Sandakphu Trek, only trek in our country where you see four of the highest mountains in the world. There are few trekkable places on earth where you can spot 8,000 metre peaks. Sandakphu, the highest point sitting on the border of two countries, India and Nepal is one of them. Sandakphu is the highest peak, both in the state of West Bengal and Mechi in Nepal. And because of it’s unique geographical placement and height, Sandakphu offers grand views of the world’s tallest peaks.
Standing at the Sandakphu peak, on your left, you see the Everest cluster. Vagabond Sandakphu Trek start from Bagdogra Airport. There is Lhotse and Makalu, the fourth and fifth highest peaks in the world, trying to outdo the world’s tallest peak. Then, there is Everest, effortlessly towering over everything.
In Sandakphu Trek, On your right, is the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga, standing with it’s family of peaks. This family of peaks is famously called The Sleeping Buddha, thanks to its appearance. Mt. Kumbhakarna forms the head and face of Buddha, while Kanchenjunga forms the upper body. The other peaks that make up The Sleeping Buddha are Kokthang, Rathong, Frey, Kabru South, Kabru North, Simvo, Mt. Pandim, Tenzingkhang, Jubanu, Narsing.
Day 1: Drive from Bagdogra Airport to Jaubhari (6,400 ft)
In Morning Arrive Bagdogra Airport, pickup from there drive to Jaubhari, basecamp. The drive from both the places takes you on mountain roads meandering through tea estates and villages bordering India and Nepal. The duration of the drive is 4-5 hours. Will rest for the day, visit local sightseeing and night stay here.
Day 2: Jaubhari (6,400 ft) to Tumling (9,450 ft)
After breakfast, will start trek from jaubhari to tumling, trekking around 9km and taken time 6-7 hours. Tumling is on the Nepal border and has a few good private guesthouses on the Nepal side. This is where the day’s trek ends. If the clouds have not covered up the mountains in the distance, you will be greeted to views of the Sleeping Buddha as soon as you arrive at Tumling and night stay here.
Day 3: Trek from Tumling (9,450 ft) to Kalipokhri (10,400 ft)
After breakfast, will start trek from tumling to kalipokhri, trekking around 12km and taken time 7-8 hours. Kalipokhri, your final destination for the day, is 4 km from Kaiyakatta. The trail goes on a level motor road. Vehicles are not allowed on this stretch. This is a beautiful trail on which you can encounter many kinds of birds. Rest here for the night.
Day 4: Kalipokhri (10,400 ft) to Sandakphu (11,950 ft)
After breakfast, will start trek from kalipokhri to Sandakphu, trekking around 6km and taken time 3-4 hours. The main attraction of this spot is the 180-degree panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, one of the world’s most coveted panoramas. Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamling, Chomolonzo, Machapucchare and other peaks of the Annapurna range spread out towards the west. Three sister peaks stand tall towards the north and of course, the Sleeping Buddha lies before you. Towards the east, you see the highest ranges of Bhutan, where Chomolhari the highest peak, rises above all the others. Faint mobile network is sometimes available at the highest point in Sandakphu. Your campsite is a 20 minute leisurely walk from here, and is situated at a slightly lower level. Rest here for the night.
Day 5: Sandakphu (11,950 ft) to Sabargram (11,807 ft)
Start early as there is lot of distance to be covered. The trails are the best you will encounter on this trek in terms of scenery and diversity of flora and fauna. will start trek from Sandakphu to Sabargram, trekking around 12km and taken time 7-8 hours. This stretch takes around 7 to 8 hours till you find yourself at Forest Check Post of Sabarkum. This will be your campsite for today.
Day 6: Sabargram (11,807 ft) to Gorkhey (7,546 ft) via Phalut
You will get the best views of Kanchenjunga while trekking to Phalut. The trail from Sabargram to Phalut is a 7 km zigzag route, which will take you about 2.5 hours to cover. will start trek from Sabargram to Gorkhey via Phalut, trekking around 16km and taken time 7-8 hours. While you’re at Gorkhey, make sure you walk through the village, across the bridge on the Gorkhey river to enter Sikkim. This will better enable you to absorb the beauty of the place.
Day 7: Trek from Gorkhey (7,546 ft) to Sepi (6,234 ft); Drive from Sepi to Bagdogra Airport
Start early from Gorkhey and proceed to Sepi via Ramam. The trail from Gorkhey to Ramam is through a forest with gradual and steep ascents. On the way, you will pass Samamden, a very pretty village with quaint wooden huts and lush fields. There is a tea house at Ramam, next to the SSB post, where you can take a break. After a hot lunch, depart for Bagdogra. Vehicles can be arranged on demand. You will reach Bagdogra Airport at evening. Your trip ends here. Keep in Touch with Vagabond…..
Transportation from Delhi & Gurgaon
Meals (vegetarian) will be included during the trek
Accommodations in Camps
All Local Sightseeing
Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax & Parking Charges
Team Captain Throughout The Trip
GST (5%) is applicable extra.
any kind of food or beverage that is not included in the package like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the highway.
Any personal expenses like the tip to the drivers, entry to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, camel safari, river rafting, laundry, telephone bills tips, etc.
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne directly by the customers on the spot)
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