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Singalila Ridge : Sandakphu - Phalut Trek

 
 

The trek from Sandakphu is one of the most spectacular. The silver fir and rhododendron forests comprises the most beautiful sight. The trek takes you through the top of a ridge and is relatively easy. Phalut is one of the loftiest peaks (3600 mt) in the Singalila Range.
 

 
 

SINGALILA RIDGE : SANDAK-PHALUT TREK
11 Days 10 Nights

 Day 01

 

Arrival at Bagdogra-Darjeeling. Drive for 3.30 hrs & Check in hotel.

 Day 02

 

Darjeeling Full Day S/seeing – After breakfast Visit Japanese Temple, Yigachoeling Monastery,Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Park & Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre.

 Day 03

 

Darjeeling/ Maneybhanjyang/ Tonglu:
Drive to Maneybhanjyang ( 11/2 hrs), the starting point of the trek. The days walk , about 06 hrs , is uphill and the trail passes through small village of  Chitre and forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias. The camping area at Tonglu ( 3020m)  is located on a hill top over looking the Sikkim Himalayas. Overnight at Tonglu.

 Day 04

 

Tonglu / Kalpokhri: This is also a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. After about 05 hrs the camping area of Kalapokhri (3100 m) is reached, where we spend the night.

 Day 05

 

Kalpokhri / Sandakphu: After breakfast , start the trek to Sandakphu (3636m) which takes about 06 hrs. Sandakphu is the place to view the mountains.On a clear day one can see the peaks of Lhotse( 8501m), Everest( 8848m) and Makalu(8475m)  of the Nepal Himalayas and the huge Kanchenjunga massif (8586m) along with other peaks of the Sikkim himalayas.Overnight at Sandakphu.

 Day 06

 

Sandakphu / Phalut: The trail is along a ridge and can be considered as one of the most enjoyable and scenic walks in the Himalayas. The whole range of snowy peaks is always in view and the trail passes through high altitude vegetation and areas of dwarf rhododendrons and firs. The walk  to Phalut(3600m) is about 07 hours. Overnight at Phalut.

 Day 07

 

Phalut / Rammam : Early morning walk up to Phalut Top to view the sunrise over the himalayas. After breakfast start trek to Rammam (2560m) which takes about 05 hrs. The trail passes through the villages of Gorkhey and Samanden and the forest provides ample oppurtunities for bird sightsighting. Overnight at Rammam.

 Day 08

 

Rammam / Rimbik: From Rammam the trail descends (6 hours) to the bridge at Sirikhola and passes through a number of small villages to reach Rimbik (2280m), the road head. Overnight at Rimbick.

Day 09

 

Rimbik/Gangtok :After breakfast drive 6 hours to Gangtok. While half the way you arrive at the place called “Rangpo”, an entry point to Sikkim. You have to fulfill the entry formalities against your special permit to tour around Sikkim, which may take about some time then continue drive to Gangtok. Overnight at Hotel

Day 10

 

Full days sight seeing which includes the famous Rumtek monastery, Enchey Monastery, Research Institute of Tibetology, Dodrul Chorten, flower Show and the Cottage Industries. O/N at hotel

Day 11

 

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra Airport Fare Well

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