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Sandakphu Trek Package 2023

Sandakphu Trek Package 2023

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
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6D/5N

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Sandakphu Trek Package 2023 Highlights

  • Ideal for a first Himalayan trek.
  • Trek up to the highest point of West Bengal!
  • Trek through the unexplored parts of Sikkim and Nepal!

Sandakphu Trek Package 2023 Overview

The Sandakphu trek follows the magnificent Singalila Ridge and reaches Sandakphu, the highest point peak of West Bengal, perched at a height of 11,926 ft. It is home to beautiful Alpine vegetation like the ever-present rhododendrons, and towering trees of fir, birch, and even bamboo. The temperature at Sandakphu varies from -11 degrees during winter nights to 22 degrees during the days in summer! The weather varies from season to season. Summers remain pleasant and cool, due to the high altitude, while the winters can get really cold. Monsoons arrive in June in the Sandakphu region. However, spring brings with it magnificent, rare alpine flora! Thus, this is considered to be one of the best treks in India!


The base camp for the trek will be at Chitrey, a small hamlet in the Himalayas. Throughout the trek, you will crisscross through the border of India and Nepal. This trek is the most rewarding when it comes to the brilliant vistas it presents, starting from the uninterrupted view of the mighty Himalayas to the glorious views of the sun rising and setting. You even take a trail that passes through the famous Singalila National Park.
For the duration of the trek, you will be staying in tourist lodges or private lodges. You will also have the option of enjoying the warmth of homestays at the various stops along the trek.

The trek starts at the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. To reach New Jalpaiguri, you can take a direct train from New Delhi, the fastest route which takes around 21 hours. You can also take a flight to Bagdogra Airport, the nearest one. We recommend that you take a flight to Kolkata from Delhi, and from there take an overnight train to New Jalpaiguri.

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Itinerary For Sandakphu Trek Package 2023

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Day 1 - Drive from New Jalpaiguri to the base camp at Manebhanjan/Chitrey | 90 km

Jalpaiguri

  • Gather at the New Jalpaiguri railway station at 9 AM. You can also customize your pickup location to Siliguri or Bagdodra, as per your convenience.
  • From here, we will begin our drive to Manebhanjan. It will take about 5-6 hours to reach, with adequate pit stops along the way.  
  • After reaching, you can drop your luggage at the lodge/homestay where you will be staying for the night and refresh yourself, before heading out for sightseeing.
  • After gazing at the glorious sunset, you can head back to the lodge/homestay to retire for the night.
 
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Day 2 - Trek from Chitrey to Tumling | 9 km

  • We start early for the trek to Tumling, a windy city located at an altitude of 2900 m. We head out after breakfast.
  • The trek is a soft ascent throughout. The trail is clearly marked and begins at a motorable road. You will catch your first glimpse of the mighty peak of Kanchenjunga on this day.
  • On the way, since we will be trekking along the India-Nepal border, you will come across several Border Security Forces camps, where you will have to show your ID proof.
  • After you’ve crossed the picturesque Meghma Monastery, you will take the turn to gradually start your descent to Tumling. 
  • Try to reach before the sun sets, as the city is located on the magnificent Singalila Ridge, and the view is breathtaking.
  • After your dinner, you can retire to your lodge for the night.
3

Day 3 - Trek from Tumling to Kalapokhri | 12 km

  • Wake with the sunrise to enjoy the splendid sky changing colors. After breakfast, we will start the trek to Kalapokhri. The trek will take around 6-7 hours to complete.
  • We start with a gradual ascent and head into the beautiful coniferous forests surrounding the city. We will first head straight into the Singalila National park after obtaining requisite permissions.
  • From here, we head to Nepali village Jaubari, after which we descend to the Indian settlement called Gairibas. In this manner, we will be crisscrossing between India and Nepal through the day.
  • After having lunch at Kaiyakata, we will trek through a dense forest of birch and rhododendron trees, at the end of which we will reach our destination Kalapokhri, perched at a height of 3100 m.
  • At reaching Kalapokhri, you can enjoy a hot, delicious dinner, before checking into your lodge for the night.
4

Day 4 - Trek from Kalapokhri to Sandakphu | 6 km

  • We start early in the morning for our trek to Sandakphu. The trek will take about 3-4 hours to complete.
  • This trek might be short, but it is relatively steep. We will be trekking through coniferous forests and passing towering fir and birch trees.
  • After this, we pass one ridge after another, and finally reach the Sandakphu Ridge. At 11,900 ft, this is the highest point in the nearby ridges, and therefore, from here you get an unparalleled view of the mighty Himalayas. Bask in their magnificence for a while, before checking in at a lodge.
  • After dropping your luggage off at the lodge, we will head out again for the walk on Phalut road, to get our fair share of the brilliant vista of a Sandakphu sunset. The Kanchenjunga is straight up ahead and has an imposing presence.
  • After this, you can head back to the lodge for the night.
5

Day 5 - Trek from Sandakphu to Srikhola | 16 km

  • Enjoy the sunrise from Sandakphu, which is as memorable as the sunset. You can spot the Everest, along with several other Himalayan peaks like the Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse and even the Three Sisters!
  • After breakfast, we will start our trek, which will take about 8 hours to complete. The trek will mostly be a moderate-level decline. 
  • You will pass through dense coniferous forests at the beginning, which gradually transform into bamboo on the way. We will stop for lunch in the picturesque town of Gurdum, replete with its farmlands. 
  • After trekking further, we will reach Srikhola, where we will rest in a lodge/homestay for the night.
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Day 6 - Drive to New Jalpaiguri 150 km

  • After an early breakfast at Srikhola, check out of the property and start your onward journey.
  • From here, take the drive back to New Jalpaiguri. This is where your journey with us comes to an end! 
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Personal medications (if any)
Lip balm
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Location Details about Sandakphu Trek Package 2023

Starting Point

Jalpaiguri

End Point

Jalpaiguri

Sandakphu Trek Package 2023 Reviews

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Rahul Sidara

Excellent

Sandakphu Trek is one of the most beautiful treks the guide was also nice to us and the viewpoints were also nice, we clicked lots of pictures at them. Wonderful trek.

V

Vishwanath

Wonderful Experience

The location was really very and the environment was also nice and the weather was also good. the stay was memorable, the food was very tasty. Highly recommended.

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Soumen Mondal

Good experience

Awesome trek and one of the best experiences to visit and we enjoyed trekking a lot. you should visit it once.

F

Fahad Khan

Enjoy

Overall the best experience, enjoyed lots of activities at the camo site and I will visit again soon. Wonderful experience.

C

Chirag Jain

Wonderful Place

I and my college friends decided to visit that place and we booked the tickets from the site of Banbanjara they give the best price and the viewpoints are really amazing. Wonderful experience.

S

Swati Jhunjhunwala

Awesome trip

Best place to visit and enjoy. Highly recommended.

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Anupal Goswami

Excellent

The fantastic trip and the sightseeing was also nice, the weather was also nice and the guide was friendly with us. Great recommendation.

D

Diganta Banerjee

Wonderful Experience

Excellent trip and the viewpoint is awesome at the top of the mountain. Great recommended.

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Sandakphu Trek Package 2023 FAQs

Is Sandakphu Trek difficult?

The Sandakphu is a relatively easy trek in the Himalayas and is considered one of the best treks for a first-time Himalayan trek. The distances travelled within a day vary from 6 km to a maximum of 12 km, which is manageable for a person of average fitness. The gradient of the trek is also relatively easy throughout. However, to fully enjoy the experience, it would be advised to follow a fitness regime for at least 2 weeks prior to the trek.

What other things to do are there while lâom there?

After reaching crossing the suspension bridge to Rimbick on Day 6, you can drive straight to Darjeeling instead of coming to New Jalpaiguri. The drivedistance from your point in the trek to Sandakphu to Darjeeling will only take 4 hours to cover.

What is the best time for the Sandakphu trek?

The best time for the Sandakphu trek is either between April-May or in the winters, between October and early December. 

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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Advisory

  • Pack light for the trek.
  • Do not litter 
  • Do not wander off on your own. 
  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. 
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. 
  • Delays may occur due to weather conditions 
  • Any person with health conditions like Asthma etc is advised not to go for this expedition. However, if they so decide, it is at their own risk. 
  • No matter how cold it is, do not wear thermals while trekking. 
  • Please take care of your own baggage. 
  • If you opt for a homestay, treat the hosts with respect and communicate with them comfortably!
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