Singalila Pass with Phalut Trek

This trail goes through the last remaining patches of pristine forests in Eastern Himalaya. Due to the proximity of Sikkim and Nepal High Himalayas, the views of High Himalayan ranges are captivating. Crossing the Singalila Pass, the trail joins the famous Singalila Ridge trek at Phalut. Both the places offer majestic views of gigantic massif of Kanchendzongha range in a famous “Sleeping Buddha” formation. On a clear day, these spurs produce magical views of 4 out of the 5 highest peaks in the world, Mt. Everest, Kanchendzongha, Lhotse and Makalu. On later stage the trail gives the opportunity to see interior picturesque villages of Eastern Himalayas.

A majority of the trail is full in biodiversity with abundance of Flora & Fauna, specially the Avi-fauna and several species of wildflowers. During spring , the blooming of Rhododendrons and Magnolia brushes the forest with pink, red and white. Both for amateur and experienced photographers the route is bountiful of wild life, flowers, panorama and certainly the Himalayan ranges and peaks. In the later half we enter inside West Bengal while reaching Phalut and the area is inside Singalila National Park. The view from Phalut is equally breath taking. While descending, we stay at Gorkhey, a picturesque village positioned at the confluence of two streams.

Note: If you are looking for a shorter hike with families and kids then you can check our Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary trek. This is indeed a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the ecstatic forest around Barsey.

Kalijhar: Sunrise on Everest group
Exquisite Kangchenjunga
Trail inside dense forest
Sleeping Buddha (right) and Mt. Everest group (left) from Singalila pass
Picturesque Gorkhey village and valley

Brief Itinerary for Singalila Pass Phalut trek via Barsey:

DAY 1: Drive from NJP/Bagdogra to Hilley – 150 Km – 8 hours. Lodge.
DAY 2: Trek from Hilley to Barsey– 4.5 Km – 2/3 hours. Camp/Trekkers Hut.
DAY 3: Trek to Joributey via Deolinga Dhap – 12 Km – 6/7 hours. Camp
DAY 4: Trek to Kharka Dara/Kalijhar via Thulo Dhap – 12 Km – 6/7 hours. Camp
DAY 5: Trek to Phoktey Dara and Singalila Pass and descent to Toriphuley – 10 km – 4/5 hours. Camp
DAY 6: Trek to Gorkhey via Phalut – 22 Km –8/9 hours. Camp/Lodge.
DAY 7: Trek to Bhareng – 5 Km – 3 hours – Drive to NJP via Ribdi and Okhrey – 150 Km – 7/8 hours

*** You need to reach NJP/Bagdogra latest by 10 am on Day 1. Similarly you will return to NJP/Bagdogra by 6 pm on Day 7. Arrange of tickets accordingly ***

 TREK FEE: 14800 (Hilley to Bhareng) + 5% GST

The above TREK FEE is applicable for Fixed Departure treks as we schedule time to time. Also we can customise this trek, if you are looking for a private trek or if the our date(s) is not matching with you. Expect similar TREK FEE if you are 8 to 10 persons together forming a group. For 4/5 persons trekking logistics and overhead is too heavy that it is not sustainable.

TREK FEE includes everything which you will require once you reach at Hilley and till you end the trek at Bhareng. Tented accommodation during trek, all meals, trekking guide, porters to carry the logistics and equipment, all permits and camping charges. This also includes Accidental insurance policy (Indian nationals only) for 7 days covering NJP to NJP/Bagdogra. Check COST INCLUSIONS tab for specific details.

Seasons for Singalila Pass Phalut trek:

Being in the Nepal/Sikkim border this area observes longer monsoon. Clouds start to hover from April and prolong till October beginning. There are two distinct seasons when this year trek is particularly beautiful:

1) Spring/Summer for Rhododendron season: From mid of March to Mid of May. Flowering starts from early March in the lower elevation, and gradually towards end of spring on higher altitude. Rhododendron and Giant Magnolia are two most famous along with several other wild flower species. Cloudy or misty atmosphere is common during Spring. Though clear mountains views are not uncommon, specially during morning.

2) Fall/Winter for clear weather: From October to January. In the beginning of October clouds start moving out from this region and weather becomes clear and crisp. November is  particularly known for its crystal clear views of the mountains.

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Highest Point3700 m/12150 ft
Trail Length65 Km

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