Sandakphu Singalila To Sikkim Round Trek

Sandakphu Singalila To Sikkim Round Trek

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ABOUT SANDAKPHU SINGALILA TO SIKKIM ROIUND TREK:

 

Sandakphu Singalila to Sikkim Uttarey round trek is one of the provable treks in this region as well as peoples are popularly known as hottest trekking place and considered the highest region of West Bengal and less of the peoples are known about this trek. This route only allowed for trekking of Indian peoples, and the foreigner not allowed because the trek trail through from Indo-Nepal borders police chick post as well as there cannot obtain Sikkim inner line permit for a foreigner. Inner line permits the only option from two places from the border of West Bengal and Sikkim at Malli chick post and Rampho chick post it is an inner route from Siliguri to Sikkim.

The route from Sandakphu Singalila to Sikkim Uttarey it is big open till from Phaltu camp and after the trial, it is little narrow with up and down hills through from the Indo-Nepali border as well as rare rhododendrons bamboos magnolia forests and one of the picturesque trail which combines natural beauty with spectacular views of high Himalayans peaks and photography sports also after Chewabhanjang police check post the trail gradually downhills till to your last trek point at Uttarey. Overnight Uttarey Hotel/Camp/Pelling.

SHORT ITINERARY OF SANDAKPHU SINGALILA TO SIKKIM ROUND TREK:

 

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

 

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

 

Day 3: Tumbling 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 kalijhar 3,444. meters via Kalijhar Tori-Phulay (3,333mtrs) 5 to 6 hours).

 

Day 7: Kalijhar to Uttarey (1900m) then drive to Pelling.

 

Day 8: Leave from Pelling to N J P/ Bagdogra Airport as planned.

DETAILS ITINERARY OF SANDAKPHU SINGALILA TO SIKKIM ROUND 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 kalijhar 3,444. meters via Kalijhar Tori-Phulay (3,333mtrs) 5 to 6 hours).

Weak up early in morning for Phalut viewpoint it can take to go and return 2 hours from Phalut take unforgettable photography enjoy with views then back to your camp take breakfast then trek towards to Phoktey Dara in Sikkim the trail gradually up and down hills along the edge top of the hill from Indo-Nepal border and both side cover with dense green forest as well as one can seen incredible views of Nepal and Sikkim Himalayan heritage local village. Overnight at Kalijhar.

Notice: There is no water source on the trek trail this day trekkers must fill up water at Phalut and ration the water wisely.

 

Day 7: Kalijhar to Uttarey (1900m) then drive to Pelling.

Today’s in the morning walk to Phoktey Dara morning provides one of the most breath-taking panoramic views of the Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan ranges.
Phoktey Dara (3,588m) is at a border from between Sikkim, Nepal You will have a full view of towering peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, and Lhotse, Three sisters, Kumbakarna, Kanchenjunga and several other peaks in the region. This is one of the best grand-stand views one will get of the majestic Himalayas from anywhere in the mountains. after photography back to your camp side have breakfast then trek to Uttarey Village via Indo-Nepal Chewabhanjang check post where trek permits are needed to be shown followed by a steep descend to Chettrey SSB Camp where again permits are shown before making the final descent to Uttarey. It takes about 4 to5 hours from Kalijhar to Uttarey covering a distance of about 17kms in total. Water availability is good along the entire trail and walk is mostly under dense forest cover after the Chewabhanjang check post. After having lunch at Uttarey drive to Pelling via Singshore Bridge is a 2nd highest bridge in Asia. Overnight at Hotel in Pelling.

 

Day 8: Leave from Pelling to N J P/ Bagdogra Airport as planned.
After having breakfast, we depart to NJP or Bagdogra Airport depending upon the trekker’s mode of transportation to their respective homes. It is advisable to start early since it is a long drive. We suggest packing the luggage in advance before starting your journey. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 155 kilometres which ideally should not take more than 7 to 8 hours. Lunch can be enjoyed at Jorethang or Malli Checkpost. After having lunch, continue your drive to your destination at the 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 Siliguri 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 families with light travel bags like Wagoner, Alto etc. We cannot arrange shared jeeps because it is not reliable.

For example, if you are travelling to Darjeeling for Sandakphu Singalila to sikkim round Trek, there are no direct shared jeeps from New Jalpaiguri Railway station NJP or Bagdogra Airport. First, you have to reach Siliguri 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 then 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 then 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 Uttarey/ Pelling early morning.
Black yak expeditions we will arrange a reserved vehicle to drop trekkers to NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport.
The transportation cost from Uttarey/pelling to NJP/Bagdogra Airport is additional, to be shared among trekkers and paid directly to the driver.
The approximate cost for a 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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