singalila ridge trek in december?

#1 Sep 13th, 2008, 23:22
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Hey guys,
I am contemplating about singalila ridge trek in december.as for experience i am a novice as far fas himalayas are concerned .Need suggestion about if its possible? , guides,thier numbers accomodation and travelling partners ,recommend agencies if need to go via only agency (lol,everything you think of advising youngster on his first trek in himalayas).

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santos...are you determined to only roam around bengal? october sundarbans , december sandakphu.Jokes apart...november-december is the time when you can get clearest weather to view Kanchenjunga though rhododendrons will be absent then. But it will be quite cold there at that time. temperature would hover around 1-2 degrees.This is a well defined track. you dont need any agency. reach Manebhanjan from NJP. Hire your gears and guide and hit the trail.
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Missing sunderbans this time.Cancelled my trip. instead i have decided for coorg trek.I am compensating for it .Do you have any guide's number.i am a single person how much would they charge .also i am coming late in december (20-30).
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Since you are a first time trekker hence it is always prudent that you do not travel solo.The route till Phalut is well defined ,but after that,for crossing of Singalila pass and the path into Sikkim,you will need a guide.
Also there is full chance of snowfall in December and the snow storms in this area can be very nasty.Not a good time for this trek.Also your absolute inexperience as a trekker will add on to the factors like scarcity of water, chances of losing your path and a thousand other points.This is not any pleasure trip.
I am sure you want to enjoy your first trek and not let the experiences make it your last. So do consider these points.
#5 Sep 17th, 2008, 17:11
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Question Singalila Ridge Trek

Hi

we are planning to do Singalila Ridge Trek between Dec20 and Dec30. Will it be snowy then ? or its doable by that time. ?
How about trek huts ? do we need to register in advacne ?
Can anyone give a guide no. to contact
#6 Sep 17th, 2008, 21:09
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trying your luck here diwakar .fellow ctc mate here.i assure you its possible from 20-30 december.i have few numbers of guides but couldnt get the line.try your luck
uttam gurung
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enquiries at dghc(they talk only in hindi or bengali)
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preetham sharma
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Dambar Subba -just got a line to him man.speaks broken english.confirmed the avilability of him.but since spoke broken english i couldnt understand much.we spoke about food,accomodation ,weather.when he spoke it all appeared to me as if he spoke latin(lol) and he was saying yes to all my questions(lol)(he must have felt like i am speaking some crazy language). try and speak and get things going he s our man.
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Permission ?

Do we need to get any special permission for foriegners to do this trek ?
#8 Sep 18th, 2008, 20:04
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Hello ppl we are a group now and one amongst us is a foreigner.should we get any permits for singalila ridge trek.

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maneybhanjung-tumling-sandakphu-phalut-gorkhey-rimbik
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Thumbs up Sandakphu - Singalila in Dec

Hi Santosh!! Hi Diwakar!!

I had been to Sandakphu/Singalila National Park twice (in January 2008, and March 2007). I am going for a Sandakphu trek this winter too, and this time we have a group of 5 to 6 people from Calcutta. We will start our trek from Manebhanjan on around 25/26 Dec. Let me know if I can help you in anyway.

I believe it is possible to trek Sandakphu without a guide ONLY if you are in company of other experienced people. I have never taken a guide for my Sandakphu trek. But then, the first time I mixed up with another group of experienced people.

In December you will find chilling cold over there. You need to be very prepared with your winterwears. But I do not at all think the trek can be hampered due to "excessive" snowfall. Because as far as I know, excessive snowfall, even if, takes place in Sandakphu in late January, that too, not every year.

But all said, nature can not really be predicted !!

Anyway, how big is you people's group? And when do you plan to start??

Wish you all get splendid view there, happy trekking, and best of luck !!!

Keep posted.
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Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post Hi Santosh!! Hi Diwakar!!

I had been to Sandakphu/Singalila National Park twice (in January 2008, and March 2007). I am going for a Sandakphu trek this winter too, and this time we have a group of 5 to 6 people from Calcutta. We will start our trek from Manebhanjan on around 25/26 Dec. Let me know if I can help you in anyway.

I believe it is possible to trek Sandakphu without a guide ONLY if you are in company of other experienced people. I have never taken a guide for my Sandakphu trek. But then, the first time I mixed up with another group of experienced people.

In December you will find chilling cold over there. You need to be very prepared with your winterwears. But I do not at all think the trek can be hampered due to "excessive" snowfall. Because as far as I know, excessive snowfall, even if, takes place in Sandakphu in late January, that too, not every year.

But all said, nature can not really be predicted !!

Anyway, how big is you people's group? And when do you plan to start??

Wish you all get splendid view there, happy trekking, and best of luck !!!

Keep posted.
thanks sisyphus.I am not sure of doing the trek.If i do it i will do it alone with a guide/porter since i am a first timer to sandakphu.
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Hi

Need help....

Please let me know Whether it is possible to trek Singalila at December End.

Itinerary goes like this

Day 01: Hilley. - Versey. - Deolingalidhap
Day 02: Deolingalidhap - Thulodhap.
Day 03: Thulodhap. - Singalila pass - Thorebhulebhanjan.
Day 04: Thorebhulebhanjan. - Phalut.
Day 05: Phalut. - Sandakphu
Day 06: Sandakphu - Joubari.
Day 07: Joubari - Manebhanjan

Thanks
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Footsteps of Winter, 2009 this time

Reawakening this thread. Let us take it as a dedicated thread for Singalila and winter trek to the Sandakfu-Falut-Singalila region. Beside that the last question in this is still unanswered. Let us complete it, winter is approaching again, and we may take it up during the last week of December.
Our team is of three. All in the 26 to 30 year age group. In good shape physically and psychologically. One person having good experience in Garhwal region, one first timer and me lies in between the two.
Here are the queries summarized.

1. Is it possible to cross Singalila pass from Varse during December last week?
2. Are guides available for this route till Manebhanjan at Varse? Any contacts please.
3. What kind of gears are required? Are they available at Varse? If no where?
4. What kind of food and porter arrangement must be made? Are they available at Varse? If no where?
5. Will it be possible to do Hilley to Fhalut in 2 days?
6. During this time is it comfortable Fhalut to Sandakfu in a day?

Oops, too many questions. Sorry friends, I canít think of more now. Thanks for help.
#13 Oct 24th, 2009, 20:18
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Sandakphu In 24th Dec - 29th Dec

I am adding a question to this thread, what are the staying option in Joubari ?

what are the staying option in Gairibus?

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