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Phalut Trek

The best and shortest way to enjoy Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga from Phalut for Beginners

Phalut Trek - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 5 Days 4 nights
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3600m
  • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Oct - May
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Srikhola
  • 🚩 Ends In: Srikhola
  • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪  Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

Phalut Trek - Key Geographical Highlights

18 Popular Peaks:
Baruntse ( 7220m ), Chamlang ( 7319m ), Chomo Lonzo ( 7818m ), Lhotse ( 8516m ), Makalu ( 8462m ), Mount Everest ( 8850m ), Nuptse ( 7861m ), Kanchenjunga ( 8586m ), Rathong ( 6679m ), Kabru N ( 7353m ), Koktang ( 6147m ), Simvo ( 6812m ), Kabru S ( 7318m ), Kabru Dome ( 6600m ), Kabru Forked ( 6100m ), Pandim ( 6691m ), Tenchenkhang ( 6010m ), Jupono ( 5650m )
1 High Passes:
Singalila Top ( 3700m )
4 Tranquil Rivers:
Gorkhey Khola, Ramam River, Siri River, Lodhama River
7 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Gorkhey, Rammam, Srikhola, Sepi, Molley, Gurdum, Samanden
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Singalila National Park

Phalut Trek - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

Day 1
D1Bagdogra
Day 2
D2Sepi (Srikhola)
Day 2
Molley
Day 2
Kanchenjunga View Point
Day 3
D3Molley
Day 4
D4Phalut
Day 4
Gorkhey
Day 4
Phalut Sunrise View Point
Day 5
D5Gorkhey
Day 6
Sepi

Phalut Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Sepi (Srikhola)

Overnight In: Sepi (Srikhola) (1900m )
Accommodation: Homestay In Sepi
Meals Included: Evening Snacks. Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Today we arrive in Sepi following the beautiful road that curves through the famous tea gardens of Darjeeling and surrounding areas. It takes about 6 hours to reach Sepi from Siliguri, and 3.5 hours from Darjeeling. We can arrange cab on request. On reaching you will be received by our representatives and homestay owner. After your check-in formalities are over, your trek guide will brief you on the trek requirements and check your preparations in terms of clothing. Do note that Sepi is a very remote place and you will not find any shops to our purchase anything. Neither ATMs. So come well prepared with everything required for the trek.

Sepi is a very quite place and if you are a true Himalayan lover, you will definitely like the ambience of this place.

Day 2From Sepi To Molley . Excursion to Kanchenjunga View Point ( 12 Kms,6 hours )

Day 2
1900 - Sepi
Day 2
3450 - Molley
Day 2
3500 - Kanchenjunga View Point
Day 2
3450 - Molley


12Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Molley (3450m )
Accommodation: Trekkers Hut In Molley
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we start our trek and head towards Molley. The trail is continuous ascend till we reach Molley. It passes through dense forest cover of tall pine and bamboo trees. Lots of wildflowers, magnolias and rhododendrons can be seen during the month of February till May, while in the autumn months, a wide variety of colourful wildflowers dominate the trail. It is very beautiful and pleasant to walk through the dense forest cover. Do note that this region falls under the Singalila National Park which is home to numerous wild animals including and is popular for the rare Red Pandas. Apart from the shy red Pandas, this forest is home to wild boars, barking deer, musk deer, clouded leopard, big leopard, wild cats, pangolin and other wide range of species.

We carry packed lunch from Spei which we stop by at a pleasant opening in between the dense forest to have our lunch. Do note to take care of the cleanliness of the lunch place. We also take the opportunity to do our bit and engage in some cleaning of the trek route while we climb the trail.

Day 3From Molley To Phalut ( 9 Kms,4 hours )

Day 3
3450 - Molley
Day 3
3600 - Phalut


9Km, 4hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Phalut (3600m )
Accommodation: Trekkers Hut In Phalut
Meals Included: All Meals

Today is perhaps the best day of the trek. It's a very relaxed day as we wake up in the morning to get a glimpse of the dawn light falling on Kanchenjunga. We there return from the viewpoint and freshen up, have our breakfast and get ready to start the day's trek. The route initially climbs up for about 2 kilometres to reach Sabargram, after which it flattens up and gently climbs up till Phalut. Samanden offers a clear view of all the mountain ranges from Everest to Kanchenjunga. However, it is a very windy place. We spend a good time relaxing and enjoying the view after which we start our further walk towards Phalut - our destination for the day. It takes some 2 hours of easy walk to reach Phalut from there. On reaching Phalut, we check in to our rooms and get ready for hot simple cooked lunch. Post lunch, we are free to see around. Do note that Phalut is at the border point between Nepal, Sikkim and West Bengal. There is SSB camp who are responsible for maintaining the security of the border. In the evening we climb up a small hillock to go to the viewpoint and witness the glorious sunset over the giant mountains. It is the best place to witness the beauty of giant Himalayan peaks from such a close distance. We would be coming tomorrow morning to the same place to witness the sunrise over the giant looking elegant mountains.

Do note that Phalut is the remotest point on this trek and expect it to be very basic. However, that's the charm of doing any Himalayan trek.

Day 4From Phalut To Gorkhey . Excursion to Phalut Sunrise View Point ( 14 Kms,5 hours )

Day 4
3600 - Phalut
Day 4
2290 - Gorkhey
Day 4
3700 - Phalut Sunrise View Point
Day 4
2290 - Gorkhey


14Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Gorkhey (2286m )
Accommodation: Homestay In Gorkhey
Meals Included: All Meals

Today's morning you will never forget. God willing, you will witness one of the most beautiful mountain dramas as the sun list up the highest mountains of the World one after another and clouds playing their roles. The giant appearance of Sleeping Buddha with all its 16 glorious peaks overwhelms your heart with joy, whereas the Everest group of mountains towards your left has its own Godly aura. The magic lasts for just about 30 minutes and we have to be right there on time. No hurries and the remaining part of the trek is easy. So we spend a good time in the sunrise viewpoint and then return for breakfast. After freshening up and having breakfast, we leave for Gorkhey.

Gorkhey is perhaps one of the best villages you will ever come across in the Himalayas. It's a perfect hamlet with a winding stream, mountains and its lovely people. We have hot lunch after reaching Gorkhey. Today we can take bath as well and spend the remaining day by the river appreciating the beauty of the place which is gifted by mother Nature.

Day 5From Gorkhey To Sepi ( 14 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Activity: Trek Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Cost Of Transport Included: NO

Today is the last day of our trek. We trek through beautiful forest and cross a few streams to get to Rammam from where the trek route is over a jeepable route. On reaching Sepi, we freshen up, have our last lunch together and depart for our further destination. Taxis can be arranged on request.

Phalut Trek Package Cost Details

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Sepi (Srikhola) (1900m )
    Overnight In: Sepi (Srikhola) (1900m )
    Accommodation: Homestay In Sepi
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks. Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Sepi (1900m ) To Molley (3450m ) . Excursion to Kanchenjunga View Point (3500m ). 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Molley (3450m )
    Accommodation: Trekkers Hut In Molley
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Molley (3450m ) To Phalut (3600m ) . 4 Hrs. 9 Kms
    Overnight In: Phalut (3600m )
    Accommodation: Trekkers Hut In Phalut
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Phalut (3600m ) To Gorkhey (2286m ) . Excursion to Phalut Sunrise View Point (3700m ). 5 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Gorkhey (2286m )
    Accommodation: Homestay In Gorkhey
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    Departure Day
    From Gorkhey (2286m ) To Sepi (1900m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

  1. Up to 10 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 10 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  3. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  4. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks below 4000 meters and not graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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