Sandakphu Trek

6 Days - 5 Nights
  • Sandakphu Trek
  • Sandakphu Trek
  • Sandakphu Trek
  • Sandakphu Trek
  • Sandakphu Trek

Description

Sandakphu Phalut Trek the highest peak in West Bengal

Sandakphu Trek – Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal and offers microcosmic sight of high Himalayan peaks.

The trail is along the Singalila Ridge and moves to the side of Indo-Nepal border.

At Sandakphu trek Explore the diversity because it passes through Singalila National Park with a variety of Flora and Fauna.

Sandakphu Trek

Panorama Views

Sandakphu offers best panorama views of Himalayan peaks – Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Machapucchare, Baruntse, Chomolonzo, Chamlingand Annapurna peaks.

Highlights

On this trek get ultimate sight of Kanchenjunga “The Sleeping Buddha “Witnessing sunrise from Tumling is a bliss.

The Kanchenjunga, Shimbho, Kumbhkarana, Goechala, Kabru, Koktang, Rathong and Frey these peaks look extremely beautiful in the morning.

En route see “Kalipokhri” – a black water lake with prayer flags all around and Buddhist temple on one side.

Sandakphu Trek

Key Points of Sandakphu Phalut Trek

Level is Moderate

Proper conditioning & training of body required

Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?

Shoes are the single most important equipment.

High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.

Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.

Travel light

The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.

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Duration – 6 Days

Best Season – June to Sep

Level – April, May, Oct, Nov and Dec

Highest point – 11929 feet

Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.

Summer temperature –(5°C to 15°C)

Starting point – NJP

Short Itinerary of Sandakphu Trek

Day 1 – Drive from NJP to Kopidana (6400 feet) (84 km) (5 hours)

Day 2 – Kopidana to Tumling (9700 feet) (11 km) (5/6 hours)

Day 3 – Tumling to Kalapokhri (10400 feet) (14 km) (6/7 hours)

Day 4 – Kalapokhri to Sandakphu (11929 feet) (6 km) (3/4 hours)

Day 5 – Sandakphu to Sepi (6230 feet) (15 km) (6/7 hours)

Day 6 – Sepi to NJP (140 km) (5 hours)

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Day 1: Dharamshala to Chamba (1900 m) (270 km)

The vehicle will be arranged from Dharamshala bus stand, meet there and depart to Chamba. It is the westernmost part of Himachal Pradesh, here the Chenab flows in the north and the Ravi in the south.

After covering 270 kms reach the guesthouse, the arrangements will be made there.

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Day 2 : Chamba to Traila (2500 m) (145 km)

Leave early and the vehicle will be arranged to reach Traila. Enter the Pangi valley; it is a picturesque place rich in dance forms and natural beauty.

Pangi valley is mainly home to Bhots and Pangwala’s.

Mainly two communities, specifically Bhots and Pangwala reside in this valley. Reach the destination and overnight stay is arranged at the Tourist Bungalow. Today, the arrangements will be made in a guesthouse.

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Day 3 : Traila to Satrundi (2900 m) via Bhanodi (15 km)

Start the trek to Satrundi through beautiful quaint village Bhanodi by covering distance of 15 kms. Go through the forests with some inclines and declines up to the campsite Satrundi.

Setup your tents and retire for the night.

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Day 4 : Satrundi to Sach Pass (4500 m) and Bindrabani (2750 m)

Today is the most important day of your trek because you will be crossing Sach Pass (4500 m).
The trail from Satrundi is an ascending one but the top rewards you with the views of Pir Panjal range, snow covered mountains and hanging glaciers.

You have to cross the glacier to reach Bindarpani. Setup your camps there and settle for the day.

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Day 5 : Bindrabani to Killar (2400 m)

Leave Bindrabani and head to Killar, it lies amid the zig zag trail in a deep and narrow gorge of River Chenab at an altitude of 2400 m.

The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. Setup your camps here and settle for the day.

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Day 6 : Killar to Purthi (2200 m) (24 km)

Post breakfast, move towards Purthi. Today is going to be a long 24 kms trek which will take about 6 to 7 hours. Cover 7 kms and turn east.

Purthi is an amazing place famous for its forest nurseries and a rest house located on the right bank of Chandra Bhaga. Pitch your tents and rest for the night.

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Day 7 : Purthi to Raoli (2000 m) (14 km)

The trail from Purthi to Raoli is 14 km which can be covered in 5 to 5 hours. The trail has some ascents and descents, ahead cross Chandra Bhaga River with help of a rope bridge.

Reach Raoli and spend your night in tents.

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Day 8: Raoli to Manali via Keylong (240 km)

After having delicious breakfast, get in the vehicles and leave for Manali via Keylong.

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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What is Included In This Trek?

Transport Facility Jalpaiguri To Jalpaiguri Station

Forest Permit and entrance fee

Accommodation in tents on twin share basis

All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner

(All camping gears)

High quality tents

Sleeping bags

Mattress

Liner

Pillow

Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents

Dining Tent

Dining Table

Porters

Helper

Mules

Kitchen team

Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication

Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide

Medical Kit

Oxygen Cylinders

Crampons and Gaiters

What is Not Include In This Trek?

Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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