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Sandakphu Phalut Trek
Do you have a passion for trekking? Do you want to head out on an adventurous quest amidst the unforgettable views of one of the world’s tallest mountains? If yes, then there’s no better place and activity than the Sandakphu Phalut Trek. Starting with the trek, you will walk alongside the Everest cluster on your left and cross the fourth & fifth largest mountains of the world, Makalu and Lhotse.
When you turn your head to your right, you get a glimpse of the ‘Sleeping Buddha,’ alongside the third-highest mountain peak, Kanchenjunga, who awaits you. Believe it or not, it is one of the best sites to trek, camp, and witness majestic sunrises and sunsets. Sandakphu- Phalut is the best winter trek spot on a global scale and gives you a majestic view of the clouds.
Within this trek, you will be exploring the Singalila National Park, giving you an experience of the region’s rich biodiversity. Cherish the view of native species of wildlife and birds. If you are a nature admirer, you will be in awe of the time you spend here! Upon your trek, you will come across several Himalayan villages, exploring the lifestyle of these remote zones.
Most parts of these villages depend upon tourism for their usual livelihood. Thus, we are the best trekking company and are supporting the local communities as well. If you have ever dreamt of living and walking amidst the clouds in a paradise world, now is the time for your dreams to come true.
The participants will be able to take use of the pickup service at New Jalpaiguri. It takes around 5 hours to go the distance of 110 km. The drive will take you past the charming town of Mirik, where you will be able to take in the sights of an exquisite tea garden. The winding mountain roads go past hamlets, pine woods, and tea plantations as they wind their way through the mountains. The trip is captivating from beginning to end, and you will not want to miss any of the stunning scenery along the way. Along the route that leads to Jaubhari by car, you'll pass a number of local eateries where you can indulge in some genuine momo and hearty Thukpa. After the afternoon has passed, you will arrive at the base camp.
The path begins at Jaubhari, and after travelling past the hamlet, it leads directly into the thick vegetation of the forest. A small number of tea establishments may be found in the hamlet of Tumling. You will be staying in one of Tumling's many tea houses throughout your time there. The town has a certain allure about it. The hamlet is characterised by its picturesque isolation and is comprised of a collection of modest huts and houses. You will be able to view the towering Kanchendzonga looking straight back at you from this vantage point. Once you've arrived to the tree home, you may explore the surrounding area and make an effort to strike up conversations with the residents to have a better understanding of their simple yet satisfying way of life.
After breakfast, you will check out of Tumling and begin travelling in the direction of Kalipokhari. You will have the companionship of Mt. Kanchendzonga towering in front of you to motivate you to keep going forward on the trek, despite the fact that the track is a combination of relatively gentle walking and severe rises. The name Kalipokhari comes from a little pond that is located in the centre of the village where the hamlet is located. The word "Kali" means "black," while "Pokhri" refers to a pond. The murky water in the pond is whence the pond got its moniker, "black water." The community has a high regard for the lake's spiritual significance.
The day will begin bright and early since you will have to go to Sandakphu in order to see the most breathtaking sights. If you go to the spot early enough, you can see the sun come up. As the first ray of sunlight hits the snow-covered summits of the mountain range, the snow begins to take on a variety of colours. Having the opportunity to see the colours of Kanchendzonga transform with each passing second is a breathtaking experience that will be ingrained in your mind forever. After you have had some time to relax and take in the majesty of the natural world, we will transport you to our next destination, which is Aal.
You will make your way towards Phalut, the next peak on your journey, today and begin your ascent. Views of the surrounding mountains and summits may be had from Phalut. The 'Sleeping Buddha' may be seen in its most captivating form from Phalut, which is located in Thailand. The group travels to Samanden after having the bizarre experience of observing the entrancing Sleeping Buddha, which is created by mountains belonging to the Kanchenjunga family. Samanden is a community that seems like something out of a fairytale, with its brightly coloured homes and pine trees that surround it on all sides. The group sets off in the direction of Gorkhey village in order to take in the gorgeous scenery of the area.
The last day of your hike begins today, and you will arrive at Shrikhola Bridge somewhere in the early afternoon. The group will make its way back to NJP to prepare for the next leg of their tour.
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The best time to visit or book Sandakphu Phalut Trek package is April to May and October to November.
Sandakphu Phalut Trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. Any age group from 10 to 17 is good to apply for a first-time trekking experience. Adults and seniors should carry doctors' notes for their fitness requirements for the journey. They should be fit enough to cover a 4 km distance in 30 minutes and should be able to carry at least a 10 kg backpack
Temperature is generally between 12-20 degree Celsius in summers and 12 to 6 degree Celsius in winters.