4 Days - Sandakphu Landrover Safari Package

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  • Duration4 Days
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude12,000Ft. 3,636m

About Trip

Dear Guests welcome to Singalila jeep safari tours for Darjeeling exploration with the first Highest Mountain in the world Mount Everest  that peaks at 8,848mts and Kanchendzonga and other peaks.

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge is the high point hill region of West Bengal which is situated in western part of Darjeeling. There are 2 highest peaks of West Bengal, Sandakphu and Phalut from where everyone can enjoy stunning views of the third Highest  Mountain peak in the world Mount Kanchenjunga, Makalu and the first Highest in the world Mount Everest peaks at 8,848 meters above sea level.  

The Jeep ride through the Singalila national park :

Singalila National Park is a popular turisum destination for tourists from all over the world for its magnificent flora and fauna. It is famous for its red panda.  Animals such as panther, barking deer ,bear and different types of leopards are found here.  Different beautiful himalayan birds too can be seen in this area.

We at Ashmita Trek and Tours offers tours to the Darjeeling Singalila jeep safari and we have 5 days trip itinerary that includes your arrival and departure days to and from Darjeeling. optional if guest want to ad more days we can customize your trip to 6 days and 7 days tour according to your convenience.The trip Itinerary has been given below.

Highlights

  • Driving through Wildlife Singalila ridge forest.
  • Verdant meadows and dense forests.
  • Views of Unique landscapes.
  • Driving through Nepal and India border.
  • Best sunrise and sunset views from Sandakphu.
  • Unforgettable views of four out of the five highest peaks of the world that includes Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse  all in a single stretch.
  • Overall Darjeeling area has more than 400 species of birds.
  • Local mountain village and meet with the local people.

Itinerary

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Dear Guest this is our regular Itinerary and most people have done this itinerary. If you have any special request on this itinerary you can contact us via email or call us. We can customize this trip with your request.

Meet with our Ashmita Trek & Tours office representative at your hotel in Darjeeling and let the journey begin! A one-hour jeep ride takes us to the small village of Maneybhanjyang , just outside Singalila National Park. We check in at the office and take care of visa/passport formalities. before ride through the forested trail. The path leads through colourful oak and rhododendron trees. The uphill tour leads us to Tumling Overnight Stay at Tumling Home stay.

Tumling is a tiny village or a hamlet in the eastern Himalayas, located at an altitude of 9,600ft and on the way to the popular trekkers' destination Sandakphu.

  • Home Stay
  • 4 hours
  • Dinner
  • 2970m - 10,000 ft
  • Jeep Safari

Early wake-up for a sunrise view from Tumling top. Weather permitting you will get fabulous views of both Singalila and Chola Ranges of Mount Kanchenjunga. Return to Tumling for breakfast and after breakfast take the trail through the Singalila National Park – via Gairibas - Kalapokhari to Sandakphu. The trail leads one through bamboo glades and farmlands with quaint little villages inhabited by warm and friendly people. It is a continuous climb through the rhododendron forests, the distance from Tumling to Sandakphu is 21km Chick in at Home Stay evening Explore arround youe self Overnight stay at a comfortable private lodge. 

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.

  • Home Stay
  • 4 Hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,636m - 11,929.ft
  • Jeep Safari

Morning sunrise call to watch the pink, red and finally golden glow of sunlight as it inches its way east to west across the face of the Himalayas which offers the majestic views of the world's four of the tallest mountains. Some of the greatest peaks include the Mt Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Chomolhari, Pandim, Three Sisters, Kumbhakarna etc. Head back down for breakfast later explore your self around Overnight stay.

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.

  • Home Stay
  • Explore Sandakphu
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,636m - 11,929.ft
  • Explore Sandakphu

Morning sunrise call to watch the pink, red and finally golden glow of sunlight as it inches its way east to west across the face of the Himalayas which offers the majestic views of the world's four of the tallest mountains. Some of the greatest peaks include the Mt Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Chomolhari, Pandim, Three Sisters, Kumbhakarna etc. Head back down for breakfast and resume jeep safari from Sandakphu to Manyvanjang via Tumling Kalapokhari to NJP Train Station OR  Darjeeling onward your destination.

  • 6 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Jeep Safari
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What's Included

  • Pick up and drop from and to NJP railway station / Bagdogra airport.
  • 4-wheel drive in old British private Landrovers.  
  • All necessary permits and any charges for carrying still/video cameras for national park.
  • Accommodation in private family guest house /trekker hut.
  • Local English speaking mountain guides (lincence holders).
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the tours Veg. 
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water and beverages and Tea Coffee.
  • All personal expenses like tips for guide and driver, telephone calls, laundry.
  • Any Room Heater Charge.
  • Extra costs due to delays arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, political instability etc
  • Travel insurance for international visitors.

Useful Information

Best seasons to visit Jeep Safari tours to Sandakphu ?

Best season for Singalila ridge trek the first season Spring (March to May) In the springtime, the colorful flowers are blooming like rhododendrons,orchids and magnolia. 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°

Clothing & Accessories ?

The routes we go from low to high altitudes so we suggest you as flowing equpment >> T- shirt, pentagon with cap Extra socks, a water proof jacket, (rain coat requred in ranny Season ) Down Jacket/ Light wind & water proof jacket , Inner sleeping sheet , Long sleeve T-shirts , Warm hat/ gloves, a good shoe, a sun protection cream. Woolen cap and hand gloves. Warm jacket or a sweater and also a wind-cheater.

Do cell phones work on the way to Sandakphu Tour ?

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 Tour.

Meals and drinks expect on Tour ?

The meals are included in our price of the tour 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.

How early should I book my Tour ?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advances. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate However, for Tour like Darjeeling region we need to reserved the accommodation so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

First Aid ?

to heal minor injuries, cuts, or burns, carry your own small first aid kit with basic medicines and bandages. with Torch with extra battery or head light in important.

Tour with Local Company ?

Booking the Himalaya Trek and Tour directly with a local company is 100% safe and reliable cost. You can book via online, and your payment will be secure. There are more then hundreds of local agencies in Darjeeling who are organizing the Sandakphu-Singalila Ridge Trek and Tour from Darjeeling.

Not only to save money, but it will also be a great support to the local economy if you book your Darjeeling Sandakphu - Singalila Ridge Trek and Tour with a local company. It will be easy to communicate about the tour if you go with the local agency. They have well-field experience and updated information.

Why Tour with us ?

We only run quality treks to Himalaya region with the best staff, service, acclimatisation and itinerary. all our team members for tours and treks, are local, multilingual guides, ensuring the best possible knowledge of the area including historical, cultural and heritage sites. we are recommended by lonely planet travel guide book trekking Agency highly rangket based on Adventure Outdoor Activities organizer for Nepal, Sikkim, and Darjeeling  or you can even read our reviews on TripAdvaisor page they are real reviews what they have experienced with us, A Company registered by Department of Tourism Govt. of West Bengal India so, you can plan your adventure holidays with Ashmita Trek and Tours Teams without any doubt so.

 

Customer Reviews

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    Bijan Bandyopadhyay - December 06, 2018

    I would like to convey our deepest appreciation to Mr Subash Tamang and our guide Binod for their wonderful support and guidance in planning and executing our trip to Lepchajagat and Tumling. I was very much impressed with the care ensured to a 75 years old person (myself) and 70 years old lady (my wife) . My wife was suffering from knee problem bur Binod ensured all care and attention but for which she could not have completed the trip. Also I was deeply impressed with Mr Tamang's advise not to go to Sandakfu if we have any back problem - since the last 10 KM or so is very very bumpy. Most of the tour operators are mostly interested in the pkg cost and not likely to give such advise. To sum up - I can recommebd Asmita Tek and Tours for any trip .

    Email - bijan1944@yahoo.co.uk

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    Ashok - December 04, 2017

    About the travels :
    A very good travels where they welcomed us warmly, explained us our package. They equipped us with everything whichever is required before the trip started. They gave good advices before the trip started. Eventhough we travelled in 3 vehicles in a chain, they had good communication with each other. We were not dropped anywhere to wait for the other. We were given in the next driver's hand before the earlier driver left. The trip was totally well organized. 
    About the guide :
    The guide(Dipu Lepcha) arranged from the travels was so flexible and comfortable with us. He explained every places on our trip. He explained all the risks and perks at every place. He was so good at hospitality. Also he was so patient with my parents. His communication and language was also good and comfortable as we are Tamizh people. He even helped us with our personal needs after the trip which he don't even need to do. 
    About the Singalila Jeep Driver :
    It may sound surprising or lame but believe me. Only the people who has gone through the Singalila forest will know this. There are no roads at all literally. But our driver (Tashir Tamong) made it so safe and great. He is the most skillful driver I have ever seen. He drived through all the cliffs and ridges without any fear. He was also so much humorous and patient and gentle. Totally we enjoyed to our best in our 4 day jeep safari with Ashmita Treks and Tours. At first we thought the package was overpriced. But at the end of the trip, we justified it was worth the price.

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    Lilian P - April 26, 2016

    As an older person who is not at all used to high altitudes, the thought of trekking caused me some concern, but I did want to see the mountains, especially Kanchenjunga so my companions and I decided on a 3 day jeep trek on the Singalila Ridge with Ashmita. Our driver skillfuly negotiated the rough road with ease in his 1954 Land Rover and Pemba was a brilliant guide, very attentive and informative. We were extremely lucky to have a beautiful clear morning at Sandakphu and on the road to Phalut we had breath-taking views of the Sleeping Buddha. Subash also arranged transport for us through Sikkim in a comfortable car with a very professional and knowledgeable driver, Neema. We were very well looked after throughout and felt complete confidence in the team.

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    Indranil Dan - December 08, 2015

    Subash and the Ashmita team accommodated me on a last minute trip to Darjeeling and up to Sandakphu. With limited time available (alas...) I was worried that this trip wouldn't be a possibility. But the team was super helpful and ultimately provided a great experience. 

    Highly recommend - only regret is I wasn't able to spend more time in this beautiful area!

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    Cool Canadian - June 04, 2015

    Recently came back from a 2 nights-3 days trek with Ashmita Trek and Tours. We actually booked via e-mail after communicating directly with the owner, Subash. After my first e-mail exchanges with Subash, I decided to stop checking anywhere else and settled on his company. Why? Subash's e-mail responses were straight forward, prompt and very informative. We were also on a very tight schedule and Subash designed an itinerary tailored to our needs. This is truly one of Ashimita's strong points: the adaptability and customization of its services. It is one thing to chase after the lower price possible on the market, but it is another to find a company that is truly there to listen to and satisfy your needs.

    The trek itself was MAGNIFICENT. We had booked to start our trek at Gairibas and make our way to Phalut. This meant that we hired a jeep for the distance between Darjeeling and Gairibas as well as for the return from Phalut. Every aspect of the trek was perfect - from our guide who was always so friendly and ready to help, to the drivers who ensured a safe journey on the bumpy roads, to the lodges which while minimal, more than satisfied our needs for food and sleep. 

    The highlight of the trek was the view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest. No words can explain the feeling of standing in front of this natural wonder. It is a must see for anyone traveling to the Darjeeling region.

    Finally, I want to highlight the wonderful human being that is the owner, Subash. Upon returning to Darjeeling on the last day of our trek, Subash made it a point to meet with us in Darjeeling to show us around town (the tea estate, the main market, etc.) He even invited us for beer and food later in the evening. This gave us the opportunity to learn more about the man behind this company. He is a generous, kind and funny man as well as a loving father. It was wonderful getting to know his life story as well as his reasons/sources of motivation behind Ashmita Trek and Tours. Subash is not in the business solely for the money; he is here to provide for his children and ensure their future. It truly is a wonderful thing.

    I could not recommend this company enough to anyone traveling to Darjeeling. Please, make it a point to communicate with Subash by e-mail or in person if you decide to trek around the area. You will not be disappointed.

    Thank you Subash for everything!

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