Lets conquer highest peak of West Bengal - Sandhakphu-phalut
Get ready to have breathtaking view of majestic Kanchenjunga range and the Everest range
Be ready to cross forest of rhododendron flowers Then gird up loins to cross valley of poison
Distance : Total 60 km be covered in 7 days.
Temperature: -3 to 7 °C (With Possibly chilly winds)
Endurance Level required: High
Max Altitud3636 m; 11929 ft)
Duration: Total 10 days 25 April to 6th may (6 trekking and 4 Traveling by Train. Participants who want to save 4 days can take a flight to Darjeeling)
Charges : Estimated at Rs 10000 ( Darjeeling - Sandhakphu - Darjeeling )
Darjeeling has one of the most spectacular treks to offer along with the beauty of the hills. The charms of the Himalayas along with its mysteries gradually unfold as trekkers traverse through the dense forests and verdant landscape, through miles of green-carpeted meadows and sleepy hamlets lost in time.Want to see what it feels like to be above clouds , with solid ground below your feet.
Picture taken from last year trek by GHAC members :
Pic Courtesy: Puneet Garg
The Sleeping Buddha
25th April, Friday (day1)-4:00 p.m- hyd to Kolkata via falaknuma exp
26th April, Saturday (day2)- reach kolkata at around 6:00 p.m and take a night train to New Jalpaigudi (NJP).
27th April, Sunday (day 3)- NJP- Darjeeling -Sukhai Pokhari - Maneybhanjang. night stay at Maneybhanjang.
(those coming by flight can join us at any of the above places on Sunday)
28th April, Monday (day4)- Maneybhanjang (1828m) to Tonglu (3087 m)- 15 km trek/ 7- 8 hours.
29th April, Tuesday (day5)- Tonglu (3087m)- Kalipokhrie (3110m)- 15 km/ 7-8 hours.
30th April, Wednesday (day6)- Kalipokhrie (3110m)-Sandhakphu (3657m).- 6km/ 2 hours.
1st May, Thursday (day7)- Sandhakphu (3657m)- Phalut(3000m)- 21 km /6-7 hours
2nd May, Friday (day 8)- Phalut (3000m) -Sirikhola.- 24km/7-9 hours. night stay at Sirikhola
3rd May, Saturday ( day 9)- Arrange for a pickup from Sirikhola to Darjeeling and reach NJP. take a night train from NJP to Kolkata
4th May, Sunday (day 10)- this is a buffer day. We need to keep a buffer day for unforseen events. in case we reach on time, we can check out nearby places.
5th may, Monday (day11)- train from kolkata to hyderabad
6th may, Tuesday(day12)- reach Hyderabad and boast about our trek to our friends and family :) :)
The path will mostly be paved as recently there is Jeep(Landrovers plying all the way to sandhakphu)
Cell phone connectivity has improved , you will find it at certain hotspots (so you can click and upload pics on the go :) )
Yes you will have to skip a week at work ..but its worth it.......
Note: This is estimated Itinerary and may change later according to situation
no guides or porters ,so interested candidates should work on their fitness level by atleast running 5 to 8 kms per day .
Things to bring:
Good trekking shoes (that cover the ankle),
Medicine which u use regularly.
2 liters water bottle
Refreshments / chocolates / energy bars ( For Everyone)
Photo Id ( passport, Employee/College Id, Pan card/Election Card/ Driving License) with a xerox copy
Camera (Charger apply for entering Singalila National forest ~ 100 digicam and 400 handicam)
One spare shirt and one spare trek pants
Thermal inner ware,Jackets ,gloves and mufral (Its going to be chilly) , Wind cheater
Torch, whistle & Sleeping Bag (Must)
Most important a good and positive mindset.
Travel Charges from Hyderabad to Darjeeling are not included. You have to book your own train and flight tickets. We can also do this in a group after we finalize the group.
1) no smoking and no alcohol
2) No littering, no pollution of water
3) We would carry Basic First Aid and if you need anything you can ask the organizers
4) if you feel unwell bring to the notice of the organizers immediately.
5) Do not shout unnecessarily and become a nuisance to the others.
COST : Cost is Estimated Rs.10000/- which include club donation and organizer reimbursement.
Darjeeling -maneybhanjyang-tonglu-sandakphu-phalut- Darjeeling
Stay during trek
Entry charges in the Singalila National Park
food charges during trek included
Does NOT includes food charges during train travel.
Camera entry charges at Singalila National forest are NOT included.
Packing List for the Trek
Read More about Mountain Sickness
GHAC refund rules apply.
Note:The charges are indicative actual charges will be shared in actual , any extra money left will be divided at the end of trek.
Most of us may not be serious trekkers but all of us have equal responsibility in protecting our beloved earth. GHAC earnestly requests all its members to be socially responsible whilst the treks and avoid any littering, shouting when in wild or causing anything that would disturb the normal ecology. Try to avoid plastics as much as possible, especially plastic smiles
1. NEFT Transfer the amount to the below mentioned account.
Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club
Account Type: Savings
Bank: AXIS BANK Road no:2, Banjarahills Branch
Branch: Road No 12, Banjara Hills
IFSC Code: UTIB[masked]
Mandatory Transaction/Payment Remark:[masked]_your name.NO CASH DEPOSITS PLEASE.
2. Credit Card/Debit Card Payment