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Sandakphu Trek

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Sandakphu Trek Highlights

  • The famous “Sleeping Buddha” formation of peaks formed by four Tallest Mountains In The World!

  • Seeing the Mt. Everest at the horizon- you will love every bit of Sandakphu trekking!

  • Albeit it’s offbeat essence, the Lake stand as a major attraction en route to Sandakphu. Kalpokhri Lake– the Mystery of The Sacred Black Waters.

  • Experience one of the highest north-south mountain ridge- Singalila range that divide West Bengal and Himalayan range.

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Sandakphu Trek Overview

About the Sandakphu Trek:

Sandakphu Trek is a paradise for trekkers, set at an elevation of 11,930 ft. It offers spectacular views of the world's four highest peaks: Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. This trek follows the renowned Singalila Ridge situated at the southern end of a long crest that runs down from the Kanchendzongha range, forming the border between Sikkim & Nepal. The trail passes through small settlements and offers some of the most scenic vistas in the Himalayas. The entire route is inside the Singalila National Park, a biodiverse hotspot where you can spot numerous species of birds and the elusive Red Panda if you're lucky. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure amidst the stunning natural beauty of Sandakphu Trek.

Sandakphu Trekking Quick Facts:

  • Duration: 6D/5N
  • Altitude: 11,930 ft
  • Sandakphu Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Sandakphu Trek Distance: 52 km
  • Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 5°C
  • Best Time to do Sandakphu Trek: March to May, October to January
  • Nearest Railway Station: NJP 
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra
  • ATM: You can withdraw money at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).
  • Starting Point: Manebhanjan/ Chitrey
  • Ending Point: Srikhola

About the Activity:

  • This Trek is located in the beautiful Darjeeling district of West Bengal and takes you to the highest peak in West Bengal, Sandakphu (3636m).
  • Known for its scenic beauty and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range including four of the highest peaks in the world, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Kangchenjunga.
  • The route takes you through beautiful rhododendron and magnolia forests, small picturesque villages, and stunning landscapes.
  • You will get to see the beauty of the sunrise and sunset from Sandakphu, which is known for its panoramic views.
  • The trek is a great opportunity to experience the local culture and interact with the friendly locals.
  • Along the way, you will see a variety of flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species like the red panda.
  • Perfect for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and photographers looking for some stunning shots of the Himalayas.
  • This trek is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the Himalayan Mountains.
  • Sandakphu Trek is a unique experience you will cherish for a lifetime, and it should definitely be on your bucket list if you love trekking and adventure.

How to Reach Maneybhanjan/ Chitrey:

By Air: Bagdogra Airport is fully functional for domestic as well as international flights. Visitors can conveniently take flights to reach here from some of the major cities of India such as Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. Bangkok and Paro are directly connected via air to Bagdogra. Tourists can hire a taxi or bus shuttle from the airport to reach the town of Bagdogra.

By Rail: The new Jalpaiguri railway station is one of the biggest rail junctions in North Bengal. Situated at a distance of 4 kilometers from Jalpaiguri city, the railway station has good connectivity with various other major cities in India.

By Road: Siliguri is well connected through West Bengal State Road Transport Corporation (WBSRTC) and some private travel services. It is 7 Kms from Matigara, 12 Kms from Bharat Basti, 16 Kms from Kamal Pur, 26 Kms from Pankhabari, 36 km from Kurseong, 45 km from Mirik, 66 km from Kalimpong, 78 km from Darjeeling, 170 Kms from Biratnagar, 206 Kms from Pratapganj and 377 Kms from Naogaon, and 560 km from Kolkata.

NOTE: There are shared taxis available frequently from Bus Stand/ Railway Station/ Airport. It costs approx. Rs 3500 per vehicle (shared between 5-6 trekkers).

Sandakphu Trek Package Inclusions:

  1. Accommodation- 5 Nights stay from Manebhanjan / Chitrey (Day 1) to Srikhola (Day 5) in Dormitory Stay/ Lodges.
  2. Meals- All nutritious veg meals from dinner at Manebhanjan / Chitrey to breakfast at Srikhola.
  3. Expert trek Leaders- An excellent mountain guide who will be local to this particular area and has profound knowledge of the trekking trail around.
  4. Camping charges- The permit fee for Singalila National Park and forest camping charges are included in the Sandakphu Trek package.
  5. Safety equipment – First aid kit, oxygen cylinders, oximeter, etc. will be with guide/trek leader and at the campsite as well to deal with emergencies.
  6. Expert Trek support team- The mountain staff on this trek consists of certified guides, cooks, helpers, and porters.
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Sandakphu Trek Itinerary
Arrival in New Jalpaiguri (NJP), Drive from NJP – Manebhanjan/Chitrey (95km/4 Hours)
11km/5 hours trek, Singalila Range, trek from Manebhanjan to Tumling (9,500ft)
12 Km – 6/7 hours Trek, Singalila National Park & Trek to Kalapokhri
8 km/4 Hours, Trek to Sandakphu Peak, Mt Khanchendzonga & Mt Everest, Sunset Views
Sunrise at Sandakphu – Trek down to Srikhola via Gurdum village – 18 Km – 7/8 hours
Return journey to New Jalpaiguri (130km/5 Hours)

Sandakphu Trek Package Options

Manebhanjan/Chitrey to Srikhola

per Adult

Manebhanjan/Chitrey to Srikhola


Accommodation is on triple/quad sharing at dormitory/ lodges.


All meals during the trek. Regular Indian style nutritious vegetarian food during the trek, breakfast, hot lunch (en route), snacks, dinner along coffee/tea/soup.


 The permit fee for Singalila National Park, for Indian Nationals only


Mountain Guide- All our trek leaders are at least qualified in basic/advanced mountaineering and first aid course.

Must Know Before You Go for Sandakphu Trek

  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • Pay heed to the trek leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
  • While visiting any religious sites, follow proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
  • Tranport cost from NJP to Chitrey and from Srikola to NJP is to be borne by the trekker on actual basis. Same can be arranged on request.
  • Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Thrillophilia'' reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which Thrilllophilia or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. Thrillophilia reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like a change in flight and train schedule, cancellation of flights/1trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, roadblocks, etc. will not be accommodated in the package cost. No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • During a trip, in case the roads are blocked due to landslides or a reason that is beyond control, Thrillophilia will rearrange the itinerary for the travellers real-time, however, the cost of alternative accommodation will be borne by the customer as the hotels pre-booked execute their cancellation policies and are nonrefundable.
  • Because of any reason natural or personal, if the Trek or a particular activity is not completed, no refund will be processed.
  • The difference in the cost shall be borne by the client in case of any amendment in the package due to change in the number of guests, hotel change, itinerary change, etc.
  • If in case any traveller wants to or decides to leave the trip in the middle, all the expenses from that point onwards will be borne by the traveller. Neither the operator nor Thrillophilia will be held responsible for such decisions or for any refund.
  • The refund or compensation is also not issued if for any reason you have to come down from the trek. The trek leader may send you down from the trek, owing to reasons like lack of fitness, AMS, blood pressure, turn-around-time, health issues, or if you are found smoking/ drinking, or breaking the rules of the trek. refund or compensation are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of Thrillophilia.
  • At Thrillophilia, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event we might have to call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity or other issues like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that might prevent a safe trekking experience. In such cases, Thrillophilia will issue a Credit note summing up to the same amount as your trek fee that can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.
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Back pack (50-60l)
Extra pair of socks
Toilet paper & wipes
Walking stick
Water bottle
Hiking shoes
Waterproof windcheater
Woollen cap, socks, mittens & scarf
Warm clothes
Day pack (20-30l)

Sandakphu Trek Map

Starting Point
Maneybhanjan Trekking Basecamp map
Mane Bhanjang, West Bengal 734221, India

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Sandakphu Trek Policies

Confirmation Policy

The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.

In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

Refund Policy

The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

All applicable refunds will be done in the traveler's Thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 15 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 50.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 15 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • Payment Terms Policy

  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking