Sandakphu Trek – Only Trek in Himalayas with view 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 this 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 the highest point on the Singalila Ridge and sitting at the border between India and Nepal gives the onlooker an oppurtunity to watch four of the highest mountains in the world.
Trekkers setting out on this Trek to Sandakphu during the months of April and May can enjoy the beautiful colors of the blooming Rhododendrons, while a trek in October November and December presents clear skies with beautiful mountain views for one to capture.
Sandakphu Trek starts from Manebhanjyang and passes through small hamlets of Chitre, Meghma, Tumling, Tongloo, Kalpokhari and Finally to Sandakphu. The rough terrain adds to the fact that a certain amount of preparation is required to embark on this Darjeeling Trek even though the trek is graded as easy to moderate
Standing atop the Sandakphu Hill you will 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 Mount 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 in Darjeeling 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.
- 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 2021
|8th.Feb – 15th.Feb, 2021||22nd.Feb – 29th.Feb, 2021|
|7th.March – 14th.March, 2021||28th.March – 4th.April, 2021|
|4th.April – 11th.April, 2021||18th.April – 25th.April, 2021|
|2nd..May – 8th.May, 2021||16th.May – 23rd.May, 2021|
|18th.Sept – 25th.Sept, 2021||02nd.Oct – 09th.Oct, 2021|
|16th.Oct – 23rd.Oct, 2021||06th.Nov – 13th.Nov, 2021|
|27th.Nov – 4th.Dec, 2021||11th.Dec – 18th.Dec, 2021|
|21st.Dec – 28th.Dec, 2021(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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