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Sandakphu Trek

Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days

Sandakphu Trek Brief Ideas
  • Location :  Sandakphu is the highest point of West Bengal State, located  on India - Nepal border at an height of 3636 mtr from the sea level
  • Best time For Sandakphu Trekking : October to Mid December and Mid February to June. Summer is full of Rhododendron bloom, which make the hill more beautiful. During winter visitors can enjoy the snowfall. The towering Mount Kanchenjunga stand high on its north. Mount Everest, Makalu and Lhotse are distinctly visible on a clear day
  • Pick Up & Drop Location : NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri Bus Station
  • Accommodation : Private Lodge / Trekkers Hut ( Private Lodges can be chosen from Standard & Deluxe Categories)
  • Food  : Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks, Dinner with Titbits during Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude to be gained during Sandakphu Trek : 3636 Mtr or 11,926 ft ( Sandakphu)
  • Base Camp : Maneybhanjang
  • Distance from Base Camp to Sandakphu Top : 35 Km
  • Difficulties of the Sandakphu Trekking : Easy to Moderate
  • Pick Up & Drop : NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri

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Overview of Sandakphu 

The highest point of West Bengal situated on the border of West Bengal of India and Nepal at an altitude of around 12,000 ft and in the area of  Singalila National Park. The name Sandakphu – which means "Height of the Poison Plant" derives from poisonous plants that grow near the top. Any clear day anyone can be mesmerized by the awesome view of Mt. Kanchenjunga (3rd Highest peak in the world) and other neighbouring peaks. On the right  beautiful Snow peaks of Bhutan and China are clearly visible .Watching Mt. Everest ( The highest Peak in the world ), Lhotse and Makalu is really a dream to  mountain lovers and those are distinct from here.  While going to Sandakphu,  some parts of the routs enter into Nepal. One  can experience light to heavy snowfall during winter,  Spectacular view of snow caped peaks of blue mountains , valleys of Nepal & West Bengal, lots of known and unknown species of birds, flowers and trees with will mesmerize a nature lover . Few lucky people can get the glimpses of one of the most endangered animals of the world, "RED PANDA".

Like twin baby the other destination is Phalut on Singhalila Range situated close to 12000 ft and  is just 22 kilometers away from Sandakphu. The Phalut top is try junction of Nepal, Sikkim and India. Another attraction of this area is the old Landover  introduced by British people in the year 1948. Traveling up to Sandakhu (Some time up to Phalut) by Landrover is a memorable experience for those tourists who are not able to walk. There are lots of trekking route from Sandakphu and Phalut for the amateur and professional trekkers. 

Sandakphu - Phalut trek route starts from Maneybhanjan - a small village in Darjeeling hills. The distance between Darjeeling to Sandakphu is 59 kms. Trekkers can make a base in either Darjeeling or Maneybhanjan before starting Sandakhu - Phalut trek. A season trekker can make the journey within two days. But for normal or ameteur trekkers it is better to cover the distance between Maneybhanjan to Sandakphu in three days. 

 

Brief Itinerary of Sandakphu Trek

Day 01 : New Jalpaiguri Railway Stn. / Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri to Maneybhanjan

  • Maneybhanjan Altitude : 7100 ft
  • Distance from Pick Up Point : 83 Kms ( 4.5 Hrs Drive)

Day 02 : Maneybhanjan to Tonglu / Tumling

  • Trek Distance : 11 Kms
  • Average Time to reach the Destination : 3.5 hrs to 4 hrs
  • Altitude : 10,004 ft

Day 03 : Tonglu / Tumling to Sandkphu 

  • Trek Distance  : 24 Kms
  • Average Time to reach the Destination  : 8 hrs to 8.5 hrs
  • Altitude : 11, 926 ft 

Day 04 : Sandakphu to Sree Khola

  • Trek Distance : 18 Kms
  • Average Time to reach the Destination : 7 hrs to 7.5 hrs 
  • Altitude : 6500 ft

Day 05  : Sree Khola to NJP Railway Stn / Bagdogra Airport

  • Distance to the Drop Point : 145 Kms
  • Average Time to reach : 5.5 hrs to 6 hrs

 

Sandakphu trek detail itinerary :

Day 01 : NJP / IXB / Siliguri to Maneybhanjang
Receive and transfer to Maneybhanjang. Maneybhanjan is the gateway to Singalila National Park and Sandakphu trek / tour. Maneybhanjan is a small hamlet and at an altitude of 2150 metre or 7100 ft above the sea level. It is located just on the International border of India and Nepal and the border is demarketed by a small drain covered with a culvert. In local dialect the meaning of Maneybhanjang is “ A valley of ancient stupas”.

For acclimatization it is required to stay one night in Manybhanjan before proceeding to Sandakphu trekking

Day 02 : Maneybhanjan to Tonglu / Tumling  
From the beginning of the Sandakphu trek, the road is almost stiff and seems to throw the challenge to the trekkers. But once habituated the road has become most friendly offers the view of spell bound natural beauty  and gradually climbs up through forests of rhododendron, giant magnolias, spruce and other trees of sub-alpine region and not to mention, more than 600 varieties of orchids – the largest to be found in one geographical area in the world.  After 03 kms from Maneybhanjan there is a short break in Chitrey. From Chitrey the road goes to Meghma, which lies under the cloud cover and where the clouds are worshipped as mother deity. The main road bifurcates from Megham and one leads to Tumling ( Nepal) and the another to Tonglu ( India). Both the road pass through the dense jungle and hill sides covered by wild flowers. From Tonglu the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and its surrounding snow capped hills are fully mesmerizing.

Day 03 : Tonglu / Tumling to Sandakphu  
Very early morning watch the sunrise on Mt. Kanchenjunga. Tonglu offers the rare impression of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim and Kumbhkarna,  which is called Slipping Shiva or  Slipping Buddha by local people. From Tonglu / Tumling road leads to Gairibus ( 2621 Mt.), which is 09 kms down way and takes around 3 hrs to reach.  After a little break road starts going upward and proceeds to Kali Pokhri ( 3170 Mt.) through Singalila National Park.

Singlalila National Park is the highest National Park is West Bengal, which spreads over 2400 mt to 3650 mt. above the sea level and covers on an area of 79 sq. Kms. This virgin forest offers the spectacular view of the Himalayan mountains and enriched mainly by alpine, changes with the range in altitude. Trees found in this national park are Rhododendron, Magnolia, Oak, Hemlock, Silver Fir, Juniper, Mailing Bamboo etc and number of wild animal like Leopard, Red Panda, Barking Deer, Pangolin etc. It also hosts of varieties of birds like Cuckoo, Hornbills, Pigeons, Golden Eagles and large number of Migratory Birds.

There is a small lake in Kalipokhri which holds the same name, The colour of the water of the lake is surprisingly dark and considered to be sacred by the local people. The lake is fenced by Buddhist prayer flags and gives the view of Sandakphu Peak.

Beekay Bhanjan is around 2 kms away from Kali Pokhri and also known as the “ Valley of the Poisonous Plants”, as large number of Medical plantation are here. The most arduous and challenging part of the route starts from Beekay Bhanjan and offer the 06 kms ordeal. But after crossing this part all the tiredness of stiff climbing vanish once the road ends suddenly on the top of the Sandakphu Hill, the highest point of West Bengal and offers one of the most fascinating panoramic view of some of the world’s highest mountain summits  covering 270 degree on entire North. 

Day 04 : Sandakphu to Sri Khola 
After watching one of the most stunning sunrise on Mt. Kanchenjunga from Sandakphu in the very early morning it is time to descend to Sri Khola. Strenous trek route passes through dense forest of Rohododendron, Magnolia and Oak and Dead Valley ( this valley named Dead Valley after the fire broke and entire tree lines of this area were burnt down ) to Sri Khola, which is named after a beautiful wild stream. Sri Khola is surrounded by dense forest, orchids and home of numerous birds. Sitting on the bank of Khola or Stram after a tiresome day trek is really soothing.

Day 05 : Sri Khola to Rimbick 
An easy trek route of 6 kms from Srikhola to Rimbick can be covered by a simple leisure walk. From Rimbick transferred to NJP Railway Stn. / Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri . Tour End.
 

How to reach to the nearest Point of the Basecamp for starting Sandakphu Trek

NJP Railway Station is one of the most important Railway Stns in North East India. It is  located in the Siliguri City and well  connected with the almost every major cities in India.  Numerous trains from every part of India touch NJP Railway Stn. It is  85 kms away from the base camp Maneybhanjan and it takes around 4 hours to reach Maneybhanjan from NJP Rly. Stn.

Bagdogra Airport is the most important Airport in North East. Right now this Airport is well connected with almost all the major cities in India and frequency of flights have been increased enough. It is  83 kms away from the base camp Maneybhanjan and it takes around 4 hours to  reach from Bagdogra Airport

Siliguri is very much connected by Bus with Kolkata & Guwahati. Numerous Luxury & Deluxe Coaches daily operate from these cities

 

Other Information 

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Purified Drinking Water ( Sealed Drinking Water Bottle to be charged on extra)
  • 01 Extra Lunch on the day of the departure
  • 01 Experienced Trek Guide for throught the Trekking
  • Expert Cook
  • First Aid
  • All Entry Fees
  • Pick Up and Drop NJP Railway Stn / Bagdogra Airport / Siliguri
  • Vehicle as per Choice ( Sumo / Maxx / Small Vehicle / Innova etc)
  • Vehicle  will be provided as per Itineray only and Not on Disposal basis
  • All Parking, Toll, Driver's allowance etc
  • Cap
  • Sunglass
  • Cotton T Shirt
  • Track Suite
  • Woolen Garmets
  • Cargo
  • Sports Shoe
  • Slipper
  • 02 pairs of Socks
  • Towel 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Torch  Light
  • 02 pairs of Bed Covers
  • Air Pillow 
  • Soap
  • Toiletries  
  • Sun Cream
  • Sleeping  Bag
  • Wind Proof Flees
  • Airfare, Train Fare, Bus Fare, Insurance Premium etc
  • Entry Fee to any Monument, Park, Museum, Monastery or any other visiting place
  • Any extra food except the mentioned Meals
  • Payment for service provided for personal basis
  • Expenses incurred due to mishap, landslide, strikes, political unrest or road diversion due to unavoidable Circumstances will be charged on extra and as per actual
  • Cost for services which is not mentioned in the Service Provided section
  • Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Soft & Hard Drinks, Bottle Water, Incidentals, Porterage and  Bell-Boy charges, Tips etc
SANDAKPHU - PHALUT TREK PACKAGE BOOKING PROCEDURES / TERMS & CONDITION / CANCELLATION POLICIES
Who Can Avail The Trek
  • Avobe 12 Years of Age with ample Physical Strength.
  • No record of High Blood Pressue, Heart Problem, High Diabetes. Asthama etc
  • Eligable to Walk 5 kms within 60 mts without being tired .
  • Trekkers must have anough Physical abilities to carry and walk with a Backpack with a Load of 10-12 kgs.

 

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