5 Days
Duration
Darjeeling
Destination
3636m
Altitude
Trekking
Activities
One of the finest Everest View Trek in India inside Singalila National Park. Enjoy 180-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan Peaks
Sandakphu is popularly known as a “Trekkers Wonderland”. It is the highest Region in West Bengal.

Sandakphu Trek can no doubt be regarded as one of the supreme treks in India along the lap of the mountains inside the Singalila Park, delivering a captivating view of most of the highest peaks of the Himalayas, including the Mt. Everest; it gives you an ear to ear 180° panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan Peaks.

Standing at a height of 1,524 meters (5,000 feet), Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal. Sandakphu characterizes the rudimentary opulence of the snow, an experience that one would keep safe in the layers of their beautiful memories to their deathbed. Sandakphu is a place where nature welcomes you to an untouched environment, the untainted piece of land wanting to have Romance with every fragment of your soul. The view of the Himalayan mountains from Sandakphu remains unmatched and the serenity of having 180 degrees of panoramic view of snow capped mountains cannot be beaten by the views of the rest of the world altogether.

Witness the surreal beauty of the mountains including Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kumbha Karna, Kanchenjunga, Chomholhari, all as a single stretch of unmatched wonder of snow.

Sandakphu lets you venture into the world of floral beauty and find an eternal joy to heart while you witness the magnificence magnolias, rhododendrons and other sub-alpine flowers. Sandakphu is also a well-known hub of the orchids, with more than 600 varieties of orchids blooming in it – in fact it is the largest to be found in a single geographical area in the world. For those who have flowers as a part of their religion, no other months than April and May can quench their thirst while they trek through the Rhododendron forests, enjoying the sight of all the beautiful flowers that nature has gifted the place with. And for those who have an infinite passion for viewing the mountains, the best months are in the season of autumn.

Day 01) : DARJEELING – MANEYBHANJYANG – TUMLING

Day 02) : TUMLING – KALAPOKHARI

Day 03) :  KALAPOKHARI- SANDAKPHU

Day 04) :  SANDAKPHU – GURDUM

Day 05) :  GURDUM – RIMBIK – DARJEELING

  • Easy terrain
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Unique landscape
  • Border Nepal and India
  • Best Sunrise View
  • View of High altitude Peaks like Kanchenjunga, Everest, Makalu etc.
  • Highest Point of West Bengal State
  • Local Gorkha Village

  • Expenses of Personal : Telephone, Alcohols, Cold Drinks, Entry fee of places and Personal Insurance
  • Covers immediate medical facilities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide, strike, accidents, natural calamities, ropeway and tips etc

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Darjeeling Sight seeing

  • Nights at Home stay / Lodges accommodation
  • Days Trekking

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Entry fees

Additional information

GradeModerate
RouteManeybhanjyang – Sandakphu – Rimbick
Day 01) Darjeeling-Maneybhanjyang – Tumling: (2790mt / 9153ft) 12 kms- 5/6hrs
After Breakfast. Morning Drive till Maneybhanjyang, Maneybhanjyang the starting point of the trek. The day walk 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 02) Tumling – Kalapokhri: (3186mt / 10452ft) 14kms – 5/6hrs
After Breakfast 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 Kalapokhri(3010m). Reach Kalapokhri (famous for the pond of black water which never freezes and is revered by the local people) trekkers hut where we spend the night.
Day 03) Kalapokhri – Sandakphu: (3636mt / 11929ft) 5kms – 4/5hrs
After breakfast, start the trek to Sandakphu(3636m) which takes about 05hrs. 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 04) Sandakphu – Gurdum: (2800mt / 9186ft) 11kms -5/6hrs
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 Gurdum.
Day 05) Gurdum – Rimbik- Darjeeling
After breakfast start trek to Rimbik(2286m) . The trail passes through the villages of Srikhola and the forest provides ample opportunities for birding. Reach Rimbik, rest for while then Drive back to Darjeeling. Trip Ends
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Q1. Are you a licensed trekking agency ?
Yes, we are a licensed Darjeeling trekking operators. We have been organizing tours, Treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than eleven years.

Q2. Can your guides speak English ?
Our guide and his assistants speak reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

Q3. Do you arrange private sandakphu trek?
Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of your friends are wanting to go for this trip you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Q4. How difficult are the treks ?
Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking.

Q5. When is the best season for sandakphu trek ?
In India We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have some departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during the best months. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.

Q6. What is the general everyday duration of the  sandakphu trek ?
The duration of the trek depends on interests which you have. Generally, your trek can range from 4-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. Duration can be Customized.

Q7. What are the sources of drinking water supply during sandakphu trek ?
In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water at every place so you can easily plan to buy mineral water during the trekking period. If you are in camping sandakphu trek with Off road adventure our kitchen staff will make sure to give u boil water throughout the trek.

Q8. What kind of luggage should I bring for sandakphu trek?
If you are joining our trekking trips, you should be bringing trekking rucksack- which to be carried by our Sherpa helper and you bring separate day bag (20 to 30 ltrs recommended) where you could put your day required thing along with your valuable document- passport, money etc. We would provide you our trekking duffle bag if you do not have proper trekking bags so it is not a problem.
If you are joining our tours, you can bring suitcase or any other common luggage bag you have. Usual travelling bags are fine.

Q9. What should I pack for sandakphu trek?
This is a very frequently asked question but of course it depends entirely on your destination, the season you’re travelling in and the activities you’ll participate in. The most important thing to pack is your sense of humor because this can get you through any situation – including lost luggage. For sandakphu trek you should be having warm clothing, bring your regular clothing stuff for tours. Please see each trip itinerary for the required equipment for the trips.

Q10. What type of food is served during sandakphu trek ?
Normally Indian foods will be served during sandakphu trek.During sandakphu trek we will get tea house in entire route so one can even order what he,she likes to eat.

Q11. Do you provide any equipment while sandakphu trek ?
we provide equipments like sleeping bags, feather jacket,walking sticks, head torch etc during trek to sandakphu, since sandakphu trek is a tea house trek so no camping equipments are needed.

Q12. Is there electricity during the sandakphu trek ?
we do get electricity during sandakphu trek, the entire route have solar lights in trekking lodges.

Q13. How safe travelling alone women with your company ?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We have been organizing private treks, tours to solo women travelers since our establishment, we have trained our guides especially on this regards so do not hesitate to join us. We assure you our great safety during your trip with us. We can also Provide Lady Guide if asked.

Q14. What about security during trekking ?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the India Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Q15. What problems can arise on altitude ?
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q16. What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness ?
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

Q17. Are your staffs equipped/trained & insured ?
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. Most of our staffs are trained mountaineers who are certified by various mountaineering institute of India, Some have experience of Working in trekking field for more then two decades making our Company a team of Qualified and Experienced Trekkers. We provide one of the best informative guides for your holidays who can explain about Culture, Geography, Eco system, Plants and History. Some are multi lingual also.

Q18. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget ?
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips.

Q19. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services ?
Yes, we can arrange all kind of flight tickets and services. Additional help will be provided for you to the different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Paragliding, jungle safari etc according to your interest and requirements.

Q20. Can we change the sandakphu trek itinerary ?
Yes you can change the sandakphu trek itinerary depending on your need. Shortest sandakphu trek is of 3 days.

Sandakphu Trek Darjeeling
Sandakphu Trek Darjeeling