Route

Sandakphu-Phalut, Himalaya

Mountain: Kabru (7 412 m / 24 318 ft)
Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Easy/ Moderate
Elevation: 3 636 m / 11 929 ft
Duration: 6 Day(s)
Expenses: from$ 100

Overview

Route Name:
Sandakphu-Phalut, Singalila National Park
Activity type:
Hiking
Activity level:
Easy/ Moderate
Type of Climb:
Trekking
Location:
Asia, India
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Mountain:
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Duration:
6 Day(s)
Max. Elevation:
3 636m / 11 929 ft
Vertical Gain: Please update
Length:
70km / 43 miles
Climbing Season(s):
15 Sep-31 May;
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    Sandakphu is the highest point of the state West Bengal in India. This place goes through Indo-Nepal border. One can spot the highest mountains including Everest, Khangchendzonga, Lhotse, Makalu and Annapurna and a spectacular sunrise from Singalila Range. Apart from spectacular view of mountain ranges one can experience lush green meadows and dense forests, which are habitat of endangered species Red Panda and many types of birds. This is an ideal trek for a beginner.
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    Sandakphu- Phalut trek starts from Maneybhanjan and can be approached from the famous hill station Darjeeling. The trek ends at Rimbick. There are many short trails in the region through villages and forests. One can explore these places also.
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    Maneybhanjan can be reached from Darjeeling by car. The trek ends at Rimbick. From Rimbick car is available to reach Darjeeling/SIligudi.
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    The trek route entirely falls into Singalila National Park. Before starting the trek issuance of permit from Forest Dept. is mandatory. Also trekking without local guide is strictly not allowed.
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    This is an easy to moderate trek. Regular running and physical training is enough to complete the trek.
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    Base Camp Elevation: Please update
    Summit Camp Elevation: Please update
    Accommodation in Base Camp: Huts only
    Accommodation above Base Camp: Huts only
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    Avg. Cost: 100 USD
    Age Restrictions: 0
    Soloing: Yes
    Avg. Descent Time: Please update
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Last update: Iman Sengupta (11 Jan 2017) • History
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Day 1

Beginning- Maneybhanjan - Tonglu/Tumling
The trek starts from Maneybhanjan and after a steep climb to Chitrey comes Lameydura. After walking a few more km comes Meghma. After Meghma steep climb starts again to reach Tonglu. If time permits it is advisable to walk another couple of km to Tumling.

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Day 2

Day 2 - Tonglu/Tumling - Kalpokhari
After enjoying sunrise at Tonglu/Tumling descend begins till Gairibas. After Gairibas again ascend begins and ends at Kalpokhari. Kalpokhari lies in Nepal and hosts a lake, which is natural habitat of endangered Himalayan Salamander.

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Day 3

Day 3 - Kalpokhari - Sandakphu
From Kalpokhari distance of Sandakphu is about 6km. Last descend of Sandakphu is steep.

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Day 4

Walking through Singalila Range
A long walk to Phalut - 22 km. Start as early as possible and take your time. There are no villages in middle. Take lunch at a place called Sabargarm and start again for Phalut.

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Day 5

Day 5 - Phalut - Gorkhay
This is the beginning of descend. After enjoying another spectacular sunrise at Phalut start as early as possible. Almost entire part of the trek goes through dense forest to a beautiful serene village called Gorkhay.

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Day 6

Last day - Gorkhay - Srikhola/Rimbick
This is the last day of the trek. Most of the part of the trek goes through villages and forests. Roadhead is reached at Srikhola. If you wish you may proceed further to Rimbick.

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