National Himalayan Trekking cum Training Expedition 2019 Sandakphu Gurdum
Go higher, further and faster into the wild! It's the stuff of every explorer's dream - a trip to the Himalayas, and you don't have to wait to cross it off your bucket list. This expedition conducted by YHAI lets you trek along one of the world's most loved mountain ranges at not-so-Himalayan prices.
From 1st May to 20th May 2019, have a rendezvous with nature as you go on the Sadakphu-Gurdum trek in the eastern Himalayan region (Darjeeling). Sandakphu is famous around the world for its fabulous views of Mount Everest, Khangchendzonga, Lhotse (27940 ft), Nuptse Makalu (27825 ft.), Kumbhakarna (25296 ft.), Chomolhari (24036 ft) and more upto Arunachal Pradesh.
#Day 1: Reporting at Base Camp, (6700 ft.) after 3 p.m.
#Day 2: Training/Acclimatization/ Orientation
#Day 3: Transfer to Dhotrey (8500 ft.) by jeep. Trek to Tumling (10000 ft.) 7 KM.
#Day 4: Trek to Kalipokhri (10196 ft.) 13 KM.
#Day 5: Trek to Sandakphu (11941 ft ) 6 KM.
#Day 6: Trek to Gurdum (9514 ft) 14 KM (descending)
#Day 7: Trek to Rimbik (7498 ft ) via Sirikhola (3572 ft), 11 KM. Certificate distribution and recreation activity followed by a grand dinner.
#Day 8: Transfer by jeep to Darjeeling Base Camp (52KM). Have a hot lunch, and check out.
Note:The route and schedule of the program may change without prior notice based on local weather conditions.Participants are requested to report at base camp by 9 p.m.
Getting To Base Camp
The base camp is at International Youth Hostels Darjeeling, Chota Kakjhora. It's near the new Taxi Stand, which is literally just 500m away from the hostel.
Darjeeling itself is easily accessible from any part of India by air, rail or road. The railway station that's closest is New Jalpaiguri (73 kms / 3 hours) and the airport at Bagdogra ( 70 kms / 2.5 hours) is where you'd want to get a flight to. From there you can avail bus/jeep/taxi services to reach International Youth Hostel, Darjeeling.
Nutritious veg food
Forest entry fees
A trekking medical certificate will be compulsory at the time of reporting (with 30 days of validity), duly signed by registered medical practitioner (MBBS /MD only) along with his registration no. and stamp.
About the Organiser
YHAI, or Youth Hostel Association of India, is part of a leading network of hostels in about 90 countries across the world. It was set up to encourage young people to travel the world on their own terms and embrace nature up close and personal. They regularly hold cycling expeditions, short and long distance treks, skiing trips and more. If travel pals and a shoe-string budget are what you're looking for, these guys are perfect to plan your next trip with.
International Youth Hostel Darjeeling
Opposite New Taxi Stand & Multi level parking, Just 300 Mtr. Before Of Darjeeling Railway Station on Main Road, Chota Kakjhora, Darjeeling- 734101, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101