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Sandakphu Phalut Landrover Safari

Witness the phenomenal presence and beauty of Kanchenjunga and The Sleeping Buddha from sandakphu - The highest point of West Bengal

Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover - Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3636m
  • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Click
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Maneybhanjyang
  • 🚩 Ends In: Maneybhanjyang
  • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪  Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover - Key Geographical Highlights

20 Popular Peaks:
Chamlang ( 7319m ), Chomo Lonzo ( 7818m ), Jannu ( 7710m ), Machhapuchhare ( 6993m ), Makalu ( 8462m ), Mount Everest ( 8850m ), Nuptse ( 7861m ), Chomolhari ( 7314m ), Kanchenjunga ( 8586m ), Rathong ( 6679m ), Kabru N ( 7353m ), Koktang ( 6147m ), Simvo ( 6812m ), Frey ( 5853m ), Kabru S ( 7318m ), Kabru Dome ( 6600m ), Kabru Forked ( 6100m ), Pandim ( 6691m ), Tenchenkhang ( 6010m ), Jupono ( 5650m )
1 High Passes:
Singalila Top ( 3700m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Kalapokhari ( 3012m )
3 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Gairibas, Meghma, Maneybhanjyang
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Singalila National Park

Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover - Elevation Profile & Itinerary Overview

Day 1
D1New Jalpaiguri
Day 1
Mirik
Day 1
Maneybhanjyang
Day 2
D2Tumling
Day 2
Kalapokhri
Day 2
Gairibas
Day 3
D3Sandakphu
Day 3
Sandakphu
Day 3
Phalut
Day 4
D4Sandakphu
Day 4
Maneybhanjyang
Day 5
New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra

Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In New Jalpaiguri. Drive From New Jalpaiguri To Tumling, Via - Mirik, Maneybhanjyang ( 110 Kms,5 hours )

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Tumling (2800m )
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals Included: Lunch, Evening tea with snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: YES
Pick up from NJP or Bagdogra early morning and drive to Tumling

Day 2From Tumling To Sandakphu, Via - Kalapokhri, Gairibas ( 14 Kms,3 hours )

Day 2
2800 - Tumling
Day 2
3180 - Kalapokhri
Day 2
2835 - Gairibas
Day 2
3640 - Sandakphu


14Km, 3hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Sandakphu (3636m )
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals Included: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks, Dinner
Drive from Tumling to Sandakphu

Day 3

Exploration Day


Excursion to Phalut. Return To Sandakphu ( 24 Kms,4 hours )

Day 3
3635 - Sandakphu
Day 3
3635 - Sandakphu
Day 3
3600 - Phalut
Day 3
3635 - Sandakphu


24Km, 4hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Sandakphu (3635m )
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals Included: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks, Dinner
Drive from Sandakphu to Phalut, Via Sabargram. Overnight in Phalut / Molley,

Day 4Departure From Sandakphu

Activity: Drive Day
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Morning Tea, Breakfast
Cost Of Transport Included: YES
Drive from Sandakphu to NJP/ Bagdogra via Tumling, Maneybhanjyang, Mirik.

Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover - - Why Its A Must-Do

  • 4 of Worlds highest 8000 meter peaks - Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Kanchenjunga
  • Panorama of more than 26 peaks of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Chomolhari, Narsing, Jupono, Tenchenkhang, Pandim, Simvo, Goecha Peak, Forked Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Frey, Rathong, Koktang, South Kabru, North Kabru, 3 sister peaks, Everest, Makalu, Chamling, Chomolonzo, Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Macchapucchare, etc
  • The famous 'Sleeping Buddha' - The Kanchenjunga family of mountains appears like a big man lying on his back which is reffered to as holy, and called The Sleeping Buddha. 
  • Rhododendron forest in the Himalayas. Rhododendrons bloom during late March to early July.
  • Birding and animal sight, if lucky.
  • Sandakphu, West Bengal's highest point is famous for the deadly aconite flowers.
  • Sunrise and sunset on snow cladded mountain peaks making them look like golden crowns.
  • Lepcha and Nepali cultural trek. Lepchas are the intrinsic tribes of Darjeeling region.
  • Borderline treks which swings between India and Nepal multiple times. The villages that comes on the way are very beautiful.

Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover - An Elaborate Description

sandakphu on landrovert

Sandakphu is a very popular place and the highest point of West Bengal. It offers a great view of over 26 famous peaks of the Himalayas including the Everest and Kanchenjunga. The cluster of Everest has 3 of the tallest mountains in the World namely Everest itself along with Lhotse and Makalu. The panorama extends till the Annapurna range and slight pinch of Macchapucchare. While towards the right, the Kanchenjunga Massif along with its family forms the Sleeping Buddha with 16 other peaks. The view of the sun rising and the glowing mountains in the golden cover are just breathtaking and simply unbelievable.

People often take an easier way to reach Sandakphu and Phalut and the landrover road helps many Himalayan lovers who wish to witness the beauty of the Sandakphu. The Landrover safari takes you through the Singalila National Park on a rough road, It follows the route of Maneybhanjyang - Tumling - Kalipokhari - Sandakphu - Phalut - Maneybhanjyang. On popular demand, we have opened the landrover tour package of Sandakphu and Phalut which works as the best plan to visit this place. It takes care of all the hassles and you are just required to arrive in NJP or Bagdogra. We will pick you up and drop you back. All of the rest is covered in the package. Read more details.

The Everest Cluster extending to the Annapurna range as seen from Sandakphu and Phalut
The Everest Cluster extending to the Annapurna range as seen from Sandakphu and Phalut

Lali Guras or Red Rhododendrons
Lali Guras or Red Rhododendrons

Interesting Customizations To Sandakphu Phalut Landrover Safari:

 

Adding Extra Night In Kalipokhari On Return:

Kalipokhari is a beautiful lake enroute Sandakphu. While we move towards Sandakphu on Day 2 of our plan, we do get the time and see this lake nicely. However, spending a night here in the beautiful village, which is mostly covered by fog and mist. The local homestays are beautiful which are further topped up with warm hospitality and awesome food! Kalippokhari is a very good location for sitting animals and especially the innumerous birds of the Singalila National Park. A small stroll with the camera out of the main village will open up immense opportunities for wildlife sighting on this route.

small chorten near kalipokhari
small chorten near kalipokhari

 

Trekking From Sandakphu To Phalut Within The Same Itinerary:

On the same plan as above, we can add a small trek between Ssandakphu to Phjalut which is the best trekking route on this route. The route is quite and winds through the forest of Magnolias and Rhododendrons and innumerous other wildflowers. The forest opens up as a wide meadow giving long and unrestricted views of the Mount Everest and its neighbouring peaks like Lhotse, Makalu, Chamlang, Chomolonzo, etc. It's an unbelievable panorama to witness and walking beside it with is just so refreshing. Although the distance between Sandakphu and Phalut is 21 Kilometers, the trail is flattish and takes about 7 hours of walk to reach Phalut from Sandakphiu. To ease out on the difficulties, the Landrover can wait for you in Sabargram and reduce 7 Kilometers of the trek. Do note that Sabargram top offers one of the best views of the mountains around.

Kanchenjunga with Kabru Sisters
Kanchenjunga with Kabru Sisters as seen from Sandakphu and Phalut

 

Trekking Downhill From Phalut To Srikhola ( + 2 Days ):

Here is a plan that extracts the best out of this entire region with minimum effort. That is driving till Phalut and then trekking down to Srikhola via Gorkhey. This irradicates all the difficulties of the Sandakphu Phalut trek as you do the climbs on the landrover, and descend down from Phalut till Srikhola, which is not as difficult as ascending to Sandakphu from Maneybhanjyang. Also, it gives you the experience of trekking in the wild forest of the Himalayas and makes out a way to visit Gorkhey and Samanden, which is very beautiful, serene and full of birds around. The descend down to Gorkhey will be a descend of about 10 kilometres and will take you around 4 - 5 hours. It's through the forest. We will stay the night in Gorkhey.

Next Day, we will start our trek in the morning and descend down to Srikhola. The trek route os beautiful through the deep forest of the Singalila National Park and it takes about 5 hours to complete the descend via Samanden and Rammam. Vehicles will be waiting for you in Srikhola and after having a farewell lunch in Sepi, we will bid goodbyes with a promise to meet again in the mountains somewhere else.

Beautiful offroad to Phalut
Beautiful offroad to Phalut

Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover Package Cost Details

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

  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Tumling (2800m )
    Overnight In: Tumling (2800m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Lunch, Evening tea with snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
  • Day 2

    Drive

    From Tumling (2800m ) To Sandakphu (3636m ), Via - Kalapokhri (3180m ), Gairibas (2832m ). 3 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Sandakphu (3636m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 3

    Drive

    From Sandakphu (3635m ) To Sandakphu (3635m ) . Excursion to Phalut (3600m ). 4 Hrs. 24 Kms
    Overnight In: Sandakphu (3635m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Snacks, Dinner
  • Day 4

    Drive

    Departure Day
    Departure From Sandakphu
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Morning Tea, Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: YES
From Rs. 22000 To Rs. 12000/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
HH Premium Trek
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12

Cost Terms:

  1. The above-mentioned cost is in a range of minimum to maximum per-person cost for this trek as per 2 - 12 people team. Package Inclusions as per this cost can be read on Cost Inclusions.
  2. Going by our standardized service, appropiate safety measures, quality equipment and ecologically sustainable - small group commitment, higher team size will lower the cost whereas a lower team size will significantly increase the cost.
  3. To get the group segmented cost for this trek, please email or contact us on Whatsapp.
  4. The actual per-person cost of the trek is subject to the actual team size joining the trek. If you make any customizations that drastically change the cost as mentioned here, then it will mandatorily have to be a private group only.
  5. If we have dates listed on our website and it is not marked as private, it means other people have booked this trek for that date and have opened it up for other members to join to lower the cost. You may join that group as well as create your own private group.
  6. At any point, the team size cannot be more than 12 members unless there is a unique exception requested or agreed upon by all the team members.

Customized Private Group For Sandakphu Phalut In Land Rover

Trekking is a very personal activity and is perhaps one of the very few activities that give you enough time to indulge with yourself or your beloved people, group of special friends, or close family members. It helps you transform personal bonds to the next level as it brings out everyone's best and truest self. Trekking is most enjoyed when it is done in a small private group, personalized to serve your specific needs. The Himalayas are best experienced when there is silence and solitude around and when you are surrounded only by your best people. Your trek is most enjoyable when all the pain of arranging a smooth trek is taken care of by us, and you focus just on your trek and yourself. Most importantly, a small private trekking group is very flexible, personalized and more enjoyable, is the safest and follows the principles of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism. We specialize in and are more popular for arranging Small Customized Private Trekking Groups to the Himalayas. Enquire For Customized Private Trek





INTERNATIONAL GUESTS: Trek cost for foreigners is slightly higher than the cost for our Indian guests, mainly due to the higher permit fee applicable for admission to National Parks or protected forest areas. Sometimes, it may be higher due to higher local crew wages and other specific arrangements we make to ensure a safe, comfortable and enriching travel experience in India. However, we absolutely DO NOT 'hyper-charge' our International guests ever and at the same time, ensure that we meet all the standards for highly qualified trek leaders and guides, safety, medical preparation, evacuation strategy, rescue arrangements, eco-sensitive travel, high-value knowledge sharing about the area and customs of the locals. 

Extra Cost For International Trekkers: Rs. 1500 per person.




 

Booking Process: Booking can only be done after multiple communitation via email / Whatsapp / Calls. After finalization, booking fees can be paid online or through direct bank transfers. International Trekkers can pay the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. The remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader.

Must Read - Important Pre-Booking Information

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 nights of the trek cost from Njp / Bagdogra to Njp / Bagdogra
  • Accommodation: In local Homestays on a 3/4 sharing basis. Private rooms can be booked at extra cost.
  • Sleeping Arrangements: Homestays will have beds with mattresses and quilts. Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth will be provided by us
  • Dining: Homestays will serve hot lunch prepared as per local homely cuisines. It will be served in a small dining space in the homestay itself, usually beside the kitchen.
  • Toilet: It will be a wet toilet with either eastern or western seating. Water may be flowing tap water or provided in a bucket, especially in winters.
  • Meals: All meals starting lunch on Day 1 till lunch on Day 4 morning. 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, morning and evening teas
  • Medical Safety: Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner, and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied by a Trip leader knowledgeable on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trip Leader: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trip Leader will accompany the group.
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of the state
  • Transfers: Return transfers from Njp / Bagdogra in a private car along with a landrover for the Sandakphu tour. 1 landrover can fit only 5 people.
  • Max Team Size: 5 per Landrover.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 

  • Any meals outside our menu
  • Any extra services like drinks, alcohol, mineral water bottles, room heater, etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • National Park Permit for camera and video cameras, etc
  • Anything else not included in the inclusion

When Should You Book?

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+

 

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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