Take this magical adventure with us to the highest peak in West Bengal, Sandakphu, in a 1960’s Land Rover which will be as breathtakingly beautiful as it will be an adventure ride like none you have experienced before. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit. You will also be travelling to Phalut from Sandakphu from where you will get the best view possible of Mount Kangchenjunga. You will be mesmerized and overawed by the beauty and might of the mountain range. It feels as if you can touch the peak, it seems so close.
The day starts with a trip from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang – a settlement of Darjeeling at the edge of the Indo-Nepal border at approx.7000 ft. and located an hour from Darjeeling town. The actual drive to Sandakhphu starts from this point where we switch vehicles onto the old popular Series I ‘Land Rovers’. Let the adventure begin! Drive to Sandakhpu will take approximately 2-3 hrs. depending on stops. The route is steep- at places near the top at almost 60 degrees! Arrive by lunch at Sandakphu. Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner Accommodation:Travellers Hut/ Trekkers Hut at Sandakphu.|
Day 2- Sandakhpu To Phalut:
Today we take the long and very bumpy ride to Phalut – One of the highest point in West Bengal at the Singalila Range located at approximately 11800 ft. The drive is off road and one will notice very few other vehicles except the local Land Rovers make this journey – The drive is definitely an adventure in itself and the views are stunning to say the least! There are very few places where one can witness the Khanchendzonga and its family of ranges on one side and the Everest Family on the other side! Driving time 2-3 hrs. Depending on stops. Afternoon explore the area on foot and get better acclimatized. Phalut is an open beautiful ridgeline and besides the views one can find a lot of small trails around to explore and find a quite space! Meal Plan: All Meals Accommodation:Travellers Hut/ Trekkers Hut at Phalut.|
Day 3- Phalut To Gorkhey:
The trek portion begins from here onwards to Gorkhey. This is a rapid descent and is a lush verdant section with Pine, Rhododendron giving way to oak and chestnut. The trail is roughly 15 kms. And should take approximately 5 hrs. Trekkers usually speak of some stress on the knees for this downhill adventure Arrive at your rest stop at Gorkhey for the night. Meal Plan: All Meals Accommodation:Travellers Hut/ Trekkers Hut at Phalut.|
Day 4- Gorkhey To Srikhola:
The final push of the trek portion is a mix of some climbs and then descent to the final settlement of Srikhola. This would be approximately 16 kms and take you about 5 hrs. The trail is fairly okay and not as steep like the previous days sections. The vehicle will be waiting for you at the base to take you for the onward journey to NJP/ Bagdogra or darjeelig. Meal Plan: Breakfast.
Accommodation for 3 nights and Transport included Meals included as mentioned in the itinerary below 5% GST included Guide cost included
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