Himalayan Treks : Sandakphu Trek - Darjeeling


Darjeeling internationally acclaimed as one of the best hill resorts is also a veritable paradise for trekkers and adventure seekers. Trekking in Darjeeling is an experience which no lover of nature should miss. It takes one to places where nature is yet in her primeval majesty. It brings one face to face with the sublime grandeur of the Himalayas.The region abounds in rhododendrons,magnolias,primulas,orchids and ferns of numerous varieties. About six hundred different species of birds inhabit the emerald green forests on the slopes of the mountains. This trek is perhaps one of the best and certainly the most popular of all the treks in Darjeeling for those having a limited time at their disposal. It offers the travelers an excellent view of the Kanchenjunga and the Everest group of mountain peaks in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan.


Pune To Pune: Rs 17,500
NJP / Bagdogra to NJP / Bagdogra: Rs 9,500

Trek Schedule: Sandakphu Trek - Darjeeling

Boarding Preference:
Day Schedule


NJP to Manebhanjang (90kms. / 4 hours). Participants joining this trek at NJP need to reach NJP by 11am. Flight connections are available from Delhi and Kolkata, but please make sure that your flight reaches NJP in such a way that you can proceed to Manebhanjang by 11am. Yuvashakti will arrange for the airport pick up and you reach Manebhanjang by 4pm. Overnight at Manebhanjang.


Manebhanjang to Tumling. (11kms. / 5 hrs.). The trek begins with a good, fairly steep climb of about two hours upto Chitrey. Then onwards the trail becomes relatively easy with a few ups and downs till you reach Tumling which lies right on the Indo – Nepal border. A step to the left and you are in Nepal and in another second you can switch back into India. Overnight at a tea house at Tumling.


Tumling – Kalpokhari (14kms. / 7hrs.) The morning, if clear, greets you with enchanting views of the Sleeping Buddha, though at a distance. The day passes through hills and valleys of the Singalila National Park. A motorable road keep criss – crossing the trail and plies tourists to Sandakphu. We prefer to keep away from the road and walk uphill through beautiful Rhododendron forests until we reach Gairibas, which is a small village in Nepal and having a forest check post. The army too has a permanent camp here. The trek from hereon is a fair climb of four kilometers through scenic patches of green that attract a large variety of birds. The walk ends at a tea house at Kalpokhari.


Kalipokhri to Sandakphu (6kms. / 4 hrs.) The trek to Sandakphu starts with a gradual ascent of about 45 minutes which them becomes steeper. But you are equally rewarded with the sights of the deep valleys on one side and the dwindling trail to Sandakphu on the other. An hours’ walk and you reach a point which unfolds a 180 degree panorama, one which presents before you four of the world’s five tallest peaks - Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamling, Chomolonzo, Machapucchare, and the other dotting peaks of Nepal. The Sleeping Buddha, which you witnessed off and on from a distance, now lies distinctly in front of you - The Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna and Shimbho peaks, all make the unique shape of the Sleeping Buddha. So grand is the view that you will refrain from getting inside the tea house until it is complete dark.


Sandakphu – Sirikhola (15kms. / 7hrs.) The last day of this trek begins with a memorable sunrise that will keep returning to your mind for a hundred times after you reach home. Witnessing the majesty of the golden peaks that tower over a set of lazy clouds is something worth a visit to Sandakphu. The longest stretch of the trek is a relatively steep descend through such a bushy and green landscape, that it has become a habitat of the Red Pandas. We conclude the long march at Sirikhola which also is the end of the trek.


Sirikhola to NJP. A short trek of 1 km upto Sepi, where we board the vehicles and leave for NJP. We collect the leftover baggage at Manebhanjan and reach NJP by 2 pm. You can book any flight after 2pm for the return journey.

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Available Seats: 4

₹ 9,500

Booking amount: ₹ 5,000

Book Offline

  • Call Mr. Vinay +91 9822913455 and secure your seats.
  • Download Application & Medical Form
  • Deposit your payment in following account: Account Name: Yuvashakti
    Bank Name : IDBI Bank
    Branch Name : Laxmi Road Branch, Pune.
    Account number : 45910010014172
    IFSC Code : IBKL 0000459
  • Courier your form and payin slip to: Yuvashakti, 388, Narayan Peth, Near Modi Ganpati, Rashtrabhasha Bhavan, Pune -411 030

Things to Carry: Sandakphu Trek - Darjeeling

A list of things to be carried

  • Backpack (40 to 60 Ltrs)
  • Trekking Shoes (with rubber sole)
  • 3-4 Cotton shirts 
  • 2 Trekking Pants or track pants
  • Sweater / Pullover / Jacket
  • Thermal wear (optional)
  • Daypack (optional if your offloading the backpack)
  • Waist Pouch (to keep important things handy)
  • Woolen Scarf or Buff
  • Woolen & Cotton socks (4-5 Pairs)
  • Chappals 
  • Gloves (1 pair wollen, 1 pair waterproof)
  • Light raincoat or Poncho
  • Headlamp or Led Torch (with extra batteries)
  • Trekking Pole (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch Box
  • Electoral Powder or ORS or Glucon-D
  • Sewing Kit (Thread, Needle, Buttons)
  • Sun glasses (Avoid Blue Shade)
  • Note book & Pen
  • Camera (optional)
  • Toiletries (Sunscreen, Cold Cream, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, etc.)
  • Small and big plastic bags
  • Backpack Raincover
  • Personal medical Kit (Pain Killer, Band-aid, antiseptic cream, cotton)

Important Notes: Sandakphu Trek - Darjeeling

The Fees include

• Transportation & common accommodation from Pune to Pune.
• Vegetarian meals along the trek route from the Base Camp to Base Camp.
• Sleeping bag, mattress, tents, kitchen tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
• Professional outdoor experts, guide, cook and support staff.
• All necessary entry fees and permits.
• First aid medical kit.
• Porters/mules to carry common equipment.

The Fees does not include

• Clothing of personal nature like trek shoes, kit bags, day packs, down jackets and other special clothing etc.
• Meals during transit from Pune to Base Camp and back,
• Medical expenses (apart from first aid).
• Insurance.
• Any kind of shopping, mineral water, optional sightseeings, and any other expenses of personal nature.
• Bag offloading charges.
• Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay / cancellation / hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities or any emergency evacuation expenses.
• Any other item not mentioned in the cost include section.

Kindly Note

The railway reservations begin 120 days prior to the date of departure. Hence, all the participants who wish to join this programme from Pune are requested to confirm their participation immediately to facilitate railway reservations.