Sandakfu trekking

#1 Jun 11th, 2014, 14:07
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HI I am planning to Treak sandakfu with my wife & my son( 13year) in December 2014(20th-27th)
would anybody help me how to arrange this & my son can be able to treak.
as we didnt treak till date.if it is not possible then can we treak up to tonglu(tumling).
please help me out.
#2 Jun 24th, 2014, 22:07
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I am also interested to trek Sandakfu and Falut around that time with my 14 yr old son and wife. But I need feedback whether it is possible or not.
#3 Jun 24th, 2014, 22:24
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Originally Posted by arupkaka View Post HI I am planning to Treak sandakfu with my wife & my son( 13year) in December 2014(20th-27th)
would anybody help me how to arrange this & my son can be able to treak.
as we didnt treak till date.if it is not possible then can we treak up to tonglu(tumling).
please help me out.
Very much possible .... It's a trek for beginners...
trek itinerary should go like this...
Day1 : manebhanjan to tonglu/tumling
Day2 : tumling to kalipokhri
Day3 : kalipokhri to sandakphu
Day4 : sandakphu to sirikhola
day5 : sirikhola to rimbik cab to njp...

You can do this anyday ...
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#4 Jun 24th, 2014, 22:30
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i did this trek ... i never trekked earlier and i felt sandakphu to srikhola in oneday is tough (my feeling) , we halted in gurdum and had severe leg pain but the view of Gurdum and the night spent there i still cherish .....
#5 Jun 24th, 2014, 23:23
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Originally Posted by aditiban View Post i did this trek ... i never trekked earlier and i felt sandakphu to srikhola in oneday is tough (my feeling) , we halted in gurdum and had severe leg pain but the view of Gurdum and the night spent there i still cherish .....
Iagree with you here but No matter where you stay at gurdum or sirikhola your legs going to pain...it's because the steep downhill walk till gurdum...So next day it will be more difficult to walk till rimbik with that leg...
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Originally Posted by Legend View Post Iagree with you here but No matter where you stay at gurdum or sirikhola your legs going to pain...it's because the steep downhill walk till gurdum...So next day it will be more difficult to walk till rimbik with that leg...
I agree . Next day we came to rimbik and took full day rest ... Even after that when we went to darjeeling I was literally holding my husbands shoulder to come down from first floor .But gktapan and arupkaka its definitely possible , if I can complete this anybody can, it will be fun...all the best
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Thanks Legend and aditiban. I am not concerned about route height or slope because my son has previous trekking experience. I am concerned about frost and snow in December in Sandakfu.
#8 Jun 25th, 2014, 21:54
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Originally Posted by gktapan View Post Thanks Legend and aditiban. I am not concerned about route height or slope because my son has previous trekking experience. I am concerned about frost and snow in December in Sandakfu.
You will not get much of a snow...only some patches of frost what all you get ....Night temp will be subzero...so be prepared for that pack your luggage with full of warm clothes & that will do...
#9 Jun 28th, 2014, 21:38
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Thank you legend. One thing I want to know that how much different Falut is from Sandakfu in respect of natural beauty? What will I miss if I trek only upto Sandakfu and skip Falut?
#10 Jun 30th, 2014, 21:21
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Don't miss it ... I don't think you are going to repeat that trek and that route is too good to be missed
#11 Jun 30th, 2014, 21:50
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Originally Posted by gktapan View Post Thank you legend. One thing I want to know that how much different Falut is from Sandakfu in respect of natural beauty? What will I miss if I trek only upto Sandakfu and skip Falut?
Not much... there are many lodges at sandakphu so at peak season you can find a lot of trekkers but for phalut there is only a trekkers hut so less crowded... The panoromic view is almost same from both the places ...Only difference is from Phalut you can see the kancahjunga very closely & the route to sandakphu to Phalut is unbelievable ...
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I had trekked Sandakfu and Phalut way back in 2002. Things must be very different by now. But its very much possible. The YHAI organizes a Sandakfu trek and for beginners a YHAI trek is wonderful since they look after all paraphernalia. However that takes place in March-April. I went with the YHAI group and there were women and children even younger than 12 years, all of whom completed the trek. I would suggest that you skip Falut this time. The view from Sandakfu would be mesmerizing anyway. Do take a properly packed rucksack and plastic sheets. The winds would be very strong.
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