• SANDAKPHU TREK

  • Region - Uttarakhand
  • Base Camp - Tumling
  • Duration 5 days
  • Stay Tea House/ Guest House
  • Difficulty Moderate

Budget

Accommodation: On double / single occupancy basis

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Detail itinenary
  • Today, you will drive from Darjeeling to Manibhanjan which is the starting point of the trek.
  • Trek to Tumling begins.
  • After trekking uphill for about 3 kms you will reach Devrali.
  • Trail from Manibhanjan till Devrali weaves through forest of Rhododendron & Oak trees.
  • There are few small tea stalls in Devrali where you can relax.
  • From Devrali the climb is gentle till Tumling.
  • Trail from here is a mix of meadows & forest.
  • Overnight in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • Post breakfast we head to Kalepokhri
  • It is going to be a flattish walk and the gradient is easy.
  • The trail is a mix of forest and meadows.
  • Views along the trail are breathtaking with meadows and mountains.
  • Overnight stay in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • Today you will climb Sandakphu.
  • The gradient is difficult and a completely uphill walk.
  • Trail is a mix of forest and meadows. You will be cutting though forest of Oak and Rhododendron and get to see many Himalayan birds.
  • Sandakphu is the vantage point from where you will witness magnificent views of Nepal & Sikkim.
  • Also, awe- inspiring views of Mount Everest & Kanchenjunga peaks.
  • Overnight in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • The trail today is a downhill one to Timrue
  • Entire trail is forested, a nature lovers dream.
  • Overnight in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • Today the trail is almost flattish from Timrue to Shrikola.
  • The trekking trail weaves through mix forest of Oak & Rhododendron.
  • After arriving at Shrikhola, you drive to Darjeeling.
Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu Trek is categorized in easy to moderate type of treks in Nepal & West Bengal region which offers some unmatched views of the Himalayas, with a clear view of Everest and Kanchenjunga. The hilly trails are quite approachable and add up a lot more attraction for Trek enthusiasts heading for short treks which can be easily accessible and yet beautiful.

Trekking at Sandakphu is quite tiring but has a mystical charm. Situated at an altitude of 3636m is one of the highest peaks of West Bengal. It is situated at the edge of the Singalila National Park on the West Bengal - Sikkim border and is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge. The Singalila Ridge is considered to be the best spot to view the Kanchenjunga Peak also known as the Sleeping Buddha.

Trek to Sandakphu is a mountain trail that cuts through forests alpine meadows and small villages that reach the vantage point to give a clear, breath-taking view of the Himalayas.

First leg of the trek will take you to Tumling from Manibhanjan from where the trek commences. Trail here is a gentle climb and a mix of meadows & forests. Fun fact Tumling falls in Nepal. The next day trek to Kalephokhri begins which is a flattish walk offering surreal views of alpine meadows and Himalayan Mountains. Trail to Sandakphu is a difficult one with the climb being completely uphill. After reaching Sandakphu you will witness magnificent views of Nepal & Sikkim and Mount Everest & Kanchenjunga peaks which seem an arms length away. From Sanadakphu,trek to Timrue begins. The trail on this day is completely downhill through a forested region. The next day we trek to Shrikhola, from where we drive back to Darjeeling.

Sketch Itinerary

Day 01: Darjeeling - Manibhanjan - Tumling (Drive / 1hr & Trek / 5 - 6 hrs)

Day 02: Tumling - Kalepokhri (Trek / 5 6 hrs)

Day 03: Kalepokhri - Sandakphu (Trek / 4 -5 hrs)

Day 04: Sandakphu - Gurdum -Timure (Trek/ 6-7 hrs)

Day 05: Timure - Shrikhola - Darjeeling (Trek / 2- 3 hrs & Drive 3 - 4 hrs)

Detail itinenary
  • Today, you will drive from Darjeeling to Manibhanjan which is the starting point of the trek.
  • Trek to Tumling begins.
  • After trekking uphill for about 3 kms you will reach Devrali.
  • Trail from Manibhanjan till Devrali weaves through forest of Rhododendron & Oak trees.
  • There are few small tea stalls in Devrali where you can relax.
  • From Devrali the climb is gentle till Tumling.
  • Trail from here is a mix of meadows & forest.
  • Overnight in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • Post breakfast we head to Kalepokhri
  • It is going to be a flattish walk and the gradient is easy.
  • The trail is a mix of forest and meadows.
  • Views along the trail are breathtaking with meadows and mountains.
  • Overnight stay in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • Today you will climb Sandakphu.
  • The gradient is difficult and a completely uphill walk.
  • Trail is a mix of forest and meadows. You will be cutting though forest of Oak and Rhododendron and get to see many Himalayan birds.
  • Sandakphu is the vantage point from where you will witness magnificent views of Nepal & Sikkim.
  • Also, awe- inspiring views of Mount Everest & Kanchenjunga peaks.
  • Overnight in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • The trail today is a downhill one to Timrue
  • Entire trail is forested, a nature lovers dream.
  • Overnight in a good quality guest house/hotel
  • Today the trail is almost flattish from Timrue to Shrikola.
  • The trekking trail weaves through mix forest of Oak & Rhododendron.
  • After arriving at Shrikhola, you drive to Darjeeling.
PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation: On single & double sharing only
  • Meals: Enhanced food menu to meet the nutrition needs of the trekkers. Wide   variety of veg & non veg to be served (non veg will be served at base hotel/camp only)
    Day 01: Evening tea & snacks, Dinner
    Day 02: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & snacks, Dinner
    Day 03: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & snacks,  Dinner
    Day 04: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & snacks, Dinner
    Day 05: Breakfast
  • 1 Professional guides with 1 assistant guide to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee for Indian guest only
  • Basic first aid for the group
PRICE EXCLUSIONS
  • Transport of any nature (the cost will be divided amongst the final number of trekkers)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Bottled water, alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc
  • Personal porter/mule for personal luggage throughtout the trip (we can arrange this on request with an extra cost of Rs. 2000 per bag per person of 10 kg)
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
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