Sandakphu trek for beginners

Duration
1 night in hotel at Bagdogra
6 Nights in mountain lodges
Pickup / Drop-off point

Bagdogra airport to Bagdogra airport ( IXB )

Ideal for

People who want to start trekking.

Dec 12: Getting to the base camp – Jaubhari (6,400 ft)

Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek

Today we meet our team at airport and move towards Jaubhari by 1 pm. It is advisable to have lunch at the airport itself .


We will stop for some tea as we approach darjeeling. Once we are at Jaubhari, you will be briefed about the entire trek , the facilities available and about all Do's and Don'ts on the trail. Your Sandakphu trek starts tomorrow.

Day 2: Jaubhari to Tumling (9,450 ft)

Sandakphu trek

The walk to Tonglu starts with a steep climb up to Meghma through lush forests. About 7 km or 3.5 hrs later, We will have lunch at Meghma .


Meghma is a small hamlet with few houses & an impressive Chorten (stupa). Meghma to Tumling is another 2 kms.


Tumling is at a height of 3070 mt and this will be our halt for the day .

Day 3: Tumling to Kalipokhri (10,400 ft)

Sandakphu trek

Today you will be waking upto the view of sleeping buddha and you will be trekking 12km in 6-7 hours .


You will be walking on and off the motor road today .

Day 4: Kalipokhri to Sandakphu (11,950 ft)

Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek
Sandakphu trek

Todays trek is short but its the most rewarding too.


You will be reaching your highest point of your Sandakphu trek in about 5 hours after we start trekking. You will be covering a distance of 6km today.

Day 5: Sandakphu to Sabargram (11,807 ft)

Sandakphu trek

Today is only 12km but this is going to be your toughest day . We will be having packed lunch today.


Infact this is the only day you would get to eat your meal outside with the wide view of kanchenjunga peak in your Sandakphu trek

Day 6: Sabargram to Gorkhey (7,546 ft) via Phalut

Sandakphu trek
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Sandakphu trek

Today is going to be your longest day in the trek : 16km , but it wont feel like that as terrain keeps changing. Ghorkey is a small little village

Day 7: Gorkhey to Sepi (6,234 ft) via Samanden

Sandakphu trek

Today you will pass through different villages, couple of rivers and also through think jungle.


we will reach the roadhead for lunch and start our trip back to Siliguri. Your Sandakphu trek ends today and no more walking from this afternoon.

Day 8 : Dec 19 : Depart from IXB. Sandakphu trek ends

Today we depart to see you again in another trip/ trek. You can book your flight that takes off anytime after 11:30 pm.

How safe is it , in regards to COVID-19 ?

Here is our 8 point checklist that we follow on all our trips :

  • Our trippers will be asked to get -ve RTpcr certificate before they arrive.
  • You will staying at a hotel where we are the only guests. its more like a guesthouse.
  • Your tempo traveller will be sanitised before it reaches you.
  • Your driver is also tested -ve RTpcr before our trip starts.
  • We ask our trippers to keep themselves away from any crowded space 2 weeks before the trip.We ask our trippers to be careful of the restaurants and hotels that they might go before and after your trek
  • .Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, cold, shortness of breath or fever ) are being asked to reschedule their trips/ treks.
  • On treks, we are providing hygiene sleeping bags to everyone. You will be using this throughout the trek and only return on the last day
  • Every tent will have only 2 people compared to 3 ( which is the usual number at pre-covid era )

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Frequently asked question

  • I am curious
  • Payment
  • Inclusions
I am curious
What are trips like ?

Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips . For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.

We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.

How safe is it , in regards to COVID-19 ?

Here is our 8 point checklist that we follow with regards to OJ trips.


  1. Our trippers will be asked to get -ve RTpcr certificate before they arrive.
  2. You will staying at a hotel where we are the only guests. its more like a guesthouse.
  3. Your tempo traveller will be sanitised before it reaches you. Your driver is also tested -ve RTpcr before our trip starts.
  4. We ask our trippers to keep themselves away from any crowded space 2 weeks before the trip.
  5. We ask our trippers to be careful of the restaurants and hotels that they might go before and after your trek.
  6. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, cold, shortness of breath or fever ) are being asked to reschedule their trips/ treks.
  7. On treks, we are providing hygiene sleeping bags to everyone. You will be using this throughout the trek and only return on the last day
  8. On treks, every tent will have only 2 people compared to 3 ( which is the usual number at pre-covid era )
I am coming solo. is that a problem ? 

Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.

Honestly It really doesnt matter. I have seen on all the bacthes I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought would'nt gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.

I havent heard about this company before, where can i read more ?

Here are few places you can read more about the brand and trips

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Why is this rated as one of the best Meghalaya group trips ?

There is no other Meghalaya tour package as of now that takes you through such a variety of activities. You can easily take a week and compare few of the best Meghalaya group trips out there and you will see that most of them are only doing a part of what we are covering. I am not saying they are not good. I am just saying mine is better 😎

Can you tell me more about the caving in meghalaya ?

A lot of Meghalaya tour package will have Arwah cave or Mawsmai Cave which is great to go with famliy and kids. But you are'nt planning to come with your family with you . Are you ? I cant disclose the cave name here for safety reasons but lets just say this cave in this list wikipedia list : Caves in meghalaya

What is river canyoning ?

Let me put it this way. Once you are done with 1.5 hours of river canyoning , you will be like : What? Its over. I want to do more. You will swim through small streams of river with life jacket on you. You dont have to know swimming .

Your itinerary looks difficult for me. Can I do it ?

Each of these activities are planned in such a way that you have a day in between to relax. You cannot see the real meghalaya just on a tempo traveller. You have to walk to see the jungles , the natural bridges and caves. Feel free to shoot me a question if you have any .

Payment
How do I pay ? 

You can pay through online transfer , UPI or bank transfer.

Do you have a cancellation policy ?
  1. Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.
  2. Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge.
  3. Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival,there will be 50% cancellation charge.
  4. Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges.

All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. :)

Inclusions
Inclusions are

• Homestay/Lodging

• All meals

• Bed tea/ coffee with “Wake up guys” call from me :D

• All Trek Permit en Route

• Local Transportation & Hotel Accommodation.

• A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. I Promise :)

Exclusions are 

• Mineral Water (Unless you like drink enough from the river already, I am not Judging )

• Camera Charge

• Cost of Extra Day

• Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary



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