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Sandakphu Phalut Trek – Guide to 7Days Trek in Darjeeling
Sandakphu Phalut Trek is a 90Km long, and six day tea house cultural trek in Darjeeling. A non technical trek with only a few uphills that leads to the two highest points in Darjeeling, Sandakphu and Phalut. A mild trek in Darjeeling, regarded as the finest trail to trek in the Indian Himalayas, an excellent choice for novice trekkers, and recomended as well for family treks too.
Nothing beats the Sandakphu Phalut Trek in Darjeeling when it is the panoromic views of the four highest mountains in the world, that Sandakphu and Phalut has on offer. The Sandakphu Phalut hike in Darjeeling is seriously a dream come true. Not only does this hike leads you to the two spectacular view points, Sandakphu and Phalut, but it also provides serene forest, spectacular mountain views and charming villages. Any adventurer, young or old will be mesmerized by this trek from start to finish.
Kind of Trek
Sandakphu Phalut Trek is a lodge based 90Km multi-day trek that runs along the spine of the Singalila Ridge. A mild trek recomended for someone looking to do his/her first Himalayan trek. A trek in Darjeeling from Manebhanjyang to Sandakphu to Phalut to Rimbik that can be comfortably completed in six to seven days.
Sandakphu Trek – A Camping Trek
For hikers on the Sandakphu Trek looking for a more private trekking experience away from the crowd of the trekkers huts and lodges, customized camping trek can also be organized on demand, for a group not less than two persons on a date of your choice. Replete with twin share sleeping tents, supported by a Cook and his two kitchen helpers providing hot cooked meals.
Starting and ending Point of the Trek
Maneybhanjyang 20Km and an hours drive from the town of Darjeeling located at the base of the Singalila Ridge at the Indo-Nepal Border is the trek head for the Sandakphu Phalut Trek, while Rimbik 3Hours drive from Darjeeling is the ending point of this trek.
Packing List for the Sandakphu Phalut Trek
For Day Hiking : Breathable light T- Shirts, Light trekking Pants, Comfortable ankle high trekking boots, Cotton / woollen Socks, Light outer shell water proof/wind proof Jacket and a light Fleece Jacket, Sun Glasses as the sun is strong in the mountains.
Evening Use : Down Jacket for evening use or couple of thick Fleece Jacket, Thermal Inners for night Use. Wollen Caps and gloves, Head Lamp
First Aid : Band Aids in case of blisters, Diamox for altitude Sickness and medicines like Tylenol for headache and Paracetamol tablets for Fever, Loperamide for loose motions and water purifying tablets.
Sleeping Bag : The Lodges on the Sandakphu Trek do not have room heaters, therefore carry with you Down Sleeping Bags that can withstand a minus Degree Temperature. Specially, Sandakphu and Phalut gets windy and cold. Though the Trekkers huts and lodges do provide wollen Blankets and a Quilt.
Toiletries : Wet wipes, two roll of Toilet Papers, Sunscreen Lotions (50SPF , Vaseline / Lip Balm, Toothpaste, Tooth Brush
Back Pack ( 50l ) : A Large Back Pack to pack in all your clothes that you will need for the Sandakphu Trek.
Short Alternative Trek to the Six Days Sandakphu Phalut Trek
If you are short on time and the six days Singalila Trek is a bit too long than the short four days Sandakphu Gurdum Trek is an idle fit. This short trek climbs up to Sandakphu and drops down by way of Gurdung to end the trek in Rimbik.
Sandakphu Phalut Trek – Best Season for Trekking
Sandakphu Phalut Trek from March to May will find Rhododendron trees and wild flower in full bloom. The horizon may remain a little hazy but the wonderful blooms will compensate for the loss in mountain views.
October – November will find the Sandakphu Phalut Trek with clear mountain views. Due to the recently concluded monsoon rain the surrounding area will be crisp and fresh resulting in the crystal clear view of the mountain range.
Trail on the Sandakphu Phalut Trek are accessible even during the winter months. Even though the Singalila Ridge starts getting snowfall from December. Snowfall is not hard enough to block the trail but just enough to enjoy.
Sandakphu & Phalut – the two Phenomenal view Points on the Singalila Trek
Sandakphu and Phalut are the two phenomenal view points on this trek that provides unparalled views of the Himalayan Range from Everest in Nepal to Kanchenjunga in Sikkim to the Chomolhari Range in Bhutan.
Trekking through Gorkhay and Samamdin – picture perfect villages
Special mention must be given to the picturesque villages of Gorkhay and Samamdin. Situated on a small clearing inside the Singalila National Park, and surrounded by Pine forests on all sides with a small river cutting through it. This tiny village of Gorkhay is to look out for as you trek down from Phalut through thick bamboo groves and Rhododendron and Pine forest.
Samamdin just thirty five minutes out of Gorkhay is a tiny village on a small flat land filled with tiny huts decorated with flowers and surrounded by tall pine trees. A beautiful village to sit down and contemplate.
Experience Trekking along the Indo-Nepal Border
Sandakphu Phalut trek presents a unique experience of trekking along the Indo Nepal Border. The trail keeps on shifting between India Nepal constantly. This constant shifting of the tracks also makes this trek a unique cultural experience
Hiking in the Singalila National Park
Hikers and Bird watchers are often drawn to the Singalila Trek not only for great mountain views, but also for hundreds of Birds that the Singalila National Park Harbors. During spring the trail on the Sandakphu Phalut Trek which passes through the Singalila National Park are interspersed with Rhododendron blooms not just in reds and whites, but also in yellow and pink as well, and this also add to the environs to the Sandakphu Phalut Trek.
Also, the Singalila National Park extends inside Nepal, and is known as Tinchuley Forest. This Forest has an estimated thirty Red Pandas. Red Panda Treks and Tours can be conducted here inside Nepal. Sandakphu Phalut Trek is the most wondrous hiking trail in Darjeeling, inside the well preserved Singalila National Park.
For a single Trekker
You can Join a group as we have group departures leaving at intervals for the Sandakphu Phalut Trek on the Dates given below.
Trekkers carry their day pack only with their personal items in them & walk at their own pace. Main baggage will be carried by porters/ponies.
Group Departure Dates for Sandakphu Phalut Trek 2022
|08th.Feb – 17th.Feb, 2022||22nd.Feb – 2nd.March, 2022|
|07th.March – 16th.March, 2022||28th.March – 06th.April, 2022|
|04th.April – 13th.April, 2022||18th.April – 27th.April, 2022|
|02nd..May – 11th.May, 2022||16th.May – 25th..May, 2022|
|18th.Sept – 27th.Sept, 2022||02nd.Oct – 11th.Oct, 2022|
|16th.Oct – 25th.Oct, 2022||06th.Nov – 15th.Nov, 2022|
|27th.Nov – 06th.Dec, 2022||11th.Dec – 20th.Dec, 2022|
|21st.Dec – 30th.Dec, 2022 (Christmas Trek)|
SANDAKPHU PHALUT TREK ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.Drive to Darjeeling (90Km/3Hrs). On your arrival our representative will meet and drive you to Darjeeling. Overnight Hotel(B/B only).
Day 2: Acclimatization Day. Overnight Hotel/Homestay (B/B only).
Day 3: Drive to Maneybhanjyang (1981m/1Hr). Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek Starts. Trek to Tongloo (3001m/13Km/7Hrs). Overnight Lodge /Trekkers Hut (All meals included).
Day 4: Trek Tongloo/Tumling to Kalpokhari(3100m/15Km/5Hrs). Overnight Lodge ( All meals included ).
Day 5: Trek Kalpokhari to Sandakphu (3636m/6Km/4Hrs). Overnight Trekkers Hut. (All meals included). 5th.Day is the climax of the Sandakphu Phalut Trek and the trek to Sandakphu starts early in order not to miss the views of the Everest and Kanchenjunga Range. On reaching early you get to witness the panoromic mountain twice. The moment you arrive in Sandakphu and again the evening views during sunset.
Day 6: Trek Sandakphu to Phalut (3480m/22Km-7Hrs). Overnight Trekkers Hut.
Day 7: Trek Phalut to Ramam. Overnight Home stay ( All meals included).
Day 8: Trek Ramam to Timburey(2300m/10Km-3Hrs). Overnight Home Stay.
Day 9: Trek Timburey to Rimbik (2331m/10Km/4Hrs) . Drive to Darjeeling. Hotel / Home Stay(B/B only).
Trail from Timburey to Rimbik is an easy trek with no uphill on level ground through dense forest till Rimbik.
Day10: Drive to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal border for Final Departure. End of Sandakphu Phalut Trek.
Extension can be made to Bhutan, Sikkim or Nepal.
Note: The above given Sandakphu Phalut Trek Itinerary is a sample intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.
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SANDAKPHU PHALUT TREK COST INCLUDES:
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