Sandakphu-Phalut Trek

Sandakphu-Phalut Trek

Sandakphu-Phalut Trek:

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Pick up from NJP Rly Station/ Bagdogra Airport and move to Dhotrey. Overnight at Dhotrey.

Day 2 – Trek Starts from Dhotrey (7000 ft) in the morning. Trek to Tumling (10000 ft, 6 km) via Tonglu.

Day 3 – Trek to Kalpokhari / Kalepokhri (12km,10200 ft). Overnight at Kalepokhari.

Day 4 –Kalipokhri to Sandakphu (8km, 11930 ft) Sandakphu commands one of the most spectacular views of the mountain ranges of Kanchenjunga and Everest. The mountain slopes are covered with rhododendrons and silver fir trees. Overnight at Sandakphu.

Day 5 – Explore Sandakphu. Wake up early in the morning for beautiful view of Kanchenjunga and Everest range. Walk among the rhododendron. Enjoy the high. Overnight at Sandakphu.

Day 6 – Trek to Phalut (21km)

The trek from Sandakphu to Phalut is one of the most spectacular. The silver fir and rhododendron forests comprise the most beautiful sight. The trek takes you through the top of a ridge and is relatively easy. Phalut is one of the loftiest peaks (11800 feet) in the Singalila Range.
Overnight at Phalut.

Day 7 – Phalut – Gorkey (15km)

From Phalut the trail descends through the virgin forest of chestnut, pines, hemlock etc. till the trail reaches the stream known as Gorkhey Khola.

Day 8 – Gorkey to Srikhola (21km)

One can enjoy the bath and savor a midday meal at Rammam (8400 feet) Trekkers Hut. Trek to Srikhola… Overnight at Srikhola.

Day 9 – Drive to NJP/Bagdogra or Darjeeling.

Accommodation and Vehicle

Accommodation Details
Lodge/Homestays/trekkers huts with basic facilities.

Meal Plan
AP – Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea and dinner included in the package.

Transfer Details
NJP/Badogra to Dhotrey-SUV(Bolero/Sumo/Scorpio)

Srikhola to NJP/Badogra/Darjeeling- SUV(Bolero/Sumo/Scorpio)

Special Notes for Sandakphu-Phalut Trek package

  1. The tariff mentioned is for Indian National only. Inbound visitors may ask for special quote.
  2. We will organize guide service and porters to carry common luggage. You will be required to carry your personal belongings yourself.
  3. The accommodations in some places cannot be booked in advance and has to be booked on the spot. Hence no particular facility can be guaranteed in advance. Although our guides and porters would try their best to ensure best accommodation for you.
  4. You are expected to have taken medical advice from your doctor before coming for this trek. You are also expected to be in reasonably good physical condition.


Few words about Sandakphu-Phalut Trek route:

Find a well crafted route map (source: darjeeling for Sandakphu and the Singalila range as a whole. This route map will be useful for both trekkers who want to go on a trekking to Sandakphu & Phalut, as well as for tourists interested in Land Rover safaris in this region that can be availed from the gateway town Manebhanjan.

Trek starts from Manevanjan/Dhotrey. The trek route and the gravel road merge at several places and become common for both trekkers and vehicles. However the trek route passes through forested areas for several parts where it could be at times boulder pathway, natural muddy pathway, or even long concrete stairways through the mountains offering short cuts. This route through the Singalila range up to Sandakphu goes along the border of India & Nepal. There is also a motorable road from Manebhanjan up to Srikhola via Dhotrey and Rimbik.

Sandakphu-Phalut Trek Route Map-