Sandakphu Phalut Trek with Darjeeling
Sandakphu Phalut Trek with Darjeeling
Sandakphu Phalut Trek with Darjeeling
Sandakphu Phalut Trek with Darjeeling
Sandakphu Phalut Trek with Darjeeling
Sandakphu Phalut Trek with Darjeeling
  • April 23, 2024 4:34 pm
  • Kolkata, West Bengal

Places covered in our Darjeeling Sandakphu Tour Package:

Our Darjeeling Sandakphu Tour Package covers:

  • Manebhanjan: A charming village near Darjeeling, serving as the starting point for the breathtaking Sandakphu trek. Surrounded by mountains, forests, and antique Land Rovers, it’s a picturesque spot with homestays and trekking shops.
  • Phalut: The second-highest peak in West Bengal within the Singalila National Park, near the West Bengal Sikkim Nepal border. It’s revered by indigenous tribes, the Phalutians, and offers stunning vistas, situated 21 km from Sandakphu.
  • Lepchajagat: A serene village nestled in wilderness at 7000 feet elevation. Surrounded by forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, it’s a haven for nature lovers. Mount Kanchenjunga’s majestic view graces the northern-eastern edge, providing tranquility amidst nature’s symphony.
  • Darjeeling: Lastly, Darjeeling, a popular hill town, is renowned for its architectural marvels, lush gardens, monasteries, and tea estates. Tiger Hill, Batasia Loop, Rock Garden, Ganga Maya Park, Peace Pagoda, and the Himalayan Railway Station stand as must-visit spots in Darjeeling.

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The mesmeric high peak panorama viewable from the Sandakphu Trekking Package :

The Sandakphu Trekking Package offers mesmerizing views of four astounding mountain peaks:

  • Mt. Makalu (27,838 ft): The world’s fifth-highest peak, visible on the right side of Mt. Everest from Sandakphu’s summit on clear days.
  • Mt. Lhotse (27,940 ft): Similarly, known as the “south peak,” the fourth highest in the world, viewable from Sandakphu’s viewpoint to the left of Mt. Everest.
  • Mt. Everest (29,031.7 ft): The highest peak globally, standing proudly amidst Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse. View it even closer with powerful binoculars from the Phalut trekking point.
  • Mt. Kanchenjungha (28,169 ft): Lastly, the most sought-after peak, appearing like the “Sleeping Buddha,” and part of a mountainous family. Its proximity from Phalut makes it seem almost touchable, revealing its magic during the Sandakphu Phalut Trekking.

Sandakphu Trek Route:

Manebhanjan to Sandakphu Trekking [32km] –

The trek from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu spans approximately 32 kilometers and stands as the highlight of your Sandakphu Tour. This expedition through the Singalila Wildlife Sanctuary promises an unforgettable experience. Covering this distance typically takes 3-4 days. Along the trail, a stop at Tumling/Tonglu, roughly 16 kilometers from Manebhanjan, is common. Starting early from Manebhanjan, trekkers often reach Tumling in a day and continue the journey the following morning toward Kalaphokhri or Sandakphu.

Sandakphu to Phalut Trekking [20km] –

Transitioning from Sandakphu to Phalut, a 20-kilometer stretch, reveals the highest point in West Bengal and an unparalleled view of Mt. Everest. This unique location allows for a remarkably close and clear view of Mount Everest, an uncommon sight from within India. Typically completed in a single day, this leg of the trek lacks overnight accommodations between Sandakphu and Phalut. However, Phalut does offer basic facilities like trekkers’ huts, providing an opportunity for an overnight stay amidst its stunning scenery.

Sandakphu Trek best time:

For those seeking the ideal time to explore the wonders of the Sandakphu Trek, Tripoventure recommends planning your adventure during the months of April to May and October to November. These periods offer the most favorable weather and stunning vistas along the trekking route.

During April to May, the region blooms with vibrant rhododendrons and alpine flowers, painting a picturesque landscape. The weather remains pleasant, making it perfect for trekking enthusiasts to experience the beauty of Sandakphu and Phalut.

Similarly, October to November welcomes trekkers with clear skies, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The crisp air and moderate temperatures create an optimal trekking environment, allowing adventurers to witness the grandeur of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse.

Experience the allure of the Sandakphu Trek during these months with Tripoventure’s guided tours, ensuring an unforgettable journey amidst nature’s splendor.


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