Sandakphu - Phalut Trek Itinerary

Sandakphu - Phalut Trek Itinerary

Welcome to the amazing journey through the roads of India! In this blog post, we will take you through each day of your adventure, ensuring that you don't miss out on any of the incredible experiences.

Day 1: Your journey begins with a scenic drive from NJP or Bagdogra to Sepi, covering a distance of 130 km. The drive will take approximately 7 hours, allowing you to soak in the stunning landscapes along the way. If you're an Indiahikes trekker, you have the option to be picked up from NJP railway station, Bagdogra airport, or Keventer's Milkshake Shop in Darjeeling. The pick-up times are 9.30 am from NJP, 10.30 am from Bagdogra, and 12.30 pm from Darjeeling.

Day 2: Get ready for an exciting trek from Sepi to Samanden, spanning a distance of 14 km. This trek will take you approximately 7-8 hours, with an altitude gain from 6,400 ft to 7,760 ft. Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking views and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Day 3: On this day, you will embark on a trek from Samanden to Molley, covering a distance of 10 km. The trek duration is approximately 7 hours, with an altitude gain from 7,760 ft to 11,220 ft. As you ascend to higher altitudes, be prepared to witness the awe-inspiring panoramas and connect with nature in its purest form.

Day 4: Today's trek takes you from Molley to Sabargram via Phalut, spanning a distance of 15 km. The trek duration is around 7-8 hours, with an altitude gain and loss from 11,220 ft to 11,450 ft, via 11,810 ft. This leg of the journey will offer you a mix of challenging terrains and rewarding vistas, leaving you in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Day 5: Trek from Sabargram to Sandakphu, covering a distance of 4 km. The trek duration is approximately 3 hours, with an altitude loss from 7,400 ft to 6,400 ft. After this invigorating trek, you will drive back from Sepi to NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport, covering a distance of 130 km in 7 hours. Reflect on the incredible memories you've made as you journey back. Thank you for joining us on this extraordinary adventure! If you have any further questions or need assistance with anything else, feel free to let me know. Safe travels!

How difficult is the Sandakphu-Phalut trek ?

Let's delve into some thrilling sections of your journey through the roads of India!

  1. Steep ascent from Sepi to Rammam village: Brace yourself for an exhilarating challenge as you embark on a continuous steep ascent on the zig-zag road for 2 km. The road then transforms into a muddy trail that leads you to Rammam village. This demanding stretch will truly test your limits and stamina. As you conquer this ascent, it's important to keep an eye out for muscle cramps and ensure you stay hydrated along the way.

  2. Steep ascent from Samanden to Molley: Get ready for an intense uphill battle as you tackle a continuous 10 km steep ascent with an impressive 3400 ft of height gain. This section of the trek is known for its difficulty and also poses potential risks of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It is crucial to listen to your body, take regular breaks, and acclimatize properly. Stay cautious and be prepared to face the challenges that come with such steep inclines.

  3. Steep descent from Sandakphu to Gurdum: The descent from the majestic Sandakphu to Gurdum offers a thrilling adventure. However, be aware that this descent can become quite steep, especially during rainy or snowy conditions. The terrain may become slippery and tricky, requiring caution and careful footwork. Take your time, maintain a steady pace, and ensure you have proper footwear with good traction to navigate this exciting yet challenging section of the journey.

These sections of your trek add an extra element of excitement and adventure to your overall experience. Embrace the challenges, stay alert, and enjoy the stunning landscapes that unfold before you. If you have any further questions or need assistance with anything else, feel free to let me know. Happy trekking!

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