Darjeeling Sandakphu Timburey Trek - 4 Days

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

About Trip

Join Ashmita Trek & Tours for one of the latest and greatest in the eastern Himalayas of India – the Darjeeling Sandakphu Timburey Trek! It is the shortened version of 4 days which offers majestic views while staring in awe at not one, not two, but four of the highest peaks in the world! From Sandakphu (3,,636 meters/11,929 feet), the highest point in West Bengal, feast your eyes on Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters), Lhotse (8,516meters), and Makalu (8,481meters). Spend a night at Sandakphu and watch the sun rise and fall, painting the mountains a fiery red-orange color.

Sandakphu Timburey Trek Route

Begin the adventure: Our Team meet by 6 am in Darjeeling near our office location or your hotel and drive to Rimbeek for four hours your trek starts from Rimbeek the gateway to Singalila National Park Sandakphu, after a splendid hilly cruise from Darjeeling. Trek through grassy meadows and blissful forests, passing mountain viewpoint after mountain viewpoint. Ascend through radiating rhododendron forests to charming villages. Spend time with the locals and learn about their distinct lifestyles. also, along the trail, you might run into one of the awesome animals of Singalila National Park, including the red panda, leopard, barking deer, or Himalayan black bear.

When you arrive at Sandakphu, your breath is taken away by the 360-degree mountain panorama. The moments at Sandakphu will be cherished for the rest of your days. Snap some photos to remind you of this beautiful place before descending to Rammam and finishing the trek at Srikhola.

The Sandakphu trek is a spiritual journey towards the Sleeping Buddha. But what comes with it is a chance to observe a rare culture, a bamboo and rhododendron forest like no other, and sunrises and sunsets no one has ever seen.

Panoramic Views of Himalayan Mountains

Our 4 days trek to the Sandakphu Timburey offers you wonderful and jaw-dropping views of several Himalayan mountains like Everest region - Everest (8,848 m), Makalu ( 8,481m) Chamlang ( 7,317m ) Chomolonzo (7,815m ) Three sister pks and Khangchendzonga Region – Khangchendzonga ( 8,586m ) Karbu north ( 7,338m ) Karbu South ( 7,317m ) Kabru Dome ( 6,600m ) Kumbhakarna janu ( 7,710m ) Simvo ( 6,811m ) Pandim ( 6,691m ) Tingchen Khang ( 6,010m ) Joponu ( 5,936m) and several other mountains.

Benefits of using Ashmita Trek & Tours for Sandakphu Timburey Trek

Ashmita Treks and Tours is local trekking company believes in giving you the best tour experience possible. We love Darjeeling and are passionate about showing visitors the authentic side of Darjeeling. our passion shows through. Since 2007, our knowledgeable staff and guides have strived to fulfill and exceed all of our client’s expectations.

Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

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Dear Guest This is our regular Itinerary for 4 days and most people have done this itinerary for short trek up to Sandakphu If you want to make it longer Singalila ridge round trek up to Phalut then please visit the link our longer Trek here for 6 days

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

  • Accommodations during the trekking in tea houses, lodge ( please note that foreign clients need to stay on India Side
  • These homestay lodges are simple and basic in nature with clean beds and linens
  • Singalila Ridge National Park entry permits and TIMS permit  ( INR 500 /- per day per person for foreign client)
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking
  • Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, and Nepali local food. (Veg)
  • Excellent Mountaineering Qualified A well-experienced Trekking Guide who will be a local to this particular area
  • Transportation from Darjeeling to Base Camp Rimbeek and Rimbeek to Darjeeling in public transport on shared jeep
  • Basic First Aid and Medicine kit. carry by Ashmita Trek Guide leader
  • International airfare, India visa fee, and any kind of insurance
  • All meals and accommodation in Darjeeling
  • Porter / Horse to Carry your backpack Extra Rs,7200 per porter for 6 days who can carry a maximum of 20 KG)  
  • A backpack should have a waterproof mineral water bottle hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
  • Your travel insurance  (Compulsory) 

Dates & Availability

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We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you've made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier. 

if you prefer a more private experience, we also offer private trek departures. Whatever your preference, we are here to help make your Sandakphu Timburey trek a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
19 Apr, 202422 Apr, 2024AvailableUS $220
22 Apr, 202425 Apr, 2024GuaranteedUS $220
25 Apr, 202428 Apr, 2024AvailableUS $220
28 Apr, 202401 May, 2024AvailableUS $220
30 Apr, 202403 May, 2024AvailableUS $220

Note

Singalila National Park timing – Restrictions in Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek

The trail to Sandakphu Singalila Ridge mostly runs inside Singalila National Park. During monsoon, no permit is issued inside the Park (the boundary starts just after Tumling Phatak) and the annual closure of the national park is from 15th June to 15th September. So Sandakphu Singalila ridge trek remains CLOSED from 15th June to 15th September every year.

Note: Starting from December 2021 Indian authorities are not allowing foreigners to stay in Nepal side while walking on the Singalila Ridge all stay in India side.

Our valuable Client we would like to inform you during the trekking in Darjeeling and Sikkim region will not be allowed to carry any Satellite phone GPRS and drone cameras due to the border security area.

FAQs

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.

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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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    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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    Avinash Collis, India - January 01, 2024

    We did the 6 day Sandakphu - Singalila Ridge Trek with Ashmita Trek and Tours guide Pemba Sherpa and had an incredible experience! Pemba was the best guide we could have asked for. Everything (accomodation, food, itinerary) was perfectly organized. Highly recommended!

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