4 Day Trek To Sandakphu From Maneybhanjyang

Sandakphu Trek In 4 Days - Guaranteed Departures

A shorter 4 day trek to Sandakphu to witness the panoramic vista of over 26 Himalayan peaks

Details Of The Sandakphu Short Trek

Rs. 8950/-
+5% GST PER HEAD
Group Discount Applicable for Team Of 5+
Cost All Inclusive From Maneybhanjyang to Srikhola
Cost Inclusions
Complimentary:
9 Trek Gears For Individual Use
Batch Size:
25 - 40 <15
Extra cost of Rs. 3000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. Private Customized groups can be booked at extra cost. Group of 15+ gets a private group by default.

Indian trekkers can directly book online using the integrated and automated invoicing system or contact for manual booking. International Trekkers need to go through manual invoicing upon remittance of the partial booking fees using PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union or Direct Wire Transfer. Remaining trek fees can be paid upon arrival in India and meeting our trek leader

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Sandakphu Short Trek


22 Popular Peaks:
Baruntse ( 7220m ), Chamlang ( 7319m ), Chomo Lonzo ( 7818m ), Lhotse ( 8516m ), Lhotse Shar ( 8400m ), Machhapuchhare ( 6993m ), Makalu ( 8462m ), Mount Everest ( 8850m ), Nuptse ( 7861m ), Kanchenjunga ( 8586m ), Talung ( 7349m ), 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 Serene Lakes:
Kalapokhari ( 3012m )
5 Tranquil Rivers:
Gorkhey Khola, Ramam River, Siri River, Siri River, Lodhama River
10 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Gorkhey, Bhareng, Gairibas, Meghma, Maneybhanjyang, Rammam, Srikhola, Sepi, Molley, Gurdum
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Singalila National Park

Why Should You Do The Sandakphu Short Trek

  • Gift yourself a lifetime experience of viewing 4 of the World's highest 8000-meter peaks in all their glory. these are Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • This trek offers a Grand Panorama of over 220 degrees and more than 26 beautiful and elegant Himalayan peaks of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal are visible on this trek. 
  • The formation of Sleeping Buddha by over 16 peaks of the Kanchenjunga Family of Mountains is breathtaking to watch from close proximity. It's unbelievably beautiful and surreal. 
  • The Trek passes through the dense forest of bamboo, conifers and rhododendron trees making it a natural habitat for lots of wildlife and birds.
  • Colourful rhododendrons and magnolias glorify the trail when they bloom in springs from late February to the mid of April. On the other hand in the months of Autumn, just after the monsoons, loads of wild orchid grows here.
  • Over 200 species of birds can be seen in this trek. Whereas the Singalila National Park is home to a lot of mammals including big cats like leopard and occasional raids by the Royal Bengal Tigers. Wild boars, Himalayan Black Bear, Takin, Barking Deer, Pika, Pangolin and many other wild animals live here.
  • The tall and dense bamboo forest is the home to the very shy and coveted Red Pandas. It can be seen on this trek, especially between Tumling - Gairibas and Kaiyakata - Kalipokhari.
  • This trek offers magnificent and unbelievable views during the sunrise and sunsets. You must see it to believe it for yourself.
  • The hospitality of the locals here is worth praising and experiencing. They will definitely make your experience of this region a memorable and cherishable experience.
  • Being a borderline trek between Nepal and India, on this trek, you wander in both countries.
  • There are a few monasteries and chortens on this trek route which you should visit for sure.
  • 📅 Duration: 4 nights, 4 Trek Days, Maneybhanjyang to Sepi
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3636m
  • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Oct - Dec
  • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Maneybhanjyang
  • 🚩 Ends In: Srikhola
  • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Maneybhanjyang
  • 📶 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

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For a fuller and better version of this trek ( Sandakphu, with Phalut), please read more by visiting the following link - SANDAKPHU PHALUT TREK - 7 Days, 6 Nights.

Also Read, Why Phalut Is A Must-Do With Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu Short Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Maneybhanjyang ( 92 Kms,3 hours )

Drive Day

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 that does not have ATMs. If you need to withdraw cash, Sukhiapokhari is the last option.

For travel information read - How To Reach Maneybhanjyang in Darjeeling

Day 2From Maneybhanjyang To Tumling, Via - Chitre, Meghma ( 11 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

A steep walk to start with for the first 3 kilometres followed by a gentle climb for the next 8 kilometres to Tumling. In between, we cross the small settlements of Chitre, Lamedhura, and Meghma. There is an SSB check post in Meghma where we verify our identity and also break to have hot lunch at a local's place. After lunch, it is a slow gradual walk to Tumling on the Nepal side where we halt for the night in a local homestay.

Day 3From Tumling To Kalapokhari , Via - Gairibas, Kaiyakatta ( 13 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

In the morning we wake up early to witness the magic of sunrise. As the first ray of light hits the peak of Kanchenjunga, the entire mountain slowly glows in golden. It's a view to cherish for a lifetime. The Sleeping Buddha reveals itself in magic colours. The show goes on for about 20 minutes after which we come back to prepare for the day's trek. It's a beautiful trek today through the jungle of the Singalila National Park. The noisy land rover road is left behind as we take the trekking route and venture into the silence of the forest. Often animal sightings are made on this day. After a trek of about 2 - 3 hours, we reach Gairibas where we take a little tea break. From here till Kaiyakatta, it's a steep walk for 2 kilometres where we break for a hot lunch in a local family's home. After lunch, a flat but very beautiful trek brings us to Kalipokhari - The Black Pond. It is here we halt for tonight at a local homestay.

Day 4From Kalapokhari To Sandakphu, Via - Bikheybhanjyang ( 6 Kms,3 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day:

A short day today. The initial 2 kilometre is almost flat and very comfortable. It slowly starts to climb steeply and the last leg of 2 kilometres is a steep walk that gets us to the hilltop of Sandakphu. Here we break for tea and since this place is crowded with tourists, we walk for another kilometre and camp at a beautiful meadow in Nepal called - Alley. From here, its an open view of the giant mountains all around.

Day 5From Sandakphu To Sepi, Via - Gurdum, Srikhola ( 16 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Today we descend down sharply through the deep forest. It makes for one of the most beautiful days of the trek and the long-distance is easily forgettable due to the effortless descend and beautiful views. Once we reach Srikhola, we walk a little further on a flat road to reach Sepi. The trek ends, and so does our services. You may stay in Sepi itself to take a public shared jeep tomorrow morning for Siliguri, or you may leave for Darjeeling, Bagdogra or Siliguri on the same day by hiring a car.

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

All our permanent staffs have completed their vaccination and we ensure we hire other vaccinated local resources only.

Read more on Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19
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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Maneybhanjyang (2040m )
    Overnight In: Maneybhanjyang (2040m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Maneybhanjyang (2040m ) To Tumling (3000m ), Via - Chitre (2365m ), Meghma (2804m ). 4 - 5 Hrs. 11 Kms
    Overnight In: Tumling (3000m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Tumling (3000m ) To Kalapokhari (3180m ), Via - Gairibas (2832m ), Kaiyakatta (2842m ). 6 Hrs. 13 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalapokhari (3180m )
    Accommodation: Homestays
    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: Homestays
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Trek

    Departure Day
    From Sandakphu (3636m ) To Sepi (1850m ), Via - Gurdum (2450m ), Srikhola (1900m ). 6 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Sepi (1850m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO

+ Package Cost Inclusions

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 nights of trek cost Ex. Maneybhanjyang
  • Accommodation In Base Village (Maneybhanjyang): 1 night in a homestay in Maneybhanjyang on arrival on the first day. 
  • Accommodation On Trek: In teahouses or local homestays for 3 nights - Tumling, Kalipokhari and Sandakphu, as per itinerary. The tea house provides with bed, mattress, pillows and quilts with clean linens.
  • Sleeping In Tents: if required, we will camp. especially in Sandakphu and Phalut. If we do so, we will provide Thick Waterproof Mattress complemented with Sub Zero Sleeping bags supported with Warm Fleece Sleeping Bag Inners For Extra Hygiene and Warmth.
  • Dining On Trek: Dining will be done in the dining room of the homestays. Most of them are within the kitchen and is warm due to firewood stoves.
  • Toilet On Treks: All the homestays on the trek where we keep have clean wet toilets with eastern or western seat.
  • Meals: All meals starting Evening Tea in Maneybhanjyang on Day 1 till Lunch in Gurdum/Sepi on Day 5. We provide 3 meals (B,L,D) suited for high altitude with evening snacks, soup, hot drinks and extra energizers/juice for longer days
  • Trail Safety: Gaiters, Anti Slip Crampons and Ice Axe depending upon snow conditions.
  • Communication: Being a borderline trek the officials do not allow the use of wireless sets. However, in case of emergency, mobile towers work from few spots known to the guides. They use it for coordination between the team and also with the office for decision making, if required.
  • Medical Safety: The guide carries an Oxygen cylinder, Pulse Oximeter, Thermal temperature scanner and  Emergency Medical Kit accompanied with experience and knowledge on high altitude medicine and physiology
  • Trek Leader and Guide: Experienced and Well Equipped English/ Hindi Speaking Trek Leader maintaining guide to trekker ratio of 1:6. That is 1 guide for every 6 trekkers.
  • Local Support Staffs: Expert and Knowledgeable local guide with helpers and porters as required.
  • Permits: All required forest entry permits and camping fees as per the rules of Singalila National Park
  • Transfers: None
  • Personal Trek Equipments: 9 sets of essential trek gears for complimentary use. ( read below)

 

 

9 Personal Trekking Equipment For Free Use:
(No Rent will be charged. Refundable security amount of Rs. 1000 need to be deposited )

  • Gaiters to protect snow from getting into your shoe (to be returned after use )
  • Microspikes / Ice Tracktion Crampons to grip well on slippery and hard snow on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Poncho to protect you from snowfall (to be returned after use )
  • Trek Pole to protect you from falling and balancing on the trek (to be returned after use )
  • Rucksack to pack your trekking gears(to be returned after use )
  • Fleece Inner Gloves (to increase layering in your hand )
  • Neck Warmer: ( to protect your throat )
  • Waterproof Gloves: ( to protect your hands)
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Inner to ensure personal sleeping hygiene.  (to be taken home )

 

 

Equipment Available On Rent At Extra Cost

  • High Ankle Waterproof Trekking Shoes (Quechua): Rs 680
  • -20 degrees Down Jackets: Rs. 680
  • Windproof/Waterproof Jackets: Rs. 340
  • Windproof/Waterproof pants: Rs. 340
  • Headlamps: 106

 

+ Package 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.
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Anything purchased for self
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Baggage Offload ( optional at extra cost, Variable between Rs. 2500 - 2000 depending upon the total number of offloads in the batch. Less than 4 bags will cost 2500 + 5% GST for 1 bag weighing no more than 10 Kgs. If more than 4 bags, it will cost 2000 for the same. )
  • Accommodation in Sepi on Day 5.
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list

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