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SANDAKPHU TREK

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 8500

(GST 5%)

(NJP to NJP)

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    Duration

    6 Days

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    Total Trek Distance

    44 KM

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    Temperature Range

    10C to -6C

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    Nearest Railway Station

    NJP (85 KM)

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    Nearest Airport

    Bagdogra (82 KM)

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    Pickup Point

    NJP

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    Drop Point

    NJP

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    Highest Altitude

    3636 M

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    Difficulty Level

    Moderate

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Take a close look at the outlines of the mountains in the photograph above. You’ll see a profile of a man’s head on the left and towards the centre, his folded hands on his chest. Locals in India and Nepal call it the “sleeping Buddha”. When they stare at it, they are filled with divinity. As a trekker, you are looking at Kangchenjunga.

Further to the left (see below) are incredible views of Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. It is no wonder that the Sandakphu trek is the holy grail of Indian trekking. It does not matter how easy or difficult the Sandakphu trek is, the trek just has to be done.


Short Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Bagdogra/NJP – Maney Bhanjyang(4 Hours)

Day 02: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang – Tumling/Tonglu (11 km)

Day 03: Trek from Tumling/Tonglu – Kalpokhri (13 km)

Day 04: Trek from Kalpokhri – Sandhakphu (3,660m) (6 km)

Day 05: Trek from Sandhakphu – Gurdum (10 km)

Day 06: Trek from Gurdum – Srikhola (6 km), Drive from Srikhola – NJP (8 Hours).


Day 01: NJP to Maneybhanjan (4 hrs)

 After your arrival at the Bagdogra Airport/NJP, get shuttled to the tiny charming town called Maney Bhanjyang on the Indo-Nepal Border. On arrival in there, where you will be checked-in into a homestay. Settle down in the homestay and enjoy the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel/ Guest House

Meals: Dinner


Day 02: Maneybhanjan to Tonglu/ Tumling (9022 feet) (11 km)

 Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Tumling/Tonglu. Kick-start the adventure with a trek to Tumling/Tonglu along a steadily ascending trail, which takes close to 6 to 7 hours. Stop over at Chitray and do a spot of sightseeing at the serene and mystic 70 year old Buddhist monastery, which belongs to the Ningma- PA sect.

Accommodation: Hotel/ Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 03: Tumling (9022 feet) to Kalapokhri (9875 metres) via Joebari and Kaiyakata (14 km)

Wake up at dawn to watch the mesmerising sunrise over Mount Kanchenjunga.

Post a delicious breakfast, begin the next phase of your journey. This day, your Sandakphu trekking package will bring you to Nepal.

Pass through the international border on your way to the town of Joebari, about 15 KM from Tumling. If the weather is clear, you may get a glimpse of Mount Everest before you recommence your hike from Tumling. You first experience a good ascent for roughly an hour, and then encounter a descent till the town of Joebari is reached. Stop here and take a short break from walking continuously. From here, the trail comes down steeply, and in about 1.5 hours, you reach the border check-post in Gairibans, back in India. Once again you start gaining altitude from here, till you reach Kaiyakata. Stop here for a comforting lunch before going further.

Post lunch, continue the expedition for approximately 2.5 hours along a trail with moderate elevation gain, and reach the village of Kalapokhari. There is a small lake in the area, from where the village gets its name. The waters of the pond appear black, and it is said that even in the severest of winters, it does not freeze. This belief has given the lake a mysterious aura and it is revered by locals. On arriving here, head to your lodging and stay overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/ Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 04: Kalapokhri (9875 feet) to Sandakphu (11929 feet)

Wake up early in the morning and travel towards the lake to witness a pretty sunrise. After watching the phenomenon, return to your lodging for breakfast. Post enjoying your meal, start your ascent to Sandakphu, which is at a distance of about 6 KM from here.

This stage of the Sandakphu trek brings the highest amount of altitude gain. Today you start at about 9875 feet and walk to a height of roughly 11929 feet above sea level. After climbing continuously for around 2 KM, reach the place called Beekaybhanjan and stop here to take a break.

After relaxing at this tranquil spot, restart your excursion to Sandakphu peak. You will walk pretty slowly for approximately 4 KM as the elevation keeps on increasing till you reach the top. As the hike will be tiring, you will take breaks at regular intervals. Before reaching Sandakphu, three mountain peaks will have to be crossed, and as you cross the third, your destination will be quite near. The final approach to the destination is difficult as the path keeps turning in a zigzag pattern after every 30-40 metres, and the trail is also steep. Once you reach here, you will get a wonderful feeling and all the tiredness of the tough trek will slowly fade away. Look at the views from up here and do not forget to take photos of them.

After a while, transfer to your lodging for rest. In the evening, mark the success of your arrival at the highest point in the state of West Bengal with a small celebration, and then stay overnight at this place. 

Accommodation: Hotel/ Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 05: Sandakphu to Gurdum (7500 Feet- 10 km/4 - 5 hours)

Relish a tasty breakfast and start climbing towards Gurdum Village. Explore the picturesque trail and continue descend towards the small village. Stay overnight in homestay.

Accommodation: Hotel/ Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 06: Trek from Gurdum to Srikhola. Srikhola to Bagdogra/NJP ( 7 - 8 hrs drive )

Have a good breakfast early in the day and descend to Srikhola 6 km 2 to 3 Hrs. From there drive to NJP/Bagdogra airport 7 to 8 Hrs. Your fabulous trip will finally come to an end here and you will return home with some wonderful memories.

Accommodation: No

Meals: Breakfast


COST INCLUSION

 Accommodation on a sharing basis on trek (hut/camp/tent).

 Good Indian veg food during trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner).

 All necessary permits and entry fees for the trek.

 All the trek equipment like tent, sleeping bag etc (but for hygiene purpose we recommend bring your own sleeping bag, if you have).

 All safety equipment, first aid Kit, Etc.

 Service of our expert team.

 Transportation.


COST EXCLUSION

 Any kind of personal expenses.

 Insurance.

 Any extra day staying at the Base Camp.

 Anything not mentioned under inclusion.

 Food ordered outside fixed menu.

 Any extra cost due to unforeseen reason.

 Camera charge.

 Food during transfer.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek -- 80% Refund.

Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to the trek -- 50% Refund.

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek -- No Refund.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. GST @ 5% payable on the trip fee.

2. We provide transport from pick up point to Base Camp and vice-versa at a particular time. So you have to report this place before that time. If you failed to reach within this time then you have to make your own arrangement to reach and return from our Base Camp, or we can arrange a transport depends on availability by paying an additional charge.

3. We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge.

4. If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trip on any day then we will make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

5. We will not be responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trip. And if you damage or lose any of our equipment then you have to pay the full market price of that equipment.

6. Drinking and smoking during the trip is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trip will be cancelled with immediate effect.

7. In case of any medical emergency, Medical expenses, if required, at the medical centre are to be borne by the participant.

8. If any of our trip cancelled due to any unavoidable reason. We will issue a voucher of the same amount of the trip. This can be redeemed for the same or any other trip within 1 year.

9. We have the right to postpone cancel the Trekking/ Cycling/ Camping/ Rafting/ Paragliding/ Expedition with or without any reason. We also have the right to terminate the participation of any member at any stage.

10. In case of any delay due to bad road condition or other unforeseen reasons. We will not be responsible.

11. All the issues will be subject to the jurisdiction of Kolkata.

12. All the costs are for Indian Citizen Only.


Available Dates

1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22,23,24,25,29,30,31

1,5,6,7,12,13,14,19,20,21,22,26,27,28

2,3,4,9,10,11,13,14,16,17,18,23,24,25

1,2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18,23,24,25,29,30,31

1,6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29,30

May

4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,25,26,27

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