Sandakphu Chintappu trek is a journey through the rolling tea hills and small villages in Far East Nepal at the foot hills of Mt Kanchenjunga. This trek is a true off the beaten track experience as only a hand full of people venture out to this area. If you want to be away from the crowds to explore the real Nepali culture and way of life in East Nepal, then this is the best option for you.

Trekking to Sandakphu starts after a scenic drive to the rolling tea hills in Illam. Throughout the journey you can enjoy the constantly changing landscape and beauty of Nepal. We will spend our first two nights on a small farm house where you can observe the aspects of Nepalese farming, help harvesting or just enjoy a cup of tea over-looking the beautiful garden and surrounding. We will be trekking through small villages camping at the locals’ backyards every night eventually to the view point of Sandakphu. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Kumbakarna, Mt Makalu as well as a peak from Bhutan Mt Chongmalari. If the weather is very clear we will even see the Everest range. This trek is a unique itinerary created by Oneals Backpackers Adventure as our founder was born in this part of Nepal and is excited to share this hidden gem. If we are lucky, we will see rare red pandas during our hike. Lush rhododendron forests, rolling tea hills, yaks, contrast of culture, Nepalese farm life, unlimited views of Himalayan peaks and real introduction to Nepalese culture are some of the many highlights of Sandakphu Trek.

Oneals Backpackers Adventure has designed Sandakphu Chintappu Trek – 14 Days itinerary to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything. However, if you want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us

Trip Starts: Kathmandu Trip Ends: Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 3636m Trip Type: Camping Trek
Trip Grade: Easy Trip Duration: 14 Days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

Home Stay & Tents during trekking

Group Size: 2-6 People

Single person upon request

Price per Person: for group of 6: $ 850

for group of 4: $ 995


for group of 2: $ 1100

Single person upon request



Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft), hotel transfer followed by welcome dinner by Oneals Backpackers Adventure

Meals: Dinner


Day 2

Explore the heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with our guide on private vehicle

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch


Day 3

Drive on a comfortable shared van to Illam (1200m/3937 ft): 9-10 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 4

Visit to a farmhouse and trek preparation

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 5

Drive on a private jeep to Mai Majhua (approximately 1300m)- 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 6

Trek from Maimajhua to Ram Kharka (approximately 2600m): 5-6  hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 7

Trek from Ram Kharka to Sandakphu (3636m/11929 ft): 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 8

Trek from Sandakhpu to Bhaise (approximately 2000m): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 9

Trek from Bhaise to Goruwale (approximately 21oom): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 10

Trek from Goruwale to Dhappar (approximately 18oom): 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 11

Trek from Dhappar to Deurali (approximately 2000m): 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 12

Trek from Deurali to Farm House (approximately 1100m): 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 13

Rest day at the farm house, evening BBQ

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 14

Drive on a comfortable shared van to Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft): 9-10 hours, hotel transfer followed by farewell dinner by Oneals Backpackers Adventure

Meals: Lunch – Dinner

Upon your flight outward from Nepal, Oneals Backpackers Adventure representative will escort you to airport.

If you want to change this itinerary, please feel free to contact us or call us at 977-9849742843

What is included in the price?

Airport transfer upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu

All hotel transfers in Kathmandu


Day sightseeing of heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley by a private vehicle including the entrance fees

Transportation Kathmandu – Ilam – Kathmandu on a comfortable shared van

Transportation to Mai Majhua by a private jeep before the trek

3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (including breakfast)

4 Nights’ accommodation in Ilam in a Farm House (including breakfast)

7 Nights’ accommodation in Tents on twin sharing basis during trekking

Meals (Breakfast – Lunch  – Dinner) during trekking and all other meals as per the itinerary

English speaking guide for 14 days

 All necessary gears and equipment including tents, sleeping bags, mattress, duffel bags,kitchen equipment

Field staff and camping cook to transport the tents, food supply, kitchen equipment and logistics for camping

Welcome and Farewell dinner

 Oneals Backpackers Adventure  T-Shirt

Water purifier

All government taxes and fees

Whats is not included in the price?

Visa fees for Nepal

Travel insurance

Medical expenses

Personal expenses like souvenir shopping, donations etc

Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

Tip for the guide & staff

Emergency evacuation

 Additional expenses due to changes in itinerary for any unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blockade etc..