Destination Covered : 1 Night Manebhanjan / 2 Nights Sandakphu / 1 Night Lepchajagat
Pickup & Drop : New Jalpaiguri Station [NJP] / Bagdogra Airport [IXB]
Altitude of Sandakphu : 3,636 m
Altitude of Phalut : 3,595 m
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|Origin||Destination||Distance||Travel Duration by Car|
|Siliguri / IXB Airport / NJP Stn||Manebhanjan||85 km||4.5 hrs|
|Manebhanjan||Sandakphu||32 km||3 hrs|
|Sandakphu||Phalut||20 km||1.30 hrs|
|Sandakphu||Lepchajagat||55.0 km||4 h|
|Lepchajagat||Siligi/NJP/IXB||72 km||3 h|
|Train No||Train Name||Dep. Stn||Dep. Time||Arr. Stn||Arr. Time||Frequency|
|12343||Darjeeling Mail||Sealdah (SDAH)||22:05||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||08:15||Daily|
|12377||Padatik Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||23:00||New Jalpaiguri Jn (NJP)||09:15||Daily|
|13149||Kanchan Kanya Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||20:30||New Mal Jn(NMZ)||09:31||Daily|
|13147||UttarBanga Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||19:35||Falakata (FLK)||08:38||Daily|
|13141||Teesta Torsa Express||Sealdah (SDAH)||13:40||New Maynaguri (NMX)||04:22||Daily|
|12345||SaraiGhat Express||Howrah (HWH)||15:50||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||01:40||Daily|
|12517||Garib Rath||Kolkata (KOOA)||21:40||New Jalpaiguri (NJP)||07:45||Sun,Thrus|
Meet & greet on arrival at Bagdogra airport and drive towards Manebhanjan, a small transit town lying on the Indo Nepal border in Darjeeling sub-division via Mirik, also known as the land of Land Rovers. The journey follows through the meandering smooth scenic road lined up with green trees, mountains, small tea shops, and lots of tourist vehicles.
On arrival, check-in to the hotel having decent rooms and stuffed with basic amenities in the busy city of Manebhanjan. This little place acts as a gateway to Sandakhphu for tourists from all over the world. After a hectic day, the evening is free for leisure, where a walk to the nearby market will be perfect to feel the vibe of that place while giving a final checklist to the essentials like dry food, medicines, and mineral water before moving towards Sandakphu. Nightstay at the hotel or resort in Manebhanjan.
As the little town gets highlighted with the orange rays of the sun, while the busy locals get their vintage Land Rovers ready before the business hours, freshen up to experience the never before.
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel, and hop into the 50 â€“ 70 years aged Land Rover from the British era that continues to dominate over the narrow stretch from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu - in short, your Sandakphu Land Rover Tour begins. Except for these 4 â€“ wheelers, no other car is allowed or can negotiate this entire boulder track with steep, bumpy terrain and winding at several places. The noisy Rover cuts its way through the mystical green forests covered with colorful rhododendron and thick shrouded mist overlooking 180 degrees view of Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest, and many Himalayan peaks.
Sandakphu is at an elevation of 11,930 ft in West Bengal with the jaw-dropping view of the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest, and several other peaks floating in a sea of clouds waiting to greet its visitors. This trekkers paradise is sure to stun everyone with its 360 â€“ degree panoramic view of the mountains surrounded by deep silver forest, fluttering prayer flags, and smoky clouds. On arrival, check in to the homestay facing the rugged mountains supplied with basic amenities in a tranquil environment.
As the evening sets in along with the temperature turning down, the best way to beat the chill is with a cup of hot tea under the warm blanket while peeping out of through the window to catch a glimpse of Mt. Kanchenjunga as it dazzles like it was lit up by thousand blub. Night stay at the hotel / home stay in Sandakphu.
As the "Sleeping Buddha" (comprising of Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan ranges) lightens up with rosy hues of the sun, arise in a soothing environment to witness this magical view under the warm, cozy blanket. Enjoy the homely breakfast in bone-chilling cold weather while exploring the unparalleled mountains before leaving for Phalut.
Phalut is 20 km from Sandakphu, about 2.5 hrs journey by Jeep is the highest altitude place in West Bengal, surrounded by daunting mountains with a magnificent view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest. The road journey to Phalut is very scenic, while many youngsters opt to hike this stretch while making it to the top. From Phalut, Mt.Kanchenjunga is at its closest with a gigantic appearance making everyone feel it is at a stone throw distance.
On return, the evening is free to enjoy the beauty of the place while munching some local delicacies. People like us who love being active on social media are sure to face some difficulty at Sandakphu as there is limited network coverage, thus creating room for boredom, and to overcome this, carry board games like chess, ludo, monopoly, or cards. Nightstay at Sandakphu.
The morning in hilly areas is difficult to start, as the cold weather forces to stay under the warm quilt a little longer while a new destination waits to explore. After the morning meal, move towards Lepchajagat via Manebhanjan.
Lepchajagat is the hidden jewel of Darjeeling Dist and no less than heaven for nature lovers. This place is all about experiencing nature in its full bloom, combined with the pictorial view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and confined with tall pine and oak trees. Lepchajagat is situated far from the bustling city and guarantees to provide a perfect vacation to those who want to spend few nights amidst the wilderness.
On arrival, check-in to the hotel/homestay stocked with basic amenities and big windows to get the best view of nature. The evening is free for leisure, where a stroll to the neighborhood is perfect to appreciate the natural beauty of this place, followed by some shopping of handmade items from the locals. Nightstay at LepchaJagat.
With a heart full of Sweet North Bengal Tour Memories post breakfast, proceed towards Bagdogra airport from Lepchajagat.
All transfers in an exclusive non-ac vehicle (NJP to NJP)
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Trekking [Manebhanjan to Sandakphu] - Trekking is the main attraction for your Sandakphu Tour. The trekking route through Singalila Wildlife Sanctuary towards Sandakphu is an memorable event for your life. It is around 32 km trek from Manebanjan and may require 3-4 days. During the trek, you can stay at Tumling/Tonglu, around 16 kms from Manebhanjan and generally covered in one day if you start from Manebhanjan early morning. Next day morning you start from Tumling and can reach Kalaphokhri or even Sandakphu.
Terkking [Sandakphu to Phalut] - The Phalut, highest elevation point in West Bengal and unique place to enjoy the surreal view of Mt. Everest. This is the only place in India from where you can see the Mount Everest so closely and clearly. The Sandakphu to Phalut is around 20 Kms and you need to complete the trek in one day only as there is no accommodation to halt at night between Sandakphu to Phalut. In Phalut, trekkers hut is available for night stay, the facility is very basic.
Through Landrover jeep, it may take 3-4 hours to reach Sandakphu from Manebhanjan. The last leg of the road from Kalapokhri to Sandakphu is around 8 km is very steep and will take around 1 hr to reach.
You hire a LandRover Jeep, itâ€™s a unique experience with this very old 4-wheel drive. While going from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu, you start your trekking from Tumling and do a trekking through forest for an hour or so. Request you car to wait at the road side. This way you can have both the trekking as well as Jeep experience, while you can save your time also.
Yes, electricity is available in Sandakphu, but due to the low voltage issue, there is no Geyser or Room heater facility available in Sandakphu or Phalut.
Due to cold weather and high altitude, it is recommended, kids below 5 years and senior citizen above 65 years should avoid Sandakphu. The traveler having heart / lungs related health issues, should consult doctor before travelling to Sandakphu.
Yes, you can. In that case, consult your tour operator and you need to stay in Phalut for minimum one night.
Sandakphu Landrover Tour Reviews
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 155 Reviews
Last year in the month of November, we took a Sandkaphu Trip along with family and friends. It was during the 3rd week of November and sky was unbelievably clear and the of view of Mout Kanchanjhugha and Mount Everest was mesmerizing and surreal. We took a Land Rover from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu and took around 4 hrs to reach. The road from Kalaphokri to Sandakphu is really very steep and almost 45 degree gradient, the road condition was good till Tumbling and then it was a rough bolder road. We stayed in Sunrise hotel in Sandakphu, though this hotel is in Nepal. This is the best hotel in Sandakphu with awesome view of the ranges from the hotel. The hospitality of Bhabiji was really warm and with her smile she has served us a lot. Overall our trip was great and we thank NatureWings for arranging such a nice trip.
Our Trip to Sandakphu and Phalut in last year December with friends was an amazing experience. We did it a mix trip, with car and trek. Though we took a car from Manebhanjan, we did a very good trek from Chitre to Tumling. It was through dense forest of Singalila National Park. We trekked from Chitre to Tumling, sometimes we followed the jeep route also. It took around 2 hrs to reach from Chitre to Tumling through trek, our car was waiting at Tumling and we took the car to reach Sandakphu. While returning, we took a trek route from Sandakphu to Kalaphokhri, it was a quick route and took around just one hour to climb down from Sandakphu to Kalaphokri. I suggest this type of mix experience for the future traveler in Sandakphu. The hotels in Sandakphu was basic and those who want to just enjoy the nature, they are welcome here as the facilities and amenities here in Sandakphu is really limited.
Coming from a polluted city like Delhi, visiting mountains make me happy, and Sandakphu was next on my wish list for the 2019 visit. Being an old customer, I contracted NatureWings to arrange my trip, and Mr. Soumalya Ghosh, the specialist in this sector, explained everything with patience and provided me with a package for 4 nights along with some special discount for my loyalty.
After landing, we drove towards Manebhanjan, where we saw the legendary 50 - 70 years aged LandRover from the British period. On the next, we started our journeytowards Sandakphu on a 60 years old Land Rover along the bumpy road full of gravel and sharp turns enough to give you goosebumps. After reaching Sandakphu, we saw the stunning view of Mt.Kanchenjung and, Mt.Everest in a single frame drifting on clouds, followed by the spine chilly cold wind from the Himalayas that made us wear 3 clothes. Our stay at Sandakphu was for 2 nights, along with a day excursion to Phalut to see the Kanchenjunga more closely, and on the fourth day, we moved to Lepchajagat, a forested area.
We got decent and clean rooms with a mountain view while the food was average in taste but hot, network connectivity was terrible, but nature was at its best. The experience we got from this trip will be cherished forever, thank you NatureWings team for your effort, and Special thanks to Mr. Indrajeet Kar for tracking us.
We visited Sandakphu from Mumbai through NatureWings in 2020 beginning. This agency was suggested to me by my daughter after she read good reviews on Facebook from the Mumbaikars sharing their good experiences.
My daughter connected with this agency from Kolkata, where Mr. Soumalya Ghosh assisted with prompt service and thereby providing a fair priced itinerary. We received our hotel vouchers, driver details before the journey, and post landing at Bagdogra airport, our driver Mr.Gurung transferred us to Manebhanjan.
The next day, we started our journey towards Sandakphu via Indo Nepal border on a 70 years old noisy Land Rover inherited from the Britishers that craved out its way through the narrow road. Sandakphu has a breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga, Everest, and other Himalayan peaks covered with snow and glitter with falling rays of the sun.
We spent two nights relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Himalayas at Sandakphu and visited Phaluk on our way to Tumling, a small hamlet with great views, and last night at Lepchajagat.
The selection of our hotels/homestays was up to the mark, the car was in good condition, including the Rover, and food was limited but hot and fresh. We had a great time in the lap of nature, thanks to Mr. Indrajeet for his regular follow-ups and perfect arrangements.
We are 5 Trekking lovers from Gujarat, planned for Sandakphu Trek, the oldest and finest trekking point in India. While searching for a travel agent, we came across the NatureWings website and approached them to plan our trip based on the trekking route.
Mr.Sandip Raha NatureWings, M.D. showed interest to design our trip and guided us very well along with a 5 nights/6 days perfect itinerary.
We reached Bagdogra with our big rucksack, and from there, our driver transferred us to Manebhanjan, the base point of our trek towards Sandakphu. Early morning we were on with our trekking shoes and left towards Sandakphu along with our experienced guide following the well-marked boulder path of colonial Land Rovers.
There were some shops and settlements where we sat with our tired legs and ate hot Maggi before progressing towards our final halt for the day at Gairibas. We enjoyed our stay in a homestay where we chatted with the locals and met other trekker enthusiasts like us. This trekking route has mild to moderate difficulty, and on the way, it allows us to experience the rich flora and fauna of this region while giving a peep to the lifestyle of the locals. The guide was an experienced man and was climbing for the 25th time while entertaining us on the way up. After trekking for nearly 8 hours on the gravel road full of steep hike and rhododendron apart from the marvelous view of the mountains, we finally met our destination. We saw the glorious Kanchenjunga, Everest, and others peaks shining in the daylight while the sun busy playing hide and seek with the clouds. After spending 2 beautiful nights at Sandakphu in the tranquil environment surrounded by tall coniferous trees, we started our final trek towards Srikhola nearly 16 Kms from the origin. We reached the same day while trekking for 6 hours through the dense forest of Singalila full of flowering plants, butterflies, and singing birds. After spending one tiring night in Srikhola, we left for Bagdogra airport for an onward journey. The highlight of this trip was this awestruck view of Mt.Kanchenjunga shining like a gigantic diamond with the falling moon rays and learning a few Nepali words from our guide.
Well, the trip was worth each penny from on trip follow-up by Mr.Indrajeet, to homestay and hotel selection, guide, food, and transfer, all was perfect, and we cherished every moment. Thanks a bunch for making our trip memorable and we do recommend you guys.
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