Darjeeling Sandakphu Timburey Trek - 4 Days

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  • Duration4 Days
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3,636mt - 12,000ft

About Trip

Explore the eastern Himalayas with Ashmita Trek & Tours on the exciting Darjeeling Sandakphu Timburey Trek! This condensed four-day adventure offers breathtaking views of not just one two, but four of the world’s tallest peaks! Standing at Sandakphu, the highest point in West Bengal at 3,636 meters (11,929 feet), you’ll have a spectacular panorama of Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), and Makalu (8,481 meters). Enjoy an unforgettable night at Sandakphu where you can watch the sunrise and sunset drape the peaks in stunning shades of red and orange.

Sandakphu Trekking Itinerary

The expedition begins with a 6 AM scenic drive from Darjeeling to Rimbeek, passing through quaint mountain villages. Upon reaching the charming Rimbeek hamlet, the trek commences. The initial trail to Gurdum, a tranquil mountain village, winds through lush forests.

From Gurdum, the ascent to the captivating Sandakphu begins. This segment immerses trekkers in nature, allowing them to experience the mountain sun, crisp air, and an invigorating adrenaline rush. Sandakphu offers the first panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, ensuring memorable moments for all visitors.

The journey proceeds to Ramam via Sabargram, with majestic mountains providing a constant backdrop. The pristine beauty of snow-capped peaks presents a visually stunning spectacle. The following day involves trekking from Sandakphu to Ramam, showcasing the region's natural splendor.

The penultimate day takes participants from Ramam to Srikhola. On the final day, the route extends from Ramam to Srikhola, where the trek concludes. Travelers then return to Darjeeling by vehicle, marking the end of this comprehensive mountain expedition.

Ashmita Trek & Tours and Research Hub proudly presents our meticulously designed Sandakphu Trek Itinerary, crafted to deliver an unforgettable experience. Bookings for 2024 and 2025 are now available. We offer customization options to accommodate your schedule, budget, and physical capabilities. For pricing inquiries regarding the Sandakphu Trek package, please contact us via WhatsApp or email.

What We Appreciate About the Sandakphu Trek

The Sleeping Buddha

Visible from the heart of Darjeeling, the Kanchenjunga massif immediately sets expectations for an up-close encounter along the trek. From the initial day, fleeting views of the mountains begin to emerge. During three hours of each trekking day, the silhouette of the Sleeping Buddha intermittently appears and then vanishes. Upon reaching Sandakphu, trekkers are treated to their first clear and full view of the Sleeping Buddha, which remains a constant presence for much of the journey.

Trek Through Singalila National Park

Nestled in the lowland dense jungles, Singalila National Park hosts a unique collection of flora and fauna, some of which are incredibly rare and may be new to many visitors. This park stands out as one of the rare locations worldwide where the elusive Red Panda can be observed. Although the park is known to shelter only about 32 Red Pandas, it is also a habitat for the Himalayan black bear, leopards, pangolins, wild boars, chinkara, barking deer, and a variety of bird species. Adventure seekers can trek through lush bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forests. With few people venturing into Singalila National Park, tranquility and solitude are abundant for those exploring its paths.

Why Choose Ashmita Trek & Tours for Your Sandakphu Trek ?

Ashmita Trek & Tours, your local trekking company, is committed to providing outstanding trekking experiences. Founded in 2007 and rooted in our love for Darjeeling, we're dedicated to presenting the authentic charm of the region. Our team is passionate about outdoor adventures, and this enthusiasm is evident in every tour we conduct. Our expert guides and staff go above and beyond to meet and exceed your expectations, ensuring a memorable journey through the heart of the Himalayas.


  • View from Sandakphu of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters), Lhotse (8,516m), and Makalu (8,481m).
  • Trek through Singalila National Park, a rich wildlife sanctuary.
  • See countless bird species over 400 within the park!.
  • Hiking through rodrodren and magnolia forest.
  • Connect with local villagers each day.
  • Shortest trek that gives you astounding mountain views.
  • Great trail and landscape view.


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Hello and welcome! Our standard itinerary spans four days and remains a popular choice for those keen on a short trek up to Sandakphu. If you’re considering extending your adventure to include the Singalila ridge and trek up to Phalut, feel free to check out our extended 6-day trek here.

Trek Distance: 10 km | Trek Duration: 5.6 hours | Altitude Gain: 2,286 Mt. to 2,438 Mt.

We meet at your hotel by 6 am Start your journey with a refreshing drive from Darjeeling to Rimbeek is about a 4-hour drive. Rimbeek is a small hamlet packed with natural serenity and aura. You are bound to imbibe energy by breathing in the fresh mountain air. once in Rimbeek, your trail will commence. You will trek to Gurdum following the path across the black forests.

Gurdum is a small village and undoubtedly a pocket of happiness. On your way, you will be gifted with some of the best views of mountains, variegated rhododendrons, and lush green forest Overnight Stay at a small Family homestay.

  • Homestay
  • 5-6 Hours
  • Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,438 Mt.
  • Trekking

Trek Distance : 13 km | Trek Duration : 7 hours | Altitude Gain : 2,438 Mt. to 3,636Mt

Today, you will take a steep climb to Sandakphu. No words will ever suffice the beauty of Sandakphu. From this ridge, you will witness 4 out of the 5 highest mountain peaks in the world namely Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu.

About Sandakphu

Sandakphu is a mountain peak in the Singalila Ridge on the border between India and Nepal. It is the highest point of the ridge and the state of West Bengal, India. The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit the most astounding feature of this majestic peak is that it offers you a sweeping view of four of the five highest peaks in the world namely Mount Everest (29,029 feet), Kanchenjunga (28,169 feet), Lhotse (27,940 feet), and Makalu (27,838 feet). If you are a lover of run-of-the-mill activities, then Sandakphu will impart you a life- changing picturesque trek and tour.

  • Lodge / Trek Hut
  • 6 Hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 3,636 Mt
  • Trekking

Wake up early for for the surreal sunrise over the Himalayas. We climb up a little bit to a perfect viewpoint. Today’s view is even more fabulous than the previous, simply because the panorama is so expensive. Return to Sandakphu for breakfast. After breakfast start the trek to Rammam via Molley. The trail helps explore the diverse flora and fauna of the region. Sabargram rests amidst the charm of natural scenery and the snow-capped mountain peaks are a faithful friend of the place. With its surreal and extraordinary beauty. Overnight homestay in Rammam.

  • Home Stay
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • 3,636Mt to 2,100 Mt
  • Trekking

Trek Distance : 3 km | Trek Duration : 1 hours Drive Distance: 85 km | Drive Duration : 4 hours | Drop off point Ashmita trekkers: Darjeeling

The last day will help you traverse through Srikhola, another exotic destination. Srikhola nestles amidst wild growths of magnolia, chestnuts, oaks, pines, and birches. A river runs through the place making it cooler and vibrant than usual. Seep in the extraordinary scenery and mesmerizing view of the landscapes. You may also witness wild birds and exquisite animals. In short, the experience is bound to transfer you into an entirely different cosmos. Finally, drive back to Darjeeling.

Thank you for your wonderful experience with us Hope to see you on the next tour to another fascinating destination of India/Nepal.

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  • Breakfast
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What's Included

  • During your trek, you will stay in tea houses and lodges, which are modest yet clean and well-maintained, offering basic amenities. It is important to note that international guests are required to stay on the Indian side.
  • The package includes entry permits for Singalila Ridge National Park and TIMS, costing INR 500 per day per foreign participant.
  • You will receive three freshly prepared meals daily—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—featuring a vegetarian blend of Local Nepali cuisines.
  • A highly qualified and experienced local guide, familiar with the region, will lead your trek.
  • Transport will be provided from Darjeeling to the base camp in Rimbeek and back, utilizing public transport and shared jeeps.
  • For your safety, a basic first aid kit and a selection of medicines will be carried by the trek leader from Ashmita Trek Guide.
  • Airfare for international flights, fees for an Indian visa, and any type of insurance.
  • Additional charges of Rs.7200 per porter, over 6 days, to manage backpacks weighing up to 20 KG.
  • Backpack essentials include a waterproof bottle for mineral water and provisions for hot and cold beverages, including bar expenses.
  • Charges for laundry, telephone use, hot showers, and internet connectivity.
  • Expenses arising from unforeseen events such as cancellations, adverse weather conditions, property damage, or health issues.
  • Mandatory travel insurance.
  • tips for the Guide and Staff 

Dates & Availability

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Our tours to Sandakphu Timburey are scheduled daily between March and May, as well as from mid-September to mid-December. To secure your spot, simply enter the number of participants and choose a date that suits your schedule. Once booked, we guarantee that your trip will not be canceled, regardless of the group size. Should you wish to be part of a small private group, we can accommodate additional travelers on your chosen date; please inform us at the time of booking or earlier if possible.

For those seeking a more personal journey, private trek options are also available. Our commitment is to assist you in creating a memorable and pleasant Sandakphu Timburey trek experience, tailored to your preferences.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
15 Sep, 202418 Sep, 2024AvailableUS $220
18 Sep, 202421 Sep, 2024AvailableUS $220
21 Sep, 202424 Sep, 2024AvailableUS $220
24 Sep, 202427 Sep, 2024AvailableUS $220
28 Sep, 202401 Oct, 2024AvailableUS $220
30 Sep, 202403 Oct, 2024AvailableUS $220


National Park Timing – Restrictions on Sandakphu Trek

Throughout the monsoon season, no permits are granted for entry into the park, which begins just past Tumling. This leads to the annual shutdown of the park, and thereby the Sandakphu trek, from June 15th to September 15th each year.

Important Notice for International Visitors

The Indian authorities have implemented restrictions preventing foreign nationals from staying on the Nepalese side of the Singalila ridge. All accommodations for international visitors are required to be on the Indian side.

Advisory for Trekking in Darjeeling and Sikkim

We advise our esteemed clients that the carriage of satellite phones, GPRS units, and drone cameras is strictly prohibited in the trekking areas of Darjeeling and Sikkim due to security concerns related to the border region.


All treks in Himalayas Darjeeling, Sikkim, and Nepal demand a sufficient level of fitness, therefore you should check You might not know what goals to set and how to reach them. so we Ashmita Trek and Tours designed three trek-specific workout guides line for you.

Suggested Preparation :

  • Cardio exercises include running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and pull-ups for about 4-5 days a week for 3 months before your trip will begin.
  • You should also be involved in developing core strength. and muscle endurance through weight training.
  • Hiking in the hills in different weather conditions will be good preparation for this trip.
  • If you have access, kayaking will also be a very good way to develop the strength and endurance required for this trip.

Here’s a chart to help you get fit for the trek.


Working out indoors
If you can’t go out and jog because of time and space constraints, here’s a video you can use to work out indoors.


Here’s a quick info-graphic to give you an overview of everything you need in your backpack.Easy

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Best season for Sandakphu - Trek The first season Spring ( March to May)  In the springtime, the colorful flowers are blooming like rhododendrons,orchids and magnolia flower. during the fall, the skies are usually clearer the temperature ranges from 8 - 14 degrees C°, and the second Season is after the monsoon starting from 15th September to early December the snow peaks show in their dazzling beauty in a clear blue sky when the temperature ranges from from - 5 to 6 degrees C° 

Note : that during the monsoon seasons the Singalila National Park is closed from mid 15 June to mid 15 September,

also posible to do this Sandakphu - Phalut trek in winter Dec - Jan - Fab but it's cold recommended to bring warm cloth as munch as posible we Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the trek with full management, including transportation, meals, stay ,permit etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

The temperatures be like during this Trek can be doen all throughout the year, though it’s much more pleasant in some weather conditions than others. The weather along the Sandakphu Trek depends on the season.  During the springtime (March to May), temperatures fall between 11-19 C° during the day and 2-10 C° at night. Monsoon temperatures are around 15-22 C° during the day and 7 to -1 C° at night. People tend to favor trekking in Autumn, when weather is moderate and skies are clear. In the daytime, temperatures range between 6-12 C° and 5 and -3 C° at nighttime.

Keep in mind, the Sandakphu weather is always unpredictable. In to time, a cloud can come and take away a mountain view, and a gust of wind can nearly knock you off your feet on a high pass. This just adds a little more adventure to the trek. Regardless of the season, you should pack several layers just in case.

There are electricity available in some of the villages like Tumling – Sandakphu – and Timburey where you can re- charges your camera batteries and there is solar power in some villages we trek through and you can recharges your batteries in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have pay some for recharging batteries on our Singalila ridge trek we suggest you to have spare batteries as well.

Darjeeling is the last place where you’ll get mobile network. Make sure you finish your important telephone calls before reaching Manyvanjang the starting point of your trek and Please inform family members about poor connectivity on the trek. and Yes you can charge there are electricity charging points available on home stay on this trek with extra charge about INR 40

Dear Guest we provide you standard good Lodge/teahouse during the Sandakphu - Timburey trek and the rooms are mostly basic lodges and trekkers' huts. just a bed with a pillow and blankets, A few have electric lights  We offer private rooms. Do not expect luxury like TV, geyser etc. For most part of the route there is no electricity although some lodges offer limited use of solar powered lights (usually 6pm to 9pm).

Stay restrictions imposed on foreigners visiting Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek 2022

Starting from December 2021 Indian authorities are not allowing foreigners to stay in Nepal side while walking on the Singalila ridge. Non-Indian citizens are only allowed to stay inside India and not in any accommodation which is in Nepal. So for foreign nationals, the accommodations are GTA operated Govt trekkers huts within Singalila National Park and private lodge/ homestay. This is enforced on spot by the Indian paramilitary personnel stationed at various check posts along the trail on the India – Nepal border.

Please Note :

That the GTA operated Govt huts by are available at limited spots with basic need and cleen setup. Rooms are of dormitory type and toilets are common some attached place are .

At present foreigners can stay at the village of Maneybhanjung, Tonglu, Gairibas (non functional/almost deserted), Sandakphu, Timburey, Phalut, Gorkhey, Srikhola/Sepi. They can’t stay at Chitrey, Tumling or Kalapokhri as there is nothing in the West Bengal/India side.

The meals are included in our price of the trek and they are taken in lodges; we will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights and our will guide will choose and stop for lunch on available place every day and we recommends you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free, then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every places as well.

Tips do not form any part of the wages of guides, porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters  and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-12 % of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Indian rupee or your currency.

Customer Reviews

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    Michael Heather Yoder, United States - June 14, 2024

    Our family of 5 just completed the 4 day Sandakphu trek. Subash was very accommodating and helped us find the trek that best fit our traveling schedule. He communicated well and assisted with logistics in lodging and transportation beyond just the trek. He met with us ahead of time to carefully go over the schedule and give us tips on how to best prepare, including foods to avoid, things to take along, etc. Our guide, Pemba, was very friendly and made sure we had what we needed. He never seemed impatient when we asked hundreds of questions or stopped to take innumerable pictures. He took great care of us and was fun to be around. Our hosts were friendly and knew what foreigners preferences were. The authentic, local cuisine was a highlight. If Pemba knew we especially liked a certain dish he made sure to ask for it again. Overall it was a great experience and we definitely would recommend Ashmita Trek & Tours!

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    Sarah Anin, United States - January 22, 2024

    We had a wonderful trip with Ashmita Trek and Tours and enjoyed our time with Rupesh Dá! Rupesh was extremely helpful and friendly during our 6 day trek in Singalila national park. We had marvellous views on ‘the sleeping buddha’ at sunrise. Food was very tasty and the communication with the company to arrange the trek according to our wishes. Highly recommended!

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    Paul Jet, Spain - January 20, 2024

    Amazing experience with the best people and the best trek guide Rupesh. I have seen the most beautiful sunrise of my life over the Himalayas and eaten the best food in India. Thank you teams for memoreble for my entire trip!

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    Dave Powell, United Kingdom - January 10, 2024

    I have been lucky enough to trek in South America, Europe and North Africa and this was up there with the best! Ashmita Trek And Tours is an excellent company. From my first contact with them they communicated promptly and clearly and everything was very well organised. my guide Mr,Tenzi was amazing in every way. he is a great professional, friendly, safety orientated and shared his knowledge of the mountains and culture which enriched the whole experience. I was stretched but had an amazing time. The views of the high mountains were a highlight as was sunrise at dawn on Singalila Ridge.

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    Stephen Lanfear, United Kingdom - January 07, 2024

    I joined a 4D3N trekking tour to visit Sandakuphu from Darjeeling city. I found this tour is ideal for people who wants to start winter mountain trekking as a beginner. I stayed at mountain houses with facility (power charging, bed, toilet, hot-water bag for heating bed, etc.), so I did not feel any stress in hygiene. The best part of this tour is to see Himalayan mountains when sun rise/set. The view of Kanchenjunga remained in my memory forever.

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