Sandakphu is one of the few Himalayan treks from where one can get the views of the "World's Tallest Peaks" like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Khangchendzonga 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, home to numerous species of birds and wildflowers. Nonetheless, this Eastern Himalayan Diversity Hot Spot is 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.

  • A motorable road up to Sandakphu & a back-up vehicle for carrying luggage OR you if wish to.
  • One can opt to enjoy the adventurous yet beautiful ride instead of walking (Except for the 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 Available on request
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  • Highlights
    • Panoramic views of the World's Tallest Himalayan eight-thousander peaks
    • Views of the Peaks from Mt. Everest &  Mt. Khangchendzonga Families
    • Unique cultural experience on Indo-Nepal border
    • A chance to see a rare & endangered Red Panda
    • Ideal for a beginner due to availability of Motorable road & a Back-up vehicle
    • No camping. Stay in Tea Houses, Homestays or Lodges.

    Day 1: Bagdogra - Maneybhanjang (1928 m)
    Travel Distance / Time: 92 kms / 4 Hrs
    Assemble at Bagdogra Airport at 12 pm. Transfer to Maneybhanjang.
    Overnight at Maneybhanjang.
    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 - Kalipokhri (3069 m)
    Trek Distance / Time: 11 kms / 6-7 Hrs
    Early morning views of the Sunrise point and witness the wide views of Mt. Khangchendzonga 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: Kalipokhri - Sandakphu (3636 m)
    Trek Distance / Time: 6 kms / 4-5 Hrs
    Today we need to cover a 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 it with the emotions of the 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 Maneybhanjang, 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 - Mirik (1760 m)
    Trek Distance / Time: 5 kms / 2-3 Hrs
    Travel Distance / Time: 75 kms / 4 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: Mirik- Bagdogra
    Travel Distance / Time: 45 kms / 2 Hrs
    Post breakfast drive to Bagdogra Airport. (Post 3 PM flights are suggested)
    Meals: Breakfast

    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.


    What is included in the tour

    • Transport: Non-AC SUV from Bagdogra to Maneybhanjang, Srikhola to Mirk & Mirik to Bagdogra
    • Accommodation: Tea Houses, Home Stays & Lodges on twin/triple sharing (Multi sharing at Kalipokhri)
    • Meals: All meals from Lunch on Day 1 till Breakfast on Day 7
    • Trekking arrangements as per the itinerary
    • Back-up vehicle from Maneybhanjang 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
    Camp Category
    Treks - Open Age
    Age Groups
    For All Ages