Sandakphu Trek suspended until January 24th Due to Omicron

Sandakphu Trek suspended until January 24th Due to Omicron

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By Latika Payak


The West Bengal Government has prohibited entry into Singalila National Park with immediate effect.

This is in reaction to the rising Covid infections.

This means our Sandakphu trek stands suspended with immediate effect. This prohibition may last for the next 2 to 3 weeks or longer. This is why we have suspended all our groups to Sandakphu until January 24th. 

If there are any developments regarding this, we will inform you immediately. 

But as of now, all groups heading to Sandakphu until January 24th are advised to cancel their travel plans immediately.

Knowing that you have an upcoming trek and you made all the preparations, we are giving you a 100% voucher of the trek fee you paid. 

Once the crisis has blown over, then you could think of doing a trek. Given the silver lining of symptoms of Omicron being mild, I see us tiding over this crisis within two months. More than anything, a promise of a Himalayan trek in future will keep you going through these tough times. 

This special Covid voucher is transferable to friends and family members (our regular vouchers are not).

If you feel that you cannot go on the trek personally, you’re free to transfer the voucher to a friend or family member who can. The validity of this voucher is for 1.5 years. These are the special benefits for you. We do not allow this facility on our regular vouchers. 

On your booking dashboard, you will find a trek voucher activated equivalent to the Sandakphu Trek fee. You can use this for your next trek. Either Sandakphu or any other. Do note, these vouchers are not refundable. You can go through the complete details of the cancellation policy from here: Read our cancellation policy. 

The COVID-19 crisis is a serious threat to our nation. All of us must make sacrifices to safeguard not only ourselves but the people around us. Not traveling now is the best thing we can do. 

Please stay safe. Stay within your confines as much as possible. This is the only advice I can give you right now. 

Meanwhile, if you need any clarifications, please do not hesitate to talk to me.

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.