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Sandakphu is the culminating point of many trekking routes in the Darjeeling-Sikkim region.At an altitude of 3,636 m, it is located at a distance of 58 km. from Darjeeling. Trek to Sandakphu starts from Maneybhanjan, a small town near Darjeeling. Maneybhanjan can be reached from Siliguri via Ghoom/Darjeeling. After necessary entries in the Immigration check post the trek begins.Aptly called the Paradise of Trekkers, the Sandakphu peak is a vantage point from where one can see four of the world's five highest peaks - Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse in a continuous snow-clad arc.Sandakphu is resplendent with the ethereal beauty of magnolias, rhododendrons, primulas and other sub-alpine flowers. It also contains more than 600 varieties of orchids, the largest to be found in a single geographical area in the world.

MUST SEE IN SANDAKPHU

See singalila range with four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kanchendzonga, Lhotse and Makalu.

During April-May there may be occasional showers in this region. May be occasional rains during the first half of the month of October. But November is generally dry and visibility is excellent. First half of December is also good, though rather cold; besides that there are occasional snow fall.

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MUST DO IN SANDAKPHU

TREK TO SANDAKPHU

The first lap till Chitre passes quite steeply uphill on a good stoned path through lush greenery of pine, fir, birch forests and bamboo glades. It takes about an hour and half to reach Chitre (2530 m). Crossing the Buddhist settlement of Chitre one reaches Meghma. The trail bifurcates at Meghma. The right uphill route leads to the trekkers hut at Tonglu (3070m).The next day's trek from Tonglu or Tumling The trek route passes through the Indo-Nepal border reach Goiribans (9 km. 2621 m) through Joubari (in Nepal). After some break move on to second nights halt at Kalepokhri (4 km from Goiribans, 3108 m, in Nepal). The trek from Tumling to Kalepokhri takes about 5 hours. At Kalepokhri there is a small crystal lake surrounded by pine trees and prayer flags.

As the third day of trek unfolds Sandakphu is within a short striking distance 9 km approx. But it will be negotiating with an uphill climb.It will trek for about 4 hours to reach Sandakphu (3636m), the highest point in West Bengal.

From Sandakphu there are several trekking options available to the tourists,go down to Rimbik directly by a shortcut route through dense forests, can move on to Phalut (3600m) from where you can further visit to Molley, Rammam, Gorkey or Rimbik. Rimbik is the road head on the other side of the trek. From here you will be taken to your next destination.

The best months to trek in this region are April, May and October-November. During April-May there may be occasional showers. May be occasional rains during the first half of the month of October. But November is generally dry and visibility is excellent. First half of December is also good, though rather cold; besides that there are occasional snow falls.

REACH SANDAKPHU
AIR

Nearest airport is Bagdogra 162 Km.

RAIL

Nearest rail head is NJP 158 Km.

ROAD

Darjeeling-Maneybhanjyang-Tonglu-Sandakphu - 59 km.

Manebhanjan 32 Km, Siliguri 149 Km, NJP 158 Km.

Distances:

From Place

Sandakphu (in Km)

Altitude (in Ft)

Maneybhanjan

32

7000

Chitrey

30

8300

Meghma

22

9500

Tonglu

23

10100

Tumling

20

9842

Gairibans

13

8600

Kalepokhri

7

10200

Sandakphu

0

11930

Phalut

20

11800

 

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