Sandakhphu is located at an altitude of 3636 mts in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Being the highest point in West Bengal state, this trek is frequented by trekkers; height being just one reason, this is the only trek in India wherein you can see four of the five highest peaks in the world namely Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu.
DAY 1: Pick up from NJP. Overnight at Maneybhanjan
DAY 2: Maneybhanjan to Tumling. (13 km ~ 7 hr)
DAY 3: Tumling to Kalipokhri. (13 km ~ 7hr)
DAY 4: Kalipokhri to Sandakphu. (6km ~ 3hr)
DAY 5: Sandakphu to Sri khola. (12-13 km ~ 5hr)
DAY 6: Sri khola to NJP
DAY 1: PICK UP FROM NJP. OVERNIGHT AT MANEYBHANJAN
Our vehicle will pick you from the NJP Railway station in the morning. From NJP to Maneybhanjan we will go through Mirik, a hill town with a natural lake. Youll be shown the next days trail from a viewpoint on the way.
DAY 2: MANEYBHANJAN TO TUMLING. (13 KM ~ 7 HR)
Today will be our first day of Trek. The trail will take you through villages on the Indo-Nepal border. One of them, Meghma has a beautiful monastery. You will start getting views of Kanchenjunga an hour or so into the trek, and it will accompany you for most of the trek.
DAY 3: TUMLING TO KALIPOKHRI. (13 KM ~ 7HR)
Enter Singalila National forest. Filled with rhododendron trees, you might be lucky enough to see a red panda in the wild!! Kalipokhri has a sacred lake (the place is named after the lake itself). Sunset at Kalipokhri is a beautiful sight with clouds hovering below the altitude of the lake.
DAY 4: KALIPOKHRI TO SANDAKPHU. (6KM ~ 3HR)
Today you'll reach the highest point of West Bengal today. Panoramic views of Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and many other peaks from Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.
DAY 5: SANDAKPHU TO SRI KHOLA. (12-13 KM ~ 5HR)
Magical sunrise on the Kanchenjunga massif. Downward trek to Sri Khola, a village on the river banks.
DAY 6: SRI KHOLA TO NJP
Today after breakfast our vehicle will drop you till NJP. Trip ends.
Tents, Sleeping Bags & Mats
Trek guide, cook, helpers, porters & mules for carrying common luggage