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#1276 Aug 7th, 2017, 15:52
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Been through this thread a bit and few other threads, including the ones that talk about winter adventure.
We are planning to test our endurance, not strength, the cold endurance and planning for it in the first week of January.
Options - youth hostel has the last batches then or else go with a porter. We would be probably 7-8 friends, most with decent winter trek experience.
Many mention Masterji (Jivan Chetri) - 9733044512, as a go to person for the trek.
So with porter or with youth hostel?
How much of planning is required if we decide to do it with porter? (most of our himalayan treks have been with tour organizers till now)
I will come back to porter recommendations later again if we decide to go that way.
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#1277 Aug 7th, 2017, 19:57
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Up to Sandakphu or Phalut ?
If it is up to Sandakphu nothing is required. It's a well established Tea house trek route. It's mandatory to take someone (Porter/guide) otherwise it's not required. Except the Chirsmas Holiday accommodation is not a problem.

At Manevanjan/Dhotrey porter will be booked through association. My choice is with Porter.

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#1278 Aug 30th, 2017, 01:35
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post Been through this thread a bit and few other threads, including the ones that talk about winter adventure.
We are planning to test our endurance, not strength, the cold endurance and planning for it in the first week of January.
Options - youth hostel has the last batches then or else go with a porter. We would be probably 7-8 friends, most with decent winter trek experience.
Many mention Masterji (Jivan Chetri) - 9733044512, as a go to person for the trek.
So with porter or with youth hostel?
How much of planning is required if we decide to do it with porter? (most of our himalayan treks have been with tour organizers till now)
I will come back to porter recommendations later again if we decide to go that way.
i did this trek without any planning. just started from home in evening and reached NJP in morning via train and then took shared taxi to reach manebhanjan and then to Tonglu on day 1. Day 2 i reached Sandakphu, Day 3 i reached Phalut and Day 4 Samanden and Day 5 Darjeeling.

Its easy trek and all facilities available at all places. So only a mandatory guide is what is required if you can carry yourself and some basic luggage ( i had a 20 l day pack).

i would recommend this trek without any tour organizer, rather through the trekker huts booking. Get hold of a Guide from Manebhanjan. surely you will love it.

My trip was quick and Tonglu to Sandakphu is long day. You can break it up also. you can see the pictures here.
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Unfortunately the Darjeeling issue got the better of our nerves. Planning a different trek in the same old state that we are used to!!
May be next year..

ETA - the photos are lovely and the description nice and precise.
#1280 Sep 10th, 2017, 19:24
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post Unfortunately the Darjeeling issue got the better of our nerves. Planning a different trek in the same old state that we are used to!!
May be next year..

ETA - the photos are lovely and the description nice and precise.
Ya, The issue is getting heavy over the travellers and trekkers in this region.

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#1281 Sep 13th, 2017, 18:37
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Originally Posted by snotty View Post Unfortunately the Darjeeling issue got the better of our nerves.
How is the situation in trek route now? 2 of us are planning to do in beginning of Feb next year. And we are pretty excited about it. any heads up about the situation would be highly appreciated. Thanks. Trek on!
#1282 Sep 13th, 2017, 19:42
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Supposedly there is a meeting of the parties involved in a couple of days.. Lets see what comes out of that..
#1283 Sep 13th, 2017, 19:44
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I doubt if any thing positive will come out of it. If it does then it would be good news.
#1284 Sep 13th, 2017, 22:12
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Chances are almost nil to operate these places before puja...
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