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8Days Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek

8Days Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek

8Days Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek

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Sandakphu Trek – Only Trek in the Himalayas with views of the four highest mountains in the world

Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek, an amazing trek that can exceed your expectations where you will enjoy every minute of the time spent on the Trek. Sandakphu Trek, is a short Trek in Darjeeling that will teach you to give time to yourself. There are places in the Himalayas where you can spot an eight thousand metre peak, but Sandakphu, sitting at the border between India and  Nepal, the highest point in the Singalila Ridge gives you an oppurtunity to watch four of the highest mountains in the world.

Standing atop the Sandakphu Hill you will the witness the Everest Range on the left. Chamlang, Baruntse, Lhotse, Everest, Makalu and Chomolonzo trying to outdo each other and Kumbarkarna, Rathong, Kabru, Talung, Kanchenjunga, Sinoulchu, Pandim, Thinchenkhang, Jopuno and Mt.Narsing on the right. On the far right you can also see the Jhomolhari in Bhutan. But Everest and Kanchenjunga majestically towers over all of them making all other look like dwarfs in front of them.

If you are short on time but would like to experience trekking than the Sandakphu trek is the trek for you. If you have a few more days to spare than the longer six days Sandakphu Phalut Trek will be even more rewarding.

Trekking inside the Singalila National Park 

Five day Sandakphu Trek in Darjeeling winds through pristine forests of the Singalila National Park to Sandakphu Ridge, which is the highest point on this trek. Trek through the Singalila National Park with spring rhododendrons and clear autumn mountain views.

What is the best time to proceed on the Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek ?

Best time to visit the Singalila Ridge is from March to May when the entire hill sides are a riot of colors from the Rhododendron flowers. Coupled with the views of Everest and Kanchenjunga Range, singalila ridge truly becomes a trekkers paradise. October to November is also a good time to go for the Sandakhpu Trek when the skies are clear the entire day to view the mountain range.

Sandakphu Trek-what is the Trek Grade and the Accommodation provided ? 

Darjeeling Sandakphu trek is a moderate to easy trek ascending upto Sandakphu(3636m) the highest point on the trek. Main baggage will be carried by porters/ponies. Accommodation will be provided in trekkers huts and lodges run by local families.

Local vegetarian food will be served in tea houses & lodges of stay on the Sandakphu Trek route. Trekkers carry their day packs only with their personal/essential Items in them and walk at their own pace.

TRIP FACTS:

  • Style of Trek :  Tea House/Lodge Trek
  • Duration : 8Days
  • Number of Days on the Trek : 5Days
  • Trek Grade : Moderate to Easy
  • Minimum no. Of Participants : 2Persons
  • Highest Point : Sandakphu(3636m)
  • Highest Sleeping Altitude : Sandakphu(3636m)
  • Starting & Ending Point: Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border
  • Best Season:  March-June & September- December
  • Trek Availibility :  Join a Group on the dates given below
  • Climate : Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be(general) very cold and in winter even below the freezing  point. Monsoon showers in summer (heaviest in July & August). Sometimes even in spring and autumn.
  • Customized private trek can be arranged for a minimum of 2persons on request on a date of your choice

GROUP DEPARTURE DATES FOR DARJEELING SANDAKPHU TREK 2020

8th.Feb – 15th.Feb, 202022nd.Feb – 29th.Feb, 2020
7th.March – 14th.March, 202028th.March –  4th.April, 2020
4th.April – 11th.April, 202018th.April – 25th.April, 2020
2nd..May – 8th.May, 202016th.May – 23rd.May, 2020
18th.Sept – 25th.Sept, 202002nd.Oct – 09th.Oct, 2020
16th.Oct – 23rd.Oct, 202006th.Nov – 13th.Nov, 2020
27th.Nov – 4th.Dec, 202011th.Dec – 18th.Dec, 2020
21st.Dec – 28th.Dec, 2020(Christmas Trek)

DARJEELING SANDAKPHU TREK ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border. Drive to Darjeeling(1686m/90Km/3Hrs). Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: Acclimatization Day. Walking tour of Darjeeling. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Maneybhanjyang(1981m/1Hr). Trek Starts.
Trek Manebhanjyang to Tongloo(3001m/13Km/5Hrs). Overnight Trekkers Hut.

Day 4: Trek Tongloo to Kalpokhari(3100m/15Km/6Hrs). Overnight Lodge.

Day 5: Trek Kalpokhari to Sandakphu(3636m/6Km/3Hrs). Trekkers Hut.

Day 6: Trek Sandakphu to Gurdung(2700m/10Km/4Hrs). Overnight Lodge.

Day 7: Trek Gurdung to Rimbik (2331m/15Km/5Hrs). End of Trek.
Drive to Darjeeling. Driving Time – 4 Hours. Overnight Hotel.

Day 8: Drive to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal border for Final Departure. End of Sandakphu Trek
Extension can be made to Sikkim, Bhutan or Nepal.

Note: The above 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.

Recommendations: Darjeeling Sandakphu trek is graded as moderate to easy trek and is therefore recommended for first time Trekkers/Family Treks.

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COSTS : US$

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Hotel accommodation – twin share including breakfasts.
  • Twin share Rooms in Lodges with mattress during Trekking.
  • Fully organized trek services with guide, porters, Ponies.
  • Fixed three meals everyday during trekking.
  • All road transport as per itinerary by car/jeep.
  • Service of an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • All Permits for Darjeeling.
  • Airport Transfers.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sleeping bag; personal clothing/equipment.
  • Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
  • Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.

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