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  • Trip introduction

    Climb up to an altitude of over 11,900 feet to reach the highest mountain peak in the state of West Bengal and catch awe-inspiring views of the Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. Trekking through the dense woods of the Singalila National Park, you'll make your way through rhododendron and magnolia forests, home to alpine wildlife like red pandas and bears.

    En route, you'll visit small Himalayan villages like Tumling and Kalapokhri, as you climb higher altitudes along the Indo-Nepalese border. At every turn, you'll catch breathtaking views of gorgeous mountainous landscapes, with famous peaks like Kanchenjunga, Kabru, Goecha-La and many more reaching up from the ground.

    Destination

    Sandakphu is a small village located on a mountain ridge that runs parallel to the Indo-Nepalese national border in West Bengal. The village, settled by local natives, is home to a few houses of farmers and shepherds along with several lodges and guesthouses. As the highest point in the state of West Bengal, it overlooks some of the most magnificent landscapes of snowy-white Himalayan peaks and valleys, including the famous Mt. Kanchenjunga.

    The Sandakphu trek is one of the few tea-house treks in India, where travellers will stay entirely in tea-houses instead of camping in tents. A tea-house, largely run by local natives, offers basic services of meals and accommodations to trekkers and travellers.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to an altitude of over 11,900 feet on this Sandakphu trek. | Scale the highest point in the state of West Bengal. | Catch astonishing views of mountains like Kanchenjunga. | Explore local lifestyle and tradition by staying in tea-houses. | Trek under the dense forests of the Singalila National Park.

    Activity Details

    6400

    11929

    6230

    46 kms

    24 hrs

    12 kms

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

    Arrive at Siliguri by 12:30 hrs. You'll be picked-up, either from the New Jalpaiguri railway station or the Bagdogra airport. You'll travel to the base village for the trek to Sandakphu, the village of Kopidana. A 5-hr drive across gorgeous mountainous landscapes, you'll arrive at Kopidana. Overnight in a tea-house at Kopidana.

    Overnight in a tea-house at Kopidana.

    You'll be picked-up, either from the New Jalpaiguri railway station or Bagdogra airport, and driven to Kopidana in a Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle. You'll be accommodated in a basic tea-house at Kopidana on multi-sharing basis. Tea-houses, largely run by local natives, offer basic meals and accommodations to trekkers. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You will stop at restaurants and eateries en route to Kopidana to have additional meals at your own expense.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Siliguri

    Kopidana

    12:30 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Egg
    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 Siliguri
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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 10-13 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 10 days before departure of the Sandakphu trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds 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

    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 West Bengal Sandakphu Travel Adventure The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from NJP/Bagdogra-Kopidana and Sepi-NJP/Bagdogra in Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle

    • Accommodation in basic tea-houses for 5 nights on multi-sharing basis
    • 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
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between home city and NJP/Bagdogra

    • Services of porters/mules to carry personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 1,600 for the entire trek, per bag weighing a maximum of 11 kgs)
    • 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

    • Tata Sumo or similar private vehicle for transport between NJP/Bagdogra-Kopidana and Sepi-NJP/Bagdogra
    • 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