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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By late afternoon, we reached Kalphokri and checked into the hut which was booked for us. Also was time for relaxation and having fun.
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.
After refreshing ourselves, we went on a stroll to the view point and had loads of fun.
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.
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.
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.
Day 6: This day, we descended further to Rimbik and then back to Darjeeling.
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.