Walk along the Singalila Ridge, which joins Nepal and India, while staring in awe at not one, not two, but four of the highest peaks in the world! From Sandakphu (3636 meters/11,929 feet), the highest point in West Bengal, feast your eyes on Mount Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516meters), and Makalu (8481meters). Spend a night at Sandakphu and watch the sunrise and fall, painting the mountains a fiery red-orange colour.
Begin the adventure: The trek starts from Maneybhanjyang, after a splendid hilly cruise from Darjeeling. Trek through grassy meadows and blissful forests, passing mountain viewpoint after mountain viewpoint. Ascend through radiating rhododendron forests to charming villages. Spend time with the locals and learn about their distinct lifestyle. Also, along the trail, you might run into one of the awesome animals of Singalila National Park, including the red panda, leopard, barking deer, or Himalayan black bear.
When you arrive at Sandakphu, your breath is taken away by the 360-degree mountain panorama. The moments at Sandakphu will be cherished for the rest of your days. Snap some photos to remind you of this beautiful place before descending to Timburey and finishing the trek.
best seasons to visit Darjeeling – Sandakphu Trek
Best season for Sandakphu – Trek The first season Spring ( March to May) In the springtime, the colourful flowers are blooming like rhododendrons, orchids and magnolia flower. during the fall, the skies are usually clearer the temperature ranges from 8 – 14 degrees C°, and the second Season is after the monsoon starting from 15th September to early December the snow peaks show in their dazzling beauty in a clear blue sky when the temperature ranges from – 5 to 6 degrees C°
Note: that during the monsoon seasons the Singalila National Park is closed from mid 15 June to mid 15 September,
also possible to do this Sandakphu – Phalut trek in winter Dec – Jan – Fab but it’s cold recommended bringing warm cloth as much as possible we Blue Dragon Adventure arranges the trek with full management, including transportation, meals, stay , permit etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!
View from Sandakphu of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516m), and Makalu (8481m).
Trek through Singalila National Park, a rich wildlife sanctuary.
See countless bird species (over 400 within the park!).
Hiking through rhododendron and magnolia forest.
Connect with local villagers each day.
The shortest trek gives you astounding mountain views.