Mission Sandakphu( highest in West Bengal)

Tripoto
5th Oct 2019
Day 1

Started journey from Howrah Junction by Saraighat Express at 3.50pm...

Day 2

On the very next day, reached New Jalpaiguri railway junction at 2 am., took rest and hired a car upto Darjeeling More @rs 40 shared, thn reached Sukhiapokhri near abt 9am frm Darjeeling more @rs 170... Aftr reaching sukhiapokhri started journey again by a reserved car upto Manebhanjang which is 8kms frm Sukhiapokhri..
Thn sight scene explore nd guide book frm Singalila guides nd porters assosiation @rs 3300 fr 3days fr the entire trek through singalila national park.. Manebhanjang homestay  " Hotel Exotica" 
Contact Jeevan  Chetri ( masterji)

Day 3

On 3rd day, started our trekking in the early morning nd reached chitrey by walking 1hrs , thn reached Meghma, thn finaly Tumling via Tonglu... Stayed at Siddharth Lodge..

Day 4

Nxt morning we enjoyed the view of Kanchenjunga frm Tumling... Awsome place it ws.... Very good accomodation...nd started our trekking towrds Kalipokhri which s near abt 12 kms frm Tumling.. Thre U cn take rest at Gairibas, Joubari, Batasey, kaiyakatta etc...  Aftr reaching Kalipokhri u cn see a holy black pond... kali Pokhri... Himchule lodge... Very good accommodation...very good room side view..

Day 5

Next morning finaly we started fr Sandakphu which s 7kms frm Kalipokhri.... The road s very steep nd journey s very much thrilling through the edges of singalila ridge... Reached Sandakphu aftr an hectic journey of 5hrs... Nd thn u cn enjoy the pristine view of kanchenjunga nd mt. Everest nd also some other peaks like Makalu, Lohtse, Pandim, Kadma etc...  A place near Sandakphu named Aahl s a very good sunset point... U cn also enjoy the beauty of Sleeping Buddha consists of many peaks....

Day 6

Next morning enjoyed the sunrise nd sleeping buddha again... Hotel sunrise... Highest hotel in sandakphu... Thn retned to manebhanjang by Vintage Land rover which rents rs. 4000.... Fixed rate... 
Mind it guys, that u wont get any shared car fr Sukhiapokhri frm manebhanjang aftr 3pm...   Its a very good place to enjoy the beauty of nature, flora nd fauna, some wild animals nd mainly Red Panda....  

Also, u cn go fr Phalut... Which s 21kms frm Sandakphu... Its also a vry good place if u want a little bit bttr view of sleeping buddha.... Bt u get limited homestays or huts in Phalut... Bttr to book huts in phalut if in plan... If Phalut s in plan thn it might be a round trip via phalut thn shrikhola thn gurdum thn rimbik thn  sabargram thn again manebhanjan ir darjeeling... Moreovr Sandakphu s the highest point of west bengal... U ll get best view nd bst trekking exprnce frm thre...

Note :   excpt Airtel, no netwrk  s available aftr Manebhanjan...somewhere Jio wll be available.. Scarcity of water evrywhre in Sandakphu route... Carry water nd also dry foods if u r in trek...nd you wont get any shared cab frm Sukhiapokhri aftr 3pm...be careful abt this...

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