Trekking in Sandakphu through the Singalila National Park – Sandakphu Trek Itinerary from Manebhanjan
Corners of Earth’s Sandakphu Trek Itinerary from Manebhanjan is suited for those people who want to spend a few days in complete solitude far away from the hustle and bustle of a city.
Trekking in Sandakphu through the beautiful Singalila National Park is refreshing. During this trekking expedition, you will be exploring the high Himalayan beautiful remote villages. And, the most exciting part while trekking in Sandakphu is you will be witnessing the panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the world!
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Day 1: Arrival at NJP Railway Station/Siliguri/Bagdogra Airport followed by your transfer to Manebhanjan.
Sandakphu Trek itinerary of Corners of Earth starts upon your arrival at Siliguri. A representative of Corners of Earth shall meet you at your place in Siliguri and will drive you to Manebhanjan. Manebhanjan, a small hill town located in the Northern part of West Bengal, India serves as the base camp of the Sandakphu Trek or Sandakphu Phalut Trek.
Manebhanjan is also a gateway to the Singalila National Park. And, trekkers undertaking the Sandakphu Trek or the Sandakphu Phalut Trek have to go through this National Park. Upon your arrival at Manebhanjan, you will be transferred to your hotel or camp for an overnight stay.
Day 2: Manebhanjan to Tonglu.
Your trekking in Sandakphu region shall start from this day. In the morning, we shall proceed for a moderate uphill trek to Tonglu. The trekking trail to Tonglu mostly goes through dense green forests of different species of plants and flowers. On the way, we will stop at the small beautiful village of Chitre for some rest. After reaching Tonglu, you will be transferred to your trekkers’ hut for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Tonglu to Gairibas.
Tonglu, located at an altitude of 9,800 feet, is a small settlement inside the Singalila National Park. The place is picturesque and offers stunning sunrise and sunset views. Early in the morning, ideally on a clear day, you will be getting fascinating views of the Kanchenjunga and its adjacent peaks during the sunrise time. And, this is something shouldn’t be missed while trekking in Sandakphu region. After having breakfast, we will head towards Gairibas. The distance from Tonglu to Gairibas is approximately 10 km and during the majority part of the journey, you will be going downhill. After reaching Gairibas, located at an altitude of 9,000 feet, you will be transferred to your trekkers’ hut for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Gairibas to Sandakphu.
This will be the most exciting day of your Sandakphu Phalut Trek as you will be trekking to Sandakphu on this day. After breakfast, you will be heading for a 10 km uphill trek to Sandakphu. Sandakphu, located at an altitude of 11,941 feet, is a popular trekking destination. It is also the highest point of the Indian state of West Bengal. Sandakphu is a remote place and very few families live here who provide accommodation to the trekkers in their home turned hostels.
Trekking in Sandakphu with the picturesque views all around will definitely make this Sandakphu Phalut Trek more exciting. Also, some of the world’s highest peaks can be seen from this place which includes the Kanchenjunga and the Mount Everest.
After reaching Sandakphu, you will be transferred to your trekker’s hut or hostel for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Sandakphu to Phalut.
Enjoying the sunrise view over the snow clad Himalayan ranges from Sandakphu will be a memorable one. After breakfast, your trek for Phalut shall start. During most of the time of the Sandakphu Phalut Trek, you will be getting the magnificent views of the snow covered peaks.
After reaching Phalut, located at an altitude of 12,200 feet, you will be transferred to your trekkers’ hut or camp.
Day 6: Phalut to Rammam.
After witnessing the early sunrise views of the Himalayan Ranges, you will be served breakfast. Post breakfast, you will be heading towards Rammam.
During this part of your Sandakphu Trek itinerary from Manebhanjan, you will be going through a few beautiful villages. Approximately at a distance 5 km from Phalut is Gorkhey. Gorkhey, located at an altitude of 8,000 feet, has a small settlement. The trekking trail towards Rammam mostly goes through forests and this is an absolute paradise for the bird photographers and nature lovers. Overnight stay at Rammam.
Day 7: Rammam to Rimbik.
After breakfast, we will head towards Rimbik. On the way, we will go through a small village named Srikhola. Technically, on this day, your trekking in Sandakphu region shall come to an end. Overnight stay at Rimbik.
Day 8: Rimbik to NJP Railway Station/Siliguri/Bagdogra Airport.
On this day of your Sandakphu Phalut Trek Tour with Corners of Earth, you will be dropped at your preferred destination in Siliguri for your onward journey.
We are sure that you will be going back home with lots of fond memories from your trekking in Sandakphu!