Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek
Sandakphu Trek a short popular Trek in Darjeeling
Sandakphu Trek in Darjeeling-The only Trek in the Himalayas with views of the four highest mountains in the world:
Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek in Short Sandakphu Trek also fondly called the Darjeeling singalila Ridge Trek, an amazing trek that can exceed your expectations where you will enjoy every minute of the day. Sandakhu Trek, a short popular 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 with Nepal & India, 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.
Singalila Ridge which runs from Manebhanjyang to Phalut forms the international border between India & Nepal. Sandakphu trek which runs on the spine of the Singalila Ridge with moderate to easy trek is considered among the best trekking trails in the Indian Himalayas.
Trek Darjeeling’s popular mountain trail from Manebhanjyang to Sandakphu to Gurdung & end the Trek in Rimbik. Enjoy great views of Kanchenjunga & Everest range from Sandakphu. Visit the Raj time hill resort town of Darjeeling and the famous tea plantations first started by the British. If you are short on time but would like to experience trekking than the Sandakphu trek is the trek for you. But if you can spare a few more days than the Sandakphu Phalut Trek in Darjeeling would be a good choice.
Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek is a short popular Trek in Darjeeling and thisTrek is meant for first time trekkers and also for those short on time but would like to experience Trekking in the Himalayas.
Singalila Ridge which runs from Manebhanjyang to Phalut forms the international border between India & Nepal and this Sandakphu trek is considered among the best trekking trails in the Indian Himalayas.
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, Sandakphu Trek truly becomes a trekkers paradise. October to November is also a good time to go for the Sandakhpu Trek. The atmosphere is crystal clear and 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 up to 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.
Lunch will be provided in tea houses located along the way. Dinners and Breakfast will be porovided in the lodges of stay. Trekkers carry their day packs only with their 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 2020
|8th.Feb – 15th.Feb, 2020||22nd.Feb – 29th.Feb, 2020|
|7th.March – 14th.March, 2020||28th.March – 4th.April, 2020|
|4th.April – 11th.April, 2020||18th.April – 25th.April, 2020|
|2nd..May – 8th.May, 2020||16th.May – 23rd.May, 2020|
|18th.Sept – 25th.Sept, 2020||02nd.Oct – 09th.Oct, 2020|
|16th.Oct – 23rd.Oct, 2020||06th.Nov – 13th.Nov, 2020|
|27th.Nov – 4th.Dec, 2020||11th.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 to Tongloo/Tumling(3001m/13Km/5Hrs). Overnight Trekkers Hut/Lodge
Drive to Indo-Nepal border town of MANNEYBHANJAN (2134m/7,000ft) 20km away.You would be starting your 1500m climb to your first day’s destination TUMLING 9500ft, 12.5km away, going along the TONGLU Ridge. The 7 hrs trek is covered as follows: Maney Bhanjyang (1981m) to Chitre (2800m) – Is a steep uphill two kilometre on a jeep track in 02hrs. You will get to see beautiful panoramic views of Darjeeling and Siliguri plains down below. Chitre – Meghma (2900m): Easy undulating six kilometre track through grassy knolls with views of the Kanchenjunga Range on the left horizon in 03 hrs. Meghma to Tonglu Top, (3070 m): Easy undulating slight uphill three kilometre in 1.30 hrs and a one kilometre drop down to Tumling.
Day 4: Trek Tongloo to Kalpokhari(3100m/15Km/6Hrs). Overnight Lodge.
The first two hours is an easy down hill trek to JAUBARI 2750m 4km away, followed by another easy downhill trek of 5km to a small resting place called GAIRIBAS (2620m) then it’s a fairly steep one kilometre trek through thick decidious forest to a tea shop at Kayakatta and then gentle five kilometre trek of 4 hrs to Kalpokhari (2950m/9679 ft). where a black water lake (Pokhri), which does NOT freeze even in winter greets you at the entrance of this small settlement on the Nepal side of the border.
Day 5: Trek Kalpokhari to Sandakphu(3636m/6Km/3Hrs). Overnight Trekkers Hut/Lodge.
In order not to miss out on the panoramic mountain views from Sandakphu we start early. as you get to witness the mountain views twice, once as soon as you reach Sandakphu and again next morning before you start your dowhill trek to Gurdum. The first two Kilometre to BIKHEBHANYANG is gentle and from Bikhebhanjyang to SANDAKPHU is a four Kilometre steep uphill of three Hours for a good walker and a little bit more for an average walker.
Day 6: Trek Sandakphu to Gurdung(2700m/10Km/4Hrs). Overnight Lodge.
The ten Kilometre trek to Gurdum is an easy downhill trek through dense Bamboo and silver fur forest till we reach the lodge at Gurdum
Day 7: Trek Gurdung to Rimbik (2331m/15Km/5Hrs). End of Trek.
The entire fifteen kilometre trek to Rimbik goes through dense decidious forest. Because of it’s density this forest is nicknamed as the black forest. Once in Rimbik the Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek considered amongst the most popular treks in Darjeeling comes to an end and after lunch we will drive to Darjeeling.
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 Singalila Ridge 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 Moderate to Easy and is recommended for First time Trekkers/Family Treks.
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