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Max Altitude

12,000 FT


Moderate To Difficult


7 Days

Trekking KM.

68 KM

Suitable for:10+ years
Experience:First timer can apply, previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
Fitness:cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.

14,800 /Person

  • +5% GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Njp to Njp (new jalpaiguri railway station) | included transport
  • Rs 12,300 Trek Cost & Rs 2,500 Transportation (All included in the cost)


Trek Info

  • Trail TypeA cross over trail. The trek starts from Kopidana and ends at Sepi
  • Rail HeadNew Jalpaiguri (NJP)
  • AirportBagdogra
  • Base CampKopidana 84 Km Drive 5 hrs
  • Best Season
    • Winter Treks (Mid Nov - Mid Feb)
    • Spring Treks (Mid Feb - Mid Apr)
    • Summer Treks (Mid Apr - Jun)
    • Autumn Treks (Sep - Mid Nov)
  • Services fromNJP to NJP (New Jalpaiguri railway station) | Included Transport
  • MealsMeals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)
  • StayTea House

  • Region - West Bengal
  • Duration - 7 Days
  • Grade - Moderate To Difficult
  • Max Altitude - 12000 Ft.
  • Approx Trekking Km - 68 Kms.

Why is Sandakphu Phalut A Must-Do Trek?

Sandakphu – Phalut Trek unfolds a staggering panorama of the 4 tallest mountain peaks in the world! From the snow-capped peaks of Nepal to Bhutan and further east in Tibet, you will get to see an epic snowline, especially the sleeping Buddha formation of peaks. The route entwines along the Singalila Ranges and switchbacks along with the Indo-Nepal world.


At an altitude of 11,930 ft, this is one of the amazing treks that presents the view of not one but four 8000 m peaks – The tallest mountain peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8,849m) with Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and Mt. Makalu (8463 m), the fourth and fifth highest peaks, to the left of Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga ( 8586 m), the third-highest mountain, on the right. Together they make the fabled ‘Sleeping Buddha’ formation.

The trek takes place within the Singalila National Park, also giving you an introduction to the rich biodiversity of the region. You get to see native wildlife and bird species, invoking the interest of the naturalists out there.

Our trek route lies along a line that is dotted with many quaint Himalayan villages that are inhabited even in the deep of winter. So, you get to have a peek into the lifestyle in those remote zones. And since these villages largely depend on tourism for their livelihood, our trek route largely benefits the local communities as well.

The Sandakphu Trek Itinerary is also designed in a way that lets you experience both

teahouse stays and camping on the Himalayan slopes and you will also skirt the borders of Nepal during the trek, such that you will be trekking both in India and Nepal during certain days. Our Thakom and Aal campsite lies in Nepal, so you will start the day walking on Indian grounds, and by the end of the day, you are in Nepal!

Owing to all these reasons, Sandakphu Trek becomes an adventure that you should not miss!

Major Attractions Of The Sandakphu Phalut Trek

The Sleeping Buddha Formation Of Peaks

Sandakphu Trek is a mix of many incredible things, whether it is the entwining path through the Old Silk Route with its elegant bends and loops, the lush beauty of the Singalila Range, or the hospitality of the people of Sikkim and Nepal, but what steals the cake is the astounding mountain views!


Few treks can beat such mesmerizing mountain views quite like the Sandakphu Trek. The sleeping Buddha formation of four 8000 m peaks is something worth mentioning again and again! Mt. Everest Peak stands tall and proud with a cluster of three other great peaks, the Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse, appearing much like Buddha lying on his side, hence the name. This view remains with you on most days of the trek and from. The unobstructed view of such a beautiful formation is sure to steal your heart as well!

The Grand Vision Of Kanchenjunga

Watching the sunrise over the snow-ensconced peak of Kanchenjunga and other such high peaks is an incredibly surreal experience. As you approach the Sandakphu summit, the Kanchenjunga Range becomes bigger and sharper and it appears in its relentless glory. At sunrise and sunset, the gold and amber sun rays strike the peaks of the Kanchenjunga Range making it appear as if molten gold. This is one of the most prized views on the trek.

The Scenic Samanden And Aal Village

The entirety of the Sandakphu Trek is steeped in natural beauty and en route to the summit, you will cross many charming Himalayan villages and Samanden and Aal being two of them. Both of these villages are exquisitely beautiful. The gorgeous hamlet of Samanden seems straight out of a dream. With stretches of farmland all around and surrounded by mountain views, Samanden is straight out of a postcard. It is also a dreamy village that presents wonderful mountain scenery and a beautiful sunset view. These two villages en route to Sandakphu are surely a photographers delight.

The Native Flora And Fauna

The trek takes place inside the Singalila National Park, so you get the treat of observing native flora and fauna. Magnolias and Rhododendrons are two of the most beautiful floras in the trek that make the trek even more vibrant and beautiful, especially during the Spring months.

The Red Panda, a quite charming but elusive species can be seen hopping from tree to tree inside the National Park. If you are lucky enough, you might even catch it in a picture!

Skirting The Borders Of Nepal

Another great thing about the Sandakphu Trek is that we will switch borders with Nepal and India while on the trek! As you progress towards the Thakom campsite, you will start your day in India and end your day in Nepal. This makes for a unique cultural experience as well.

What Can You Expect At The Trek?

This is one of the very few treks on the planet that is a vantage point for a cluster of 8000 m peaks. On your left is the Everest cluster, Mt. Everest (8,849 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m). On the right side lies the third highest peak in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) with its family of peaks. All these mountains together form the famous ‘Sleeping Buddha formation’. You can see the Everest cluster only from Sandakphu and beyond, however, the view of the sleeping Buddha starts from the first day of the trek itself and stays until about the 4th or 5th day of the trek.

During your trek, you will get the unique experience of living in teahouses. Teahouse treks are common in Nepal and it is great to see such an experience in an Indian trek. Along the trek, you are walking at a very high point so you will notice cloud banks on either side of you. The sun rises and sets on the banks of these clouds, and that is one of the most spectacular sights to watch.

The trek runs almost all year round, around 8 to 9 months, except the monsoon season and every season presents a unique flavor. In Spring, you will witness Magnolias and Rhododendrons while autumn presents a beautiful golden alpenglow over a mild winter setting. Spring temperature is around 15°C to 20°C during the day and at night the temperature drops close to 1°C to 5 °C. In autumn temperature stays around 13°C to 18°C but any sudden rainfall can bring the temperature down to 8°C to 12°C. Also, as Sandakphu lies at a comparatively lower altitude than the western Himalayas, you can expect to see dramatic sunsets and sunrises, even in winter, and snowfall at Sandakphu is also quite mild. The snowfall is enough to enjoy the snow but not so much that it blocks the trail. The winter temperature ranges between 8°C to 12°C and it can be quite balmy as the snow reflects sunlight. At night the temperature drops ligers around 0°C and sometimes it can fall below 0°C as well.

Sandakphu Trek is a moderate one and does not have any technical section as such, it is suitable both for beginners as well as seasoned trekkers and the trail is also well laid out. Starting at an altitude of 6,400 ft at Sepi, you will go to an altitude of 12000 ft. and it also does not have any big climbs or descents on a day-to-day basis. The temperature at high altitudes can change drastically so it is recommended to layer properly so that you are comfortable throughout the trek. Carry a minimum of 5 layers with you. The trek is prone to heavy winds so there are chances of mild hypothermia or even AMS. So, layer up accordingly.

Exposure to exertion and cold conditions can lead to AMS and as such if you do not feel well at any campsite, please inform the trek leader immediately. Our trek leaders are all well-trained to deal with AMS and they will address the issue immediately. Before the beginning of your trek, your trek leader will brief you about the signs, symptoms, and causes of AMS, and as such, you can be well-prepared for the trek. Hydrate well during the treks. Also, this is one of those treks where exiting in case of emergency is easier than other treks. If there is any medical emergency, evacuation will be pretty immediate.

Who can participate

    • Age; 10 years.
    • First timer can apply; previous trekking experience is more appreciated.
    • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 4 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.
    • The climber should be able to carry a 10-15 kg backpack.


    Health Awareness

    • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)
    • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 75 – 85, SYSTOLIC 100 - 130 mm Hg)
    • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)
    • Should not have Liver and kidney issues
    • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Very High blood pressure etc
    • No pacemaker implant
    • People with the Sinus issues please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek
    • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.


    Government Employees {SCL}

    Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
    Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date.



    • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parent/guardian.
    • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.


Day 1 : Drive From NJP To Sepi
    • Altitude: 6,400 ft
    • Drive Distance: 130 km
    • Stay: Teahouse
    • Pick-up time is 10.00 AM from NJP railway station.
    • Breakfast and Lunch exclude, and Dinner included

The journey to the beautiful Sandakphu trek begins today. Our team will pick you up from NJP Railway Station and you will be driven towards Sepi, which will be the base camp for your Sandakphu-Phalut trek. It is an uphill drive of about 130 km to the base camp and takes about 7 hrs. You will be passing through the native tea estates of Darjeeling and Sikkim as you drive towards Sepi. Momos and delicious Thukpa is a delicacy that you must surely try along the way. They are simply mouth-watering.


En route, your first stop will be Mirik, which is also a popular tourist destination in West Bengal. This picturesque and quaint hill station is located in the serene hills of the Darjeeling district. The climate and natural beauty of Mirik attract a lot of tourists here. We will reach Mirik at around 1:00 clock in the afternoon, where we will have our lunch. Try the local delicacies, they are simply great!


After your lunch, we will resume our journey again towards Sepi, which is your base for the trek and is definitely also a very pretty campsite. The greenery surrounding Sepi makes it look very beautiful and feel pretty close to nature here. Srikhola spring also cuts through the village of Sepi, which adds to the beauty of the landscape.


En route to Sepi, you will also cross some charming villages like Rimbik, Sukhipokhri, and Dhotrey as well. The more you travel uphill, the more tranquil it becomes with no noise of bustling city life all around you. Your accommodation for today will be arranged in a homestay. So, enjoy the hospitality and rest well as you begin tomorrow.

Day 2 : Trek From Sepi To Gorkhey via Ramam-Samanden
    • Altitude: 7,545 ft
    • Trek Distance: 15 km
    • Altitude gain: 1295 ft
    • Lunch on the way
    • Stay: Teahouse

Wake up and lace up your trekking boots, today we are going to start our trek towards Sandakphu. Starting the day early, its a  considerably easy walk till Ramam with a gradual ascent and some steep sections. Maintain a steady pace and rest a few moments if needed. Ramam is approximately 3.5 km away from the Sepi campsite. The trail here is a constructed route for most parts and you will notice several cut fields and tiny dwellings on the way. Take a short break at Ramam if you need to and then we will head on towards Samanden.


As you move out of Ramam, the trail becomes more secluded with the huts disappearing and the forest trail starting to open up. Walking through the quiet forest with the sound of nature all around you is a great experience in itself. The Singalila Range is quite popular for its abundance of greenery and you can now feel the same. For about 6 km you will traverse through the forests until you arrive at a bridge.


After the bridge, its a steep climb for 15 minutes or so, following which you will arrive at a zone where there are stone benches, each dedicated to locals that have passed away. The locals made these benches with the kind intention that those who have passed away can serve the passersby even after their death by providing them with a place to rest.


From this point on, the trail begins to ease out a bit for a few minutes post which you arrive at a clearing dotted with wooden huts and farmlands. This is the beautiful Samanden village. Samanden has a very picturesque setting and the locals here are very friendly. Chat up with the locals and hear their interesting stories and you will also be greeted with incredible hospitality. The simplicity and the tranquility of the place may take you by surprise.


A couple of kilometers more and you will arrive at the Gorkhey campsite. Gorkhey is a small village situated in the northern part of West Sikkim and is pretty close to the state border. Gorkhey is an ideal location to halt for the night before we continue on our Sandakphu trek.

Day 3 : Trek From Gorkhey To Phalut
    • Altitude – 11450 Ft.
    • Trek Distance – 15 Km.
    • Altitude Gain – 3905 Ft.
    • Hot lunch on the way at aalu bari
    • Stay: in camps

Start your trek early in the morning from Gorkhey towards Phalut. It is about 15 km from Gorkhey. The beautiful Gorkhey Khola flows through the village of Gorkhey after which it is named. It is a tributary of the Ramam River. Crossing this picturesque setting we will head on towards Phalut.


You will again cover long sections of forested trails today, be prepared as you have to continue ascending for a long distance and at some points, the ascent can be pretty steep. You may spot plenty of Oaks and Rhododendrons on the forested path. Maintain a steady pace along the trek.


It takes about 5 hrs to reach Phalut. Phalut is one of the highest peaks of the Singalila Range, it is the second-highest point after Sandakphu Ridge. To reach from Gorkehy to Phalut, you also need to get permits, which can be acquired from the Gorkhey check post.


En route to Phalut, you will get to see the Singalila Range from up close and you will get to see a stunning view of the Kanchenjunga Massif as well. The closer you get to Phalut the more beautiful the landscape gets. At 11,450 m Phalut offers stunning mountain views. Your stay is arranged in camps and after a delicious dinner, you will rest under the canopy of a million stars.  Keep in mind that Phalut does not have electricity and everything runs on the solar panel, so keep extra batteries and power banks with you for your gadgets.

Day 4 : Trek From Phalut To Thakom
    • Altitude – 11217 Ft.
    • Trek Distance – 10 Km.
    • Altitude Less – 233 Ft.
    • Hot lunch on the way at Aal
    • Accommodation in camping

The next day we will start our journey towards Thakum. If you didn’t know Thakum campsite is located in Nepal, so we will be skirting the Indo-Nepal border into Nepal. Thakum is a beautiful valley that falls on the way to Sandakphu between Sabargram and Sandakphu and has a very soothing and relaxing vibe with beautiful meadows and a picturesque setting.


En route to Thakum, you may spot some Yaks grazing in the meadows and you have crossed the Indo-Nepal border into Nepal. Although it is a remote and unknown location, the views here are stunning and extremely admirable. The route to Thakum is also lined with a thicket of Rhododendron trees.


Sleeping Buddha formation stays in the backdrop as you cross some abandoned huts and cattle grounds. From Thakum, several routes branch into Nepal. This is your campsite for the night. We will pitch our tents here and rest for the night.

Day 5 : Trek From Thakom To Aal
    • Altitude – 11600 Ft.
    • Trek Distance – 11 Km.
    • Altitude Gain – 383 Ft.
    • Hot lunch at Aal campsite
    • Accommodation in camping

From Thakum, you will have to take the route that branches into the southwest direction towards Aal. Aal is the closest campsite to Sandakphu summit and is set in a scenic location. Today’s trek is not as tiring as other days and the trail is extremely today. A few kilometers ahead of Thakom lies the Aal campsite, which offers a very beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga Ranges and the adjacent peaks. Enjoy hot lunch at the Aal campsite today and you have the evening to spend at your leisure exploring the area.


From Thakom its about an 8km walk to Aal. Follow the hiking trail and it will lead you to the Aal campsite. On a clear day, you can see stunning views of the Sleeping Buddha formation. You will be staying in tents in Aal and you can see beautiful Himalayan views from here. You are still in Nepal territory and as you move towards Sandakphu you will again move to Indian territory. Rest well in Aal and tomorrow we will trek to Sandakphu.

Day 6 : Trek From Aal To Timbure via Sandakphu
    • Altitude – 6560 Ft.
    • Sandakphu Altitude – 11930 ft.
    • Trek Distance – 14 Km.
    • Altitude Gain – 330 Ft.
    • Altitude less – 3700 Ft.
    • Hot lunch on the way at Gurdum
    • Accommodation in Tea House

The stretch from Aal to Timbure is about 14 km. As we start from Aal after 3km we will reach Sandakphu. We start early in the morning so that you can watch the sunrise from the top of Sandakphu. It is one of the prettiest sights we will ever see. The first rays of sun over the snow-capped sleeping buddha cover it in an alpenglow that is way too beautiful to be described in words.


Watching the sunrise at Sandakphu and spending some time at the summit we will head towards Timburey, our next campsite. From Sandakphu it is about 10km to Timburey and takes about 4 hours to complete. As you head towards Timburey, Gurdum is the first village that you will come across. Gurdum is a postcard-perfect village with only 4 to 5 dwellings. It is one of the remote Himalayan villages. Surrounded by forests and Himalayan mountains, Gurdum also offers a private stay for tourists in its scenic setting.


Timburey is not far from here. After trekking for another 3 km you will arrive at Timburey, your campsite for the night. There are also a couple of home stays here and we will be staying at one of the local tea houses.

Day 7 : Trek From Timburey To Srikhola And Drive To NJP
    • Altitude Less-
    • Trek Distance – 3 km (1 hrs)
    • Drive Distance – 130 Km (6 hrs.)
    • You will reach NJP by 06.00 pm

This is the last day of your trekking and also the last day in the mountains. Your beautiful journey to Sandakphu ends today. From Timburey, we start our trek towards Srikhola again. Its a 3 km descent to Srikhola and takes about an hour. Once we reach Srikhola road-head, a vehicle will be waiting for you that will drive you back to NJP Railway Station. These are the same roads that you came in at the start of your journey. Reminisce about the mountains as you head back onwards on your journey, taking back with you wonderful memories of Sandakphu.

How To Reach

  • Pick Up Place
  • Drop Place
  • Note

Our Pick-up location is New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) railway station, after that TTH will take care of your further travel plan. 


Options to reach New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) railway station:-


1. Taking a flight to Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal, and take a cab to NJP railway station, it’s 20 km away and will take 45 minutes.


  • Domestic: There are various direct and indirect flights from other cities. You can take direct flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and other cities.


  • International: International terminal is well equipped with modern amenities. Druk Air is the airline which provides international flights to the passengers. International flights connect with Paro in Bhutan and Bangkok. These flights are direct and comfortable.


2. Take a train to New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) that is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Mumbai.


Please click on Note section to know about Pick-up timing and vehicle type.

-Pick-up timing will be 10:00 am at New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP)

-Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek.

-Dropped will be at New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) by 06:00 PM, for onward journey from NJP it is advised to make arrangements after 08:00 PM.

-TTH’s Tata Sumo, Tempo Traveller or similar vehicles will pick-up you.

-If you wish to upgrade the transport service, please contact the Trek Coordinator.

Trekkers will be dropped at New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP).


The distance from Railway Station to Bagdogra Airport is 20 km, it will take approx 40 minutes.

Cost Terms

  • Inclusions
  • Exclusions
  • Note
  • Tour Fee
  • Cancellation Policy

1. Accommodation – Day 1 to Day 6 Stay in Tea house (shared accommodation)/Tents (2 person in one tent)
2. Meals while on trek (Veg.) - Dinner at Sepi on Day 1 to Breakfast at Timbure on Day 7
3. Crampon (if required) – As per the snow condition
4. All necessary permits and entry fees and forest fees
5. First aid, medical kit and oxygen cylinder
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guides, cook and Support staff
7. Transport NJP to Sepi and return

1. Any kind of personal expenses
2. Food during the transit
3. Insurance
4. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
5. Mules or porter to carry personal backpack
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)

1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly

-Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule.
Charges of offloading backpack:-
-INR 1800/- if you make an online payment, 10 days in advance
-INR 2100/- if you inform us after reaching NJP
-The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kgs. Backpack should have waterproof cover. Suitcases/strolleys/ bags will not be allowed. Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:


Special Offers

Make a single payment and trek the number of times you want.

If you book a trek with Trek The Himalayas and are unable to complete the same or you have successfully completed that trek and want to do it again, you can repeat it multiple times without paying the cost of the trek.

Terms and conditions

-This offer is a non-transferable.

-This offer is valid for Trek The Himalayas limited fixed departures.

-This offer is valid for 5 years from the date of booking.

-This offer is not valid if the participant has received a cash refund or voucher at the time of cancellation.

-Participants don’t have to pay for the trek cost but have to pay for the transport cost.


The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.

Cancellation terms:

For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected]  At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same batch) to your friend
  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year

If by a rare consequence TTH calls off/cancels a trek:

At TTH, we almost never call off or cancel our treks. But in the rare event that we do call off or cancel a trek due to any unforeseen circumstances or natural catastrophes like continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that prevents us from carrying out a trek in a safe manner, unforeseeable circumstances like local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any such situations that prevents a safe trekking experience, TTH will issue a voucher summing up to the same amount as your trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed on any of the treks over a period of the next year.


  • The voucher 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. Vouchers are issued only when the whole trek is cancelled or called off on behalf of TTH.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

As we mention always, weather conditions at high altitudes are extremely unpredictable and can change at any time of any day. Also, situations like natural calamities or political unrest, pandemics and lockdowns, etc are out of our control and if an event cannot run under any such circumstances that we do not directly have control over then we will try to give you an alternative trek, which means your trek will be shifted from one trek to another, which will be safer and more favourable.

In these cases, a voucher is issued to mitigate the difference in cost between the two treks. You can redeem the voucher at any time over a period of one year from the date of issue. A refund fee or refund of the difference is not applicable.


  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  • This is a non-transferable voucher
  • The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  • The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  • To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  • All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  • Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" 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 TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essential

  • Basic Gear
  • Clothes
  • Personal Utilities
  • Head Gears
  • Foot Gears
Back pack & rain cover(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack + rain cove20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Walking stickAdvisable (At least one)
Water bottle/Hydration pack2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Personal Medical KitConsult your doctor
SnacksEnergy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
T-shirts2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts1 Nos.
Fleece jacket1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
Down feather / Hollofil jacket1 Nos.
Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)1 Pair
Thermal inners (upper and lower)1 Pair
Trek pants2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)
Windstopper Pant1 Pair
Waterproof gloves1 Pair
Fleece/woolen gloves1 Pair
Sunscreen cream1 Nos.
Moisturiser1 Nos.
Toilet Paper & wipes1 Nos.
Lip balm1 Nos.
Hand sanitizer1 Nos.
Antibacterial powder1 Nos.
Toothbrush and toothpaste1 Nos.
Quick dry towel1 Nos.
Head torch1 Nos.
Woolen cap1 Nos.
Balaclava1 Nos. (Optional)
Neck-gaiters1 Nos.
SunglassesDark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.
Trekking shoes1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
Floaters/flip-flops1 Pair (Optional)
Cotton socks5 pairs
Woollen socks3 pairs
Gaiters1 Pair (TTH will Provide)


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Sandakphu Trek?

Sandakphu Trek is a 68 km trek.

Where is Sandakphu located?

Sandakphu is located in the Indian state of West Bengal.

How difficult is the Sandakphu Trek?

Sandakphu Trek is a moderate to difficult grade trek.

When is the best time to do the Sandakphu Trek?

Sandakphu Trek can be done in all seasons, summer (Mid Apr-Jun), autumn (Sep - Mid-Nov), Winter (Mid-Nov - Mid Feb), and Spring (Mid Feb - Mid-Apr).

What is the highest altitude reached on the Sandakphu Trek?

The maximum altitude of Sandakphu is 12,000 ft approx

Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Sandakphu Trek?

Yes, it is highly recommended to hire a professional expert for the Sandakphu Trek, especially if you are a beginner or have limited trekking experience. A professional can provide you with valuable assistance, including knowledge of the local terrain, weather conditions, and the culture of the region. They can also help you with navigation and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

What is the accommodation like on the Sandakphu Trek?

During the Sandakphu Trek, you will stay in teahouses and camps.

What should I pack for the Sandakphu Trek?

Here are some of the essentials you should pack for the trek:

1. Trekking shoes: A good pair of trekking shoes is essential for a comfortable trek. Make sure your shoes are well-fitted, sturdy and provide good grip on the trail.

2. Warm Clothing: The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's important to carry warm clothing, including thermal innerwear, fleece jackets, down jacket, and waterproof jacket.

3. Trekking pants: Carry comfortable and quick-drying trekking pants that are suitable for the weather conditions.

4. Backpack: A good quality backpack with a capacity of 40-50 liters is ideal for carrying your essentials during the trek.

5. Sleeping bag: A good quality sleeping bag is essential for a comfortable stay during the camping nights.

6. Headlamp/Flashlight: Carry a good quality headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for trekking during early morning or late evening hours.

7. Water bottle: Carry a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated throughout the trek.

8. Snacks: Carry energy bars, dry fruits, and snacks for instant energy during the trek.

9. First aid kit: Carry a basic first aid kit, including band-aids, antiseptic cream, pain relief spray, and medicines for altitude sickness.

10. Sun protection: Carry sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the harsh sun rays.

11. Trekking poles: Trekking poles can help in maintaining balance and reduce the strain on your knees while trekking.

Are permits required for the Sandakphu Trek?

Yes, permits are required for the Sandakphu Trek. The trek passes through the Singalila National Park, which is a protected area and requires permits for entry. The permits required for Sandakphu Trek are Singalila National Park Permit, West Bengal Forest Department Permit, and Sikkim Tourism Department Permit. When you trek with us, Trek The Himalayas obtains all the permits for you.

Can I do the Sandakphu Trek solo?

In the Himalayas is a challenging and unpredictable activity, and undertaking it alone can be risky and dangerous. The Sandakphu Trek is a high-altitude trek that requires good physical fitness, proper acclimatization, and knowledge of the terrain. It is also essential to have adequate equipment, including warm clothing, proper footwear, a reliable tent, and a sleeping bag. Going solo means taking on all these responsibilities and risks alone, which can be overwhelming for inexperienced trekkers.

In addition, the Sandakphu Trek passes through remote areas, and there is limited access to medical facilities and emergency services. Going with a group or a guide provides an added layer of safety and security, as they are trained to handle any situation that may arise during the trek. Therefore, it is highly recommended to go with a reputable trekking company or an experienced guide for the Sandakphu Trek. This will ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience, with the added benefit of local knowledge, group support, and a hassle-free journey.

How long does the Sandakphu Trek take?

Sandakphu Trek takes 7 days to complete the trek.

What is the cost of the Sandakphu Trek?

The cost of Sandakphu Trek is 14,800 INR per person.

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