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Sandakphu - Bengal’s Everest

  • Best time
  • May to November
  • Total Duration
  • 12 Days
  • Destinations Covered
  • Delhi- Darjeeling- Manebhanjang
  • Trekking Route
  • Manebhanjang- Tonglu-Gairibas-Kalipokhari-Sandakphu- Phalut-Ramman- Rimbik
  • Rating
  • Soft

Detailed Itinerary


  • Days
  • Events
  • Day 01
  • Arrival Delhi
    Meet on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
    Check in with traditional Indian Welcome at hotel.
    (Our executive will be present at the hotel, before your arrival to fulfill all check-in formalities.
    The hotel will serve you a welcome drink – Rose, Lemon water or soft drinks.
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 02
  • Delhi
    Morning: After breakfast, Proceed for sightseeing of Delhi with our Guide, Experience the rickshaw ride in Old Delhi through very narrow streets namely - Balli Maran, Kinari Bazar - (Cloth market), Masale Wali Gali – (Spice Market) etc
    Rest of the time is free to explore Connaught Place
    Dinner at own choice
    Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 03
  • Delhi- Bagdogra- Darjeeling (66 KS)
    After breakfast, departure transfer to the Delhi Airport.
    Fly to Bagdogra. Meet on arrival and drive to Darjeeling.
    Arrive in Darjeeling and check in to the hotel. Day is free to relax or visit the local bazaar.
    Overnight in Darjeeling
  • Day 04
  • Darjeeling- Manebhanjang (24 KS)– Tonglu (11KS)
    After breakfast, drive to Manebhanjang, a small village inhabited by Buddhist Sherpas. From here the trekking route, anear vertical climb, is clearly visible. Start trekking towards Tonglu (3070 Mts.), the first camp site through dense forests. Wild flowers on the side hills and breath-taking mountain views accompany the route.
    Arrive and pitch the tent.
    Overnight in Tonglu
  • Day 05
  • Tonglu – Gairibas (09 KS)- Kalipokhari (06 KS)
    After breakfast, trek to Gairibas.   The trail is through meadows of bamboo and small villages surrounded by farmlands. Reach Gairibas and spend some time here, as it will be a continuous climb to Kalipokhari through rhododendron forests.
    Overnight in Kalipokhari
  • Day 06
  • Kalipokhari- Sandakphu (3636 Mts.)
    Sandakphu or Height of the Poisonous Point is also called  the “ paradise of trekkers”. After early breakfast,  start walking along the ridge till Bikhebhanjang (Valley of Poison). From here there is a steep climb of around 04 KS. This stretch is the steepest slope of this trek and very tiring too. But all the efforts pay off as one reaches the top of Sandakphu. The top of Sandakphu gives a 360 degree view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Makalu ( all in Nepal),  Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Pandim (both in India),in same horizon. And as one looks down, the valley is covered with rhododendrons and silver fir trees.
    Overnight in Sandakphu
  • Day 07
  • Sandakphu- Phalut (06 KS)
    Wake up early in the morning to witness the golden sunrays falling on the Himalayan mountains.
    After breakfast, start trekking towards Phalut. This is an another interesting route with various spectacular views en route. The trail is through dense rhododendron forest, oak, pine trees and fir trees. Also you may encounter yak herds in between. Walking on the ridge cross Indo-Nepal border to reach Phalut. The Mt. Kanchenjunga range appears much closer from here as compared to rest of the route.
    Overnight in Phalut
  • Day 08
  • Phalut- Rammam (15 KS)
    After breakfast, start trekking towards Rammam. The route is through the forests of chestnut, pines, hemlock etc. till a point where two streams- Gorkhey and Khola, meet. Spend some time here taking pictures or bathing in the lake.
    Trek continues to Rammam Trekkers Hut via Samandin .
    Overnight in Rammam
  • Day 09
  • Rammam- Rimbik (19 KS)
    After breakfast, start trekking to reach the last camp site of this trek, Rimbik. First few kilometres are simple walk and then the route descends down to River Sirikhola, from where there is a uphill hike to Rimbik.
    Arrive in Rimbik and check into a hotel. Evening is free to explore this village.
    Overnight in Rimbik
  • Day 10
  • Rimbik- Darjeeling
    After breakfast, bid farewell to the crew members and lovely ponies and drive to Darjeeling. 
    Arrive in Darjeeling and check in to the hotel. Day is free to relax.
    Overnight in Darjeeling
  • Day 11
  • Darjeeling- Bagdogra- Delhi
    After breakfast, departure transfer to Bagdogra Airport.
    Fly to Delhi. Meet on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
    Day is free to relax or explore the local bazaar.
    Overnight in Delhi
  • Day 12
  • Delhi – Home
    After breakfast, explore centre of Delhi – Connaught Place
    After farewell dinner, departure transfer to the International Airport of Delhi. 
    (As per your flight scheduled) 
  • Suggestions:
  • From Darjeeling- a detour of 03-04 days to Gangtok and Kalimpong can be done
    From Bagdogra- fly to Kolkata, state capital of West Bengal. Along with city sightseeing, visit Sunderbans National Park
    From Delhi- An extended trip to Agra and Jaipur (03-04 Days)
    ✔ Agra is famous for Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to immortalize the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
    ✔ Jaipur, also known as Pink city of India is famous for Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and other monuments
    ✔ In Delhi, Indian dance class for a day can be arranged subjected to the availability of time.