Day 1: Pickup from (N JP) New Jalpaiguri railway station OR Bagdogra Airport to Uttarey 7 to 8 hours. (165. Km) Uttarey (1900mts)
Trekkers have to report either at NJP Railway Station which is the nearest railhead to Uttarey or at Bagdogra Airport by 8:00 AM. The transportation would be arranged either in Max, Bolero, Sumo Gold or Tempo Traveller depending upon the number of trekkers and the cost for the same would be borne by the company. Drive from NJP to Uttarey is mesmerizing with dense forests of Sikkim all along the way to Uttarey. It usually takes about 7-8 hour drive to arrive at Uttarey from NJP/Bagdogra. Trekkers can stop at Jorethang for lunch and make sure to carry sufficient cash while arriving at Uttarey as after Jorethang there are very few options for ATM’s. The drive goes via Jorethang, Richenpong, Dentam, and at last Singshore Bridge which is considered as the highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest suspension bridge in Asia. Make sure to start from NJP or Bagdogra by 10 am so that you can arrive easily by 5 pm before it gets dark. The altitude gain from NJP (114mts) to Uttarey (1950mts) is about 1836mts. overnight in tented camp/hotel.
Day 2: Uttarey (1,950.mtrs) to Chewabanjang (3,145.mtrs) 15.km appx.
Our ascent takes us to the upper reaches of the Singalila Ridge, which forms the border between Sikkim and Nepal. We pass through a rich and dense forest, swathes of Rhododendrons, open ridges, sacred lakes and remote trails. Our first day takes us to Chewabanjang. An easy trail rises gently through the rainforest until a final steep ascent for the last couple of hours brings us right up to the Nepalese border and our first camp. We spend the following day here for necessary acclimatization before further ascending. Overnight in tented camps at Chewabanjang. Notice: Everyday client permits and personal identity cards need to be shown on the trek trail because your trail is on the ridge along the Indo-Nepal border.
Day 3: Excursion to Phoktey Dara (3588.mtrs).5km appx.
A walk to Phoktey Dara in the wee hours of the morning provides one of the most breath-taking panoramic views of the Sikkim and Nepal ranges.
Phoktey Dara (3,588m) is at a junction between Sikkim, Nepal and West Bengal and the borders meet here. You will have a full view of towering peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, 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. Overnight in tented camps at Chewabanjang and rest.
Day 4: Chewabhanjyang (3145mtrs) to Phalut (3,481mtrs) via Tori-Phulay (3,333mtrs) 5 to 6 hours)
This day trail again goes to singalila viewpoint in an hour, you will come across the singalila top, and the highest point on this day (3,656m) the trail is an easy narrow path up toward Phalut. The path is along the Indo-Nepal border. 50m below the ridge Himalayan alpine trees and rhododendron forest. Singalila viewpoint to Phalut trail is above the Tori-Phulay SSB camp (3,333m). The trail here again starts climbing in an hour and goes on zigzagging toward Phalut. There is no water source on the trail on this day trekkers must fill up at chewabhanjang. Views offer you a whole day of majestic snow-capped mountains of Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya. Phalut serves as the confluence point for many route starting from Sikkim, West Bengal and Nepal. Walk from here to the Phalut viewpoint for another 30 minutes. Overnight at camp.
Day 5: Phalut (3,481mtrs) to Sandhakpu (3,586mtrs) via Sabagram. 5 to 6 hours)
This day starts early as there is a lot of distance to be covered. After breakfast, the trail gradually descends to Sabagram. From here trail gradually ascends up toward Sandhakpu. The trails are the best on this trek in terms of scenery and diversity of flora and fauna. You will walk on Singalila ridge and through meadows, this route, from April and May, is a season of blooming rhododendrons. Views offer you many peaks above eight thousand. In the morning go for the main attraction of this spot at sandhakpu where you can get 180-degree panoramic views of the majestic Himalayans from Nepal and Sikkim. And also one of the world famous panoramas for Mt. Baruntsem (7,220mts) Mt. Chamling (7,319mts) Mt. Chomo-Lonzo (7,818.mts) Mt. Lhotse (8,516.mts) Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,993.mts) Mt. Makalu (8,462.mts) Mt. Everest (8850.mts) Mt. Nuptse (7,861.mts) Mt. Kanchenjanga (8.585.mts) Mt. Rathong (6,642mts) Mt.Kabru S (7,285.mts) Mt. Kabru N (7,377.mts) Mt. Dome (6,985.mts) Mt. Forked (6100.mts) Mt.Goecha-peak (6,610.mts) Mt. Pandim(6,691.mts) Mt.Tenzing-khang (6010 mts.) Mt.Jupono (6000.mts) Mt.Talung (7,349.mts) Mt.Narsing (5,825.mts) Mt. Simvo (6,812 meters) Mt.Sinoulchu (688.mts) towards the east, you can see the highest ranges of Bhutan, and around your camp side mobile network is sometimes available. From here you can also see a beautiful sunset.
Day 6: Sandhakpu (3,586) to Tumbling (2,914 meters 21.km/5 to 6 hours)
This day wake up early in the morning for Majestic views of Nepal and Sikkim Himalaya. After viewpoint, walk back to camp, have breakfast then trek to Tumbling. It is around 5 to 6 hours. The trail will have a moderate, gradual descent for 2 hours to reach Garibas. From here, the gradually steep ascent up to Tumbling via Joubari through bamboos and rhododendron forest.
Day 7: Tumbling (2,914 meters) to Mane-Bhanjang (1963.mtrs) via chatrey 10.km/ 2 to 3 hours) same day drive to Darjeeling
This day is your final trek day. The trail from Tumbling to Mane-Bhanjang is an easy gradual descent with Rhododendrons and Magnolia trees along the route. The forest opens up to a lovely meadow. If you are very lucky you might be able to see a Red Panda. On the way, you can visit some monastery at Chattrey and your trail is on a motorable road. Take a 30 minutes tea berk at Mane-Bhanjang then drive to Darjeeling 2 to 3 hours. Check in into a hotel. In evening free time.
Day 8: Darjeeling to NJP/Bagdogra
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 short drive. We suggest packing the luggage in advance before starting to your journey. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 68.kilometres which ideally should not take more than 3 ½ hours. Lunch can be enjoyed at your destination at the N J P/Bagdogra Airport.