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              Sandakphu-Phalut Trek

The trek from Sandakphu is one of the most spectacular. The silver fir and rhododendron forests comprises the most beautiful sight. The trek takes you through the top of a ridge and is relatively easy. Phalut is one of the loftiest peaks (3600 mt) in the Singalila Range.

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  Duration : 11 Days 10 Nights
Best Season : Mid March to May - October to Dec

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Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra-Darjeeling. Drive for 3.30 hrs & Check in hotel.

 

Day 02: Darjeeling Full Day S/seeing – After breakfast Visit Japanese Temple, Yigachoeling Monastery,Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park & Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre.

 

Day 02: Darjeeling Full Day S/seeing – After breakfast Visit Japanese Temple, Yigachoeling Monastery,Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park & Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre.

             
 

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  •   DZONGRI TREK
  •   GOECHALA TREK + PHOTO GALLERY
  •   SINGALILA TREK
  •   EVEREST SINGALILA TREK
  •   GREENLAKE TREK + PHOTO GALLERY
  •   GREENLAKE/ YUMESAMDONG TREK
  •   NORTH SIKKIM TREK
• KISHONG -THOLUNG TREK + PHOTO GALLERY
• SANDAKPHU TREK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 03: Darjeeling/ Maneybhanjyang/ Tonglu:
Drive to Maneybhanjyang ( 11/2 hrs), the starting point of the trek. The days walk , about 06 hrs , is uphill and the trail passes through small village of  Chitre and forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias. The camping area at Tonglu ( 3020m)  is located on a hill top over looking the Sikkim Himalayas. Overnight at Tonglu.

 

Day 07:  Phalut / Rammam : Early morning walk up to Phalut Top to view the sunrise over the himalayas. After breakfast start trek to Rammam (2560m) which takes about 05 hrs. The trail passes through the villages of Gorkhey and Samanden and the forest provides ample oppurtunities for bird sightsighting. Overnight at Rammam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 04: Tonglu / Kalpokhri: This is also a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. After about 05 hrs the camping area of Kalapokhri (3100 m) is reached, where we spend the night.

 

Day 08: Rammam / Rimbik: From Rammam the trail descends (6 hours) to the bridge at Sirikhola and passes through a number of small villages to reach Rimbik (2280m), the road head. Overnight at Rimbick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 05: Kalpokhri / Sandakphu: After breakfast , start the trek to Sandakphu (3636m) which takes about 06 hrs. Sandakphu is the place to view the mountains.On a clear day one can see the peaks of Lhotse( 8501m), Everest( 8848m) and Makalu(8475m)  of the Nepal Himalayas and the huge Kanchenjunga massif (8586m) along with other peaks of the Sikkim himalayas.Overnight at Sandakphu.

 

Day 09: Rimbik/Gangtok :After breakfast drive 6 hours to Gangtok. While half the way you arrive at the place called “Rangpo”, an entry point to Sikkim. You have to fulfill the entry formalities against your special permit to tour around Sikkim, which may take about some time then continue drive to Gangtok. Overnight at Hotel  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 06:  Sandakphu / Phalut: The trail is along a ridge and can be considered as one of the most enjoyable and scenic walks in the Himalayas. The whole range of snowy peaks is always in view and the trail passes through high altitude vegetation and areas of dwarf rhododendrons and firs. The walk  to Phalut(3600m) is about 07 hours. Overnight at Phalut.

 

Day 10: Full days sight seeing which includes the famous Rumtek monastery, Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodrul Chorten, flower Show and the Cottage Industries. O/N at hotel

Day 11: After breakfast drive to Bagdogra Airport Fare Well

 
         
         
   
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