidays at Charkhol Lolegaon cherishable for lifetime.
The most lucrative attraction at Lolegaon is however, the famous 'Canopy Walk' along the hanging wooden footbridge amidst the huge pines and oaks, which gives the enthralling feel of the surrounding beauty and widerness.
The locals live mainly on farming and agriculture, Elaichi, Tea are the main plantations here and their hospitality is truly amazing. So, just pack your bags and get ready for a memory to be cherished for years.