Sandakphu Land Rover

Camp Thrill Level Extreme
Camp Tour type Group
About the Sandakphu Land Rover

Sandakphu is the highest point of West Bengal which offers an incredible panoramic view of the world's highest snowline, serving from the snow ensconced peaks of Nepal to Bhutan and farther east to Tibet.

Sandakphu offers a clear view of Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the world. Mt. Lhotse, the fourth highest peak of the world, is also known as the south peak in Tibet and Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest peak of the world standing along with Everest range of the peaks. The trip also offers a great view of Kanchenjunga massif shaped like a Sleeping Buddha.

Most of the time on this trip you will be walking on a ridge which acts as India - Nepal Border. On this trip you will be walking in Indian Territory, however you will enter Nepal for sleeping as all the guest houses on this route are in Nepal's territory, even the one in Sandakphu.

The trail goes through the Singalila National Park which is shared by India - Nepal, the route is a zig-zag ascend through the Singalila ridge. Singalila national park offers a great variety of flora & fauna with flowers blooming  at the respective time of the year, not only it also offers a great variety of birds and animals the lucky one gets to spot Red Panda, Black Himalayan Bear, Barking Deer etc in their natural habitat.

The trip of Sandakphu is not one of the challenging trips as there’s no such abrupt altitude gain and is mostly swinging through. Although one must work on their fitness in order to take this trip as the sheer distance can be challenging, all in all it's a trip full of adventures while offering strong majestic views that no trip in India offers.

This mode of trip is best suitable for friends and families who have less days to travel and who wishes to enjoy the Historic Land Rovers drive.

Day 1: Arrive at Manebhanjan

 

Altitude: 6,325 ft

Drive: 75 km (4-5 hrs drive)

Meals Included: Dinner

Stay type: Stay at guest houses on a double / triple sharing basis.

  • Take a shared cab from Siliguri to Manebhanjan, it's a 4-5 hrs drive which takes you to a small mountain township situated at the border of India & Nepal.
  • During your journey to Manebhanjan you will pass through Darjeeling.
  • Manebhanjan is the starting point of the trip and you can spot old Land Rovers which serve the Singlingla National park and the drive to Sandakphu.
  • After landing into your guest house, step out and explore on your own.

 

Day 2: Manebhanjan to Sandakphu in Vintage land rover

 

Altitude: 11,950 ft

Drive: 30 km (1-1.5hr drive)

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks- Dinner

Stay Included: Stay at the guest house in triple / quad sharing basis

  • Wake up to a chilly morning and enjoy your breakfast with a view to the Kachenjunga massif. After breakfast get ready for the drive
  • You will be heading to Sandakphu in approx 100 yrs old iconic Land Rover, During the drive enjoy the scenic views and do not forget to capture memories.
  • The main attraction of this spot is the 180 degree of panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks such as Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamling, Chomolonzo, Machapuchare and other peaks of the Annapurna range spread out towards the west, the sleeping Buddha lies before you. In the east you see the highest range of Butan, Chomolhari is the highest peak rises above all.
  • The hotel where you will be staying has the best view point in Sandakphu. You can view 4 out of 5 world's tallest mountains including Mt. Everest, you can also view sunrise and sunset with a panaromic view of all the important peaks of himalayas from Nepal in the west to Bhutan in the east, It also offers the best view of Sleeping Buddha. To view all this you don't have to go anywhere, you just have to go on the roof of the Hotel and you can enjoy the view with a hot cup of tea in your hand without doing any effort.
  • During winters Sandakphu is usually covered with snow and sometimes drops to sub zero temperatures in the night.

 

Day 3: Sandakphu to Manebhanjan in Vintage Land Rover

 

Drive: 30 km (1-1.5hr drive)

Meals Included: Breakfast - Lunch - Evening Snacks- Dinner

Stay type: Stay at guest houses on a double / triple sharing basis.

  • Start your day with a delicious breakfast overlooking 4 out of the 5 highest peaks of the world.
  • After breakfast pack your bags and get ready for a drive to Manebhanjan, during the drive you will pass through the dense forest of Singalila National Park, also different varieties of birds and animals can be spotted.
  • After reaching Manebhanjan, check in the guest house freshen up and step out of the property and explore the nearby shops on your own also you can try taking a nature walk around the village.

 

Day 4: Departure from Manebhanjan


  • After breakfast with a heavy heart bid bye to the majestic views of the highest peaks in the world.

Air: Take a flight to Bagdogra airport and plan a stay to siliguri, on the next day book a cab to Manebhanjan. It will take around 3 hours to reach the Manebhanjan base camp.

Rail: Take a train to NJP and book a cab to Manebhanjan. It will take around 3.30 hours to reach the Manebhanjan base camp.

Road: The road route is open from Siliguri to Manebhanjan, it’s a total journey of 76 km which takes around 3 hours to complete.

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans

2. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

3. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

4. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

5. Comfortable Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

6. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

7. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

8. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

9. Personal toiletries

Inclusions:

 

1. Welcome & Greeting on Arrival at Manebhanjan.

2. All accommodation during this tour in guest houses on tripple / quad sharing basis.

3. Dinner from Day 1 to Breakfast to Day 4

4. Skilled local staff who has ample knowledge of the route.

5. Vegetarian meals on the trip.

6. Hot water in buckets shall be provided on request for limited hours while staying in Guest House at Sandakphu and Manebhanjan only.

8. Forest fee and Land Rover fee included.

9. Driver cum guide for the entire trip.

10. Basic First aid Kit.

11. Covid Related Information

 

Exclusions:

 

1. The above trip charges does not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials -

(i) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.

(ii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages

(iii) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.

(iv) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. Transportation - The charges of transportation on day 1 and 4 are to be borne and shared between the travellers

4. In case if your trip remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

5. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

6. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

1. If cancellations are made within 48 hours prior to the start of the trip, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.

2. If cancellations are made between 2-7 days prior to the start of th trip, either 75% of paid amount will be returned to the guest or whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trip within next 6 months.

3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trip, 100% of total advance will be refunded.

4. If you book the trip by paying 25% of booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your trip remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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