Singalila-Phalut-Gorkhey Trek April-May 2018

#1 Jan 26th, 2018, 19:46
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Jun 2012
  • Soundofriver is offline
Hi IMers

I'm looking for information regarding Singalila-Phalut-Gorkhry trek that we are head for on this coming April. Here is the itinerary, followed by my queries.

27th April - Boarding Padatik Express from SDAH
28th April - NJP to Uttarey (Night stay in a tent)
29th April - Uttarye to Achalley (Night stay in a tent)
30th April - Achalley to Kalijar (Night stay in a tent)
1st May - Kalijar to Phalut (Night stay at a trekkers hut) (via Phokteydara & Singlaila)
2nd May - Phalut to Gorkhey (Night stay at a trekkers hut)
3rd May - Gorkhey to Bhareng to NJP

We are four adults traveling and have done Sadnakphu trek before.

Now, my queries are,

1. Can you suggest me any contacts from which I can get the tent and trekking package? Hotel Sawden at Uttarey has quoted 1600 INR per night from Uttarey to Uttarey. Is it too high or reasonable?
2. If anyone of you has already taken such package, where we don't have to carry any tent, sleeping bag or food, can you suggest one? And what are the things they generally include?
3. Is the route okay, since there's not much available here on this route except one or two videos on Youtube.
4. Can anyone tell me how much a reserved transport may cost from NJP to Uttarey?
5. How much can the porter cost be?
6. What is the transport option from Bhareng to NJP or Jorethang? What will be the car cost? Is there any sharing option available?
7. How will be the tent sharing?
8. And lastly, what will be cost for one night stay at Uttarey for four people?

Will look forward to your guidance.
And for those who helped me planning my last East Sikkim trip, had some unforgettable memories there and will post the travelogue as soon as possible.
#2 Feb 17th, 2018, 17:36
Join Date:
Jan 2018
  • rikbanerjee is offline
1.when you reach Uttarey try to stay in homestay and fix with the owner for guide cum porter cum cook on per day basis it will cost you 800 per day/or you can find guides roaming in Uttarey market.
2. You can rent tent and other accessories in Uttarey bazar or the guide will help you with that,i have done it without a package.
3. The route is decent and safe, Achalley o Kalijar will be dense forest so be alert.
4.reserve transport from njp will cost you around 6k to Uttarey(try to book from Tenzing Norgey bus stand it will be cheaper) or shared cab will take you till jorthang (rs 200 per head) and from jorthang to Uttarey rs250 per head(very limited availability to Uttarey so plan accordingly., Porter ----500 per day, mule ----400 per day
6. Transportation from bhereng is very limited. probably only a vehicle moves in the morning recommend you to book the car in advance while staying last night in gorkhey ask the hotel owner to do it for you,
7. 2person is allowed in one tent if you are big group take a big tent for 6 people (rent will be 500/600 rs)
8.there are lots of hotel/homestay, try to stay in homestay will 800rs for big room 10 people can accommodate.
Tips: while at gorkhey try to visit samandheen village itís called 2nd Switzerland

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