The name Sandakphu means the ‘Height of the Poison Plant’, a direct reference to the profusion of the poisonous aconite plants that grow near the peak. The loftiest peak of the Singalila Range, Sandakphu is the culminating point of many trekking routes in the Darjeeling-Sikkim region.
At an altitude of 3,636 meters, it is located at a distance of 58 km. from Darjeeling. Trek to Sandakphu starts from Maneybhanjan, a small town near Darjeeling. After necessary entries in the Immigration check post and the last minute shopping and meal, the trek begins. Sandakphu epitomizes the wild elemental grandeur of the snows. Nature here is at her pristine best, and the vista at the top is worth all the hardship endured on the way. Aptly called the Paradise of Trekkers, the Sandakphu peak is a vantage point from where one can see four of the world’s five highest peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse in a continuous snow-clad arc.
Mode of trekking :Hotel & Camping
Trip Duration :11 days
Max. Altitude :3636m.
Best Season :Mar – May & Sep – Nov
Walking per day :4/7 hr.
Day 01: Upon arrival transfer to Darjeeling/Dinner at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Darjeeling/hotel
Day 03: Trek to Chitrey (2134 m)
Day 04: Trek to Tonglu (3040 m) 9Km
Day 05: Trek to Gairibas (2625 m) 12 km 4-5hours
Day 06: Trek to Sandhakphu (3636 m 12 km 5-6hours)
Day 07: Trek to Banjang (3200 m) 12 km
Day 08: Trek to Phalutt (3600m 12 km)
Day 09: Trek to Ramam (1200 m)
Day 10: Trek to Rimbik (14 km)
Day 11: Drive to Bagdora or Bhadrapur for return journey
2 to 3 persons US$ 4 to 6
7 to 10
11 to 15 persons
All land transfers by a private car/tourist coach. All sightseeing as per the itinerary. Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast. Trek on full board including apparatus such as twin tent, mess tent, toilet tent, mattresses, guide, support staff, mule and yaks etc. Special trekking permit. Entrance fees to the Kunchenjunga National Park. All govt. taxes etc.
Accommodation in Kathmandu. Other transfers in Kathmandu. Flight fare from Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu US$ 298 per person (subject to change). Alcoholic beverages. Liabilities of loss, damage and loss of life. Rescue operation by any means of transportation. International airport tax, tipping, etc. Nature of personal expenses. Telephone, fax and laundry bills. Personal travel insurance. Any extra expenses to any unavoidable circumstances such as road blockage, landslide, snow, political unrest, sickness or accidents.