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Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu Trek
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Sandakphu Trek

West Bengal

Hill | Mountain | Scenic

  • Adventure parks
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snow adventures
  • Trekking
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Sandakphu Trek

West Bengal

Hill | Mountain | Scenic

  • Adventure parks
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snow adventures
  • Trekking

For all you nature lovers who are yet to get the taste of trekking, this GO Xclusive Sandakphu-Phalut trek is just perfect for you to test your stamina and strength. This moderate trek of North Bengal offers some of the best glimpses of four out of the five highest peaks of the World – Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Lhotse. Besides, you will view numerous other snow clad peaks of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim.

The GroupOuting Xclusive Sandakphu Trek is ideal for first timers as well as passionate trekkers who love the hills. We will take special care of your meals and adventure stays to make your trip as comfortable and memorable as possible. Encourage children and women to join the group and receive a 10% on their booking.

Submit your enquiry by filling up this form. Our travel expert will get back to you as soon as possible. Better still pick up your phone and call us at +91 9836640546 for a no-obligation free consultation.

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  • All transfers from nearest Railway station, Airport, Bus stand and of persons choice to hotel in a NON A.C. cab.
  • Foods Veg and Non-Veg both as per  demand on (B,L,D plan).
  • All Meals during Trek – Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner
  • Experienced Trek Guide
  • All necessary entry permits and permissions.
Day 1

Meet & Greet at Howrah, Board train to NJP: Members are welcomed by the GO team at the station an hour before train departure time. We board train, are allotted births, and start our overnight journey.

Day 2

Arrive in NJP, Head to Manebhanjan: The expected arrival of train is at 7:30 am. Members are escorted out of the platform towards waiting cabs that transfer guests to Manebhanjan. Dry packed breakfast is served enroute. We reach Manebhanjan by noon.

Members check in. Today is for leisure and acclimatization.

Scrumptious lunch is served to guests. In the afternoon, we meet our guide for the trek, our porters, and a briefing is done for the next day as we commence the trek early next morning.

The evening we spend in the small local market at Manebhanjan. After a short aclaimatization stroll around the town center, we return to have early dinner and retire to our rooms for rest.

Day 3

Trek starts from Manebhanjan to Tumbling 13Kms – 7 hrs: Early morning our GO team wakes you up with tea.
Quickly freshen up, and a wholesome breakfast awaits with another round of warm bevarages.
We start the trek at 7:00 am led by our Guide. 15 minutes through the trek, we reach the checkpost from where we get our permits.
After walking for an hour and a quarter, we reach Chitrey, our first stop for a break. It lies 3 km away from Manebhanjan. Chitrey is a small village at 8340 ft.
Further 3 kms ahead we reach Lamadhurey, another small hamlet of Tibetan families. We can halt for some tea or soup.
We trek for another 3 km to reach Meghma at an altitude of 9514 ft, so named due to the thick clouds that form a layer around you. It lies near the India Nepal border, and here the road branches off to Tonglu, another towards Tumling (in Nepal).
The last leg of our trek, another 2 kms and an hour of trek brings us to Tumbling 9600 ft. We stay overnight here. Sunset and sunrise views from Tumbling are to die for. We have dinner by 8pm and hit the bed after a long day.

Day 4

2nd Day of Trek to Kalipokhri 13 Kms 7 hours: Get up early morning with the bed tea ritual, followed by breakfast and start trek.

One km trek ahead we see the arch gateway of Sanglila National Park, home to Red Pandas, Pangolins, Himalayan black bear and Monals. For best chances of viewing them, visit during Spring.
We trek ahead for another 6 kms to reach Jhaubari that takes about 3 hrs, and stop for tea and refreshment.
One km ahead is Gairibas at 8600 ft., half an hour from last stop.
We move on another hour and a half uphill to reach Kaiyakatta, where we halt for a break. The next 4 kms will be easier descending down and we will reach Kalipokhri in another 1.5 hrs.
This is our night halt today, so we camp up, and take rest while hot soup is served. Soon we finish our hearty meal and hit the sack.

Day 5

Onward to Sandakphu 6 Kms 4 hours: Views from Sandakphu top is the highlight of the trek. Therefore we start super early this morning from Kalipokhri towards the highest point of West Bengal followed by tea and munches.
We descend down for 2 kms to reach Bhikeybhanjang, crossing Bhagsa on the way. Breakfast is served enroute at a halt at this point.
From this point up till Sandakphu is the steepest climb of the trek. The 4 kms of this trek will take 2 and half hours to complete.
We reach Sandakphu and check in. You will be enthralled by the 180 degree views  of the mountains Mt Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Chomolhari, Pandim, Three Sisters, Kumbhakarna etc.
The rest of the day is at leisure. Post lunch enjoy the views from your camp, the landing infront of the Sherpa Challet, or simply on the plain outside your hut.

Day 6

Onward Trek to Phalut through Rhododendron laden forests: Not just Rhododendron, we will cross forests of oaks, chestnut trees, magnolias and silver firs as we trek ahead. For our 21km trek today, we start early.
The views from the start is awesome. 14 kms into the trek stretching over 5 hours, we will cross Sabarkum or Sabargram.
Another 7 kms and 2.5 hrs ahead is Phalut, where we find the Trekkers Hut.
25 minutes ahead we reach the Phalut peak. The last km is a steep climb.
Take a look at Kanchenjunga at stone’s throw distance, it’s about 48kms along a straight line. View other peaks clearly from this point.
Enjoy sumptuous dinner after a very long and tiring day.

Day 7

Return from Phalut to Gorkhey 15Km 5 hours: The downhill trek is comparatively easy but steep and therefore we will go easy to put least amount of pressure on our knees and calf muscles.
We take a couple of halts to reach Gorkhey where we hault for the night. Its a small village with beautiful scenic beauty.
Post lunch, we can take a walk along the river bank. Members can take it easy and rest for the day.
Dinner and overnight stay at Gorkhey.

Day 8

Descending down to Srikhola 21 Kms: Gorkhey to Rammam is 9 kms uphill and 3 hrs away.
From here, the next 9 kms is level route, after which the trail descends down to Srikhola. Rammam to Srikhola is 12 kms.
Stay overnight at Srikhola.

Day 9

Descend down to Rimbik, and head to NJP: Our trek ends today. We take a leisurely morning, and post breakfast, trek downhill for two hours to Rimbik.
We halt at Rimbik and have lunch.
From Rimbik we take a cab down to NJP for our onward journey.
At NJP station we allot berths to members for their overnight train journey.

*Early next morning reach Howrah. Tour ends.
*Proceed on their own with lifetime memories.

Tariff Includes
  • Return Train fare for Economy Class with taxes
  • Night Stay accommodation
  • All Meals during Trek – Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Experienced Trek Guide
  • All necessary entry permits and permissions.
Tariff Excludes
  • Ex-Kolkata
  • AC Train Fare/ Flight to and From City of Origin. Economy/Sleeper train fare included.
  • Camera charges at Sanglila National Park.
  • Meals in train – dinner at Howrah and NJP.
  • Snacks outside meal plan.
  • Packaged drinking water.
  • Insurance and Tourist visa.
  • Porterage. We encourage our co travellers to carry their own backpacks. We will have a backup porter to help children or anyone feeling ill enroute with their luggage.
  • Additional charges apply for Foreign Nationals.
Essentials To Carry
  • Pack light. You will carry your own luggage.
  • Sun block cream.
  • Vaseline.
  • Rain cover.
  • Sleeping bag/quilt.
  • Woolen water/wind proof jacket.
  • Thermal top and bottom.
  • Trekking shoes (Not sports shoes, especially in winter)
  • Water bottle, water purifying tablets.
  • General medicine/ regular medicines.
  • 3 pair of socks.
  • Sufficient Undergarments
  • 1 change of top and bottoms (other than what you wear).
  • Plate, spoon and cup/mug.
  • Torch and change of batteries
  • Light towel
  • Tissue/Toilet papers are discouraged but keep arrangement if needed.
  • Personal toilet kit.
Points to remember

The highest point in the state of West Bengal, Sandakphu lies in the Sanglila range of Darjeeling district, located at a height of 11,929 ft (3636 mts). Sandakphu is the highest point of West Bengal, India. Sandakphu is a great start to your trekking experience since the trail is lovely, moderately easy and has tea houses through the route for comfortable night stays. However, for the adventure seekers, a camp stay is recommended.

Trekking to Sandakphu happens during spring as well as winter. The warmer months in April-May offers breathtaking views of the forests covered with Rhododendron and Magnolias, spruce and more than 600 varieties of orchids in full bloom. A wide range of wild life – the Red Panda among the most famous ones – can be seen lapped to tree branches on the trail. Winter treks in Sandakphu can be moderately difficult with heavy snow cover en-route, which makes it difficult to locate the tail. It is also freezing cold during the winters, although the clear skies offer spectacular views of the mountain ranges. For first timers, it is recommended to do this trek in Spring.

This GO Xclusive trek is for nature lovers of all ages who want to undertake this journey. Half the battle is won if you think you can do it. So we do not limit participation by enforcing an age limit. Join us as our expert team conducts this trek professionally taking care of every aspect from the time we meet.

Rules And Regulations

GroupOuting™ reserves the right to rearrange the itinerary depending on weather conditions or other factors outside our control. Amendments may be made to suit the accommodation availability without changing the total number of days in each destination. Even if there are any changes to the day to day activities planned, we would not compromise on any services.

The vehicle used may be AC or NAC based on availability and climate, and will be used for point to point transfer services only and is not at disposal. Clients are requested to follow the itinerary as general guidelines.

Payment Policy

In order to book a GroupOuting™ Exclusive tour, 50% payment is needed. Use the payment button to proceed booking the tour.

You will receive a payment receive on payment of booking fee. The remainder 50% fee has to be paid 15 days before the departure date.

The undisputed refund amount, if applicable, will be refunded within 10 days of notifying GroupOuting™.

Cancellation Policy
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, no cancellation fees will be applicable.
  • If cancellations are made within 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 20% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
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