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SANDAKPHU TREK ( EVEREST VIEW TREK)

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Duration

3 nights 4 days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

English, Hindi, Nepali

Overview

Sandakphu Trek in Darjeeling

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Everest and Kanchenjunga View Trek
  • Trek inside National Park
  • International Border of India and Nepal
  • Trek through rural villages of India and Nepal
  • Bird Watching Trek
  • Famous for Red Panda Trail

Itinerary

DAY 1 DARJEELING TO DHOTRE DRIVE (2HRS) LATER DHOTRE TO TUMLING TREK (3070MT/10072FT) 5/6HRS
DAY 1 DARJEELING TO DHOTRE DRIVE (2HRS) LATER DHOTRE TO TUMLING TREK (3070MT/10072FT) 5/6HRS

Start your morning by drive to maneybhanjyang from Darjeeling, In Maneybhanjyang we will take our breakfast and Entry Passport details. Later drive till dhotre which is another 45 minutes drive. From Dhotre the day walk is uphill and the trail passes through forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias. 1st day trek is not so long, before tumling we will reach tonglu where we will have our Lunch. After having lunch 30 minutes downhill trek till tumling, The trekker's hut at Tumling(2790m) is located on a hilltop overlooking the Sikkim Himalayas. Evening Go for sunset with our Guide
Dinner and Overnight in Tumling.

DAY 2 TUMLING TO KALAPOKHARI TREK (3186 MT / 10453FT) 4/5HRS
DAY 2 TUMLING TO KALAPOKHARI TREK (3186 MT / 10453FT) 4/5HRS

In day two of the trek, our guide will wake you up early morning and take you for sunrise. Later we will take our breakfast and undertake a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. From Tumling trails are straight for kilometer then later we descend few hundred meters down till Gairibans. Gairibans is a small village and also base for security forces of India. We usually stop in Gairibans for the Tea break before the uphill trek to Kalapokhari which is around 6 km from Gairibans. 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. Afternoon you are free to explore Kalapokhari, a small village of Nepal.
Later Dinner and Overnight in Nepal

DAY 3 KALAPOKHARI TO SANDAKPHU TREK (3636MT / 11929FT) 05 KMS 3/4HRS
DAY 3 KALAPOKHARI TO SANDAKPHU TREK (3636MT / 11929FT) 05 KMS 3/4HRS

Our day 03 in trek is the shortest trek so today we start late. After breakfast, start the trek to Sandakphu(3636m) which takes about 3/4hrs. Trek is short but trails are Uphill. After 5 Kms we finally reach Sandakphu. Sandakphu which is the highest point in the entire state of West Bengal is the place to view 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. After reaching sandakphu you will get Hot lunch then you are free to take rest or explore the area, later in the evening our Guide will take you for sunset in a place named “GOAT” located in Nepal side. If lucky one can see waves of Clouds below with amazing sunset.
Take dinner then Overnight Stay in Sandakphu

DAY 4 SANDAKPHU TO SIRIKHOLA TREK, LATER SIRIKHOLA TO DARJEELING DRIVE
DAY 4 SANDAKPHU TO SIRIKHOLA TREK, LATER SIRIKHOLA TO DARJEELING DRIVE

We wake early morning and go for Sunrise. View from sandakphu during the morning is extremely clear if the weather is good, changing color of mountains is also something to experience. After some time we take our breakfast then leave for Sirikhola, last day trek from sandakphu to sirikhola is entire downhill. Trek through the most beautiful forests of the Singalila range. One of the few places in the world where you might see a red panda in the wild.
Reach sirikhola by noon then take lunch, Later Drive to Darjeeling which is approx 4 hrs drive.
Reach Darjeeling, Trek Ends

Included/Exclude

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader, guide and Support staff
  • Accommodation (Lodge, Homestay)
  • Transportation ( Darjeeling to Dhotre / Sirikhola to Darjeeling)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg /Non Veg & Egg)
  • Trek equipment's: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required)
  • All Necessary Permits & Entry Fees
  • First aid medical kits
  • Porter to carry luggage ( 25 Kg of Luggage )
  • Alcohol , Cigarette and other personal expenses
  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to any circumstances. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Darjeeling , West Bengal

FAQs

What is the best time for Sandakphu Trek?
There are two best seasons to go for the Sandakphu trek. The first season, with the temperature ranges from 8 to 15 degrees, is from April to May and the second season is after the monsoon starting from October to early December when the temperature ranges from -5 to 5 degrees. The time for monsoon is from July to September, which is not the good time to visit Sandakphu.
Will there be snow on Sandakphu Trek?
If you are going for the trek between the months of October and early December, there are good chances to get a view of beautiful snow peaks in the clear blue sky
Which trek is better- Sandakphu or Goecha La?
Enriched with a good number of topography, Goecha La trek is a little more challenging with a maximum heights of up to 5200 m as compared to the Sandakphu trek with the heights of up to 3636 m only from the mean sea level. Moreover, during your trek in Sandakphu, you get the 270 degree view of the Himalayan ranges, on the other hand, Goecha La trek presents the view of only the Mt. Kanchenjunga. Talking about the connectivity over the phone, in a few places you can have the mobile signals during the Sandakphu Trek, but in the Goecha La trek you will be totally isolated from the outer world.
What is the difficulty level of Sandakphu Trek?
The level of difficulty for the Sandakphu trek is MODERATE with the mixed sections of steep and gradual ascents and the trail passing through the meadows and forest covers.
Will food and safe drinking water be provided during this trek?
Yes,food can be of your choice.Non veg or veg meals you can choose any along with the safe drinking water is provided throughout the trek.
Which type of shoes should I carry?
Normal Sneakers will work but should be in good condition.Its recommended to have thick sole shoe since most of the route you have to walk on boulders.
What are the clothing and equipments that need to be carried from our end?
As the temperature is cold throughout the trek with the possibilities of rain, we recommend that you carry woolen clothes, which can be full sleeves woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, windproof jacket, etc. along with a raincoat.
How is Sandakphu Trek weather?
The temperature range in Sandakphu goes from about -5 degrees Celcius in the winter months to about 15 degrees Celcius in the summer months. The last bit of December to early February sees snowfall in Sandakphu.
How do I get in shape for sandakphu trek?
Sandakphu trek is considered as an easy to moderate trek. If you are physically fit then you can easily do the trek but if there are few places where your trek can be strenuous. For that, you need to prepare yourself. For this, you can start jogging every day and then do cycling for some time. Always take the stairs without any breaks which will help you to keep fit. Also, start with brisk 10 minutes walk every day and then some physical exercise like stretching. You can also do some yoga every day to regulate your breathing properly.
What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the sandakphu trek?
While during trek in day time you wont find any washroom/toilet but once you reach the destination, you will get attach proper washroom/toilet.
How long will be sandakphu trek each day?
Trekking time for each day varies according to the location and height which you climb. If you are simply walking, a small amount will cover a large distance, but while climbing over an altitude, more time will be required to cover the same distance. Having said that, each day should not exceed more than 6 hours of trekking time.Normally we will work 5 to 6 hrs per day.
Do Foreginers Need Visa for Sandakphu Trek?
No , No visa is required for Sandakphu Trek.Yes it is true that sandakphu lies in border of India and Nepal,We will stay some night in Nepal During trek but since its a open border no Visa is required.
What documents we need to do Sandakphu Trek?
Everyone must carry their ID proof.Ids like Voter card,Aadhar card etc. Foreginers must need to carry Passport with Indian Visa on It.

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