SANDAKPHU PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP
SEPT – 2019
27th Sept To 1st Oct 2019
Day – 1 – 27/09/2019 : NJP to Maney Bhanjung by sumo ( 85-90 km )- breakfast at Rohini ( Depending on arrival of all members ). Arrive at Maney Bhanjung ( Joubari ) around 2 pm. Lunch ( Non veg ) at Maney Bhanjung. Joubari is a small village. Main occupation of the villagers is cultivation of various vegetables. At evening, a small discussion on next day’s program & sharing knowledge on landscape photography with tea/coffee & snacks. Dinner at 8 pm ( non veg ).
Day – 2 – 28/09/2019 : Early morning breakfast ( at 8.30 am ). Arrive at Maney Bhanjung bazaar( walking distance 2 km ) for land rover. Start journey for Tungloo ( 13 km ) by land rover at 10.30 am. First stop at Chitrey Monastery. Next stop at La Mi Dhura village ( a very small village ). Next stop at Meghma village. A small village on the border of India & Nepal. Tea break at Meghma. Next arrive at Tungloo. Lunch at Tungloo. After lunch – exploring at Tungloo, shooting beautiful sunset over Mt. Kanchenjunga. Beautiful landscape at low light. Cloudscape at long exposure. Star trail & milky way shoot out at night ( If weather is clear ). Dinner at 7.30 pm ( veg or non veg, depending on availability ).
Day – 3 – 29/09/2019 : Wakeup early morning. Watch Sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kumbha Karna etc. Landscape shooting & experimenting with nature’s lights. 150 degree view of Annapurna Range is visible from here. After breakfast start journey for Sandakphu ( 18-19 km ). First halt at Gauribas. SSB permission & other official works. Next stop Kaiyakata ( very small village ). Little break. Spending 1 hour at Kalpokri lake for shooting landscape & local people & activities. Arrive at Sandakphu at around 1 pm. Shooting sunset over Mt. Kanchenjunga. You can enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. At evening discussion on shots taken, analyzing them with tea & snacks. Dinner at 8 pm.
Day – 4 – 30/09/2019: Early morning wakeup watch & shoot spectacular Sunrise from east side over the clouds. On other side ( North ), enjoy the 1st light over Mt. Kanchenjunga from the top of West Bengal. Altitude of Sandakphu is 3636 mtrs. 180 degree view from Sandakphu (Distance 48 km straight from Mt. Kanchenjunga) makes you spellbound. From left to right you can watch some of the highest peaks, like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Tri Sister, Mt. Kumbha Karna, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim & also some peaks of Bhutan. After lunch , return to Maney Bhanjung. Discussion. Campfire at night.
Day – 5 – 01/10/2019 : Pack your bags take breakfast and start for NJP. On the way we will visit Jorpokri. Lunch at Mirik. Shoot out at Mirik tea garden. Arrive at NJP at evening.
Terms & Conditions:
All hotel/home stay/trekkers’ hut accommodations throughout the tour.
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
All local transport as mentioned in the itinerary by SUV
Permits to restricted areas
Mentor’s fee for overall guidance
Package Doesn’t Includes:
Train/flight tickets to and from NJP/Siliguri.
Any personal habits or expenses.
Any medical expenses.
Anything that is not in “Inclusion” list.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
If you cancel your registration, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus service tax.
Within 40 days: 60% refund of total fee
Within 30 days: 40% refund of total fee
Less than 30 days: No refund
Under any unavoidable circumstances, if we have to cancel our photo tour, your entire booking money will be refunded.
Our Liabilities & Limitations:
- All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, natural calamities, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general wellbeing.
- We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.
- We shall not be responsible for any personal loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
- We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.
Please Note: This is a trekking route. So, you can’t get any western toilet. In some situation you have to manage with other members in a dormitory. You can get hot water for drinking & washing hands. Alternative transportation will not be available. We will not be responsible for any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
For tour cost – Contact Joyraj Samanta
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UCO Bank, Budge Budge Branch
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