Lepchakha is a small Drukpa village on a hilltop inside the Buxa Tiger reserve. The village is located close to Bhutan, the areal distance not being more than 2 to 3 kms. There is a boarder outpost of the security agencies here. The village has a very small population of about a hundred people.
From Buxa Fort, you can do the Lepchakha Trek. Lepchakha is further 4 km from Buxa Fort via Tashigaon. The place is a flat plateau surrounded by 5 hills. The view from the place is extraordinary. You can see all the rivers of the Dooars region from Lepchakha.Jayanti, the beautiful place beside the meandering Jayanti River is also nearby and you can spend a day there also.
A dukhpa village that can be reached after the trekking of 3 hours in Buxa Tiger Reserve
The beautiful village is surrounded by Buxa Tiger Reserve forest of North Bengal and is often called the heaven of DOORS ( Doors means the places that served as gateway to Bhutan in North Bengal). The place is still isolated from facilities like road communication and electricity. It can only be reached through a small trek that starts from Santalabarie,a small village village of Buxa Tiger Reserve. The trek is around 3 hours and takes you through the ruins of Buxa Fort that was once served as prison in the times of British empire. Lepchakha village is inhabited by Dukhpa tribe, the main tribe of Bhutan. The village unknowingly fell under Indian territory during the time of demarcation and so the village though falls in India has a culture that strongly depicts the country of Bhutan. You will still find that all the houses still have the image of Bhutan King and queen in spite of being Indian. The place is locally famous for an ancient treatment of stone bath that was originally practiced by the Lepcha tribe. So you can avail this ancient treatment in Lepchakha and heal you conscience from different types of illness.