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SANDAKPHU TREK

QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

Oct 7 - 12

Arrival Airport

Bhagdogra ( IXB )

Accommodation

Mountain huts

Duration

6 days

Meals

All meals

Group size

7-10

SHORT ITINERARY :

DAY 01 : GETTING TO THE BASE CAMP – JAUBHARI (6,400 ft)

Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek

Today we meet our team at airport and move towards Jaubhari by 1 pm. It is advisable to have lunch at the airport itself .


We will stop for some tea as we approach darjeeling. Once we are at Jaubhari, you will be briefed about the entire trek , the facilities available and about all Do's and Don'ts on the trail. Your Sandakphu trek starts tomorrow.

DID YOU KNOW?

Out of the few Rhododendron treks in India, Sandakphu trek carried out in the northern part of West Bengal is a beacon of beautiful trails that are covered by rhododendrons in the spring.

DAY 02 : JAUBHARI TO SANDAKPHU (11,950 ft)

Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek

DID YOU KNOW?

A bean-shaped black lake that is circumambulated by fluttering Buddhist flags is another highlight of your Sandakphu trek. It is rumored that even in really low temperatures the lake does not freeze. This lends it a strange charm, an air of mystery even.

Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek

Todays evening trek is short but its the most rewarding too.


You will be reaching your highest point of your Sandakphu trek.

DID YOU KNOW?

At Sandakphu, to the west lies Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamling, Chomolonzo, Machapuchare and other peaks of Annapurna range. To the north, Sleeping Buddha and three sister peaks. To the east, Chomolhari. What more could a trek offer!

DAY 03 : SANDAKPHU TO MOLE (11,807 ft)

Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek

Today is only 12km but this is going to be your toughest day . We will be having packed lunch today.


Infact this is the only day you would get to eat your meal outside with the wide view of kanchenjunga peak in your Sandakphu trek

DAY 04 : MOLE TO PHALUT ( 11800 feet )

Sandakphu trek

Today is going to be your shortest and most scenic day in the trek : 10km , but it won't feel like that as the terrain keeps changing and it's mostly wide. Phalut stay is basic and you get closer to sleeping buddha today.

DAY 05 : PHALUT TO GORKHEY ( 7500 feet )

Sandakphu trek

DID YOU KNOW?

The only trek that allows you the privilege of living in mountain huts.

The day of hot bath is here. Today you reach back to network ( Airtel , no internet ) . You will be trekking 15km today but its mostly descent , so need not worry.

DAY 06 : GORKHEY TO SEPI (6,234 ft) VIA SAMANDEN

Sandakphu trek

Today you will pass through different villages, couple of rivers and also through think jungle.


we will reach the roadhead for lunch and start our trip back to Siliguri. Your Sandakphu trek ends today and no more walking from this afternoon.

DID YOU KNOW?

If you would love the mountainous air with a gentle smell, come down in the spring. Mountain trails through forests showcase blooming flowers all along. Spot magnificent magnolias blooming all along the trail from Chitre to Meghma.

DAY 07 : DEPART FROM IXB. SANDAKPHU TREK ENDS

Today we depart to see you again in another trip/ trek. This transfer and stay in the city is not included . Ola is available and good hotels too.

ROUTE MAP

Poojan - SANDAKPHU
Poojan Patel

Whenever i have free time naturally i start to imagine about travelling and mountains. Last year i did my first trekking trip to sandakphu with 9-10 other members with the brand ONE in the orange jacket (Vyshakh Nair the trekk leader). I would say this was a special trek for me as i enjoyed the trek since i arrived at the airport where the whole group met and i think lot of credit goes to the group leader or the brand as Vyshakh has some special skills to connect to the group members and how all members  feel comfortable and connect well.

As i said earlier i have actually enjoyed the whole trek but to be specific I'll choose first day at sandakphu when we did a small hike to see the sunset. That's really something stuck in my mind as it was first time i felt i am really close to the nature. That was an amazing experience as we were above clouds and experiencing the sunset from this beautiful place.

If i think about trekking there's only one brand which comes to my mind. Would love to do 1 trek every year.

GROUP TRIP DATES:

FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION :

Onwards : Before 12 pm ( IXB, Baghdogra )

Outwards : After 10 am

COST ( excluding 5% GST )

Rs. 17,500 / person

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SLOTS AVAILABLE

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HOW TO BOOK A SLOT ?

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 10,500 INR for this trip either by UPI or by Bank transfer. As discussed the total amount is 23,000 INR. Once it’s done, please share the payment details with us via the WhatsApp button on right bottom of the site. Choose UPI or Bank transfer by clicking on the tab below.


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SCAN TO PAY

SANDAKPHU TREK

UPI : 9746721789.ibz@icici

BANK DETAILS :

A/C HOLDER'S NAME: Orange jacket Adventures LLP

A/c No : 169105000957

RTGS/NEFT IFSC CODE : ICIC0001691

BANK NAME AND BRANCH: ICICI , Thoppumpady

Account type : Current account

UPI : 9746721789.ibz@icici

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE INCLUSIONS ?

  • Homestay/Lodging
  • Offloading charges
  • Accommodation : In tea houses and hotels
  • Bed tea/ coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with “Wake uuuuup guys” call from me
  • Permits
  • Local Transportation ( Airport pickup to City drop )
  • A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. I Promise 🙂

WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS ?

  • Mineral Water or any other room service
  • Hotel cost for the last day in Bhagdogra
  • Camera Charge
  • Cost of any Extra Day
  • Food outside of the trek
  • Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary
  • Tips

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY ?

  • Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.
  • Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge.
  • Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 50% cancellation charge.
  • Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges.


All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING ?

  • *Mandatory : Original ID Proof
  • Clothes : 2 Fleece jacket , 3 Synthetic / cotton pants ,4 Full sleeves tees , Sunhat , Woollen head-scarf/ muffler ,Towel , 2 pair of thermals , 1 down jacket ( zero degree equivalent ), Water proof jacket or poncho.

  • Shoes & socks: High ankle shoes , cotton socks


  • Skin care essentials : Sunglasses with UV protection ,Lip balm Cold cream, Sunscreen lotioniv)Other accessories : LED Torch/ headlamps (If already bought)

I AM COMING SOLO. IS THAT A PROBLEM ?

Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn't matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn't gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.

YOUR ITINERARY LOOKS DIFFICULT FOR ME. CAN I DO IT ?

Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren't sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.

For trips,

I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don't worry, We are there :).

For treks,

you can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.

  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3-3.5 km , then you can go ahead with an easy trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3.5-4 km , then you can go ahead with an moderate trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 4-5 km , then you can go ahead with an difficult trek

If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.

WHAT ARE TRIPS LIKE ?

Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .

For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.

We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.

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