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Singalila National Park
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Sandakphu Trek Details
Sandakphu Trek of Darjeeling is popularly known as a “Trekkers Wonderland”. It is the highest point in state of West Bengal.

Sandakphu Trek in Darjeeling can no doubt be regarded as one of the supreme treks in India along the lap of the mountains inside the Singalila national 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 trek 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 while Sandakphu trek 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 during sandakphu trek.

Sandakphu trek 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.

Departure & Return Location

Darjeeling Off Road Adventure Office

Trek Departure Time

7 am from Off Road Adventure Office

Price Includes

  • Government Certified Trained Guide
  • All meals from Day 1 Dinner - Day 4 Breakfast (bed tea,breakfast,lunch,evening tea,dinner )
  • All accommodations on triple/ Quad sharing during trek days.
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Air/Train fare
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.

Equipment's included

  • Walking Poles
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Head Lamps
  • Entrance Fees
Sandakphu Trek Itinerary

Day 1Darjeeling to Dhotre Drive (2hrs) Later Dhotre to Tumling Trek (3070mt/10072ft) 5/6Hrs

Start sandakphu trek with morning drive till maneybhanjyang, In maneybhanjyang we will take our breakfast and entry our passport details. We will then continue our drive till dhotre from maneybhanjyang which is another 45 minutes. Dhotre is a small village and also our trek starting point ,From dhotre the day hike is uphill and the trail passes through forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias. Day one trek is not so long, before tumling we will reach tonglu where we will have our Lunch.Tonglu is also the second highest point in entire West Bengal.Tonglu is famous for mountain view and also the research centre for medicinal plants. After having lunch and rest for while, another 30 minutes downhill trek till tumling, Tumling a small village at the border of India and Nepal is our destination for day one. The trekkers hut at Tumling(2790m) is located on a hill top overlooking the Sikkim Himalayas. Tumling is in Nepal side of border. Evening go for sunset with our Guide,later explore tumling
Dinner and Overnight in Tumling.

Day 2Tumling to Kalapokhari Trek (3186 mt / 10453ft) 4/5hrs

In day two our guide will wake you early morning and take you for sunrise. Later we will take our breakfast and start our day two trek, a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. From Tumling trails are straight for kilometre then later we descend few hundred meters down till Gairibans. Gairibans is a small village and also base for security forces of India ( SSB) . Gairibans is also famous for Bird watching and Red panda destination, 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 3Kalapokhari to Sandakphu Trek (3636mt / 11929ft) 05 Kms 3/4hrs

Day three during sandakphu trek is the shortest trek, we start late today. After breakfast, we start our trek to Sandakphu(3636mt) which takes about 3/4 hrs. Trek is short but trails are Uphill. After 5 km we finally reach Sandakphu. Sandakphu which is the highest point in the entire state of West Bengal is famous for its mountain view. On a clear day, one can see the peaks of Lhotse (8501mt), Everest (8848mt) and Makalu (8475mt) of the Nepal Himalayas and the huge Kanchenjunga massif (8586mt) along with other peaks of the Sikkim Himalayas. After reaching sandakphu you will be welcomed with 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.
Evening Tea/ coffee and later take dinner then Overnight Stay in Sandakphu

Day 4Sandakphu to Sirikhola Trek,Later Sirikhola to Darjeeling Drive

On day four of our Sandakphu trek, we wake early morning and go for Sunrise. View from sandakphu during the morning is extremely clear if weather is good, changing colour of mountains during sunrise is something to experience.Our guide will brief you about mountain ranges and entire vegetation. After the briefing you are free to take pictures and enjoy your time, later we take our breakfast then we will leave for Sirikhola. our last day trek from sandakphu to sirikhola is entire downhill. Trek through the most beautiful pine and rhododendron 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, be fresh then take lunch. Later Drive to Darjeeling in our company vehicle for approx 4 hrs drive with our guide.
Reach Darjeeling, Collect you materials or leftovers from office and our Guide will drop you till Hotel.
Trek Ends


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Couple Traveller

Setting up the trek was very easy. I appreciated the quick feedback from the company when I first reached out for more info.

We were unlucky with the weather but it was still a nice trek. I really enjoyed my time and the change of scenery from the other big cities in India.

Sekhar was a tremendous guide and overall a great human. Very professional, personable, kind, and thoughtful. He felt bad we couldn’t see some of the views at the top of the mountain and wanted to make sure we got the most out of our trek. I had a fantastic time!

May 3, 2018


Couple Traveller

Had a blast with Off Road Adventure
My partner and I completed a 6 day trek to Sandakphu with our guide, Sekhar. He was great – very knowledgeable of local geology, plants, animals etc, super accommodating (helped us to find people to teach us how to make momos), and very social with us and everyone that we visited. We found that Off Road Adventures had the best prices in the area. It was a great trek with even greater people. Enjoy your trip with ORA. Ask for Team OFF ROAD ADVENTURE!

April 18, 2018


Couple Traveller

Overall, I would highly recommend Off Road Adventures and Sekhar (our guide). I went with 2 of my friends, and Off Road Adventures were able to accommodate our tight schedule by organizing a three day itinerary trekking through Singalila National Park and providing us with a personal guide. Sekhar was an incredible guide – he was extremely nice as well as knowledgeable about the area we were hiking through, since he’s done expeditions there for so many years already. All three of us are from the US, and Sekhar’s English was also really good, which was nice. This was truly an unforgettable experience and all three of us were thrilled that Sekhar was such a great guide and was able to show us 4 of the 5 highest peaks of the Himalayas.
A little bit about our actual trek – Each day, we trekked an average of 11 miles (or ~18km) – the first two days were mostly flat or uphill, and the third day was almost all downhill. All three of us thought that the 3 day trek was the perfect amount of time, especially as the downhill part on the third day made our legs rather sore, and we weren’t sure if we would have been able to complete a 4th day. We stayed in lodges up in the mountains during our two nights there, and I would recommend bringing some warm clothes, because although you don’t need it that much for the actual hiking, it gets really cold the second night on top of the mountain (I went in late November), and there’s no heat. We didn’t shower for the duration of the trip, so bringing baby wipes could be helpful, and there weren’t outlets to charge your phone, so I would recommend bringing a power bank as well.

November 28, 2017


Group Traveller

A memorable Sandakphu – Phalut Trek
While we love trekking in Himalayas, we were a little concerned on this trek at the start of the monsoon season. Eventually there were only little and occasional rains. Great help in planning and preparation for this trek converted this into a memorable family event. We got a mesmerizing view of Kanchenjunga and Everest from Phalut. The misty and rhododendron studded valleys seemed out of the world. There are not a lot of options in terms of stay but we were always offered the best options available. This trek will remain in our heart for a long time. Not only my wife and I but our teenage kids had a great time.

Many compliments and thanks to our guide Shekar, and our asst guide/porter, Jerry from Off Road Adventures. They were available for every query and help throughout. Sangey gave all the right tips for this trip beforehand for good planning and personally drove us to the starting point at Dhotre.

June 4, 2017


Couple Traveller

Everest View Trek
Thanks Off Road and my awesome guide Shekhar Biswakarma for a tremendous trek to see Everest and Khangchendzonga. I had a wonderful time. Can’t wait to go on my next adventure with Off Road.

I highly recommend Off Road for any visitors to India. The company is extremely professional. Their guides are very personable and excellent English speakers, and wonderful people beyond that

April 20, 2017
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