Sandakphu trek in December

#1 Oct 26th, 2013, 23:29
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We three planned to trek Sandakphu in December last week in 2013. This is the first time we are going for trek. If anybody please help me giving some information about the route, staying option, foods, porter & guide, we will be greatly benefited.
Our Plan :1st Day - NJP to Manebhanjan and Manebhanjan to Tumling.
2nd Day - Tumling to Kalipokhri
3rd Day - Kalipokhri to Sandakphu
4th Day - Sandakphu
5th Day - Sandakphu to Gurdum
6th Day - Gurdum to Srikhola
7th Day - Srikhola to Rimbik and Rimbik to NJP.

Please provide information about the following :
Is it required to book trekker's hut or homestay previously?
How much is the present Guide and Porter charge?
Will we have to carry ration with us?
What may be the temperature and weather at that time?

Indranil Dawn
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#2 Oct 27th, 2013, 14:32
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Dear Indranil,
I am also planning for Sandakfu in November middle alone (unable to convenience any of my friends). Sunday November 17th will be the full moon and I want to reach Sandakfu on that day. December last week can be very cold otherwise I could've join you. If you have any plan to go in November then please contact me.
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#3 Oct 29th, 2013, 12:33
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Hi Indranil,
we four are also planning for Sandakfu-Phalut in December (either 24th or 27th) depends on availability of train ticket. what is your date of journey?
#4 Oct 29th, 2013, 22:13
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Hi Lunarik
We three will start on 25th December from Manebhanjan. We have a ticket on 24th upto Guwahati but we will try for tatkal for NJP in other train. It is not possible to go upto Phalut in that time so we planned for the above route. What is your plan?
#5 Oct 29th, 2013, 22:19
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hi Anagh
you are welcome to our team. we have already planned for Sandakphu on 25th december. we will start on 25th from Manebhanjan and as per above plan we will proceed. Its true that in last week of December there will be much cold but we can experience snow falls. What is your plan and route?
#6 Oct 30th, 2013, 03:02
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Originally Posted by dindranil View Post hi Anagh
you are welcome to our team. we have already planned for Sandakphu on 25th december. we will start on 25th from Manebhanjan and as per above plan we will proceed. Its true that in last week of December there will be much cold but we can experience snow falls. What is your plan and route?
Hello Indranil,

Thanks a lot.

Till now my plan is like this.
15th November - Office -> Kanchankanya Exp from Sealdah to Siliguri
16th November - Siliguri -> Shared Taxi to Sukhia pokhri -> Dhotrey & trek up to Tonglu (if train late then taxi up to Tonglu)
17th November - Start early from Tonglu -> Sandakfu
18th November - Sandakfu -> Phalut -> Gorkhey (If time permit)
19th November - Gorkhey / Phalut -> Ribdi -> Shared Taxi to Jorethang -> Siliguri & Kanchankanya Exp
20th November -> Sealdah -> Office

This is the shortest route I believe. If I miss this for any reason I shall join you on 25th December for sure.
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hi anagh
actually we have no leave in November as our annual exams will start on 11th November. so we have no alternative. you are always welcome.
#8 Oct 31st, 2013, 00:08
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Our plan
24.12 start from Sealdah
25.12 NJP to Dhotri
26.12 Giribas
27.12 Sandakphu
28.12 Phalut
29.12 Buffer
30.12 Gorky/Rammam
31.12 Sirikhola
01.01 NJP
#9 Oct 31st, 2013, 21:50
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hi
we also will start on the same day from Burdwan but we will trek from Manebhanjan to Chitrey/Meghma.
26th Chitrey to Tumling.
27th Tumling to Kalapokhri
28th kalapokhri to Sandakphu
29th Sandakphu to Gurdum
30th Gurdum to Rimbik & Kurseong/ kalimpong.
31st Kurseong/ kalimpong to NJP & Train.
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Hey guys, is your plan confirmed ? How about Phalut on your trek ?
#11 Nov 16th, 2013, 21:53
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hi
our plan is confirmed. we drop Phalut from our trek for heavy snow.
#12 Nov 21st, 2013, 21:01
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Dear all, completed the trek as planned. It was amazing. Will post the TR. Thanks to all Indiamikers.
#13 Nov 21st, 2013, 21:52
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Hi Anagh
Congratulation. Awaiting for your TR with all details.
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Hi Anagh,
Congrats...
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Sorry!
Due to some health issue of one of our team member we had to postpone our trek rout to Sandakphu-Phalut & we are now planning to go Sillerry Gaow-Zuluk-Nathong. Our Prospective itinerary is like bellow :

27.12 start from Sealdah
28.12 NJP to Sillery Gaon
29.12 Sillery Gaon sight seeing
30.12 Zuluk
31.12 Zuluk sight seeing
01.01 Nathang/Kupup Valley
02.01 Gangtok
03.01 NJP
04.01 Sealdah

Please provide suggestions about the itinerary.

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