Day 1 Arrival at Bagdogra We will be present at Bagdogra airport to take you to
your hotel in Darjeeling. It takes three hours to drive along 82 km road to your
hotel. Evening around town. After that you’ll be free for the evening and your diner.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2Early morning drive to Tigerhill for sunrise on Kanchenjunga, back to hotel,
after breakfast hike to tibetain refuese center, himalayan mountaineering institute,
happy valley tea estate, botanical garden. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Transfer early in the day from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang about 26 km. by
jeep. Maneybhanjyang 2134 mt to Tumling 3070mt 4 hrs walk Maneybhanjyang to Tumling
is a steep climb up to Meghma 3hrs 1/2. Meghma is a small hamlet with few houses,
a small Monastery and an impressive Chorten (stupa). Meghma to Tumling is another
40mn. Tumling is 3070 mt. high and is one of peaks of Singalila range, falls on the
West of Darjeeling town. On a clear day one can get a fine view of the Nepalese valleys
and of the plains of North Bengal with the snowy Teesta on the east, the Koshi on
the West and a number of smaller rivers between them.
Day 4 Tumling to Kalphokhari3170mt5 hrs. walk.
From Tumling to Gairibas 2621mt is downhill,2 hrs
From Gairibas to Kalphokhari is continuous climb through the rhododendron forest.
It takes 3 hrs. walk from Gairibas.
Day 5Kalphokhari to Sandakphu 3636mt 4 hrs .
From Kalphokhari the road goes down to Bikhaybhanjyang-valley of poison-(Aconites
grow in abundance at this place). Bikhaybhanjyang to Sandakphu is a steep climb,
it takes more than an hour. Sandakphu 3636 mtr. commands one of the most spectacular
views. In the foreground is a great basin set in the midst of the hills, the slopes
covered with rhododendrons and silver fir trees. In the background is continuous
barrier of snowy mountains, the most prominent of which is Kanchenjunga-8586 mt.
towering up in gigantic height and breadth with its attendant peaks Kabru 7338 mt,
Janu (Kumbhakarna) 7710 mt. and Pandim 6691 mt. clustering closely round it. Far
off to the west, among a group of other snowy mountain rising from graceful peaks
of Everest group can be seen, behind the crest of . Makalu, which looks like a great
armed chair of snow. The whole snowy ranges of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal about 320
kms in length; is visible, but the panorama is completely dominated by the Kanchenjunga
and Everest group.
Day 6 Sandakphu to Phalut 3600mt 6-7 hrs
The way from Sandakphu to Phalut is the most spectacular of the trek. After walking
for a little while the trekker will be followed by the Everest group on the left
and Kanchenjunga range right ahead. ( 4hrs ½) After the trail begins to climb through
a series of zigzag till one reaches a trekker’s hut. From here Phalut summit is about
20 mn walk. A magnificent view of snowy range is obtained from the summit which is
also the junction of Sikkim, West Bengal and Nepal. The general panorama is same
as seen from Sandakphu except that KanchenJunga ranges looks much larger and closer.
It is only 48 km. away as the crow flies. Phalut is 1hr ½ walk from this point
Day 7 Phalut to Samandian 2390mt 4 hrs
From Phalut the trail goes down the ridge through the virgin forests of chestnut,
pines, etc. till the trail reaches the meeting of two streams called Gorkhey Khola
which is a tributary of Rammam river. It is a beautiful place before to climb up
to Samandian-a lovely plateau and it is a small forest village.
Day 8 Samandian to Sirikhola 2100mt 6hrs
From Samandian the road goes down to a small stream and again climbs up for another
1.5 hrs. to Rammam
From Rammam the road is almost level walk again, it goes down to Sirikhola.
For the trek in 7 days
Day 6 From Sandakphu go down to Sirikhola,
Day 7 The same than day 9 bellow
Day 9 Sirikhola to Rimbick 2 hrs
The road rises steeply, for about 1 k.m. where it levels out again till it reaches
Rimbick. There is a small bazar at Rimbick. Drive to Darjeeling from Rimbik ( 54
km ). Check in at hotel in Darjeeling