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Sandakphu 4 Day Short Trek

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Sandakphu Trek

An easy 4 day trek from Beginner to the highest point of West Bengal with majestic views of Everest and Kanchenjunga

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 5 nights, 4 Trek Days, Maneybhanjyang to Sepi
  • Highest Altitude: 3636m
  • Grade: Easy ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Jan - May, Oct - Dec
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • Starts At: Maneybhanjyang
  • Ends At: Srikhola
  • Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
  • Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL in Entry and Exit points and its vicinity. Rare signals on trek. Ask your guide for better locations for signals.
  • Internet Option: 3g in Siliguri, 2g in Maneybhanjyang, Bhareng, Gorkhey and onwards.
  • Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 10 during summers. Upper reaches are colder. Lower reaches are warm
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
+ Travel Description
With grand views of four of the World's highest 8000-meter peaks - Mt. Everest ( 8850m, 1st), Kanchenjunga ( 8586m, 3rd), Mt. Lhotse (8516m, 4th) and Makalu (8481m, 5th), Sandakphu trek is not just about it. The panorama of the Annapurna range including a glimpse of the Fish Tail Mountain, locally known as Macchapucchare, Baruntse and the Kanchenjunga family of mountains forming the Sleeping Buddha. To add to it, the trails boasts of lots of wildlife as it falls under the area of Singalila National Park. During spring season, the route is beautified by the rhododendron forests..

Sandakphu trek is also beautified by the local villages of Darjeeling district and Nepal. Its a borderline trek between India and Nepal, and we keep swinging between the regions and villages of Nepal and India. The best part of it is, its an easy trek and considered the best of the Himalayan routes to start a multi-day trek in the Himalayas.

Sandakphu at 3636 meters is also the highest point of West Bengal. No other treks in India can boast of what Sandakphu Phalut trek can offer. We top it up with the pleasant, comfortable and welcoming Lepcha hospitality. Lepchas are the intrinsic tribes of that region.

For longer version of this trek ( Sandakphu, with Phalut), please  visit SANDAKPHU PHALUT TREK - 7 Days, 6 Nights for details.

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+ COST DETAILS
Fixed Departure Price
( per head cost)
INR 8400

INR 8,400
(for Indians)
USD 133
(for Foreigners)

5 nights, 4 Trek Days, Maneybhanjyang to Sepi

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GST Number: 19AADCH8833L1Z1

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+ TRAVEL ITINERARY

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Maneybhanjyang (2040m ), Via - Mirik (1500m ), Sukhiapokhari (2194m ). 3 Hrs. 92 Kms
    Overnight In: Maneybhanjyang (2040m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Maneybhanjyang (2040m ) To Tonglu / Tumling (3000m ), Via - Chitre (2365m ), Meghma (2804m ). 4 - 5 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Tonglu / Tumling (3000m )
    Accommodation: Teahouse / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Tonglu / Tumling (3000m ) To Kalapokhari (3180m ), Via - Gairibas (2832m ), Kaiyakatta (2842m ). 4 - 5 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalapokhari (3180m )
    Accommodation: Teahouse / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Kalapokhari (3180m ) To Sandakphu (3636m ), Via - Bikheybhanjyang (3313m ) . 3 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Sandakphu (3636m )
    Accommodation: Teahouse / Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    From Sandakphu (3636m ) To Sepi (1850m ), Via - Gurdum (2450m ), Srikhola (1900m ). 6 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Sepi (1850m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6

    Drive

    Departure Day
    From Sepi (1800m ) To Bagdogra (126m ) . 6 Hrs. 130 Kms
    Overnight In: Bagdogra (126m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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+ Cost Inclusions

What's Included In The Price

  • 6 Days, 5 Nights of Trek from Maneybhanjyang to Sepi
  • Homestay / Hotel in Maneybhanjyang
  • Mixed of Tea House and Camping accommodation on treks
  • All meals starting Evening Tea in Maneybhanjyang on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 6
  • 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for summit days
  • Well equipped local support team
  • All camping equipment and safety gears
  • High Altitude Medical Kit
  • Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader
  • Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with cooks, helpers, etc
  • All forest entry permits and camping fees
  • All required camping gears with sleeping bags, inners, tents, mattress, toilet tents, etc ( if required)
+ Cost Exclusions

What's Excluded From The Price

  • Transportation from and back to Bagdogra or NJP. Can be arranged on request at an extra cost of 11000 per vehicle with seating capacity of 7 people to be shared by the team.
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Anything purchased for self
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Baggage Offload ( optional at extra cost, Rs. 3000 for 1 bag weighing not more than 10 Kgs. )
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list
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+ Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Bagdogra To Maneybhanjyang, Via - Mirik, Sukhiapokhari

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Brief Details Of The Day:

Take on the scenic drive to Maneybhanjyang once you land in Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri railway station. The route passes by the tourist destination of Mirik and then crosses Sukhiapokhari to bring you to the lovely village of Maneybhanjyang bordering Nepal, which is our base camp for the trek. Do not miss to take a tour of and click some photos by the Mirik Lake. The drive is excellent to some of the exotic tea gardens producing the World Famous Darjeeling Tea

Maneybhanjyang is a small town which does not have ATMs. If you need to withdraw cash, Sukhiapokhari is the last option.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TREK PACKAGE WE OFFER. WE MAY BOOK IT FOR YOU ON REQUEST AND AT AN EXTRA COST

Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

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Day 2From Maneybhanjyang To Tonglu / Tumling, Via - Chitre, Meghma

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Brief Details Of The Day:

Today we start our trek from Maneybhanjyang after a good breakfast feeling all excited about the day's trek. We leave for Tonglu and start walking on the trek trail and leaving aside the motor-able road used by the land rovers. The climb till Chitre is steep for about 3 kilometers. As we slowly gain height, the view opens up. In Chitre, we are welcomed by a peaceful monastery on the Nepal side. Do not forget top offer your prayers there.

We trek through the rhododendron forests on this route. During spring, this route is covered by colorful rhododendron flowers.

Most of the time, this area remains misty. We cross by the small settlement of Lamadhura and then reach Meghma. 'Meghma' means 'through the clouds' and rightly named so. It has a SSB checkpost where we validate our identities and also has a small Chorten - Buddhist Stupa. We have hot lunch here in one of the local family's house. 

From here, it a little climb to Tonglu with beautiful views of the valleys of Nepal and India. We prefer Tonglu as that place is higher and has views right outside our tent or window. The Kanchenjunga massif stands right in front

Accommodation: Teahouse / Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day2 photo - the chortens of meghma on sandakphu trek
  • day2 photo - mane stone carvings seen near tumling
  • day2 photo - the villagers of tumling cleaning just digged out potatoes

Day 3From Tonglu / Tumling To Kalapokhari , Via - Gairibas, Kaiyakatta

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Today we get the first view of The Sleeping Buddha and the magic of the dawn on the high white mountains.

Early morning we wake up and leave for sunrise view. Our heart flies out to the mountains as we see the Sleeping Buddha being lighted up with the early morning rays of the sun. With a panorama of more than 16 peaks, its a grand view to our eyes. Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak of the world dominates them all.

We can also see Mt. Everest from here from a little hidden corner. After satisfying our eyes with the dramatic views of the mountains, we come back for tea and freshen up to get ready for our trek for the day. We leave after breakfast and as soon as we leave, we enter into the Singalila National Park.

Our trek route is beautiful today through the forest offering us a chance to see lots of wild animals while we reach Gairibas, a village in Nepal. We might chose to break for tea and then head to Kayakatta, a 2 KM gently steep climb. We have hot lunch in Kaiyakatta.

From Kayakatta its almost a flat walk of 4 kms to Kalapokhari - 'Black Pond', marked with furling Buddhist prayer flags and a small Chorten. Watch out for wild animals and birds in the entire trek trail today.

Accommodation: Teahouse / Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day3 photo - kalapokhari or black pond on sandakphu trek
  • day3 photo - a small chorten beside kalapokhari on sandakphu trek
  • day3 photo - local villagers of garibas weaving bamboo sheets

Day 4From Kalapokhari To Sandakphu, Via - Bikheybhanjyang

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Brief Details Of The Day:

Today, we start bit easy as we have very short distance to cover. Its an easy walk initially before hitting the steeper stretch to Sandakphu for the last 2 kilometers. Keep an eye for Kanchenjunga and Kumbhakarna on your right while walking through the beautiful landscape.

At 3636 meters, this is the highest point of West Bengal and is shared between India and Nepal. From here, you can see more than 20 peaks of Everest and Kanchenjunga range and that of Bhutan.

Sandakphu remains above the clouds most of the time and seeing pictures of dense 'sea of clouds' is not a surprise here. On a clear day, the visibility goes very as far as the plains of Siliguri and the Queen Of The Hills - Darjeeling.

Accommodation: Teahouse / Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

  • day4 photo - sun shines bright to wish good day
  • day4 photo - towards bikheybhanjyang nearing sandakphu
  • day4 photo - everest makalu and lhotse seen from sandakphu
  • day4 photo - kanchenjunga and kabru group of peaks seen from sandakphu phalut

Day 5From Sandakphu To Sepi, Via - Gurdum, Srikhola

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day: Today we descend down sharply through the deep forest. It makes for one of the most beautiful day of the trek and the long distance is easily forgettable due to effortless descend and beautiful views. Once we reach Srikhola, we walk a little further on flat road to reach Sepi. If we wish, we may leave fr Darjeeling today itself after reaching and save a day. The vehicle needs to be arranged on prior request though.
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 6From Sepi To Bagdogra

Quick Information:
  • Sepi: 1800 meters / 5940 feets
  • Bagdogra: 126 meters / 416 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 130 Km
  • Approximate Time: 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: Early morning we drivce back to Bagdogra or NJP. If we are in no hurry, we can easily take shared jeep to Siliguri and save some cost on transport.
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

+ Why Is This Special
  • 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
  • Trek through the 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 aconite flowers.
  • Sunrise and sunset on the mountain peaks.
  • Lepcha cultural trek.
  • Borderline treks which swings between India and Nepal multiple times. The villages that comes on the way are very beautiful.
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