sandakfu-highest peak of west Bengal - phalut trek

  • April 25, 2014 · 4:00 PM
  • Darjeeling

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



Trek details:

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

Itinerary

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.

Odomos cream.

2 liters water bottle

Rucksack

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.

Note:



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.





Important Instructions:





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





Payment Details: 

1. NEFT Transfer the amount to the below mentioned account.

Account Holder Name: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club 

Account No.:[masked] 

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

http://eventdunia.com/index.php/ghac?event_id=165901642

Contact :

Manju :[masked]

Jamila:[masked]



Email:[masked]

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  • shafeen

    A bit late , had to firefight with work :P...
    anyways....thanks for the epic experience friends....will take a lot more memories forward from here :D Hope to see you guys around soon....trek safe and trek hard \m/

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • jamila k.

    i guess i could not have asked for a better team. starting as strangers we all developed a bond that i hope will last for a long time. each brought its own touch to the trek and i cannot imagine the trek without any one of you. thank you guys for always keeping on moving despite the rains and the storms. for always ending the days with endless laughter. for motivating yourself everyday to keep on going especially jaya aunty and sowkhya. for the food, stories and songs. one of the best treks and one of the best groups that i have ever had :) :)

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • AN R.

    Missed the Kanchenjunga View, but loved every other part of the trek. The beauty of the place, the flora and fauna, the group, the stay, the food, the comedy of Mithun, the questions of Shafeen and Aayan, and the one liners of Manju made the entire trek Memorable. The massage of Siva Chandra added comfort and gave relaxation to the muscles. Navin, thanks for the company and the stories:):) The efforts of the organizers (Jamila, Manju & Shariq) were exceptional and their and zeal to carry load of others is inspirational. Thanks to Hari for patiently sweeping the group and making sure the last person is home safe. Chintan Rock Solid and always in her patient and composed self, and thanks for the inspirational stories. Admirable effort from Jaya and Soukhya in trekking on and on from destination to destination. Thanks to Jaya for the tons of food that everyone savored.

    Special thanks as due to Mithun & Shariq for their Signature Omlets and to Jaya for the fish curry.

    4 · May 7, 2014

  • Naveen K.

    Thank you, For everything trail had taught me, for everything I couldn't yet know though i felt it somehow already contained within me.

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • vishwam

    Have a good one people... may this be a memorable trek for this lifetime :) Would wait for the stories ..... :)

    1 · April 22, 2014

    • shariq

      gng with such in where I can have many stories to share , will miss u :(
      Vishwam bhaiiiii miss u .

      April 24, 2014

    • vishwam

      thank you... feeling bad now

      April 25, 2014

  • shariq

    Hello People ..!!
    carry photo ID cards (mandatory)

    April 24, 2014

  • Mohit K.

    Hi,Just a suggestion mods: Your day4 of the itinerary (1st day of trek ) could be used for acclimatisation utilising your buffer a bit.have a great time:)

    1 · April 22, 2014

    • shariq

      Thnx Bhai :) will do .

      April 24, 2014

  • AN R.

    Hello Shariq, Welcome.

    2 · April 19, 2014

    • shariq

      Thank you sir :)

      April 24, 2014

  • jamila k.

    here is the email that you all have been waiting for another 10 days before we embark on our himalayan trip so let's be prepared for the trek of a life time things to bring: 1) a good backpack which can store all your stuff 2) a set of thermals- full body 3) not more than 2 pair of clothes, preferably full hands tee and full length track pants 4) a good pair of shoes 5) chappals 6) as many pairs of socks that you can carry 7)a hat, a monkey cap, gloves, mufflers 8) carry extra innerwear 9) torch - absolutely compulsory 10) a rain coat/ poncho and bag cover 11) sleeping bag. 13) jacket, wind cheater 14) tissues, toilet paper, wet pipes, sanitizers, toiletries

    April 23, 2014

    • jamila k.

      15) a water bottle- preferably a thermos flask that can store warm water. 16) sun screen lotion and sun glasses 18) dry fruits- walnut, almonds dates. things that give you energy. can carry energy bars and chocolates too 17) personal medication- carry the medicine that suits you the best for fever, nausea, diarrhea, cold, cough and vomiting. we organizers will also carry a basic medical kit but it is good if everyone carries their own set too. 18) last but not the least- a big smile note: no extra, unneeded luggage or items should be carried. carry the minimum and travel the lightest. pack smart and very importantly WATER PROOF YOU STUFF. that means every item in your bag needs to be in a plastic cover. clothes, food , torches, electronic stuff all goes in a plastic bag first and then in your back pack. himalayan weather usually calls for sporadic out of the blue rains. the last thing that we want is our stuff to get wet. so see you all in a few days

      April 23, 2014

  • jamila k.

    did everyone receive and checked the email that i sent across for the important instructions. please respond here to confirm that you have received

    April 22, 2014

  • jamila k.

    i hope everyone received the check list.
    here are the train details
    falukhnama express 12704
    scheduled: departure is at 4:00 p.m from sec'bad stn. please arrive half an hour early.
    coach-S 12

    April 20, 2014

  • jamila k.

    check your mails guys. have sent you the list :)

    April 15, 2014

  • Kashyap K.

    I hate to be a spoilsport but is there any chance this meetup could be rescheduled to some other date? Apr 30th happens to be voting day for AP Assembly Elections.

    April 9, 2014

    • vishwam

      If only we had not booked

      1 · April 9, 2014

  • Krishna C.

    Hi,
    Are there still slots available for this trip?
    If yes, Can i make the payment?

    April 9, 2014

  • Hariprasad

    Transferred 10k
    NEFT/IBR[masked]
    UTIB[masked]/[masked]
    Please confirm.

    April 7, 2014

    • sonali p.

      @Hariprasad - confirm received amount of 10000 vide trx ref NEFT/IBR[masked]/Mr HARIPRASAD S

      April 9, 2014

  • AN R.

    Cash deposit. INR 8000/- on 27th March, Tranx ID: M[masked]

    March 27, 2014

    • jamila k.

      thanks siri :)

      April 8, 2014

    • AN R.

      Thanks Siri :). Will avoid cash deposit from next time.

      April 8, 2014

  • jamila k.

    guys, please avoid cash deposits as it get inconvenient for siri or sonali to track it. in case that is the only option available, shoot a mail to me with an image of the deposit slip so that the amount can be tracked

    April 8, 2014

  • Chintan S.

    Cash deposit Rs.20000/- on 2nd April. Trns ID: M1648092. Please confirm. thank you.

    April 2, 2014

    • jamila k.

      siri will confirm this asap

      April 4, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received Rs.20000/- vide BRN-BY CASH CHINTAL SINGH

      April 4, 2014

  • manju

    We still have one slot open .if you are interested contact the organisers ASAP !!

    April 2, 2014

  • Prashant P.

    Please change name from sadakfu to Sandhakphu

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • manju

      Sandakfu is also known as Sandakphu :)

      March 7, 2014

    • Prashant P.

      Yes. SaNdakfu is also right. It was Sadakfu when I saw it. :)

      March 31, 2014

  • manju

    payment of 10,000 rs made by mithun gupta
    transaction id : 566659928.
    siri/sonali :please confirm

    March 25, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Not yet received into the account.

      March 27, 2014

    • maneesh k p

      Manju, Mithun's payment of Rs.10000/- vide NEFT/[masked] is credited in ICICI account.

      March 27, 2014

  • jamila k.

    jayasree made a cash deposit of Rs 10000. can you please confirm it

    March 27, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Received, Rs.10000/- vide BRN-BY CASH JAYASREE on Feb-25-2014. Cash receipt received via email as well.

      1 · March 27, 2014

  • manju

    Guys in the YES list please make full payments right away so that we can plan better !! Ignore this comment if you have already done so :)

    March 24, 2014

  • amrit r.

    Hii I stay one hour away from njp and willing to join the trek

    March 23, 2014

    • manju

      we will call you in case of a drop out !!

      March 24, 2014

  • amrit r.

    Hii I stay one hour away from njp and willing to join the trek

    March 23, 2014

  • amrit r.

    Hii I stay one hour away from njp and willing to join the trek

    March 23, 2014

  • Kiran K

    Pls confirm if any spots available

    March 13, 2014

    • manju

      as of now we dont have any spots .we will let you know in case of dropouts :)

      March 14, 2014

    • Kiran K

      Ok pls do call me at[masked]

      March 16, 2014

  • manju

    pre-meetup is on for tomorrow morning 6 30 am at moulali !!!! i request all those who have made payments and are on YES list to attend this meetup without any fail !!!

    March 14, 2014

  • manju

    Hey guys,For the people in the 'yes' list ,we shall have a pre-meetup this saturday morning at moulali . This is mandatory for those attending the trek . Do let us know if you have any concerns :)

    March 12, 2014

    • Satish

      Time please

      March 14, 2014

    • Naveen K.

      k

      March 14, 2014

  • shafeen

    5k payed with the Trx ID : GH[masked]

    March 13, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Shafeen received Rs.5000/-

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Chintan S.

    NEFT transfer Rs.10000 on 27th. Trsf id: 555606573. Pls confirm. Thank you.

    February 27, 2014

  • Siva Sai C.

    Did a NEFT for 6000/- Receipt No:HASPR9R7054

    1 · February 27, 2014

    • vishwam

      maneesh please confirm the payments

      March 6, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Siva,Received Rs.6000/-.

      1 · March 7, 2014

  • AN R.

    As the event dunia site is still problematic I had to make a cash deposit. INR 3000/- on 03rd March, Tranx ID: M182693

    March 5, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Raju,received Rs. 3000/-.

      March 7, 2014

  • Satish

    Initiated NEFT transfer for 3000/- with transaction remark[masked] Satish

    February 26, 2014

    • jamila k.

      Maneesh, please confirm the payment

      February 27, 2014

    • Siri A.

      Satish, Received Rs.3000/-

      March 7, 2014

  • priya

    Hi Manju , Pleaselet me know in case of any dropout .

    March 6, 2014

  • manju

    Please Refrain from making anymore payments as the slots are full :)

    2 · March 3, 2014

  • manju

    Please Note that the trek charges dont inlcude your travel charges from hyderabad to darjeeling and back !!!!

    February 26, 2014

  • AN R.

    Jamila another quick question. If we reach Kolkata on Saturday evening why do we wait until Sunday evening to leave for new jalpaiguri.

    February 24, 2014

    • jamila k.

      that was an error. thank you for bringing it to my notice, we leave on saturday itself :)

      February 25, 2014

    • vishwam

      details are updated now :)

      February 25, 2014

  • AN R.

    Jamila, unable to transfer money through evevtduniya. The message is "amount not set kindly contact your organizer". Please do the needful

    February 24, 2014

    • jamila k.

      some error with the event duniya link. It's not accepting the value. :( :(. either way will try to figure it out and rectify it asap

      February 25, 2014

    • vishwam

      the link is working now

      February 25, 2014

  • Satish

    Can everyone in waiting list start making the payments? From the description I understood candidates list will be finalised.

    February 24, 2014

    • jamila k.

      It's first come first serve basis. Those who make the initial payments shall get a chance...though it's not absolute and fitnessis a criteria

      February 24, 2014

  • jamila k.

    very importantly, do note that we are NOT taking the help of guides or porters. interested members need to be fit or they need to start working on their fitness from right now itself. Himalayan treks should not be taken lightly, they are not a stroll in the park. trekking on high altitude requires some fitness level and it should not be taken lightly. we will have a pre meetup for those who have transferred their payments to check on their fitness level. in case we find somebody not fit enough we shall cancel their slot and refund the money. so guys, put on your jogging shoes and start running. i want everyone to at least start with 3 km a day, by the pre meetup do 5 km at a stretch and reach to 10 km by the beginning of the trek!!

    3 · February 24, 2014

  • jamila k.

    those who plan to travel by train with us, please transfer 3000 rs to the above account so that we can book the necessary tickets. train tickets and costing will be provided to you and any addition will be returned back

    February 24, 2014

  • cvdsamy

    M 100% ready to go wid u .wud u juz finalize da date of the event pls

    February 24, 2014

    • jamila k.

      the date is as it specified in the meetup. april 25th

      February 24, 2014

    • jamila k.

      payments can be made asap.

      February 24, 2014

  • cvdsamy

    Wen is da last date to make payment

    February 24, 2014

  • manju

    Hello Folks ,that was an amazing response we got ....but we are looking for a smaller group to travel ...so, If you are Genuinely interested .please start making payments so that we can plan ahead :)

    February 24, 2014

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