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  • Trip introduction

    Explore the mountain beauty of the Kanchenjunga mountain ranges on a short itinerary of 4 days. Beginning from the summer hill station of Darjeeling, you'll trek to the summit of Sandakphu along the Indo-Nepalese border in West Bengal. From the peak, you'll get distant views of such Himalayan legends as the Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Everest. Trekking through the Singalila National Park, you'll walk along trails decorated by alpine flowers and rare birds. Scenic landscapes of snow-capped mountain peaks and forest cover of oak and pine will accompany you throughout the trek.

    NOTE: A minimum of 3 travellers are required to book this trek to Sandakphu.

    Destination

    At an altitude of 11,929 feet, the summit of Sandakphu is the highest mountain peak in West Bengal. The highest point of the Singalila mountain ridge that runs across the border of Nepal and India, a cloudless day on the peak offers pristine views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu peaks among others. Inside the Singalila National Park, the peak houses several lodges and trekker's huts.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the highest peak in West Bengal on this Sandakphu trek. | View mountain peaks of Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse and Everest. | Go trekking across Himalayan wilderness on a short 4-day itinerary. | Climb up to an altitude of over 11,929 ft on the trek to Sandakphu. | Explore the Singalila National Park.

    Activity Details

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    11929

    6791

    47 kms

    22 hrs

    12 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Sandakphu trek: Drive to Chitrey, trek to Tumling

    Arrive in Darjeeling and meet your trek leader. Today's journey begins as you board a private, shared SUV and travel from Darjeeling to Chitrey. After an 1-hr drive with scenes of tall mountains rushing past, you'll arrive at the town of Chitrey. Here, you'll disembark from the vehicles and begin trekking on a 7-km long trail surrounded by stunted rhododendron bushes. You'll arrive at Tumling by evening. Overnight at Tumling in lodge.

    Overnight at Tumling in lodge.

    Your trip begins as you board private, shared vehicles to travel from Darjeeling to Chitrey. From here, you'll trek to Tumling. You'll be accommodated at Tumling in a lodge. Today's meal package includes vegetarian meals of lunch and dinner. Lunch will be at the village of Lameydhura, while dinner will be after arrival at Tumling. You may have breakfast at an additional cost before reporting to the meeting point.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Darjeeling

    Tumling

    09:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Sandakphu trek: Tumling to Sandakphu
    Day 3 of the Sandakphu trek: Sandakphu to Timburey
    Day 4 of the Sandakphu trek: Trek to Sirikhola, drive to Darjeeling
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations 30 days or more before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations 29-15 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations 14-7 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations 7-3 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 15% refund.

    For cancellations 2 days or less before departure of the Sandakphu trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

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

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

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Sandakphu to ensure maximum safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

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

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Darjeeling-Darjeeling in Tata Spacio, Xylo, Innova, i10 Grand or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in lodge, trekker's hut and homestay on twin/multi-sharing basis
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • All vegetarian meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4
    • Services of experienced trek leader
    • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between base city and Darjeeling

    • Any accommodation or meals in Darjeeling
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals and beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-length track pants
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Woollen sweater and thermal wear
    • Trekking shoes
    • Windcheater and fleece jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Woollen cap or muffler
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Slippers or sandals
    • Hard luggage such as trolley bags, suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tata Spacio, Xylo, Innova, i10 Grand or similar vehicle for transport from Darjeeling-Darjeeling
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Day pack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking poles and knee cap (optional)
    • Towel
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Dry snacks (granola bars, biscuits etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

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