Day 01: Maneybhanjang to Tonglu 11kms in 2.5hrs
Our journey to Sandakphu will start from here. The journey through rough gravel road by age old Landrover Jeep to Sandakphu is uncomfortable but the scenic landscape of the surrounding will definitely ease out the pains of the travel as you leave Maneybhanjang and continue through the green pasture and pine forests towards Tonglu at 3070M (10235ft).
We check in at trekkers lodge in Tonglu. The mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayan snow ranges appear in the horizon. Spend your time in the serene landscape looking at the mighty Himalayas, while we prepare your lunch.
Day 02: Tonglu to Sandakphu - 20 kms in 2.5hrs
Watch the sunrise at Kunchenjungha peaks in the early morning. Spend your time at Tonglu and continue your journey after lunch. Another 14kms drive through the uphill gravel road through along the short rhododendron forests takes you to Kalepokhri at 3081M (10270ft). Stop a while near a tiny crystal lake and enjoy the landscape with a cup of tea.
Another 6kms steep ride from Kalepokhri through the magnolia and rhododendron takes you to Sandakphu - the highest point in Singalila in West Bengal. Nestled at an altitude of 3636M (12100ft), Sandakphu offers unparallel view of some highest peaks of the worlds like Kunchenjungha, Everest and Makalu. Now we check in at trekkers lodge and spend a relaxed evening to enjoy the silence of nature.
Day 03: Sandakphu to Phalut 22kms in 2.5hrs (one way)
Wake up early in the morning to experience a magical beauty as the first ray of sun softly touches the snow peaks. Send some spellbound moments as nature plays with colors in the horizons. Have breakfast and drive towards Phalut all along the Singalila Ridge cutting across the open valleys on both side and forests of Magnolia, Rhododendron and Chestnut. Phalut at 3600M (12000ft) is a tri junction between Sikkim, West Bengal and Nepal. The place offers some finest view of the higher Himalayan range with a vast panorama in the northern horizons. Back to Sandakphu and spend a relaxed afternoon watching at the Himalayas.
Day 02: Sandakphu to Maneybhanjang 31kms in 3.5hrs
We leave Sandakphu after breakfast and drive back to Maneybhanjang.