Day 1: Siliguri to Manebhanjan (80 Km | 3-4 hrs. | 2542 m)
Arrival in Siliguri, The nearest Airport is Bagdogra and the nearest railway station is NJP (New Jalpaigiri) and get shuttled to the charming town called Maney Bhanjyang on the Indo-Nepal Border. After reaching there, you will be checked into a home stay / Camps, settle down and relax for the rest of the day. The drive on the mountain roads meandering through tea estates and perfect pine forests, will take you to a viewpoint at a decent height. Also make sure we reach reach Siliguri early morning or a day prior, as Manebhanjan is situated in the periphery of Singlila National Park and the park closes the entries post 2 pm.
Day 2: Manebhanjan to Tonglu/Tumling (9 Km | 5 hrs | 3048 m)
We will start Sandakphu trekking early in the morning after breakfast. Today we will trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Tumling and Tonglu. Climb through forests, you will reach a viewpoint, from where you will be able to see the beautiful gorge below. At the end of this walk, you will reach a beautiful mountainous meadow, from where the Tonglu peak of the Singalila Range can be seen. On the way, you will cross various Tibetan villages, tea shops, Buddhist monasteries. Have a halt at Chitray and enjoy the sight of a serene and mystic 70 year old Buddhist monastery. Once reach have rest and some energy for next day.
Day 3: Tonglu/Tumling to Kalapokhri (13 Km | 7 hrs |3169 m)
Wake up early in the morning and watch the beautiful sunrise over Mount Kanchenjunga.
Post a breakfast, We will trek from Tonglu towards Kalpokhri, It would take around 7-8 hours. This day, our Sandakphu trekking expedition will enter in Nepal.
Reach the village of Kalapokhari. There is also a small lake in the area, from where the village gets its name and the water color is appears black. Once arrive, head overnight stay in Home stay / Camp.
Day 4: Kalapokhri to Sandakphu (7 Km | 4 hrs | 3635 m)
Post enjoying your meal, start your ascent to Sandakphu, distance is about 6 KM. Today we will climb from 9875 feet to the height of roughly 11929 feet above sea level. The path is little tiring, but once you reach you would get a wonderful feeling with the views from up here and get some clicks from for your memories or insta posts. Overnight stay here with the celebrations of reaching the highest point in the state of West Bengal
Day 5: Sandakphu – Phalut (21 Km | 9 hrs | 3599 m)
Today morning, post breakfast, you will trek to Phalut meandering through sprawling meadows and dense jungle that also holds magnetizing views of the mountains. Also todays trek is lengthy, you will be cover a distance of 21 km in 9 hours. The trek route is not steep, it is a continuous meadow walk. The grueling yet beautiful trek is laden with myriad species of flora and fauna, and boasts of incredible landscape, perfect for your Instagram feed when you will be here. On reaching Phalut, you will stay overnight in government trekker’s hut where you will be served with tasty dinner meal.
Day 6: Phalut to Gorkhey (15 km | 7 hrs | 2133 m)
In the morning, post meal, you will begin today’s hike. You will go downhill hike through forested area of rhododendron shrubs and bamboos. The vivacity in the route will keep you hooked. You will walk for around 7 hours to reach Gorkhey which is a gorgeous Himalayan village located in midst of tall pine trees. You will have an overnight stay in private trekker’s hut, where you will also be served with dinner
Day 7: Gorkhey to Srikhola (16 km | 8 hrs | 1981 m)
Wake up with beautiful sunrise and get ready to continue the further trek. Post breakfast, embark the trek to Srikhola. The trek duration is little long, but it is equally beautiful too. On reaching Srikhola, you can rest in your trekker’s hut. In the evening head-out for some bonfire and gossips to remember the adventure in the Himalayas!
Day 8: Drive to Siliguri (4 – 5 hrs drive)
Today is the last day of the trek, post breakfast, We will gather your belongings and drive back to Siliguri. On reaching, you can spend the rest of the time at your own leisure.