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    Sandakphu Phalut trek takes you to the rewarding Sandakphu peak, with views of 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the world. The trekkers get to witness the enormity of the Makalu, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest from the trek.

    The trek is an easy to moderate category trek in terms of difficulty. It can be attempted by first time trekkers with moderate level of fitness, if they do not have any ailments. Add to this what the trek offers and this makes it a must do for every trekker.

    The trek is geographically located in West Bengal, bordering Nepal & Sikkim. Sandakphu and Phalut are two ridge tops respectively after which the trek in named. A drive of 104 Km to Dhotrey in around 4 hours takes us to the starting point of the trek.

    The trek can even be started from Manebhanjang, but the route from Dhotrey has lesser crowd, at least for the first day, as both the trails eventually confluence at Tumling. A tea house based trek, it comes on the easier side owing to the prior arrangements.

  • Additional Information
    • Day 1 Drive from New Jalpaiguri Junction /Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling
      Distance: 73 KM trek Time: 3 hours
    • Day 2 Drive to Dhotrey, trek to Tumling Distance: 5.5 KM trek Drive: 44 KM
      Time: 3 hours trek, 2 hours drive Altitude: 9,840 feet | 3,000 meters
    • Day 3 Trek from Tumling to Kalipokhri Distance: 11 KM trek
      Time: 5 hours Altitude: 9,910 feet | 3,020 meters
    • Day 4 Trek from Kalapokhari to Sandakphu to Ahal Distance: 7 KM trek
      Time: 4 hours Altitude: 9,910 feet | 3,020 meters
    • Day 5 Trek to Sabargram from Ahal Distance: 14 KM trek
      Time: 7 hours Altitude: 11,550 feet | 3,520 meters
    • Day 6 Trek to Phalut and further to Gorkhey Distance: 15 KM trek
      Time: 8 hours Altitude (Gorkhey): 7,545 feet | 2,300 meters Altitude (Phalut): 11,745 feet | 3,580 meters
    • Day 7 Trek from Gorkhey to Rimbik via Samanden Distance: 10 KM trek
      Time: 6 hours Altitude: 2,000 meters | 6,560 feet
    • Day 8 Drive from Rimbik to N J P or Bagdogra Airport
      Distance: 127 KM trek Time: 6 hours
  • What to Expect

    The Sandakphu trek can be done in all months except the rainy season. The trek can be done from September to April months. Rainfall arrives May onward and subsides by September.

    Given that India is deprived of any snowfall except in the Himalayas, for trekkers from India, winters is the best recommended time to witness the spectacle of a snowy wonderland.

    For wildlife or bird watching enthusiasts spring and autumn are a great time, as well as for non-Indian citizens who are well accustomed with snow landscapes, these two seasons make up for a great time. Rhododendrons & Magnolias bloom in the months of March & April the most.

    Autumn months of September and October are the best time for bird watching. The views are spectacular around these months as the weather stays clear and visibility is the most. Downside of trekking can be increased crowd especially around the festivities of the October month, such as Durga Puja. Planning your visit post the festive period of October and prior to the arrival of winters (early November) will be the best time for the trek overall.

  • Fine Prints
    • All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.
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    Himalaya Shelter

    Dehradun, Uttarakhand
    Language : English
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Sandakphu Phalut Trek

Darjiling, West Bengal
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