Sandakphu-Phalut winter trek
Trek itinerary :
Day 1: Siliguri - Lava: Arrive at Siliguri in the morning and then travel to Lava (7200 ft) by car, which takes about 4 hours. Overnight stay at hotel in Lava.
Day 2: Lava – Rishop – Lava: Today we trek to Rishop (8500 ft) and have lunch there. We then trek back to Lava covering in all a distance of about 5 miles. Overnight stay at the hotel in Lava.
Day 3: Lava – Darjeeling: Travel to Darjeeling (7000 ft). Overnight stay at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 4: At Darjeeling: Today we go for local sight seeing including the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and other attractions. Overnight stay at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 5: At Darjeeling: Rest day in Darjeeling. Enjoy a ride on the historical Toy train. Overnight stay at the hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 6: Darjeeling - Manebhanjan – Chitrey: We drive to Manebhanjan (7042 ft) from Darjeeling in the morning, which takes around 1-½ hours. After spending sometime at Manebhanjan we start our trek to Chitrey (8500 ft). We cover about 3 miles in 2 hours to reach Chitrey. Overnight camping in tents.
Day 7: Chitrey – Tonglu: Today we trek to Tonglu (10098 ft), covering a distance of 3.8 miles in about 2 ½ hours. Overnight at the trekker’s hut or tent in Tonglu.
Day 8: Tonglu - Gairibas: We trek to Gairibas (8650 ft) covering a distance of about 4.3 miles in 3 hours. Overnight at the trekker’s hut or tent in Gairibas.
Day 9: Gairibas - Kalipokhri: Today we trek to Kalipokhri (10257 ft) and halt for the night. We cover a distance of about 3 miles in 2 hours. Overnight at trekker’s hut or tent in Kalipokhri.
Day 10: Kalipokhri - Sandakphu: Today we trek to Sandakphu. It takes about 4 hours to cover 5 miles to reach Sandakphu (11992 ft). Overnight stay at the trekker’s hut or in tent.
Day 11: At Sandakphu: Rest day at Sandakphu. This is the only place in India from where gets a fantastic view of Mount Everest. View stunning sunset on some of the mighty peaks like the Kanchenjuga, Makalu, Lohtse, Annapurna, Pandim and Siniolchu. Overnight stay at Sandakphu trekkers hut or tent.
Day 12: Sandakphu – Phalut: Today we trek to Phalut (11880 ft) through one of the most spectacular route in this region. It takes about 7 hours to cover the 13 miles distance, which is quite easy. The whole route passes over a ridge with the view of the mighty peaks in front of you. Overnight stay in trekkers hut or tent in Phalut.
Day 13: Phalut – Gorkhey: Today we trek to Gorkhey (8910 ft) through the virgin forest of pines and chestnuts. The route is completely downhill and we cover 9.5 miles in 5 hours. Overnight stay in Gorkhey at the trekkers hut or in tent.
Day 14: Gorkhey – Srikhola: We start for our today’s destination, Srikhola (7544 ft),after breakfast. It is an easy trek and we cover 13 miles in about 6 hours. Overnight stay at trekkers hut in Srikhola.
Day 15: Srikhola – Rimbick - Siliguri: Today we start for the last day of our trek after breakfast. We cover 5 miles in about 2 ½ hours to reach Rimbick. From Rimbick we travel to Siliguri via Manebhanjan by car, which takes about 5 hours. Tour concludes at the end of the day.
Our tour price: $799.
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