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All Sandakphu Trek Reviews

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Story by Ganaka Singh

 Rated : 5.0

The trek has a famous point from where you can see the clouds in a sleeping buddha position and it was the best view. There were also local tales about Kalanag, a black water lake, and listening to different stories about it from the locals were fun and exciting. Watching mountain ranges and beautiful views make the visit worthwhile.

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Story by Anal Embranthiri

 Rated : 5.0

We visited here during the spring season and it has the best views in this season. The forest offers different views covered in pink, red, and white shades. There is a point from where you can see the highest peaks and it was mesmerizing to see that.

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Story by Chaten Pandey

 Rated : 5.0

Trekking to the highest peak of West Bengal was exciting and beautiful as well. Sandakphu Trek is very famous for its beautiful views and amazing scenery and heard a lot about the tales of the locals as well. It was a memorable experience.

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Story by Arjun Talwar

 Rated : 5.0

In this trek, we mostly stayed at local guest houses and we had an incredible time listening to their stories and seeing their day to day life. The climate was great and we had stayed some nights in camps as well and one date we had a bonfire which was the most memorable day of the trek. We interacted with the group people as well and played fun games as well.

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Story by Brijesh Marar

 Rated : 5.0

It was one of the most beautiful treks we had visited. The views of all the mountains of different countries are visible from here and the best part is the beautiful trails which are completely covered with lush greenery and beautiful flora and fauna.

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Story by Shonali Patnaik

 Rated : 5.0

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One of the best experience in my life till date. Sandakhphu trek had mesmerizing views and sceneries. Enjoyed like hell. Its great for beginners. So beautiful, so ecstatic, so adventurous. Trekking guide especially DK sir was so helpful and patient. Loved his songs. Food was great all the way. I would definitely recommend for everyone to try once in a lifeime.

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Story by Kumaril Shivam

 Rated : 5.0

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brilliantly organized, couldn't ask any better

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Story by Sumit Biswas

 Rated : 5.0

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Overall a good trek. The Himalayan Trekker guide, Arpan, was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend it for beginners. Seasoned trekkers might find it a bit easy.

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Story by sudha b

 Rated : 5.0

I decided to do a solo Himalayan trekking in a spur of the moment, on a Sunday afternoon. I randomly googled for the organisers and Thrillophilia were the only guys to come back with answers. They suggested me to do the Sandakhphu trek as it was my first trek as well. And I am glad they did.I would recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for an adventure as the difficulty is easy to moderate. This lets you experience not only the rich flora and fauna of the region but also gives a glimpse of the lifestyle of the pahadi people. Finally, as we watched the Mountain Goddess Kanchenjunga shining in all its grandeur, at Sandakphu, we felt every bit of the effort is worth it.

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Story by Mayank Singhal

 Rated : 5.0

It is truly a trekker's paradise! I along with our group of 5 members had wonderful experience during this trek. All the way to reaching 3,600m, the Trekking members and guides were extremely helpful and friendly. Cheers guys!

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Story by Ravi Gupta

 Rated : 5.0

What I liked the most about this trek is the variation in the terrains. At diffferent places, it offers totally different experience. Moreover, this is one of the treks that offered me fascinating views of Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest, Lhotse and Makalu peaks on the same go. Once, I was at the peak, I felt hyptonised by the beauty around. In this region, it is indeed the best treks to take.

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Story by Aanand Sharma

 Rated : 5.0

Trekking in sandakphu was one of the best decisions we ever made. It was a truly amazing experience and we had a blast here with our friends from Bangalore. Lovely climate, cold but warm in terms of the folk here who are so friendly and nice at all times.

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Story by Nalini Marar

 Rated : 5.0

Sandakphu Peak was an amazing trekking experience. The views are simply beautiful and the trek is not that difficult. Loved the entire region. Beautiful experience.

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Story by Dhanesh Achari

 Rated : 5.0

We were a group of 5 people and we weren't so sure about how the trip will be because: But it turned out to be an awesome experience, April is the best time to see the rhododendrons blooming. However, starting from the landrover ride uphill, the short 5 km trek in the steep uphill to the snowfall and the other treks was something that we enjoyed the most.

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Story by Shreya Menon

 Rated : 5.0

Sandakphu is a wonderland trip for the trekkers. It's located at an altitude of 11,929ft in Darjeeling district .This is the summit or the highest point in Singalila range, and is also the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. Loved the entire trekking experience - great trip.

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Story by Bhisham Deshpande

 Rated : 5.0

It is difficult to explain my entire experience in few words. It was an awesome experience which I would cherish my whole life.. of course it's the the only highest place in West Bengal at an altitude of 3636m that is inhabited. Places we covered throughout the trek starting from maneybhanjan include Tumbling kalipokhri to sandakphu and then all the way down timburee and Therewise srikhola. Loved each and evry minute that I spent on this trek.

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Story by Ranjit Kakkar

 Rated : 5.0

One of the most adventurous and difficult treks of my life. the scenery was so awesome..really enjoyd the trek and made some awesome new friends.

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Story by nevilleckumar

 Rated : 4.0

We got pretty lucky with our timing for the tour I would say. We got a crystal clear view of the mountains, as well as fresh snow on the ground. Pros: The trek itself was great. It was conducted by a company and beyond who did a pretty great job of organizing the trek as well as the food and lodging along the way. The trek guide was knowledgeable, the houses that we stayed at were quite comfortable, the food was hearty and filling and the people along the way were kind and helpful. Cons: The pre trek organization was a little last minute. I didn't know who else was going on the trek till about a day before we reached. After asking about the details though, Thrillophilia did help out a lot. I think the trek guide did hurry us on a bit in terms of the pace at which we went, but it was still fairly manageable

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Story by D Vishwanath

 Rated : 4.0

It all started with my son wanting to do a trek on his birthday. A quick google search took me to Thrillophilia and Sweety Mallick was very helpful in finalising our itenerary for Sandakphu trek. Makkan Singh and Kavish Rathore were also quite helpful. On Day 1, our family of four reached our homestay at Kopidhara near Mane Bhanjan. We were greeted by Tashi and Anmol. We were soon joined by our other team members, three cousins from Gujarat, one Danish National and a lady from Mumbai. We bonded almost at once and enjoyed the Diwali cracker show at this small village and the simple dinner our hosts had prepared for the night. Tashi gave us a good brief on Dos and Donts for the long trek ahead. This was our first multi-day trek. On Day 2, we started off by 0830 hrs for a steep trek of 6 km through the pine trees. Our senior guide Santa Dada, a gentle soul in his 50s had joined us by then. He took the forward position and Anmol, our other guide in his 20s took up the rear. We were a group of nine with ages varying from 15 to 48 years of age. We had great view of Kanchenjunga and Singalila Range all through the day as we took a tea break at Meghma, lunched near Chitrey and stopped for the night in a homestay at Tumling. Our hosts at Tumling had arranged for a cosy fireplace. Santa Da and Anmol gave my son Dhruv a traditional Nepali greeting on his birthday. We enjoyed the Diwali celebrations at our host's place which was a musical one with the entire village in attendance. Some of us danced to the Nepali numbers sung by the locals. On Day 3, we started off by 0900 hrs and this time also weather was very pleasant with clear view all around. We trekked along a gentle climb to lunch at Kayargutta and finally reached Kalapokhri homestay by 1630 hrs for our night stay. After a simple dinner we retired early. On Day 4, we started by 0830 hrs for our last leg of journey to Sandakphu. It was a steep trek but we enjoyed each moment with the group. We finally reached Hotel Sunrise our last stop atop Sandakphu by lunch. We were surprised to see that the hotel was well stocked with goodies and variety of dishes. It was warm inside the restaurant. Towards evening we trekked to the sunset point and though we could not have a glimpse of Everest and other peaks due to dense fog and clouds, we could enjoy the various hues of the sky due to the setting sun. We came back to the hotel and enjoyed a sumptuous dinner consisting of Chowmein and fried rice. Electricity was available only through solar panels and diesel genset for a limited time. Water was also scarce since it had to be brought by tanker from halfway uphill. So we retired early. On Day 6, we woke up early in the morning (0430 hrs) to get a glimpse of Everest, Kanchenjunga and the other famous peaks along with Sleeping Buddha pose. It was quite foggy and the clouds made it difficult to catch the Mt Everest peak clearly, We then started our climb down back to Seppy through a steep slope. This time Anmol took the forward position and Santa Da took the rear position. We quickly reached our lunch point at Gurduk, Sherpa Himalayan Homestay. The climb down was arduous due to the steepness and rocky trail. We were very tired by lunch due to pressure on the knees. The weather was also very foggy and the mountain ranges were not visible. However the Shrikola river and Timbure village gave us scenic views. We reached our Homestay at Seppy by dusk and our hosts headed by Sushant made our stay comfortable by offering us veg momos with tea and later a simple dinner. We were very tired and quickly retired to bed. On Day 7, Sushant was very helpful in dropping us back to Kopidhara and arranging vehicle for the way back to Siliguri. The entire trek was made very memorable by the bonding within our group despite the varied age difference. We had great fun and will always remember the great time we had. We carry a lot of photographs for remembering those fun moments we had. Thank you Santa Dada and Anmol. Thank you Thrillophilia. Thank you all the hosts en route Sandakphu and back. Regards and Best Wishes.

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Story by Suma Kocchar

 Rated : 4.0

This trek is considered to be the holy grail of Indian trekking, and it is done so for the right reasons. This trek is sheer brilliance. It is neither tough nor too easy, but this trek is definitely unique and great. Which other trek offers the view of Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga at the same time? This trek does, and it definitely is the best trek to take with your gang of buddies. I took this trek 2 months back, and I was super glad about it. This was a well-organized and a very pleasant trek, in short. Highly recommended.

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Story by Rudra Jain

 Rated : 4.0

The Sandakphu trek is brilliant. This trek was a good one. The experience of trekking was fabulous. Being a nube i had no idea about trekking but the trek leaders are really awesome guys!.Hats off to their patience level and trekking skills.Made it very easy and enjoyable trek for me.Lovely experince.

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Story by Tara Nayar

 Rated : 4.0

I went on a trek to Sandakphu and Phalut in Nov 2015. The region is at India-Nepal border. Sandakphu and Phalut are respectively the highest and second highest peaks in West Bengal. I'd say this should be on top of list for adventure and thrill-seekers and Himalayan-lovers.

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Story by St├ęphan Giroux

 Rated : 4.0

I did this trek in November 2017. I was very well organised. The trek itself is wonderful. Not to difficult. Nice views of the mountains, great paths in the forest. I recommend it without any doubt. S. Giroux from Canada

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Story by Sheela Joshi

 Rated : 4.0

this amazing trek to sandakphu is one of the best treks to be found in the northern part of india. the trek helped us to learn more about the local life style and tradition.It was a quite challenging track but the beauty that awaits when u reach the top is worth tha pain and hardwork.

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Story by Deeksha Gill

 Rated : 4.0

Sandakphu Trek is a very pretty and a beautiful trek. I enjoyed this trek totally. This was a beautiful trek where we got to see the Mt. Everest. It was nice and awesome. The cost of this trek was also not that much. I had a great time in here.

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