Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Tripoventure’s Sandakphu Trek Package, an experience that promises to take you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Eastern Himalayas. Additionally, our meticulously designed Sandakphu Trek promises to immerse you in the wonders of nature, ensuring a seamless journey from Darjeeling to Sandakphu and beyond.
Experience the unparalleled beauty of the Sandakphu Phalut Trek, offering a stunning panoramic view of the world’s highest snowline across Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Witness the four highest peaks, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu & Lhotse, a sight unique to this moderate trek that captivates trekkers worldwide.
The trek commences from Manebhanjan, a small village in Darjeeling, with the Darjeeling to Sandakphu distance of 59 km. The trek can be completed in two days for experienced hikers but is conveniently arranged for regular or novice trekkers in three days. The distance from Sandakphu to Phalut, approximately 32 kilometers, is a captivating stretch that showcases the grandeur of the Eastern Himalayas. Our trek ensures you savor every step of this incredible journey.
Explore the Sandakphu Trek Route, a carefully curated path that guides you through lush forests, rhododendron-covered trails, and charming villages. Moreover, discover the diversity of the Himalayan terrain as you ascend towards the summit. Additionally, The Sandakphu Darjeeling connection is an integral part of our trekking experience. Descend from Sandakphu to Darjeeling, covering 80 kilometers. Savor trek memories and enjoy the mountainous charm.
Places covered in our Darjeeling Sandakphu Tour Package:
Our Darjeeling Sandakphu Tour Package covers:
- Manebhanjan: A charming village near Darjeeling, serving as the starting point for the breathtaking Sandakphu trek. Surrounded by mountains, forests, and antique Land Rovers, it’s a picturesque spot with homestays and trekking shops.
- Phalut: The second-highest peak in West Bengal within the Singalila National Park, near the West Bengal Sikkim Nepal border. It’s revered by indigenous tribes, the Phalutians, and offers stunning vistas, situated 21 km from Sandakphu.
- Lepchajagat: A serene village nestled in wilderness at 7000 feet elevation. Surrounded by forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, it’s a haven for nature lovers. Mount Kanchenjunga’s majestic view graces the northern-eastern edge, providing tranquility amidst nature’s symphony.
- Darjeeling: Lastly, Darjeeling, a popular hill town, is renowned for its architectural marvels, lush gardens, monasteries, and tea estates. Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Rock Garden, Ganga Maya Park, Peace Pagoda, and the Himalayan Railway Station stand as must-visit spots in Darjeeling.
The mesmeric high peak panorama viewable from the Sandakphu Trekking Package :
The Sandakphu Trekking Package offers mesmerizing views of four astounding mountain peaks:
- Mt. Makalu (27,838 ft): The world’s fifth-highest peak, visible on the right side of Mt. Everest from Sandakphu’s summit on clear days.
- Mt. Lhotse (27,940 ft): Similarly, known as the “south peak,” the fourth highest in the world, viewable from Sandakphu’s viewpoint to the left of Mt. Everest.
- Mt. Everest (29,031.7 ft): The highest peak globally, standing proudly amidst Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse. View it even closer with powerful binoculars from the Phalut trekking point.
- Mt. Kanchenjungha (28,169 ft): Lastly, the most sought-after peak, appearing like the “Sleeping Buddha,” and part of a mountainous family. Its proximity from Phalut makes it seem almost touchable, revealing its magic during the Sandakphu Phalut Trekking.
Sandakphu Trek Route:
Manebhanjan to Sandakphu Trekking [32km] –
The trek from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu spans approximately 32 kilometers and stands as the highlight of your Sandakphu Tour. This expedition through the Singalila Wildlife Sanctuary promises an unforgettable experience. Covering this distance typically takes 3-4 days. Along the trail, a stop at Tumling/Tonglu, roughly 16 kilometers from Manebhanjan, is common. Starting early from Manebhanjan, trekkers often reach Tumling in a day and continue the journey the following morning toward Kalaphokhri or Sandakphu.
Sandakphu to Phalut Trekking [20km] –
Transitioning from Sandakphu to Phalut, a 20-kilometer stretch, reveals the highest point in West Bengal and an unparalleled view of Mt. Everest. This unique location allows for a remarkably close and clear view of Mount Everest, an uncommon sight from within India. Typically completed in a single day, this leg of the trek lacks overnight accommodations between Sandakphu and Phalut. However, Phalut does offer basic facilities like trekkers’ huts, providing an opportunity for an overnight stay amidst its stunning scenery.
Sandakphu Trek best time:
For those seeking the ideal time to explore the wonders of the Sandakphu Trek, Tripoventure recommends planning your adventure during the months of April to May and October to November. These periods offer the most favorable weather and stunning vistas along the trekking route.
During April to May, the region blooms with vibrant rhododendrons and alpine flowers, painting a picturesque landscape. The weather remains pleasant, making it perfect for trekking enthusiasts to experience the beauty of Sandakphu and Phalut.
Similarly, October to November welcomes trekkers with clear skies, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The crisp air and moderate temperatures create an optimal trekking environment, allowing adventurers to witness the grandeur of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse.
Experience the allure of the Sandakphu Trek during these months with Tripoventure’s guided tours, ensuring an unforgettable journey amidst nature’s splendor.
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Darjeeling Sandakphu Tour Package for 6 Days at a glance
Arrive at Darjeeling from the NJP Railway Station or IXB Airport. Meet our representative at the station/airport and travel to hotel via cab. Check-in at the hotel and take the day off, meaning to enjoy it at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Take an early morning (4:00 AM) ride to Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise over Mount Khangchendzonga (World’s third highest peak), followed by a visit to the Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
After breakfast, take some time to visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the PN Zoological Park (closed on Thursdays), Tenzing Rock named after Tenzing Norgay - one of the first two men to climb Mount Everest, the Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre (closed on Sundays), the Tea Garden, Ropeway and the Japanese Temple.
End your day with another overnight stay at Darjeeling.
As the little town gets highlighted with the orange rays of the sun, while the busy locals get their vintage Land Rovers ready before the business hours, freshen up to experience the never before.
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel, and hop into the 50 – 70 years aged Land Rover from the British era that continues to dominate over the narrow stretch from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu. Night stay at the Hotel / Homestay in Sandakphu.
At early morning enjoy the unforgettable sunrise on the Majestic Everest - Kanchenjungha Range from the nearest view point. You will get a spectacular view of four 8000 mtr peaks and many 7000-6000 mtr peaks, himalayan part of Bhutan - Nepal, Singalila ridge. If you are lucky then can witness " Sea of clouds ".
Post breakfast visit to Phalut ( 21 km., ) by Landrover via Sabargram, Molle. Phalut route pass through the singalila ridge. You can enjoy the wide valley and Kanchenjungha range all along the route. On the way of Phalut you can drink a cup of tea near Molle forest check post. After spending an hour at Phlaut back to Sandakphu by late noon. After arrival check-in, get fresh. In the evening enjoy the magnificent sunset on the Kanchenjungha & many more snow covered peaks. Overnight stay at Sandakphu.
The morning in hilly areas is difficult to start, as the cold weather forces to stay under the warm quilt a little longer while a new destination waits to explore. After the morning meal, move towards Lepchajagat .
Nightstay at LepchaJagat.
In the morning you can stroll about in the small hamlet around. Later on, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.