Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal and offers macrocosmic sight of high Himalayan peaks. The trail is along the Singalila Ridge and moves to the side of Indo-Nepal border.
Sandakphu Phalut Trek Fee:
Rs 12000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Njp to Njp)
Duration: 6 Days
Highest Point: (11929 feet)
Best Season: June to Sep
Temperature: (5°C to 15°C)
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The Highest Peak In West Bengal
Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal and offers macrocosmic sight of high Himalayan peaks. The trail is along the Singalila Ridge and moves to the side of Indo-Nepal border. Explore the diversity because it passes through Singalila National Park with a variety of Flora and Fauna.
Sandakphu offers best panorama views of Himalayan peaks – Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Machapucchare, Baruntse, Chomolonzo, Chamling and Annapurna peaks.
On this trek get ultimate sight of Kangchenjunga “The Sleeping Buddha” Witnessing sunrise from Tumling is a bliss. The Kanchenjunga, Shimbho, Kumbhkarana, Goecha, 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.
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 10 kg.
Must read about Sandakphu Phalut Trek
Duration – 6 Days
Best Season – June to Sep
Level – Moderate
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
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)
✅ 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
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌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
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
- Day 1 Drive from NJP to Kopidana (6400 feet) (84 km) (5 hours)
The pick-up point is NJP Railway Station and the drive is towards Kopidana which lies 84 km way at an altitude of 6400 feet. The arrangements will be made there.
- Day 2 Kopidana to Tumling (9700 feet) (11 km) (5/6 hours)
The trek starts from Kopidana, a village which basecamp of treks in West Bengal. Tumling lies on the Nepal side after crossing a check post, there are no restrictions but you must keep your original ID’s. There are huts and small shops in this area serving the tourist.
Reach there in the evening and do visit the point which offers cosmic view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks and awe inspiring sunset. Singalila National Park starts ahead and the entry is 1 km further from Tumling.
- Day 3 Tumling to Kalapokhri (10400 feet) (14 km) (6/7 hours)
Witnessing sunrise from Tumling is a bliss. The Kanchenjunga, Shimbho, Kumbhkarana, Goecha, Kabru, Koktang, Rathong and Frey these peaks look extremely beautiful in the morning.
Cross the forests of Rhododendrons and Manglosia which remain in full bloom during summers. Ahead at Gairibasa, there are some hotels and rest houses. Come across a check post, the entry fees are paid here.
Ascent to Kaiyakatta, Kalapokhri is 4 km away from this point. Now, the trail turns more beautiful, many species of birds are found here and is great for birdwatchers. En route see a black water lake with prayer flags all around and on one side is a Buddhist temple. Reach Kalapokhri after a short hike from here and the stay will be in a tea house.
- Day 4 Kalapokhri to Sandakphu (11929 feet) (6 km) (3/4 hours)
The trek today isn’t very tough, ascent gradually for half an hour, cross a sheer climb and the 6 km can be covered in just 3 hours. Reach Bikheybhanjang and the panorama of Sandakphu in front welcomes you, it lies 4 km away from this point.
Huts and tea houses are present on the way, go close to the summit and start getting 180 degree views of Himalayan peaks. From summit get views of the Himalayan peaks – Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Machapucchare, Baruntse, Chomolonzo, Chamling and Annapurna peaks.
The campsite is downwards near a small water point. Setup your camps there and retire for the night.
- Day 5 Sandakphu to Sepi (6230 feet) (15 km) (6/7 hours)
After watching a soul relieving sunrise over the great peaks of Himalayas, get ready for the descent to Sepi village. Today is the longest trek but the gradient is easy.
Pass through variety of forests, have lunch at Gurudum and ahead cross Timburay village. Here is a River named Sri in local dialect it is called Sri Khola.
Cross a bridge over the stream and reach Sepi village.
- Day 6 Sepi to NJP (140 km) (5 hours)
After spending a good night in Sepi the drive is towards NJP and reach there in the afternoon.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
NJP is the last ATM point
Your device will receive signals at Jaubari. Ahead the connectivity becomes intermittent so make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- Make your booking one or two months prior in advance. If you cancel the trek due to any reason, it is mandatory to notify us. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we get your request to cancel the trek.
- If the trek gets cancelled from our side due to natural disaster,rainfall, heavy snowfall or any other reason then the refund will not be initiated but we will arrange another trek.
(Bank charges deducted are not Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)