Sandakphu Phalut trek

Sandakphu Phalut trek

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ABOUT SANDAKPHU Phalut TREK:

 

Sandakpu Singalila trek is one of the best trekking places near Darjeeling also the highest peak from Darjeeling in West Bengal offers four unimaginable views of the worlds tallest peak Mt.Lhotse 8,510.meters. Mt Everest, 8,848.meters. Mt. Makalu 8475.meters. Mt. Kanchenjunga 8585.meters. and many peaks above 5,000 thousand meters to 7,000.thasound.meters as well as you can see three mountain range from India, Nepal and Bhutan and incredible views of sleeping, Buddha.

The trek trail lies along the India-Nepal border some time the rough will cross Himalayan heritage village from Nepal and the trail will cross SSB Camp some time some places we will show your documents like trek permit and passport all the ways offer you majestic views of the Himalayas and dense forest with Rhododrendon and magnolias. and we organize trek pickup from NJP/ Bagdogra Airport.trek point from Manabhanjyang, Dhotre.

SHORT ITINERARY OF SANDAKPHU, PHALUT TREK:

 

Day 1: Drive from J NP /Bagdogra Airport 4 to 5 hours or Darjeeling.
Overnight at hotel in evening free time.

 

Day 2: Darjeeling to Dhotre then trek to Tumling 2790. Meters. 3-4 hours.

 

Day 3: Tumling to Kalapokhari 3,180 meters. 4/5 hrs.

 

Day 4: Kalipokhri to Sandakphu 3,630. Meters. 4 to 5 km. 3 ½ to 4 hrs.

 

Day 5: Sandakphu to Phalut 3,570. Meters. 14 km. 5 to 6 hrs.

 

Day 6: Phalut to Gorkhay 2,280. Meters. 15 km. 4 to 5 hrs.

 

Day 7: Gorkhey to Rimbik via Samanden 1,960. Meters. 21 km. 6 to 7 hrs.

 

Day 8: Rimbik to drop from N J P or Bagdogra Airport.

DETAILED ITINERARY OF SANDAKPHU, PHALUT TREK:

 

Day 01: pickup from (N J P) New Jalpaiguri railway station / Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling (2,250.mtrs) 75km appx.

The nearest airport from Bagdogra an around 71.km Appx. and nearest railway station (N J P) 75.km. 3 to 4 hours’ drive to Darjeeling. The Bagdogra airport and (NJP) serve as the confluence point for many travellers and hottest tourist pickup point the road from Bagdogra airport, NJP and Siliguri all are meet at Sevoke road National Highway NH31A. from Tenzing Norgay park-Junction. The route passes through from Kersong, Ghoom Toy Train Station along with impressive picturesque of Tea garden which is very famous in the world and offers you majestic views of snow-capped mountains mount Kanchenjunga 3rd high peak in the world and high peak in India. check-in hotel in evening free time.

 

Day 02: Darjeeling to Tumbling (2,914. 26 km. 1 ½ hours appx.

This day after breakfast drive to Maneybhanjyang 26. km. Appx. 1 ½ hours’ drive from Darjeeling and those people are trek start from Dhotre an hour’s drive from Maneybhanjyang to Dhotre at an elevation of 2,135. Meters. Every trek point there you will have to show your trekking permit, and document like for Indian peoples any of your Indian identifications and for foreigner passport. After finishing your documentations trek towards to Tumbling via Tonglu which is the 2,790 Meters. the trail is gradually uphill all the way passes through dense green forests Rhododendrons, Magnolias and Bamboos it can take 3 to 4 hours walk after arriving from Tonglu Cap you will start to shutting impressing views of snow-cap mountains after Tonglu maximum 40 minutes’ walk to reach your camp Tumbling it is located from Nepal. chick in Camp/hotel. In evening free time there you will get unforgettable views of Sunset overlooking from Sikkim Himalayas.

 

Day 3: Tumbling to Kalapokhari 3,180 meters. 4/5 hrs.

This day wake –up early in morning for the sunrise take nice photography then back to your camp have a breakfast then trek to Kalapokhari the route through from dense green forest which is home for the rare wild animals like Red Panda, Tragopan, as well as the trail from Tumbling to Kalapokhari slightly up and down hills to Gairibans Himalayan heritage village also associated with base for security forces of Indian army there you will have to entry of your trekking permit and your document any kind of your identification with small tea break. Then trek continues to ascend towards to kalapokhari located from Nepal overnight at Kakaphokri.

 

Day 4: Kalipokhri to Sandakphu 3,630. Meters. 4 to 5 km. 3 ½ to 4 hrs.

This day you will have late breakfast is around 8: am because only walk for 3 ½ hours and 4 -5 Km. appx and all the way gradual ascent finally an undulating path on the motor road. the main attraction at Sandhakpu one of the famous views point in West Bengal of this spot you get 180-degree panoramic views of Nepal and Sikkim Himalayans as well Bhutan and one of the world’s most coveted panoramas, majesties views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Chamling, Mt. Chomolonzo, Mt. Machapucchare and other many peaks like Mt. Annapurna range spread out towards the west. Mt. Three sister peaks stand tall towards the north and the Sleeping Buddha lies before you. Towards the east, the side you see the highest ranges of Bhutan, the Mt.Chomolhari the highest peak, rises above all the others and sometimes the mobile network is available at the highest point in Sandakphu. In evening 25 minutes away from your campsite, there is a good place to see the sunset place call, Barkhay Dara, in every winter months at Sandhakpu received snow with zero levels temperature.

 

Day 5: Sandakphu to Phalut 3,570. Meters. 14 km. 5 to 6 hrs.

This day after heavy breakfast trek to Phalut the trail begin gradually easy up and down hills the trail combination of level walks also rocky path as well roads with few places have a muddy section and slight forest also get tricky if it rains. This day starts early as there is a lot of distance to be covered. The trail passes through high altitude vegetation you will walk on ridges and through meadows, this route, in April, May & Jun, the rhododendron in full bloom, and some places you will have to accompany with yaks and around Sabargram you will take break for lunch then gradual ascents towards to Phalut camp overnight at Phalut.

 

Day 6: Phalut to Gorkhay 2,280. Meters. 15 km. 4 to 5 hrs.

This morning after Phalut viewpoint back to your campsite and take tour breakfast then trek toward to Gorkhay Himalayan heritage village. The trail gradual downhill through from inside the dense green forest this day lunch directly from Gorkhay night at Gorkhey.

 

Day 7: Gorkhey to Rimbik via Samanden 1,960. Meters. 21 km. 6 to 7 hrs.

In the morning after trek proceeds to Rimbik via Ramam, Sri-Khola Sapias soon as start early as there is a lot of distance to be covered. the trail from Gorkhey to Rimbik is gradually up and down hills through from slightly forest and Himalayan heritage local village. before Rimbik you will have to cross one suspicions bridge at Sri-Khola it is finally reaching time then you will walk on the motor road is around 45 minutes’ appx some time you will get a vehicle if your lucky Overnight at Rimbik in evening free time.

 

Day 8: Rimbik to drop from N J P or Bagdogra Airport.
In the morning after breakfast is ideally the final day of the trekking. It is advisable to start early since a long drive. Travellers we suggest you pack the luggage before have a delicious breakfast or before starting to your journey. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 155 kilometres which ideally should take not more than 7 to 8 hours. Lunch can be enjoyed at Siliguri as your plan drive continues to your destination at N J P/Bagdogra Airport.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY WITH BLACK YAK EXPEDITIONS:

 

Please contact us directly through phone or email us through filling up the enquiry form for the Best Rates and Availability. The rates depend on Number of people and the minimum required number of the person for the trek. The more the number of trekkers the better the Price. The given rates will be based on per head per day basis which will include all the necessary facilities required during the trek from the point of start to the end. We arrange up to the maximum number of 60 people and minimum should not be less than 2 people.

We provide considerable rates for the bigger group, Student Group, Religious Group and Senior Citizens. The rate is based on quality service requested by groups. Do email us [email protected]to know the special prices and services provided.

 

PRICE INCLUDE AND EXCLUDE:

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN PRICE

1: 2 Nights in the standard hotel at Darjeeling and Rimbik (MAP plan).

2: Accommodation during the trek (camping/guest house).

3: All meals – vegetarian (starting from dinner at Darjeeling and ending with breakfast at Rimbik

4: Meals while on trek (Veg& Egg).

5: Trekking permits and forest camping charges.

6: Accommodation on trek Trekking equipment (sleeping tents 2 Or 3 man Dom, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, sleeping bags walking stick etc.

7: Safety equipment (first aid, medical kit, oxygen cylinders, stretcher, etc.

8: Services of an expert trek leader (qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering courses).

9: Services of an expert trek team (guides, cooks, helpers, porters/mules.

10: Transport from N J P / Bagdogra airport to Darjeeling and return from Rimbik

Note: Normally other company charges extra for uploading Bag Pack, but black yak expeditions allow up to 10 kg free. More than 10 kg you have to pay ₹. 250/- per day per bag pack.

If you have bag packs weighing more than 10 kg than you can give it to the yaks or horses prior to the trek before leaving arranged exclusively for the trek. The back pack cannot weigh more than 10 kgs. No suitcases/trolleys’/duffel bags will be allowed.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

1: We do not provide travel insurance except for any Expeditions.

2: Food during transport is not included (pick up point to and from the base camp to drop point)

3: Alcohol, Soft Drinks, bottled water

4: Anything Not Specifically Mentioned Under the Head.

5: Any costs arising out of unforeseen Circumstances like Landslides, Road Blocks, Bad weather, etc.

6: External purchase you make during your travel or on trek routes like food, local crafts or drinks.

7: Itinerary includes transport for pick up and drops yet if you do not want then you can exclude this option) Transport to and from the base camp (N J P/Bagdogra airport to Darjeeling and return)

8: Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.

9: Personal expenses of any kind.

10: Anything apart from the inclusions.

11: Tips for guides, cooks or trekking staffs and telephone calls, laundry, etc.

how to reach at Darjeeling:

 

If you are trekking with Black yak expeditions for sandakphu trek arrive at (NJP) Railway Station, Siliguri or Bagdogra airport by 9 am to 12: noon is very good (on your own).

Black Yak Expeditions will arrange pick-up vehicles from NJP railway station and Bagdogra airport to Darjeeling which is approximately 95. Km from sliliguri It takes around 3 to 4 hours.

We provide luxury vehicles like INNOVA, ZXILO or normal vehicles like TATA SUMO GOULD, BOLERO, etc. And mini cab suitable for 2 or three family with light travel bags like, Wagoner, Alto etc. We cannot arrange shared jeeps because it is not reliable.

For example, if you are traveling to Darjeeling for Sandakphu Trek, there are no direct shared jeeps from New Jalpaiguri Railway station NJP or Bagdogra Airport. First you have to reach silliguri junction/ Darjeeling Mord from there you have to take a direct vehicle to Darjeeling

If you request pre booking for pick up and drop along with trek or tour package than this statement is not applicable to you since Black Yak Expeditions will pay for the charges but in case if you have not asked for pick up and drop facilities than you should know that the transportation cost is additional, to be shared among the trekkers and paid directly to the drivers.

On the day of pickup at least do your best to be present at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport within 9:00 Am or 10:00 Am.

Incuse if we start late from this two points than we will reach certain trekking basecamps like Darjeeling very Late at night and that can cause great inconvenience to you as we have to begin the trek early next morning.

 

GETTING BACK:

 Depart from Rimbik early morning.

Black yak expeditions we will arrange reserved vehicle to drop trekkers to NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport.

The transportation cost from Rimbik to NJP/Bagdogra Airport is additional, to be shared among trekkers and paid directly to the driver.

The approximately cost for reserved vehicle is Rs. 5,500/-

Expected arrival time at NJP/Bagdogra Airport is 1 pm. It is wise for you to book your train/flight tickets late in the evening to give you enough buffer time.

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