Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu Trek

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The name Sandakphu means the 'Height of the Poison Plant', a direct reference to the profusion of the poisonous aconite plants that grow near the peak. The loftiest peak of the Singalila Range.

At an altitude of 3,636 m, it is located at a distance of 58 km. from Darjeeling. Trek to Sandakphu starts from Maneybhanjan, a small town near Darjeeling. Maneybhanjan can be reached from Siliguri via Ghoom/Darjeeling.

Trekking in Sandakphu Starts off from an altitude of 1,524 meters (5,000 ft) and Sandakphu epitomises the wild elemental grandeur of the snows. Nature here is at her pristine best, and the vista at the top is worth all the hardship endured on the way. The view from Sandakphu is unsurpassed by any view anywhere. Where else can be seen 180 degrees of snow-capped mountains which includes Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kumbhakarna, Kanchenjunga,Chomolhari in one single stretch of snows-an ethereal beauty.

Sandakphu is resplendent with the ethereal beauty of magnolias, rhododendrons, primulas and other sub-alpine flowers. It also contains more than 600 varieties of orchids, the largest to be found in a single geographical area in the world. For flora worshippers, the months of April and May are the best time of the year for the trek while for those who have an insatiable thirst for a view of the mountains, the best months are in autumn.

Country India
Area Eastern Himalaya
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Languages spoken Hindi, Nepali & English
Currency Indian Rupees
Visa requirements No Visa needed for Indians

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SITT SANDAKPHU TREKKING PACKAGE (6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS)

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT MANEYBHANJYAN (5000ft)
Reach NJP/IXB or Bagdogra in the morning. Meet our repre-sentatives and drive towards Maneybhanjyan. On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening sightseeing and acclimatisation. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 02: 5HR-6HR TREK TO TUMLING THROUGH CHITRE & MEGHMA (2790m)
Maneybhanjyang the starting point of the trek. The days walk, about 06 hrs, is uphill and the trail passes through small village of Chitre and forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias. The trekkers hut at Tumling (2790m) is located on a hill top overlooking the Sikkim Himalayas. Overnight at Tumling.

DAY 03: 5HR-6HR TREK TO KALEPOKHRI (3010m)
Continues Sandakphu Trek, we undertake a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. A long trek 14 kms to Kalepokhri (3010m). Reach Kalepokhri (famous for the pond of black water which never freezes and is revered by the local people) trekkers hut. Here we spend the night.

DAY 04: 5HR TREK TO SANDAKPHU (3636m)
Sandakphu Trek continues. After breakfast, start the trek to Sandakphu (3636m) which takes about 06 hrs. Sandakphu is the place to view the mountains. On a clear day one can see the peaks of Lhotse (8501m), Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8475m) of the Nepal Himalayas and the huge Kanchenjunga massif (8586m) along with other peaks of the Sikkim Himalayas. Overnight at Sandakphu.

DAY 05: 5HR-6HR TREK TO GURDUM (2800m)
Continues Sandakphu Trek, This day very early morning after a grand sunrise show and the breathtaking view of the greater Himalayas, we will come downhill to Gurdum (2800m) through a forest after breakfast. Overnight at Gur-dum

DAY 06: 5HR TREK TO SRIKHOLA / RIMBIK (2286m
Sandakphu Trek continues, After breakfast start trek to Srik-hola / Rimbik (2286m) which takes about 05 hrs. The trail passes through the villages of Srikhola and the forest pro-vides ample opportunities for birding. Overnight at Srikhola / Rimbik.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE – SRIKHOLA / RIMBIK TO SILIGURI
After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) - Guest are advised to start early and not to rush - Forwarding Journey.
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Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation - on sharing basis in Trekkers huts or homestay.
  • Food - A standard diet plan, i.e, Bed Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner & some refresh-ing beverages during trek. Plenty variety of food available on day to day basis.
  • Transport - wherever applicable, as per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced & skilled guides.
  • All permits (Singali la national park entry fee).
  • All porter and mule charges.

Cost Dose Not Includes:

  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • Camera Charge to forest department.
  • Personal porters.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips, Liquor ect.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other expense not mentioned in 'cost includes' above. Any lunch, dinner, snacks etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary.

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to package type.
We are not responsible for tour cancellation due to Force Majeure clause (Expenses / Cancellations incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc.) Additional expenses incurred due to Force Majeure Clause on the ongoing tour shall be borne by the guest on actual.
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