SANDAKPHU TREK

Experience the Thrill of sandakphu TREK

SANDAKPHU TREK

Experience the Thrill of sandakphu TREK

Base Camp

Sepi

Region

West Bengal

Trek Grade

Moderate +

Trek Distance

67 Kms

Trek Duration

7 Days

Highest Altitude

12,000 ft

Best Season

October to April

Nearest Airport

Bagdogra

Pick & Drop Point

New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

Railway Station

New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

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₹ 14,500

₹ 12,500

+5% GST

Region

West Bengal

Base Camp

Sepi

Trek Grade

Moderate +

Trek Distance

67 Kms

Trek Duration

7 days

Highest Altitude

12,000 ft

Best Season

October to April

Pick & Drop Point

New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

Nearest Airport

Bagdogra

Railway Station

New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

Contact Us

₹ 14,500

₹ 12,500
+5% GST

ABOUT SANDAKPHU TREK

Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, the Sandakphu Trek offers adventurers an unparalleled journey through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Located along the India-Nepal border, this trek takes you through the enchanting Singalila Ridge, offering panoramic views of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest and Kanchenjunga. Let’s delve into the details of this remarkable trek and discover why it’s a must-do for any avid trekker.

 

The Sandakphu Trek is a classic trekking route that spans approximately 68 kilometers and takes around 6 to 7 days to complete. Starting from the quaint village of Sepi and culminating at Sandakphu, the highest point in West Bengal, this trek offers a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion.

Highlights of the Trek

 

1. Panoramic Mountain Views : One of the main highlights of the Sandakphu Trek is the breathtaking panoramic views it offers of the Himalayan range. From Sandakphu, trekkers can witness the spectacle of four of the world’s five highest peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu – standing tall against the azure sky.

2. Diverse Flora and Fauna : The trek takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and rugged terrain. Along the way, keep an eye out for unique Himalayan flora and fauna, including colorful birds, elusive mountain goats, and vibrant wildflowers.

3. Cultural Immersion : The trek also provides ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. Encounter friendly locals in quaint mountain villages, learn about their traditional way of life, and savor delicious local cuisine prepared with fresh, organic ingredients.

4. Charming Villages : The route passes through charming villages like Gorkhey, Phalut, and Aal, where you can interact with locals, explore their unique architecture, and gain insights into their age-old customs and traditions.

5. Adventure and Thrills : Trekking through rugged terrain, crossing mountain streams, and conquering high-altitude passes – the Sandakphu Trek offers plenty of adventure and thrills for adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts alike.

 

Best Time to visit Sandakphu Trek

The best time to undertake the Sandakphu Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, and winter snow season from December to March. During these months, the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear, offering uninterrupted views of the majestic Himalayan peaks.

Essential Tips for Trekkers

 

1. Prepare Physically : The Sandakphu Trek involves moderate to challenging trekking terrain, so it’s essential to prepare yourself physically and mentally before embarking on the journey. Regular exercise, endurance training, and altitude acclimatization are crucial.

2. Pack Wisely : Pack essentials such as sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first-aid kit. It’s also advisable to carry snacks, water, and a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the trek.

3. Respect Nature and Culture : Always respect the environment, wildlife, and local customs during your trek. Leave no trace, dispose of waste responsibly, and interact with locals with humility and respect.

4. Travel Responsibly : Opt for eco-friendly trekking operators and accommodations that prioritize sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Minimize your environmental footprint and contribute positively to the local economy and community.

The Sandakphu Trek is not just a journey; it’s an unforgettable odyssey through some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker seeking adventure or a nature lover craving solitude amidst the mountains, this trek promises to leave you mesmerized with its unparalleled beauty and charm. So, lace up your boots, pack your bags, and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure along the majestic Singalila Ridge.

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FAQs

The Sandakphu Trek is a popular hiking trail that leads to the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in the Himalayas. It offers stunning panoramic views of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga.

The difficulty level of the Sandakphu Trek is a moderate trek , depending on the route chosen and individual fitness level. It involves steep ascents, rocky terrain, and high altitude, requiring a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization.

The duration of the Sandakphu Trek typically ranges from 6 to 7 days, depending on the starting point and itinerary. The trek covers approximately 67 kilometers and includes overnight stays at various campsites or Teahouse along the route.

The best time to undertake the Sandakphu Trek is during the Winter (December to March), spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are breathtaking. It is advisable to avoid the monsoon season due to heavy rainfall.

Yes, permits are required for trekking in the Singalila National Park, which encompasses the Sandakphu Trek route. These permits are arranged by trekking agencies, along with necessary equipment and guides, ensuring a hassle-free experience for trekkers.

Yes, it is mandatory to go with a trekking agency for the Sandakphu Trek. Trekking agencies provide all necessary permits, equipment, and experienced guides, ensuring the safety and comfort of trekkers throughout the journey.

Essential items to pack for the Sandakphu Trek include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, sunglasses, a first-aid kit, water bottle, snacks, camera, and personal toiletries. It's also important to carry altitude sickness medication and trekking poles if needed.

Accommodation options along the Sandakphu Trek route range from basic Homestay and Teahouses to Tents camping sites. It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag if planning to camp along the trail, and advance booking may be required during peak trekking seasons.

While the Sandakphu Trek is generally safe, it's essential to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and be aware of weather conditions and altitude-related risks. Trekking with a reliable group, informing someone about your itinerary, and listening to the advice of local guides and authorities are important for a safe trekking experience.

While the Sandakphu Trek is suitable for people of various age groups, it's important to consider the physical fitness and health condition of children and elderly individuals. Consulting a healthcare professional before undertaking the trek and taking proper precautions are advisable.

DETAILED ITINERARY

    • Our Pick up time is 10AM in the morning from NJP Railway station

    • Drive Distance : 128km, time takes 6-7Hrs

    • Overnight stay in Teahouse

    • Altitude : 6,400ft only

    • Today breakfast & Lunch excluded, Dinner included.

      Your adventure begins as you depart from NJP (New Jalpaiguri) and embark on a picturesque drive to Sepi. Enjoy the scenic views along the way as you traverse through winding roads and lush greenery. Upon reaching Sepi, settle into your accommodation and unwind after the journey. Take some time to explore the quaint village and immerse yourself in the local culture.

    • Trek Distance/time : 15 km/8-9 Hrs

    • Altitude : 7,500 ft only

    • Overnight stay in Teahouse

    • From today all meals included

      Fuel up with a hearty breakfast before beginning your trek from Sepi to Gorkhey. The trail takes you through the enchanting forests of Ramam and Samanden, offering glimpses of diverse flora and fauna. Pause for moments of tranquility amidst nature's embrace, and don't forget to capture the breathtaking landscapes. As you arrive in Gorkhey, relish the serene ambiance and spend the evening unwinding by the campfire under the starlit sky.

    • Trek Distance/time : 15 km/8-9 Hrs

    • Altitude : 11,400ft only

    • Overnight stay in Tents

      Wake up to the crisp mountain air and continue your trek from Gorkhey to Phalut. Traverse through verdant meadows and dense forests, soaking in the beauty of the surrounding Himalayan vistas. Reach Phalut, the highest point of the Singalila Ridge, and be rewarded with panoramic views of majestic peaks stretching as far as the eye can see. Spend the night camping amidst nature's grandeur, and cherish the tranquility of this remote wilderness.

    • Trek Distance/time : 10 km/7-8 Hrs

    • Altitude : 11,200ft only

    • Overnight stay in Tents

     

    Embark on another exhilarating day of trekking as you make your way from Phalut to Thakom. The trail meanders through undulating terrain, offering glimpses of cascading waterfalls and verdant valleys. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings and revel in the sense of adventure that each step brings. As you reach Thakom, unwind and replenish your energy for the days ahead.

    • Trek Distance/time : 11 km/6-8 Hrs

    • Altitude : 11,600ft only

    • Overnight stay in Tents

      Set out on the trail from Thakom to Aal, traversing through quaint villages and terraced fields. Marvel at the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks and lush greenery that adorn the landscape. Arrive in Aal, a charming hamlet nestled amidst the mountains, and spend the evening interacting with the locals and learning about their way of life.

    • Trek Distance/time : 14 km/7-8 Hrs

    • Altitude : 12,000ft only

    • Overnight stay in Teahouse

      Prepare for a day filled with adventure as you trek from Aal to Timbure via Sandakphu, the highest point in West Bengal. Ascend through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows, reveling in the breathtaking views that unfold at every turn. Reach Sandakphu and be greeted by panoramic vistas of the entire Himalayan range, including the majestic peaks of Everest and Kanchenjunga. Continue your journey to Timbure, where you'll spend the night amidst the tranquil surroundings.

    • Trek Distance/time : 3 km/1-2 Hrs

    • Drive : 128 km/6-7 Hrs

    • You will reach NJP anytime between 5pm to 8pm.

      On the final day of your adventure, bid farewell to the mountains as you trek from Timbure to Srikhola. Descend through picturesque trails, relishing the last moments amidst the wilderness. Upon reaching Srikhola, embark on a scenic drive back to NJP, reminiscing about the incredible experiences and memories created during your trekking expedition. Depart with a heart full of adventure and a soul rejuvenated by the beauty of the Himalayas.

    Book Now to embark on this unforgettable journey through the enchanting landscapes of the Singalila Ridge!

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THINGS TO CARRY

BASIC GEARS

INCLUSIONS

EXCLUSIONS

POLICY

Booking Confirmation Policy

• The customer receives a Booking confirmation receipt immediately via Email and WhatsApp of a successful booking.

Cancellation policy

In the event you cancel your trek, cancellation policy we follow :

• Cancellation 20 days before the starting date of the trek – Refund with 10% cancellation charges.

FAQs

The Sandakphu Trek is a popular hiking trail that leads to the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in the Himalayas. It offers stunning panoramic views of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga.

The difficulty level of the Sandakphu Trek is a moderate trek , depending on the route chosen and individual fitness level. It involves steep ascents, rocky terrain, and high altitude, requiring a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization.

The duration of the Sandakphu Trek typically ranges from 6 to 7 days, depending on the starting point and itinerary. The trek covers approximately 67 kilometers and includes overnight stays at various campsites or Teahouse along the route.

The best time to undertake the Sandakphu Trek is during the Winter (December to March), spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear, and the views are breathtaking. It is advisable to avoid the monsoon season due to heavy rainfall.

Yes, permits are required for trekking in the Singalila National Park, which encompasses the Sandakphu Trek route. These permits are arranged by trekking agencies, along with necessary equipment and guides, ensuring a hassle-free experience for trekkers.

Yes, it is mandatory to go with a trekking agency for the Sandakphu Trek. Trekking agencies provide all necessary permits, equipment, and experienced guides, ensuring the safety and comfort of trekkers throughout the journey.

Essential items to pack for the Sandakphu Trek include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, sunscreen, sunglasses, a first-aid kit, water bottle, snacks, camera, and personal toiletries. It's also important to carry altitude sickness medication and trekking poles if needed.

Accommodation options along the Sandakphu Trek route range from basic Homestay and Teahouses to Tents camping sites. It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag if planning to camp along the trail, and advance booking may be required during peak trekking seasons.

While the Sandakphu Trek is generally safe, it's essential to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and be aware of weather conditions and altitude-related risks. Trekking with a reliable group, informing someone about your itinerary, and listening to the advice of local guides and authorities are important for a safe trekking experience.

While the Sandakphu Trek is suitable for people of various age groups, it's important to consider the physical fitness and health condition of children and elderly individuals. Consulting a healthcare professional before undertaking the trek and taking proper precautions are advisable.

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