- SANDAKPHU PHALUT TREK
- 7 Days
- 13 to 55 years
- Difficulty : Moderate
- Tour guide
Day 1 - Drive from NJP / Bagdogra to Sepi
Day 2 - Trek from Sepi to Samanden
Day 3 - Trek from Samanden to Molley
Day 4 - Trek from Molley to Sabargram via Phalut
Day 5 - Trek from Sabargram to Aal
Day 6 - Trek from Aal to Gurdum via Sandakphu
Day 7 - Trek from Gurdum to Sepi. Drive from Sepi back to NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport
Drive from NJP / Bagdogra to Sepi
Transport from NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport will be arranged at 9.30 AM from NJP and at 10.30 AM from Bagdogra. It costs Rs.6,500 per vehicle (5-6 seater), one way. This amount is shared by trekkers. You will reach the base camp, Sepi by 6.00 PM.
Alternatively, you can opt for the pick-up from Darjeeling near Keventers Milkshake Shop at 12.30 PM. This costs Rs.4,000 per person.
Trek from Sepi to Samanden
Trek Distance: 14 km | Trek Duration: 7-8 hours | Altitude Gain: 6,400 ft to 7,760 ft
Moderate, mostly ascend with some steep sections. Descend after Ramam. Sufficient water sources are available all through the route.
Trek from Samanden to Molley
Trek Distance: 10 km | Trek Duration: 7 hours | Altitude Gain: 7,760 ft to 11,220 ft
Difficult, steep ascent till Molley with no flat terrain. Carry 2 litres of water and refill your bottles at available water sources.
Trek from Molley to Sabargram via Phalut
Trek Distance: 15 km | Trek Duration: 7-8 hours | Altitude Gain and Loss: 11,220 ft to 11,450 ft via 11,810 ft
Easy, mostly level walks interspersed with a few ascents and descents. Start with 2 litres of water. You can refill your water bottles at Phalut, where you will reach in 3.5 hours.
Trek from Sabargram to Aal
Trek Distance: 12 km | Trek Duration: 7 hours | Altitude Gain: 11,450 ft to 11,570 ft
Moderate. Hillocks with ascents and descents of varying steepness. Carry 2 litres of water as water is scarce on this route.
Trek from Aal to Gurdum via Sandakphu
Trek Distance: 10 km | Trek Duration: 7 hours | Altitude Gain and Loss: 11,570 ft to 7,395 ft via 11,930 ft
Easy. Complete descend with a gradual decline. Today won’t be as tiring as previous days as you will descend all through till Gurdum. You will get the best views of Kanchenjunga while trekking to Phalut. Carry 2 Lltres of water from Sandakphu.
Trek from Gurdum to Sepi. Drive from Sepi back to NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport
Trek Distance: 4 km | Trek Duration: 3 hours | Altitude Loss: 7,400 ft to 6,400 ft
Drive Distance: 130 km | Drive Duration: 7 hours
Transport from Sepi will be arranged by Trip Photo. It costs Rs.6,500 per vehicle (5-6 seater), one way. This amount is shared by trekkers. You will reach NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport by 8.00 PM.
Alternatively, you can opt for the drop at Darjeeling near Keventers Milkshake Shop. This costs Rs.4,000 per person.
Please note: The distance between campsites may vary by 100 meters depending the weather conditions and the route you take. The altitude may also vary by 100 feet for similar reasons.
- It is mandatory for trekkers to carry a copy of their photo ID for entry at forest check posts on the trek.
- At the base camp, your stay will be arranged in lodges.
- On the trek, you will be staying in tea houses on all the days except for two days, at Molley and Sabargram, where you'll be staying 3 in a tent.
- We have a cloakroom facility at the base camp for excess luggage. Do not leave behind any valuables in the cloakroom
Please note: Twin sharing tents may not be available in May, June, July and August. This is because raw materials for making tents are sourced from different countries. But their export has been affected due to international unrest. This has led to a global shortage of tents. Having said that, you'll still have comfortable space as these tents have been designed to accommodate three trekkers.