Phoktey Dara Trek via Singalila Pass and Phalut

Singalila Pass - Phoktey Dara Trek

One of the best and least done trek in Sikkim and Singalila

Details Of The Phoktey Dara Trek

Rs. 14000/-
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Batch Size:
25 - 40 <12
Extra cost of Rs. 3000 applicable for foreigners for higher permit cost and other specific arrangements. 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

Above cost is assumed for 4-5 people team. Actual Cost is subject to the actual team size joining the trek and requested customizations. Higher team size will lower the cost while lower team size will significantly increase the cost. Assummed Inclusions can be read on Cost Inclusions

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Phoktey Dara 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 High Passes:
Singalila Top ( 3700m )
4 Tranquil Rivers:
Ramam River, Siri River, Siri River, Lodhama River
6 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Gorkhey, Bhareng, Hilley, Barsey, Rammam, Srikhola
2 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Singalila National Park, Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Why Should You Do The Phoktey Dara Trek

  • 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.
  • Sunrise and sunset on the mountain peaks.
  • Lepcha, Sikkimese, Nepali and Subba culture.
  • Borderline treks which swings between India and Nepal multiple times. The villages that comes on the way are very beautiful.
  • Crossing over from Sikkim to West Bengal via the Singalila pass
  • 📅 Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights Hilley to Sepi
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 3700m
  • 🛑 Grade: Easy ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
  • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Different Entry Exit Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Hilley
  • 🚩 Ends In: Bhareng
  • 🌏 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 Hilley
  • 📶 Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel, BSNL, sparsely
  • 🌐 Internet Option: 4g in Siliguri and Srikhola. Limited 2G on the trail. Almost None
  • 🌞 Temperatures: -5 to 7 during winters. -1 to 10 during summers. Upper reaches are colder. Lower reaches are warm
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan

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As a borderline trek, Singalila Pass Trek is one of the best trek to experience Sikkim, Darjeeling and Nepal at one go and get your imaginations flowing. Offering the view of 4 out of 5 highest peaks in the World, not many trek can bost of the same. Mt. Everest ( 8850m, 1st), Kanchenjunga ( 8586m, 3rd), Mt. Lhotse (8516m, 4th) and Makalu (8481m, 5th). The trail is also fully loaded with wild life and vivid flora. During the springs, rhododendrons color up the trail. The distinctively remote trail is lit up energy and happy mindedness of the local staffs who accompany the trek. You also witness the mixture of Tibetan, Nepali, Sikkimese, Subba and Lepcha culture in this entire trek route in form of its people, their way of living and architecture.

Phoktey Dara Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Bagdogra / NJP To Hilley, Via - Jorethang ( 165 Kms,5 hours )

Drive Day

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Brief Details Of The Day: Arrive in Hilley

Day 2From Hilley To Barsey ( 5 Kms,3 hours )

Trek Day

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

Day 3From Barsey To Joributey, Via - Lassuney, Deolingaa Dhap ( 12 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

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

Day 4From Joributey To Kalijhar, Via - Acchaley, Thulo Dhaap ( 12 Kms,6 hours )

Trek Day

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

Day 5Pass Crossing Day. From Kalijhar To Phalut, Via - Singalila Pass . Excursion to Phoktey Dara ( 14 Kms,6 hours )

Pass Crossing Day

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

Day 6From Phalut To Gorkhey ( 13 Kms,5 hours )

Trek Day

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

Day 7From Gorkhey To Bagdogra, Via - Samanden, Srikhola ( 14 Kms,6 hours )

Trek, Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: It's a very easy and beautiful walk today through the forest with gentle ups and downs and crossing multiple streams. We initially climb up to Samanden and then walk further with gentle ascends and descend to reach Rammam. From Ramam the trail descends down to Srikhola which is the roadhead and where the trek ends. We must be hungry by now and thirsty for some party as well after the long trek. Hence we walk another kilometer on a flat trek to reach Sepi where we have lunch and our last assemble as a team. We then disperse to either Darjeeling or Bagdogra from here.

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 Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

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  • Day 1


    Arrival Day
    From Bagdogra / NJP (300m ) To Hilley (2525m ), Via - Jorethang (350m ) . 5 Hrs. 165 Kms
    Overnight In: Hilley (2525m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2


    From Hilley (2525m ) To Barsey (2969m ) . 3 Hrs. 5 Kms
    Overnight In: Barsey (2969m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3


    From Barsey (2969m ) To Joributey (2800m ), Via - Lassuney (2900m ), Deolingaa Dhap (3000m ). 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Joributey (2800m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4


    From Joributey (2800m ) To Kalijhar (3450m ), Via - Acchaley (2850m ), Thulo Dhaap (2884m ). 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Kalijhar (3450m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Pass Crossing Day.

    From Kalijhar (3450m ) To Phalut (3600m ), Via - Singalila Pass (3700m ) . Excursion to Phoktey Dara (3780m ). 6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Phalut (3600m )
    Accommodation: Tents / Homestay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 6


    From Phalut (3600m ) To Gorkhey (2286m ) . 5 Hrs. 13 Kms
    Overnight In: Gorkhey (2286m )
    Accommodation: Home Stay
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek, Drive

    Departure Day
    From Gorkhey (2286m ) To Bagdogra (226m ), Via - Samanden (2350m ), Srikhola (1900m ). 6 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Bagdogra (226m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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+ Package Cost Inclusions

  • 7 Days, 6 Nights of Trek from Hilley to Sepi
  • Homestay / Hotel in Hilley
  • Mixed of Tea House and Camping accommodation on treks
  • All meals starting Evening Tea in Hilley  on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 7
  • 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

+ Package Cost Exclusions

  • Transportation from and back to Bagdogra or NJP. Can be arranged on request
  • Food purchased outside our fixed menu
  • Anything purchased for self
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Baggage Offload ( optional at extra cost, Rs. 3500 for 1 bag weighing not more than 10 Kgs. )
  • Anything out of the Inclusions list

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