Overview

Sandakphu is one of the few Himalayan treks from where one can get the views of the "World's Tallest Peaks" like Everest, Lohtse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and so on. The famous “Sleeping Buddha” formation of peaks (Kanchenjunga Family) is an ultimate treat to watch on this particular trek route.
Sandakphu is the highest point in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and the trek route keeps on switching between India and Nepal all the way till Sandakphu. This continuous switching between Indo- Nepal border also makes this trek a unique cultural experience.
The trail is inside Singalila National Park, a home to numerous species of birds and wild flowers. Nonetheless, this Eastern Himalayan Diversity Hot Spot is a home to endangered Red Panda. It is rare but not impossible to get a chance to see this cutest shy animal.
Along with experienced trekkers, this is indeed a great trek for the beginners due to following reasons:

  • A motorable road up to Sandakphu & a back-up vehicle for carrying luggage OR you if wish to.
  • One can opt enjoying the adventurous yet beautiful ride instead of walking (Except for last 2 days).
  • No camping as we will be staying in Tea Houses, Home-stays & lodges.

Let's plan well in advance & get ready for this rejuvenating experience !!

6 Nights 7 Days 10 Apr and 27 Apr
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Highlights
  • Panoramic views of the World's Tallest Himalayan eight thousander peaks
  • Views of the Peaks from Everest & Kanchenjunga Families
  • Unique cultural experience on Indo-Nepal border
  • A chance to see a rare & endangered Red Panda
  • Ideal for beginner due to availability of Motorable road & a Back-up vehicle
  • No camping. Stay in Tea Houses, Homestays or Lodges.
Itinerary

Day 1: Bagdogra - Maneybhanjung (1928 m)
Travel Distance / Time: 92 kms / 4 Hrs
Assemble at Bagdogra Airport at 12 pm. Transfer to Maneybhanjung.
Overnight at Maneybhanjung.
Meals: Lunch, Evening Tea, Dinner

Day 2: Maneybhanjang - Tumling (2920 m)
Trek Distance / Time: 11 kms / 5-6 Hrs 
After breakfast a steep hike, crossing the forest trails and paved road to reach Chitrey. Trek further to Tumling with the glimpses of the Snow peaks around.
Overnight at Tumling.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner

Day 3: Tumling - Kalapokhri (3069 m)
Trek Distance / Time: 11 kms / 6-7 Hrs
Early morning visit the Sunrise point and witness the wide views of Mt. Kanchenjunga family. After breakfast it will be a long day of trek to reach Kalapokhri.
Overnight at Kalapokhri.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner

Day 4: Kalapokhri - Sandakphu (3636 m)
Trek Distance / Time: 6 kms / 4-5 Hrs
Today we need to cover very short distance of 6 km but it will be very strenuous as the altitude and steep hike will fight with your endurance fitness. Reach the highest summit of the trek - Sandakphu and attach with the emotions of Himalayas.
Overnight at Sandakphu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner

Day 5: Sandakphu - Gurdum (2293 m)
Trek Distance / Time: 13 kms / 5 Hrs
After breakfast hike down the gentle slopes through the narrow bamboo forest trails and remote villages. Reach Gurdum.
Overnight at Gurdum Lodge.
Note: Luggage will be transferred to Maneybhanjung, Trekkers will only carry the clothing and necessary belonging for the hike and overnight halt.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner

Day 6:  Gurdum - Srikhola - Tinchuley (1760 m)
Trek Distance / Time: 5 kms / 2-3 Hrs
Travel Distance / Time: 90 kms / 4-5 Hrs
Trek from Gurdum to Srikhola and drive to Tinchuley.
Overnight at Tinchuley.
Note: Luggage will be loaded from Maneybhanjang to the respective vehicles.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner

Day 7: Tinchuley - Bagdogra
Travel Distance / Time: 80 kms / 4-5 Hrs
Post breakfast drive to Bagdogra Airport. (Post 3 PM flights are suggested)
Meals: None

Tour ends here and time to say goodbye to your fellow campers till we meet again to share the images and memories of your time spent in Eastern Himalayas.

Camp Charges

Camp Charges (Excluding 5% GST):
Adult or Kids (10 Years & Above): Rs 33000 (Twin/Triple Sharing except for Multi-sharing at Kalapokhri)

Note:
Costs mentioned above are discounted and valid till 31-January 2020

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport: Non-AC SUV from Bagdogra to Maneybhanjung, Srikhola to Tinchuley & Tinchuley to Bagdogra
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses, Home Stays & Lodges on twin/triple sharing (Multi sharing at Kalapokhri)
  • Meals: All meals from Dinner on Day 1 till Breakfast on Day 7
  • Trekking arrangements as per the itinerary
  • Back-up vehicle from Maneybhanjung till Sandakphu
  • Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee
  • Services of a Camp leader from Foliage Outdoors
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Flight / Train arrangement up to & from Bagdogra
  • Bottled Mineral water / Cold drinks / any other beverages purchased during journey or at the Destination
  • Personal expenditure of any kind (Porterage, Telephone, Laundry, room service etc.)
  • Medical Expenses if incurred
  • Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond control of the organizers
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include”
  • GST
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Route Map
Camp Category
Treks - Open Age
Age Groups
For All Ages