Singalila National Park – Sandakphu Trek

Total Days: 8 days – Bangalore to Bangalore
Visited Month – April
Best time to visit – April to June ; Sept – Nov

Altitude at Sandakphu :12,400 feet

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Singalila Map

Singalila Map

Sandakphu trek team

Sandakphu trek team

 Day 1:

We reached Bagdogra airport and after lunch started to Darjeeling. Took us around 4.5 hours and checked-in to the hotel which was booked.

Day 2: 

This day, we started from Darjeeling and reached Manebajang. After buying the stuff we need for trek, started on the path. The pony were to carry most of the load of our friends and each person was to carry around 4-5 kgs on the back. We started trekking and after few hours we started seeing very enchanting landscape which kept us wondering and enjoying very bit of it.

Team at start of trek

Team at start of trek

nice scenery on way to Tumling

Nice scenery on way to Tumling

Later, we stopped for lunch and by early afternoon reached Tumling where had a nice rest. Next day, we were to see an awesome sight of all the mountain ranges and discussed in length on how it would be and our guides were to wake us up at 4:00 am.

Lamey Dhura tea stall

Lamey Dhura tea stall

Panaromic view of Singalila

Panaromic view of Singalila

Our stay at Tumling

Our stay at Tumling

At Tumling hut

Inside the hut in Tumling

 Day 3: At Day break, we had a enchanting view of Mt.Kanchendzonga massif which included Mt.Simvo, Mt.Kumbakarna, Mt. Pandim and Nepal Himalayan ranges of Mt.Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and was a memorable for the entire team. The excitement was going strong and the guides were equally thrilled so see that there has been no clouds blocking such a magnificent view.

Kanchendzonga massif from Tumling

Kanchendzonga massif from Tumling

Kanchendzonga

Kanchendzonga

Nepal Himalayas

Mt.Everest towards left, Lhotse and Makalu towards extreme right

 After breakfast, we started our trek to Kalpokhri by entering to Singalila National Park. Before that, the team was busy with clicking more pictures of Kanchendzonga.

Kanchendzonga before our departure

Kanchendzonga in morning

At Singalila national park

Chorten as we cross National park

By late afternoon, we reached Kalphokri and checked into the hut which was booked for us. Also was time for relaxation and having fun.

Kalpokhri, Singalila park, Nepal

Kalpokhri, Singalila park, Nepal

Relaxation at Kalpokhri

Relaxation at Kalpokhri

Day 4: We started our trek to Sandakphu and was a steep climb. The team started climbing and we had lot of fun on the way with amazing scenery, streams, mountain ranges and was a treat to the eyes.

Team-On way to Sandakphu

Team-On way to Sandakphu

Trees on way to Sandakphu

Trees on way to Sandakphu

The climb to Sandakphu

The climb to Sandakphu

All way upto Sandakphu

All way upto Sandakphu

Stay at Sandakphu

Stay at Sandakphu

After refreshing ourselves, we went on a stroll to the view point and had loads of fun.

Stroll at Sandakphu

Stroll at Sandakphu

Misty Sandakphu

Misty Sandakphu

Team having fun and dinner at Sandakphu

Team having fun and dinner at Sandakphu

 Day 5: Early in the morning, we were woken up by the amazing view of Kanchendzonga and other mountains which can be seen by a small walk to the view point. Had an amazing experience.

Kanchendzonga from Sandakphu at 5 am

Kanchendzonga from Sandakphu at 5 am

Kanchendzonga massif from Sandakphu

Kanchendzonga massif from Sandakphu

Kanchendzonga from Sandakphu

Kanchendzonga from Sandakphu

After breakfast, we started back trekking to Shirikhola. This place has water body and hence everyone were excited that they can play in water and also take bath as we could not take the bath this long.

Kanchendzonga massif

Kanchendzonga massif from Sandakphu on way to Shirikhola

Trekking path to Shirikhola

Trekking path to Shirikhola

 We walked further distance and came to a hut where lunch was ready to be served. Over there, we had an amazing sight of various flowers blooming across the horizon. The team members had first time experience of such a magnificent Himalayan flowers blooming across the horizon. It was really a breathtaking experience that too right after lunch and waterfall also nearby. What more could anyone ask for.

Trekking path at Shirikhola

Trekking path at Shirikhola

Himalayan Flowers

Nice orange color flowers

Classic flowers

Classic flowers

Himalayan Flowers

What a color of Indigo on flowers?

Himalayan Flowers

Hues of Pink and white

Himalayan Flowers

Splendid violet floweres

Himalayan Flowers

Another set of yellow flowers

Stream on way to Shirikhola

Stream on way to Shirikhola

On way to Shirikhola

Team members discussing on way to Shirikhola

Nearing Shirikhola

Nearing Shirikhola

Beds at Shirikhola

Beds at Shirikhola

fun at Shirikhola

Day 6: This day, we descended further to Rimbik and then back to Darjeeling.

On way to Rimbik

Team members on way to Rimbik

On way to Rimbik

Team on way to Rimbik

Team on way to Rimbik

Team on way to Rimbik

At Rimbik

Team at Rimbik

Day 7: We started the day to do the sight seeing in Darjeeling and came back to hotel.

Day 8: Was time to start back to Bangalore via Bagdogra.

 

 

 

 


 

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