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  • Trip introduction

    This trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut trek will take you through the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and Singalila National Park where bushes of brightly coloured flowers adorn the trail. Walk through dense forests of magnolia, conifers and bamboo and look up towards the horizon to admire captivating views of towering Himalayan mountain peaks. On a clear day, your trail will lead you to vantage points offering mesmerizing views of four of the highest peaks in the world - Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu. Encounter rare birds and animals that frequent the trail such as the red panda, green-tailed sunbird, barking deer, satyr trogopan and many more. As the sun goes down and the sky turns crimson red, you will stay inside alpine tents pitched at picturesque campsites.

    Note: This is not a fixed departure. You need a minimum of 4 participants to book this trek.

    Destination

    The Singalila Pass and Phalut trek begins at the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Dedicated to brightly coloured rhododendron flowers that are native to high altitudes, the sanctuary is a delightful maze of red, white and yellow flowers. As you continue trekking, you will enter the Singalila National Park. The national park is layered on top of the namesake Singalila mountain range that runs parallel to the Indo-Nepalese border. The 11,800 ft high Phalut mountain peak is one of the tallest peaks in the region. The tales of its beauty have inspired local villagers, some of whom even worship the mountain peak as an omniscient god.

    Destination highlights

    Trek through the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and Singalila National Park. |Catch glorious views of four of the five highest mountain peaks in the world - Makalu, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga and Everest. | Trek along nature trails that run parallel to the Indo-Nepalese border. | Spot rare birds and animals like the red panda, green-tailed sunbird, satyr trogopan and many more.

    Activity Details

    8900

    12100

    6200

    75 km

    36 hrs

    13 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Arrive in Siliguri

    Arrive at the pick-up spot at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport by 08:00 hrs. Board private, shared vehicles and travel to the trek starting point at Hilley. The route will take you through the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary and the evergreen forests of the Himalayan foothills. In Hilley, you will get your first glimpse of the Sikkim mountain ranges. Overnight at Hilley in lodges.

    Overnight stay at Hilley in lodge.

    You will be accommodated in comfortable dorm-style tourist lodges at Hilley. En route, stop at the town of Jorethang to pick up any last minute essentials or withdraw cash from the ATM. Hilley does not have any shops or banking services. Meals for the day are not included in the meal package. You may stop at local restaurants and eateries to have lunch and dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Siliguri

    Hilley

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals provided today.

    Veg|Egg
    Day 2 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Hilley to Barsey
    Day 3 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Barsey to Joributey
    Day 4 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Joributey to Kharka Dara
    Day 5 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Kharka Dara to Phalut via Singalila Pass
    Day 6 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Phalut to Gorkhey
    Day 7 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Gorkhey to Srikhola
    Day 8 of trek to Singalila Pass and Phalut: Depart
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  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made on or more than 15 days before departure of the Singalila Pass and Phalut trek: 50% refund.

    Cancellations made 14 to 7 days before departure of the Singalila Pass and Phalut trek: 25% refund.

    Cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Singalila Pass and Phalut trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction cost.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/tour guide during the Singalila Phalut trek.

    Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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 theSingalila Pass and Phalut trek. 

    In case the trek is cancelled by the tour operator due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc., travellers will be able to redeem the full amount for the same/similar trek within one year.
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
    • Trekking Singalila Pass Phalut Sikkim Himalayas Adventure Activity Sports
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel in shared private vehicle to and from New Jalpaiguri railway station or Bagdogra Airport

    • Accommodation in alpine tents/lodges on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags and mattresses
    • All camping equipment required for the trek
    • Common kitchen and toilet tents
    • All meals from lunch on Day 2 to lunch on Day 8
    • Services of experienced tour guide and camping crew
    • All permit fees, camping charges and entry fees
    • First Aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs from base city to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport

    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Personal expenses like tips to staff, alcohol or beverages etc.
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Windproof jacket
    • Trekking footwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Sweater and thermal clothes
    • Raincoat or waterproof poncho
    • Balaclava or woollen skull cap
    • Woollen gloves and socks
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Shared private vehicle for all transport as per itinerary
    • All camping equipment required for the trek
    • Accommodation in alpine tents and lodges on triple/multi-sharing basis
    • Sleeping bags and mattresses
    • Common kitchen and toilet tents
    • First Aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • Day pack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Toilet paper
    • Trekking poles
    • Knee cap (optional)
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Lunch/tiffin box
    • Anti-fungal powder
    • Dry snacks (dry fruits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal and prescribed medication

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.