SANDAKPHU TREK

The Best of Himalayas

Height

11,950ft

Best Time

November to March

Darjeeling, West Bengal

veritable paradise for trekkers and adventure seekers

Sandakphu, located in North West of Darjeeling at an altitude of 11,900 feet is the highest peak of West Bengal State. The Sandakphu trek is an absolute delight for trekkers as you can see the panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas including four of the highest peaks in the world Mt. Kanchenzongda, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. The heavenly experience of walking through the Forest of blooming rhododendrons, giant magnolias, spruce and wide range of amazing orchids is something you will find nowhere else. The trekking route passes through Singalila National Park which is another attraction of this trek.

New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the closest railway station. If you want to travel by Air then closest Airport is Bagdogra.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL – ⅖

SIKKIM

Max. Altitude 3636 M

INR 7000 + GST / Person

The whole journey was very exciting and exhilarating. Climbing mountains, crossing rivers, the forests , the peace and tranquility of the atmosphere,the sound of the wind ,the sunset, and sunrise,the beauty of the mountains,the valleys and ravines, the waterfalls, the woods, the birds and the animals, the lovely local, the camping , the food and such endless activities were breathtaking.

Tonoya Das

Avid Traveler | Foodie

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Drive from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjang via Ghoom (110 kms, 6 hrs)

We will start our trek after an early morning drive from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjang a small Buddhist Sherpa village. Our first camp will be at Tonglu and trek to Tonglu is through dense forest and hillside covered with wild flowers and breathtaking view of Kanchendzonga and its neighbouring peaks like Kabru north, Sleeping Buddha etc. Overnight stay in tents / Lodge.

Day 2: Trek from Maneybhanjang – Tonglu – Kalipokhari (9 kms, 5 hrs)

Start our trekking after an early morning exercise and breakfast through farmlands and small village inhabited with friendly villagers. You will find the rhododendron flowers in abundance along the trek route. Overnight stay in tents or huts at Kalipokhari.

Day 3: Trek from Kalipokhari – Sandakphu (10 kms , 5 hrs)

Sandakphu is situated at an altitude of 3,636 m and is around 58 kms from Darjeeling and commands some the spectacular views of Kanchendzonga massif and other near by Himalayan peaks. The initial trek descends to the “Valley of Poison” – Bikhebhangang and then steep climb to Sandakphu which takes around 3-4 hours.

Day 4: Trek from Sandakphu – Phalut Top ( 8 kms , 5 hrs)

Phalut is the highest point in the Singalila Range and trek from Sandakphu to Phalut is most fascinating part of the entire Sandakphu Trek. Silver fir forest and rhodendron makes most of the beautiful scene.

Day 5: Trek from Phalut – Rammam via Gorkhey (15 kms , 7 hrs)

Start your trek through beautiful dense forest of Pines, Chestnut, Hemlock, Oak etc till the trail reaches the meeting point of two streams called Gorkhey. Gorkhey is small beautiful place where you can enjoy your packed lunch after a bath in the stream. After enjoying our lunch we will trek further towards Rammam.

Day 6: Trek from Rammam – Rimbik (9 kms , 6 hrs)

The trekking trail from Rammam to Rimbik is almost level walk for around 9 Kms and then it descends to small village called Sirikhola and then after 1 Kms of steep trekking we reach Rimbik. Overnight stay in tent of trekker’s hut.

Day 7: Drive from Rimbik to Darjeeling (58 kms drive)

Drive from Rimbik to Darjeeling.

INCLUDED AND NOT

 

  • Accommodation during Trek (camping) on sharing basis. YES
  • Meals while on trek.YES
  • Qualified and experienced Guide.YES
  • All forest, state, trail permitsYES 

     

  • First aid medical kitsYES
  • Services of an expert support trek team (guides, cooks, helpers)YES
  • Adventure activities and games after the trek if time permitsYES
  • Food during transit is not included (to and fro the base camp)NOT

     

  • Backpack offloading chargesNOT

     

  • No suitcases/trolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.NOT

     

  • Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc.NOT

     

  • Personal expenses of any kind.NOT

     

  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason.NOT

     

  • Anything on your behalf NOT

     

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