1. -Can anybody assist me by telling how to go Sandakphu from Siliguri...
Ans - From Siliguri you hire a car like bolero , Sumo , Max etc and reached manebhanjan Via Mirik . (Around 70- 80 Km.) Overnight Manebhanjan . You can't get good hotel over there , but get neat and clean hotel with basic aminities. in maximum hotels maximum time gysar not working , so they supply hot water by bucket . some time they charge . you can stay hotel Exotica. , Pradhan lodge Etc. if you want good accommodation you can stay at Lepchajagat which is 15 km from Manebhanjan .
2 .- # Is there any land rover available? If there, then what will be the cost?
Landrover available from Manebhanjan. maximum Landrover are made in the year 1955-56. and better in a land rover you can take max-5-6 people. Cost Manebhanjan to Sandakophu and Back rs 3500-4000 . ad for night stay they charge another rs 500 per night .
3 - How much time needed to reach Sandakphu.
Manebhnjan to Sandakophu is 33 km distance . it will take 6-7 hours by landrover as road condition is pathetic after 3 km. almost 30 km road are full of boulder .
4. - i am planning to go there in the last week of September. Is it the right time to go? what will be the weather condition then? Could i see all the major mountain peaks clearly from there?
Ans - You can go Last week of september . and hope weather will clear and 90% chance to see the Mt. everest and with other peak. for closer view of Everest you can go to Phalut in a day visit . distance 22 km from Sandakophu.
5 - We are may be 7 or 8 people, so is one vehicle enough?
Ans - No. you must take Two car as Luggage will be i your part . it is very tough to accommodate 8 people in a car with luggage .
6 - From where i can get the guide and what will be the rate?
Ans - From Manebhanjan you get, permission car Car. no need for guide. guide needed if you going by trek.
7- Is it possible to cover Sandakphu in 3 days(2 nights) and back to Siliguri?
Yea is it possible . but i I 'll suggest keep one day buffer and stay at Tumling on the way to sandakophu . you can co-up with the altitude. You can say at Niladis hotel . or Siddartha lodge at Tumling . interms of Location siddartha lodge is better.
8 - What is the accommodation cost there and where to stay?
A standard double bed room will cost - 800-1000 and a 4 bed will ne 1600. trkkers hut charge 200-to 300 per head excluding food. Plenty of Trekkers hut there. There is only one good hotel named - Sherpa Shaley , after that little buddha is the best .
9 .- what kind of food we can get there and what is the price?
from rice to roti . maximum hotel there is ample number Noodles , maggi you get.
10- what will be the approximate cost for whole tour (siliguri to siliguri) per person?
Depending upon situation . but siliguri to siliguri it eould be 5500-6500 for 3 ights 4 days .. approx.
Note - If you have any Pain like Neck , waist , Leg ,,everything is curable when you go to Sandakophu by Landrover ...Mind it ...HA Ha
Another there is a adearth of water ... Remind it. they supply one bucket ater for whle day and you have to complit all the necessary activities with that . in morning they also provide hot water for fres n up.
There is no electricity . Only one hotel have a generator facility ..that is Sherpa shaley , they charge for mobile charge and Camera Battery charge .
Edited: 9:41 pm, June 19, 2013