The Sandakphu Phalut Backpacking Trek in Darjeeling.
The Sandakphu – Phalut trek in Darjeeling is one of the worlds most exciting treks. The grandeur of snow capped mountains, battalions of colorful wild flowers like primulas, rhododendron, magnolias, orchids and many other sub-alpine flowers, the melodic chirp of birds filling the air and the fresh green smell… soaking in all of this would definitely elate all your senses. Of course you will have to make an effort and trek uphill to experience this ‘top of the world’ feeling but we assure you it is definitely worth all the effort.
Sandakphu or Sandakfu or Sandakpur (3636 m; 11,941 ft) is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border. The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit with a few hostels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.
From Sandakphu, the best view of the mountain Kangchenjunga is possible, which is known as the Sleeping Buddha or the Sleeping Shiva.
The trek along the Singalila Ridge to Sandakphu and Phalut is one of the most popular ones in the Eastern Himalayas due to the grand vistas of the Kangchenjunga range and the Everest range which can be seen from the ridge, and also for the seasonal wildflower blooms and birding.
Highlights of the trip:
Located at an altitude of 3,636m, Sandakphu is the highest peak of the Singalila Ridge and the entire state of West Bengal; no doubt you shall witness the most visually stimulating view from here. What if I tell you that you would see four of the five highest mountains in the world? Yes, the peaks of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse all appear at the horizon and would baffle your eyes.
Day 1 - Darjeeling -Manebhanjang - Tonglu/Tumling trek
Day 2 - Tonglu -Gairibas - Kalipokhari Trek
Day 3 - Kalipokhari - Sandakphu Trek
Day 4 - Sandakphu - Phalut Trek
Day 5 - Phalut - Rammam Trek
Day 6 - Rammam - Rimbik Trek
29th Sept 2018
6th & 20th Oct 2018
10th & 24th Nov 2018
1st & 22nd Dec 2018
|INCLUDED||Accommodation with breakfast||Meals during trekking|
|Sanctuary and Park Entrance Fees||Activity point transfers|
|LAFL coordinator||trekking accommodation in tea-houses|
|LAFL Service Charges|
|NOT INCLUDED||All beverages (including bottled mineral water)||Transport from to Darjeeling and back|
|Camera fees||Meals apart from those during the trek|
|All insurance||All tips|
|Stay at Darjeeling||Personal expenses|
|Personal medical requirements||All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section|
Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.