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Sandakphu Trek

The highest peak in the state of West Bengal

5 days / 4 night
20-24 september

No of seats in each group is limited

Tumling, Kalapokhari, Sandakphu, Srikhola, Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri

Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu or Sandakfu or Sandakpur (3636 m; 11,941 ft) is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border. The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit with a few hostels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.

From Sandakphu the best view of the mountain Kangchenjunga is possible, which is known as the Sleeping Buddha or the Sleeping Shiva.

The trek along the Singalila Ridge to Sandakphu and Phalut is one of the most popular ones in the Eastern Himalayas due to the grand vistas of the Kangchenjunga range and the Everest range which can be seen from the ridge, and also for the seasonal wildflower blooms and birding.

Sandakphu is a wonderland for the trekkers. It’s located at an altitude of 11,929ft (i.e. 3,636 meters) in Darjeeling district and on the north west of Darjeeling hill town. This is the summit or the highest point in Singalila range, and is also the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. The trek to Sandakphu goes all along the Singalila range.

So, why do you think the trekkers from all over the world are so fanatic about Sandakphu and Singalila trek? The answer is simple.

Where else can you see four of the five highest peaks of the world including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse, along with many other peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in one single stretch of snow? Yes, this is what you get to see when you stand on summit of Sandakphu.

Where else in the world will you be able to walk through the forests of flowering rhododendrons of numerous types, giant magnolias, spruce and wide range of amazing orchids? There are over 600 varieties of orchids in this area, the largest concentration in any single geographical area in the world. You can see them bloom in spring.

Kolkata

Capital of West Bengal

August - October

The best season

+10°С – +20°С

Temperature

Altitude Covered

3636 m

Tour program

Day 1 : Arrival & transfer to Tumling

Pick up from Siliguri & transfer to Dhotrey via Mirik , Pashupati & Manebhanjan ( 85 km , 3 ½ hrs. of drive approx. ).

After briefing about ongoing tour, trek starts for Tumling – it is situated at an altitude of 9600 ft.( 6 km , 2 hrs of trek ).

Overnight stay at Tumling.

Day 2 : Trek to Kalapokhari

After breakfast trek continues , proceed for Kalapokhari from Tumbling ( 14 km , 4 ½ hrs. of trek ). Kalipokhari (13km. 1 hr. drive approx. 10400ft). Via Gairibas (7 km, 8600 ft.).

The Kalipokhri Lake is another major attraction of the region. It has dark waters which are considered sacred by the local people.It is believed that Nepalese worship this sacred lake & no one is allowed to take a dip or swim here.

Overnight stay at Kalapokhari.

Day 3 : Trek to Sandakphu

Trek continues , after breakfast proceed for Sandakphu ( 6 km , 2 ½ hrs. of trek ).

Sandakphu is a wonderland for the trekkers. It’s located at an altitude of 11,929ft (i.e. 3,636 meters). This is highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. The trek to Sandakphu goes all along the Singalila range.

Overnight stay at Sandakphu.

Day 4 : Trek to Srikhola

Trek continues, proceed for Srikhola via Gurdum , ( 14 km from Sandakphu ).

Overnight stay at Srikhola.

Day 5 : Proceed to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station

Next one has to drive to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station from Srikhola (130 km , 5 hrs. of journey approx.)

The cost of the tour

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop to and from the nearest Railway Station.
  • All transport
  • Accomodation
  • Meals during trekking
  • Entry fees and all Government duties

Exclusions

  • personal expenses like mobile charging, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • anything other than listed in the Inclusion

Price

From 6 pax in group

₨11500
9000 per person
  • Accommodation
  • Meal
  • Transfer
  • Trek
  • Guide

Fixed departure:

  • 14 - 25 октября 2019

Backpack checklist:

  • Skiing gear
  • Warm clothes & sun glass
  • Camera

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No of seats in each group is limited