- Duration 6 nights / 7 days.
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Any
- Difficulty Level Moderate.
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure.|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||6 nights / 7 days.|
|Best time to travel||Not Described|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||New Jalpaiguri / New Jalpaiguri.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||6, 153 meters / 11, 950 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
Sandakphu Phalut Trek is a once in a lifetime experience that rewards you with the most astounding views of the tallest peaks in the world. The hugely popular trek takes you to the highest peak in West Bengal, Sandakphu. A lot of travel enthusiasts attempts this trek to witness the grandeur of the Lhotse and Makalu Peaks, the fourth and fifth highest peaks in the world respectively. The picturesque beauty of these mountains is overpowered by the sturdy presence of the Everest in between.
The Sandakphu Phalut Trek also delivers captivating views of the ‘Sleeping Buddha’. The setting of the Kanchenjunga Peak, the second highest peak of the world along with its family, portrays the picture of a Sleeping Buddha. The majestic Kanchenjunga forms the upper part of the body, while other peaks like Kokthang, Frey, Kabru, Rathong, Japanu, Tenzingkhan, Mt. Pandim and, Narsing completes the whole structure of the Sleeping Buddha. The sights are incomparable and highly appreciable.
The adventurous trail of 7 days also takes you on the other part of the Indian Border, to Nepal. The whole trek likes along the Nepal-India Border and often takes you on the other side. The holy spot of the Kalipokhri or the Black Pond is another notable destination in the journey. As you reach Sandakphu- Phalut, the outstanding views of the sunrise over the peaks is a sight to be cherished forever.
- Accommodation in tents/guesthouses on twin/three sharing basis.
- Transport from NJP to Jaubhari and return from Sepi to NJP.
- Full Vegetarian Meals and Snacks on the trekking route.
- Trek equipment.
- Services of experienced trekking guide, porters, helpers, and cook.
- All required permits for the trek.
- Basic First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
- Transport/Travel expenses to reach and return from NJP.
- Food during the travel from NJP to Jaubhari and return from Sepi to NJP.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates, Personal expenses and tips Etc.
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Porter’s service to carry your personal luggage*.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
* If you need service of a porter then you have to pay Rs.650/- per day provided you book the same with us 15 days before the date of commencement and maximum luggage limit is 10 KGs.
Items to bring with you.
- Trekking Bag (60-70 Liters).
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
Day 1: NJP Station to Jaubhari (1,951 meters / 6,400 feet)
NJP Station or the New Jalpaiguri Station connects well with nearly all corners of the country. The huge availability of trains from Kolkata makes it a really easy journey to NJP Station. From NJP, Jaubhari is 4-5 hours drive away. Jaubhari can be easily considered the prettiest base camp of this incredible trek. The Bagdogra Airport is also in close distance from Jaubhari. The drive from NJP or Bagdogra to Jaubhari runs on the extremely thrilling mountain road. The road runs across many tea estates and you will get to witness some rural villages bordering India and Nepal. As you reach Jaubhari after this admiring journey, prepare to spend the night here.
Day 2: Jaubhari (1,951 meters / 6,400 feet) to Tumling (2,880 meters / 9,450 feet)
Today you will be initiating with the enticing trekking journey, and the destination is Tumling located at 9,450 feet. It takes around 7 hours of enjoyable walk to cover this 11 km distance. The main road out of Jaubhari connects you to Upper Chittrey on a steep ascent through a thick forest. The peeps out of the forest give glimpses of the surrounding villages and mountains, making the walk even more exciting. Moving ahead on the trail you will get to Chittrey Monastery and the prayer flags in the region look beautiful. The uphill trek traverses through the forest before the vast lovely meadow of Lamyadhura unfolds before you. The next milestone Meghma is 1.5 km walk away on an uphill trail. The Chimal and Magnolia trees are exclusive features of this walk and if you are lucky, a Red Panda can also be seen. Follow the trail ahead to reach Tonglu before finally reaching Tumling. Clear weathers in Tumling offers some distant views of the Sleeping Buddha. Enjoy the night stay in Tumling.
Day 3: Tumling (2,880 meters / 9,450 feet) to Kalipokhri (3,170 meters / 10,400 feet)
The 7 hours trek for 13 KMs will take you to 10,400 feet, Kalipokhri. The day begins with some astonishing views of the rising sun over the Sleeping Buddha. Sink in the picturesque raw beauty of nature before you set out to conquer the road to Kalipokhri. The trail begins through the Singalila National Park through a scenic beauty of dense forests and lush meadows. The trail leads you to the amazing Garibas, through a point where you will be standing in between India and Nepal and marked by the border stone. A steep climb of 2 km from Garibas takes you to Kaiakatta on an adventurous path cutting through mountains. A further walk of 4 km finally takes you to Kalipokhri. The last trail runs on a flattish land and exotic birds are often seen. The Black Lake or Kalipokhri also has a small Buddhist Temple, and the location is just on the India- Nepal Border. The place has an excitement of its own. Enjoy overnight stay in Kalipokhri.
Day 4: Kalipokhri (3,170 meters / 10,400 feet) to Sandakphu (3,642 meters to 11,950 feet)
Sitting tall at 11,929 feet, Sandakphu takes a moderately easy walk of 3 hours for roughly 7 km from Kalipokhri. The first half of the trail leads to Bhagsa through the ‘valley of poison’ Bikheybhanjan. It is a steep climb of 4km from here to Sandakphu. Along the trail, you will reach a point from where you can amaze at the picturesque panorama of the surrounding peaks. The enthralling views of the Everest, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, Baruntse, Chomolonzo, Chamling, Machapucchare and few other peaks of the majestic Annapurna Range is a sight highly savored by the trekkers. Other peaks like the Three Sister Peaks, Sleeping Buddha, and the highest peak of Bhutan, Chomolhari is also visible from here. Walk further for 20 min to reach the campsite of Sandakphu. The night in the lap of the mountains will be an experience worth remembering.
Day 5: Sandakphu (3,642 meters to 11,950 feet) to Sabargram (3,599 meters / 11,807 feet).
Today you will be walking for as long as 8 km. But the long strenuous journey is hugely compensated with the most amazing views all along the way. The incredible scenery and the rich flora and fauna of the region make today’s journey quite a thrilling one. The walkthrough ridges and meadows along the beauty of the Rhododendrons and grazing Yaks make the walk even more exciting. Follow the trail out of Sandakphu comprising of ascends and descends to reach the Thukumb Check Post. The trail ahead of this check post ruins on the main trail to Nepal and which runs for around 30 min before continuing on the main trail to Sabargram. The Forest Check Post of Sabarkum is around 4 hours away from here and is the campsite for the night. Spend an amazing night here.
Day 6: Sabargram (3,599 meters / 11,807 feet) to Gorkhey (2,300 meters / 7,546 feet) via Phalut (3,642 meters / 11,950 feet)
The walk to Gorkhey is on a descending trail offers the most bewildering views of the mighty Kanchenjunga Peak. The first 2.5 hours into the journey will take you to Phalut, another thrilling stop in the journey. The small grassland of Phalut offers the most interesting and compelling panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The grandeur of the Kanchenjunga Peak can be observed most closely from here. After you enjoy the picturesque magnificence of the region, start following the descending trail to Gorkhey. The walk through the dense forest is exciting and the frequent openings along the trail fill your heart with the glimpses of Narsing, Japanu, Pandim, and Tenzingkhang Peaks. Follow the steep descent through the farm fields to finally reach Gorkehy where you will be spending the night.
Day 7: Gorkhey to Sepi and finally to NJP(Departure)
The 7th day marks the successful completion of the trek, though the very last day, the day is perfectly set to deliver you an unmatched experience. The journey to Sepi Village takes you through Raman. The trail runs through forests and the Samanden Village you by-pass on the way is a breathtaking sight. The small wooden huts nestling among the vast lush green fields look really appealing. Follow the final trail on a descending path all the way to Sepi Village. A wooden bridge over the Srikhola brings you closer to Sepi. As you reach Sepi, you will be heading out for your final destination NJP. You can also opt to visit the hugely popular Darjeeling. Trekking journeys are the most memorable journeys, the Sandakphu-Phalut trek presents you with captivating scenes of the astounding peaks in the backdrop.