Sandakphu Trek Darjeeling & Sikkim
Destination - Sandakphu
Duration - 09 Nights and 10 Days
Day – 1 - You will be received by our official at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) – He will assist you for the forwarding journey to Darjeeling (100 Kilometres, 3 hours) - At an elevation of 2123 meters / 70001 feet, the land of breathtaking beauty, amidst rolling tea gardens, crowned by the majestic Himalayas popularly known as the Queen of the hills - Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas with mesmerizing beauty offers spectacular views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and the rest of spectacular Himalayan range. Check in to hotel – Stroll to Mall / shrubbery Park - Over night stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day - 2 – Drive - Early morning breakfast - Visit to Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Padmaja Naidu Park - Back to hotel for lunch or lunch on the way - After lunch – Visit to Rock garden and Gangamaiya Park – Back to hotel – Evening free to stroll in Chowk bazaar for shopping and visit shrubbery park - Over night stay at Darjeeling.
Day - 3 – Drive - Early morning visit to Tiger hills at 03.45 AM to enjoy sunrise - Return at 7 A.M. en route Batasia Loop of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and War Memorial - Back to hotel for breakfast – If booked earlier enjoy Darjeeling Himalayan Railway trip - Back to hotel for lunch - After lunch drive to Maneybhanjan (2134 meters / 7001 feet) – Overnight stay at Maneybhanjan / Chitrey (2 kilometer trek from Maneybhanjan)
Day - 4 – Maneybhanjan (2134 meters / 7001 feet) - Approximately 115 kilometres – 3 to 4 hours from Siliguri – or - 2 hours from Darjeeling - Morning after an early breakfast drive Maneybhanjan - One has to walk 2 kilometres from this place to reach Chitrey (2 kilometer trek from Maneybhanjan) - Chitrey offers a beautiful panoramic view of Darjeeling and Siliguri - One can enjoy some ethnic food of the region while checking in trekkers hut - Overnight stay in Lodge or tent
Day - 5 – Maneybhanjan (2134 meters / 7001 feet) – Chitrey – Meghma – Juabari - Tonglu – Guaribas – Kalopokhri (2950 meters / 9679 feet) – Approximately 25 kilometres – 6 to 6 ½ hours - Trek - Morning after breakfast start the first leg of trekking to reach Tonglu - The track is a gradual ascent and descends through the forest following the Nepal border - Refreshment and dinner - Overnight stay at Tent / Trekkers / Camp.
Day - 6 – Kalopokhri ( 2950 meters / 9679 feet) – Bekhey Bhanjan (3350 meters / 10991 feet) – Sandakphu (3636 meters / 11929 feet) – Approximately 6 kilometres – 2 to 3 hours – 06 kilometres – Trek - Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Sandakphu along a well marked road / track - Initially the track climbs steadily next the climb is steep for the last 2 kilometres - One may not feel the climb after reaching Sandakphu - Arrive at Sandakphu One can have fantastic view of mount Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Kabru etc. in fact whole of the Himalayan Range is visible - Refreshment and dinner - Overnight stay at Tent / Trekkers / Camp.
Day - 7 – Sandakphu (3636 meters / 11929 feet ) – Phalut (3600 meters) – 21 kilometres - 6 ½ hours to 8 hours - Rest at Phalut – The route is along the international boundary of India and Nepal - One can have fantastic view of mount Kanchenjunga, mount Pandim, and mount Kabri etc -on the way – Over night halt at Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council Guest house / camp
Day - 8 – Phalut (3600 meters / 11811 feet) – Gorkay (2667 meters / 8749 feet) – Approximately 13 Kilometres – 3 ½ hours to 4 hours ( 3 to 3 ½ hours - Trek - Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Gorkay – a valley by the side of River Ramam – Treat to stay – Hamlet with 20 family - One can have fantastic view of mount Kanchenjunga, mount Pandim, mount Kabri etc. on the way - From Phalut one has to actually descend all the way to reach Gorkey, a valley worth spending a couple of days - Refreshment and dinner - Overnight stay at Tent / Trekkers / Camp.
Day - 9 –Trek - Gorkey - Hilley - 3 Kilometres - 1 ½ hours to 2 hours – Drive Hilley to Siliguri - Morning after breakfast start trekking – Trek till Hilley - from Hilley drive - Sombari – Jorethang – 58 kilometres – 1 hour to 1 ½ hours - to Siliguri
Day – 10 – Drive to Siliguri - Early morning breakfast - Next one has to drive from Siliguri, on the way to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) (100 kilometres, 2 ½ hours) - Tour ends.
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