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  • Trip introduction

    Trek to the small village of Sandakphu, located at over 11,900 feet along the Indo-Nepalese border in West Bengal, and get breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. Climbing over the mountain ridge, across dense woods of rhododendron and oak, you'll get spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayas on the horizon. Cloudless days and clear skies can bring views of peaks like Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and more. En route, you'll stay in basic tea-houses, run by the local natives in small Himalayan villages, to experience the Buddhist lifestyle and tradition.

    Although prior experience of trekking is not required to book this trek to Sandakphu, travellers will be required to enough health and fitness to allow trekking for 5-6 hours everyday.

    Destination

    The small village of Sandakphu, inside the Singalila National Park, is located atop a mountain ridge that runs parallel to the Indo-Nepalese border in West Bengal. At a height of over 11,900 feet, Sandakphu is the highest mountain peak in the state of West Bengal. The dense woods of the Singalila National Park are home to several alpine flowers like magnolia and rhododendron and wildlife like red pandas and bears.

    Destination highlights

    Climb the highest peak in West Bengal on this Sandakphu trek. | Get a chance to spot the peaks of Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and more. | Explore the dense forests and mountains of the Singalila National Park.

    Activity Details

    6400

    11929

    6230

    46 kms

    24 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Sandakphu trek: New Jalpaiguri to Kopidana

    Assemble at the New Jalpaiguri railway station by 06:30 hrs. Although transport from New Jalpaiguri to Kopidana, the start point of this trek, is not included in the package, it is strongly recommended to take the additional transfer from New Jalpaiguri. Travelling across the winding roads of West Bengal, you'll arrive at Kopidana in 5-6 hours. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in a tea-house at Kopidana.

    Overnight in tea-houses at Kopidana.

    Assemble at the New Jalpaiguri railway station at 06:30 hrs, and travel to Kopidana via a private, shared vehicle. Although this transfer is not included in the package, it is strongly recommended that you take the additional transfer. You'll be accommodated in basic tea-houses at Kopidana on triple/multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You may stop at any of the restaurants or eateries en route to Kopidana to have meals at your own expense.

    Day 1 Milestone

    New Jalpaiguri

    Kopidana

    06:30 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Sandakphu trek: Kopidana to Tumling
    Day 3 of the Sandakphu trek: Tumling to Kalapokhri
    Day 4 of the Sandakphu trek: Kalapokhri to Sandakphu
    Day 5 of the Sandakphu trek: Sandakphu to Sepi
    Day 6 of the Sandakphu trek: Sepi to New Jalpaiguri
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 24 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made 14-24 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-14 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All cancellations will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Sandakphu.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited during the trek. Consumption of tobacco products and cigarettes is not recommended.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Transport from New Jalpaiguri to Kopidana on day 1 and transport from Sepi to New Jalpaiguri on day 6 is not included in the package. Travel arrangements can be made for an additional cost of INR 9,500 per vehicle, one-way, in a Sumo/Xylo with a capacity of 5-7 travellers.

    The tour operator reserves the right to change or cancel the itinerary of this trek to Sandakphu due to bad weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Travellers are required to bear any additional costs arising due to such a change in itinerary.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trek to Sandakphu.
    • Trekking Sandakphu West Bengal Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tea-houses for 5 nights on triple/multi-sharing basis

    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 6
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and entry fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from NJP-Kopidana and Sepi-NJP (can be arranged in Sumo/Xylo or similar vehicle with a capacity of 5-6 travellers at an additional cost of INR 9,500 per vehicle, one-way)

    • Any meals not included in the inclusions
    • Adventure travel or health insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, natural calamities etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • T-shirt/shirts and track pants
    • Woollen cap and balaclava
    • Trekking shoes
    • Woollen socks, gloves and monkey cap
    • Windcheater and fleece jacket
    • Sweater and thermal wear
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage like trolley bags, suitcases etc.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottles
    • Insect repellent
    • Toilet paper
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Sun-screen lotion and lip balm
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit