Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek  
Sikkim the tiny Himalayan state is a wonderland by all accounts. Overlooked by Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak, Sikkim is attractive equally for the traveler, the adventure sports enthusiast and those interested in Buddhism and Tibetology. Sikkim offers several treks that lead through pine forests, through picturesque valleys, monasteries and to mountain lakes. It is also the base for mountaineering expeditions and the rivers Teesta and Rangeet offer excellent river rafting. A number of good hotels and lodging houses exist in Gangtok. From Darjeeling hills where tea plantations stretch as far as the eye can see, to Sikkim, an ancient Himalayan kingdom of Tibetan culture, this trek offers breath-taking views of the Himalayan range from Cho Oyo to Kanchenjunga. The Singalila range is one of the rare spots on earth where the view embraces five summits rising above 8000m, amongst them Everest, Makalu and Lhotse.
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Itinerary Details
Darjeeling Sandakphu Trek On arrival at Bagdogra airport/ NJP railway station, transfers can be provided to Darjeeling (94 Kms/3hrs) at extra cost. Meet & greet the rest of the team at dinner. Welcome dinner and an ice breaking session. (O/N at hotel)
Meals: (Welcome Dinner)
Accommodation in Hotel
(The name and contact details of the hotels can be found in Hotels Tab.

Drive to Maneybhanjyang (2134m), (1&1/2 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.
Meals: (B/F, Lunch, Dinner)
Accommodation: Rest house

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.
Meals: (B/F, Lunch, Dinner)
Accommodation: Rest house

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.
Meals: (B/F, Lunch, Dinner)
Get A Free Quote Accommodation: Rest house

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.
Meals: (B/F, Lunch, Dinner)
Accommodation: Rest house

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 opportunities for bird watching. Overnight at Rammam.
Meals: (B/F, Lunch, Dinner)
Accommodation: Rest house

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 Rimbik.
Meals: (B/F, Lunch, Dinner)
Accommodation: Rest house

Group transfer to Bagdogra airport/ NJP railway station for onward destination. Meals: (B/F)
(NOTE: Please note that separate personal transfers, will be chargeable extra and no refunds can be adjusted.)
DARJEELING Seven Seventeen Garuda Hotel The Retreat Swiss Hotel Anand Palace Vice Roy Hotel Fortune Central Fortune Nirvana New Elgin Mayfair Hill Resort
GANGTOK Rendezvous Hotel Blue Poppy Sikkim Retreat Heruka Hotel Sidlon Residency Chumbi Residency New Castle Orange Village Royal Demadzong Rhenok House Tamarind Hotel Norkhill Hotel Mayfair Spa Resort
PELLING Aryan Residency Phamrong Hotel Tashigang Resort De Regency Newa Regency Norbugang Resort Pachu Resort Mt Pandim Norbugang Resort (S Dlx rm) Norbugang House
KALIMPONG Holumba Heaven Garden Reach (New) Park Hotel Orchid Retreat Lillium Hotel Silver Oaks Himalayan Hotel Himalayan Hotel Silver Oaks Himalayan Hotel Silver Oaks
Lachung Fortuna Resort / Cliff View Fortuna Resort/ Cliff View Modern Residency Le Coxi Mayfair Yarlam Resort
Lachen Fortuna Resort Fortuna Resort Sinioulchu Lodge Le Coxi Apple Orchard

1. All accommodation on Single/ Twin/ Triple sharing basis.
2. Meal Plan – Daily breakfast in Standard
3. Daily breakfast and Dinner in First Class and Deluxe
4. All meals in Heritage & Luxury.
5. Sight Seeing As per the detailed itinerary.
6. Arrival Assistance.
7. All transfers & sightseeing by non-ac Vehicle as per the itinerary.
1. Entry / Camera Fees to Park and Monuments,
2. Additional Tour or Car Usage Beyond the Suggested Itinerary,
3. Ropeway Ride,
4. Boating
5. Yak Ride
6. Rafting
7. Toy Train Ride
8. Helicopter Ride
9. Airport Tax Or Porter Charge
10. Guide Or Escort Charge
11.Insurance Coverage
12. Mineral Water Or Beverage
13.Meal Out Side Hotel
14.Refreshment Cost On Arrival
15. Laundry Charge
16.Telephone Cost or anything of personal nature and not mentioned in the package.
17.Government Service Tax
All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to Government approval. Therefore, please check these data when you make your reservation.

What type of meals will be served during the trek? Vegetarian meals like Rice, Dal, and Vegetables with a combination of Noodles & Momos. However on initial days, chicken can also be served.

If boiled water will be served during the trek?
100%-Boiled water will be supplied before the trek every morning and refilled at lunch break- Please bring your own purifying tablets for personal safety and satisfaction. No bottled waters can be served. The Same boiled water is used for cooking too.

What to bring on a Trek?
Good attitude, already used trekking boots or to use them before the trek if it’s a new pair, sun glasses, sunscreen lotion, insect repellents, personal medicines, water bottle, caps, walking sticks, heavy woolens for the night as temperatures in the mountains can be very rude in the night fall, windcheaters, waterproof camera bags, rain coat , thermal wear ,good sleeping bags, sufficient camera rolls ,battery backups, small back pack for personal carry, medical and cancellation insurance and lots of Energy.

What is Altitude (Acute) Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a particularly important medical consideration while trekking in our Himalayas. Altitude sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters.

What are the initial symptoms of AMS?
1.Nausea, vomiting Loss of appetite
2. Insomnia/sleeplessness Persistent headache
3. Dizziness, light headedness, confusion
4. Disorientation, drunken gait
5. Weakness, fatigue, lassitude,
6. Heavy legs, Slight swelling of hands and face
7. Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity, Reduced urine output.