Sikkim
Location
8 days
Duration

Usually classified as an entry level ‘first’ trek, Sandakphu – Ribdhi is ideal for tourists who want an introduction to trekking but are not quite sure what to expect. The trails are well defined and the trek can easily be handled without using porters if one can carry one’s own gear. The maximum altitude reached is about 3,600 m. So the problems of high-altitude sickness and acclimatization are minimized. Standing on the Sangalila ridge, one can enjoy the sight of the ethereal beauty of the Kanchenjunga dominating the entire horizon. It is one of the few locations in the world that offers a view of four of the world’s five highest mountains – Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,501m) and Makalu (8,475m). During late spring in April, the rhododendrons and magnolias are in bloom, and the hillsides are covered with red, pink, yellow and white blooms. Being primarily a ‘ridge walk’, there are views on all sides especially towards Nepal. An advantage of this trek is – the trail from Sandakphu top evenly descends through wild forests to Ribdhi via Samanden village.

So if you prefer a week of full-on fun with your gang of friends to a lazy escapade, 99 Planet Holidays has this offbeat trail to offer. Take a plunge into these dare devil adventure trek and have the time of your life – 99 Planet Holidays will make sure that your trip at the pristine Sandakphu – Ribdhi is a guaranteed right!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION NJP Railway Station
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 1 hour before the train.
INCLUDED
Trainfare Accommodations
Meal Sightseeing
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
1

Day 1

Receive guests from NJP/Siliguri/Bagdogra in the morning. Drive (90 kms) to Manebhanjan (6458 ft). Night halt at Manebhanjan.
2

Day 2

After breakfast, trek (11 kms) to Tonglu (10074 ft) via Megma. Overnight at trekkers hut.
3

Day 3

Trek (9 kms) to Gauribus (8650 ft). Overnight at trekkers hut.
4

Day 4

Trek (12 km) to Sandakphu (12000 ft) via Kalipokhri (10465 ft) etc. Overnight at trekker’s hut.
5

Day 5

Full day at Sandakphu. Overnight at trekker’s hut.
6

Day 6

Trek (23 kms) to Phalut (7500 ft). Overnight at trekker’s hut.
7

Day 7

Trek (15 kms) to Gorkhey (7500 ft). Overnight at trekker’s hut.
8

Day 8

Trek (8 kms) to Ribdi (All guests must reach Ribdhi max by 10 am) via Jorthang. Then drive back to NJP/Siliguri/Bagdogra.

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