Apart from the above, on a clear day you are entitled to witness a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sunrise, comprising of entire Kanchenjungha range.
-- Guide, Porter and Permissions :
Ask at the reception of your hotel for arranging the trek for you, as per your convenient time (like tomorrow/ day after tomorrow, whenever you want). Yes,you can do it after reaching Ravangla and settling into your hotel.
There are few trekking agencies at Ravangla who run the trekking business and are connected to all the residential hotels. Upon asking at hotel, they can fetch you with the phone numbers of one or more of these agency's spoke person to settle the deal, on your own. Yes,there is no commission for the hotel. It will cost you around INR Rs. 2500/person lump sum, if you are, going to camp overnight and do the maths if you are, not.
Hotel Ravongla Star provides the full support. You may knock at aforesaid number, the name of the contact person is Mr. Manish. The person is really friendly and warm behaved with no compromise in the business standards. He provided all the Camping logistics of the brand Quechua, to our surprise.
A typical team consists of a single guide(who carries the camping logistics) and porter/porters(who carries the cooking logistics and cooked lunch). The number of porter may vary according to team size, for example there were 2 porters for a group of 5.
The Trek :
The walk starts from Forest Checkpost of Maenam Sanctuary. You need to register with your details and entry fee (charges are nominal for camping,photography etc.) over here to which they provides a stamped challan to stay at inn.
If you are walking from Ravangla Bazar then the check post will be at your right after you cross Ralong Monastery and walk for another 10 minutes.If you hire a car to drop you at check post from Ravangla/Borong side then the checkpost will be to your left just after you cross the parking of the famous Buddha Park aka "The Tathagata Tsal".