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Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal

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Region: West Bengal Duration: 6 days Grade: Moderate Max Altitude: 12,000 Ft. Approx trekking km: 46 km. Sandakphu located in West Bengal gives you the best view of the Himalayas. It extends from snow covered peaks of Nepal to Bhutan and farther east to Tibet. The route goes along a zigzag Singalila Ridge to that of the Indo-Nepal border providing a visually enchanting view of the summit.OVERVIEW: This trek is best suited for the naturalist and wild life enthusiast. You get to explore the numerous birds, animals, flora, subtropical coniferous forest biomes, temperate and sub-alpine biomes.

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About Sandakphu Trek Package

The trek route is inhabited by localites even through the long winters. Their livelihood completely depends upon Sandakphu-Phalut tourism industry. Sandakphu-Phalut trek is one of the high-altitude treks considered to be safe and comfortable for people.

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal HIGHLIGHTS:

Panorama of high peaks:

What makes Sandakphu a ‘trekker’s delight’ is the charming green shelter of Singalila, the hospitality of the people of Sikkim and Nepal at the teahouses, the cloud-kissing mountains of Makalu, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga along with the golden beaming sunshine.

Makalu- Stands as the fifth highest peak in the world at 27,838 Ft., visible from Sandakphu summit on a clear day.

Lhotse- Meaning the “south peak†in Tibetan. It is connected to the Everest via South Col-a pass between Mount Everest and Lhotse. This peak stands the fourth highest in the world present from the vantage point of Sandakphu.

Vision of Kanchenjunga- As we approach the summit the structure of “Sleeping Buddha†seen from the teahouse at dawn gives you a heart burst over its magnificent crowning glory. Also one cannot miss the sunlight streaming from the ice ensconced conglomerate.

This trek seems to be a mixed terrain trek through forest cover. Therefore, you need not worry about altitude sickness but requires more stamina to cover the sheer mountain side with great success.

Rhododendron and Magnolia spring:

The blanket of white and pink rhododendron flowers over the green trees gives a spectacular sight, visual treat for your eyes and makes you feel like heaven on earth. The awe that Singalila forest creates when you walk on this trek could not be expressed in words. This forest provides shelter for the red pandas. One must be lucky enough to capture these charming creatures on a camera.

Kalapokhri-The Black Lake:

This lake is located at Kalipokhri settlement within the Nepal border. It is inhabited by the people of ethno-religious Buddhist community of Nepal. The lake got its name due to the dark waters. The lake stand still amidst the mountain terrain with several prayer flags waving in the wind.

Sandakphu Trek Package Detailed Itinerary

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: NJP/Bagodara to Kopidana

Pick up by 12:30 p.m. at NJP railway station/ Bagodara airport.

Accommodation in Tea house.

Distance - 84 km, 5hrs by road drive.

Day 2: Kopidana to Tumling

Trek distance - 11km (5-6hhours)

Altitude - 6,400 to 9, 700 Ft.

Lunch on the way.

Accommodation in Tea house.

Day 3: Tumling to Kalapokhri

Trek distance -14 km (6-7 hours)

Altitude - 9, 700 to 10,400 Ft.

Lunch on the way.

Accommodation in Tea house.

Day 4: Kalapokhri to Sandakphu

Trek distance - 6 km (3-4 hours)

Altitude - 10,400 to 11,929 Ft.

Lunch on the way.

Accommodation in Tea house.

Day 5: Sandakphu to Sepi

Trek distance - 15 km (6-7 hours)

Altitude - 10,400 to 6230 Ft.

Lunch on the way.

Accommodation in Tea house.

Day 6: Sepi to NJP/Badogra

Return to NJP/Badogra by 5 hours drive through road (140 km).

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal DETAILED ITINERARY:

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal Day 1: NJP/Bagodara to Kopidana

Today you will be picked up by our driver from Bagodara airport or

NJP railway station to our base camp at 6,400 Ft through Kopidana. This is going to be a km drive. We can have breakfast and lunch on the way which is not included in the trek package.

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal Day 2: Kopidana to Tumling

We will begin our trek early in the morning from Kopidana base camp after breakfast. Lunch will be provided on the way. Tumling settlement at 9,600 Ft lies in between the Nepal and India border. As we enter into Nepal you will be checked for your visa, so keep your visa’s and ID handy. There are no other restrictions to enter the place such as an Indian or a foreigner. The hamlet of Tumling can be reached through road passing between Manebhanjam and Jaubari or through Sandakphu-Phalut trial besides Kopidana.

We will reach there by around 5 p.m. where still sunlight can be seen. The warmth of the sunlight, hospitality of people and the mighty view of peaks of Kanchenjunga family leave you dumbstruck with joy. There are about 10-12 families of Nepal who run teahouse accommodation for the trekkers. There are also private lodges and huts available for accommodation. After reaching Tumling you can go over to the center viewpoint for seeing the awe-inspiring sunset and Kanchenjunga peaks. From the center you find an entry to the Singalila National Park at the right, about 1 km from Tumling. The other side is the way to zigzagging Tonglu Mountain.

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal Day 3: Tumling to Kalipokhri

Another beautiful sunrise comes on the 3rd day while waking up in Tumling. The magnificent Sleeping Buddha structure and the entire set of Kanchenjunga peaks will be clearly seen if the sky is clear. The set of Kanchenjunga peaks listed are Kumbhakarna and Shimbho on either sides of Kanchenjunga. The peaks of Goecha in Sikkim, the kabru, Rathong, koktang, and Frey in the front. We start trekking towards Kalipokhri village through Singalila National Park. The forest is known for its blooming colourful rhododendron and magnolias. As we go ahead we halt at Gairibasa - a small area consisting of hotels and rest rooms. We enter the entry check post again and pay the entry fees. Take a tea break and some rest for your legs to feel energized for another 2 km trek to kaiyakatta. As the mountain is steeper here the rocks are cut into steps to make it easy for ascent. Hot lunch is waiting at Nepali’s territory as you reach kaiyakatta.

Kalipokhri is another 4 km from kaiyakatta. The stretch is a home for many species and birds. You will notice the path getting more greener and scenic till the black water lake near a settlement. The lake is surrounded by the prayer flags from the nearest Buddha temple. After a short walk our day ends at tea house.

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal Day 4: Kalapokhri to Sandakphu

This trek is going to be a 3 hrs trail covering 6 km from forest to steeper climb and then through winding motor road. Once you reach Bikheybhanjang, you will witness the panoramic view of Sandakphu summit, 4 km (1 hr) ahead of you through a zigzag route. Soon, we will be nearing the summit point from where a 180 degree view of the tallest Himalayan peaks can be seen. The view of sleeping Buddha structure becomes prominent at this point. The family of peaks such as Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamling, Chomolonzo and Annapurna are extending to the west. Our camp lies near a small water point in this area. Enjoy to the fullest as we have to start our return journey the next day.

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal Day 5: Sandakphu to Sepi

After having awe somatic trek experience get ready for descent to village Sepi located in West Sikkim. This is going to be a long but less exhausting journey. The long pass through the forest of Bamboos will take us to Gurdum at noon where we will be served hot lunch. You can try out a dessert made out of rhododendron, known for its medicinal benefits.

The next village will be Timburay with few houses and tea shops. A beautiful river known as Sri Khola flows here. After crossing the wooden bridge over the stream, we will reach the village of Sepi in the afternoon.

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal Day 6: Sepi to NJP/Badogra

After spending a night at Sepi we start driving towards NJP. You can book a train/flight to home on sixth day.

Sandakphu Trek Package Inclusions

  • Accommodation in tea house.
  • Meals during trek (Veg)-Dinner at kopidana on day 1 to breakfast at Sepi on day 6.
  • Crampon as per the snow condition.
  • Permits and entry fees.
  • Forest fees.
  • First aid and medical kit.
  • Oxygen cylinder.
  • Fees for the leader, guide, cook and support staff.
  • Transport from NJP to kopidana and Sepi to NJP.

Sandakphu Trek Package Exclusions

  • Personal expense.
  • Food during transit.
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
  • Mules to carry backpack.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned.

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Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal

Sandakphu Trek Package West Bengal

Region: West Bengal Duration: 6 days Grade: Moderate Max Altitude: 12,000 Ft. Approx trekking km: 46 km. Sandakphu located in West Bengal gives you the best view of the Himalayas. It extends from snow covered peaks of Nepal to Bhutan and farther east to Tibet. The route goes along a zigzag Singalila Ridge to that of the Indo-Nepal border providing a visually enchanting view of the summit.OVERVIEW: This trek is best suited for the naturalist and wild life enthusiast. You get to explore the numerous birds, animals, flora, subtropical coniferous forest biomes, temperate and sub-alpine biomes.

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