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Sandakphu Tour Package | About Sandakphu

Sandakphu Mirik Information and Tourist Season

Place :

Sandakphu, West Bengal

Altitude(avg) :

3,636 m

Rainfall(avg) :

127.36 inches annually

Temperature :

  • Summer: 20 °C
  • Winter: 8 °C

Significance :

Sandakphu, hill station in West Bengal

Best Season :

March-Early June,Mid Sept-December

Language :

Gorkha, Hindi, Bengali and English

Currency :

Indian Rupee()

Clothing :

  • Summer: Light Woolens
  • Winter : Heavy Woolens

Sandakphu Tourism | About Sandakphu

Sandakphu is a tourist location at the Indo-Nepal Border and is a the starting point for various trekking tour activity occurring in Darjeeling district of west Bengal.Sandakphu or Sandakfu or Sandakpur (3636 m; 11,930 ft) is the highest peak in the district of Ilam, Nepal and West Bengal, India. It is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border. The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit with a few hostels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.[3] It also affords a pristine view of the entire Kangchenjunga Range.Some Facts about sandakphuSandakphu as the first sunlight strikes, tourists will see the dazzling peaks of the Everest family in Nepal at the far west including the gorgeous Mt. Everest (29,029 ft., the highest peak in the world). It is about 160kms away from Sandakphu. Tourist will find it along with other peaks like Lhotse (27940 ft., the fourth highest peak) and Mt. Makalu (27,825 ft, the fifth highest peak). If Tourist look further west, they will see the Chamlang (24,006 ft) that stands like a square wall of snow.

If you are a worshiper of nature and adventure is another name of religion for you then Sandakphu trek is the must-embark trail for you. Reaching at a height of around 3636m, this trek let you witness 4 of the 5 highest peaks of the world called Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest in a magnificent snowy arc. The trek across the Singalila Ridge and Phalut proffers the outstanding views of Kanchenjunga, along with the vistas dotted with seasonal flowers blooming all across the valley. The trail turns exciting the moment it enters the villages of Gorkhey and Samandan. The excitement of trekking gets multiplied as the trek route passes through the places that offer magnificent views of Singalila National Park where one gets to see exotic species of animals such as red panda or Tragopan. The experience of trekking on Sandakphu turns even more delightful as it allows one to witness around 600 species of orchids across the trail along with rhododendron blooming with burning colors.

Sandakphu Tourism | How to reach Sandakphu

Reaching Sandakphu By road

There are regular bus service from Siliguri to Darjeeling. But according to me bus service is not quite comfortable and also costlier. Regular cab service is available from both Njp Railway station or Bagdogra Airport.Both shared and private cab a available at nominal price to Darjeeling.From Darjeeling one can hire or share cab which in many times are British Era Land Rover for onward journey to Sandakphu.

Reaching Sandakphu By Train

The nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri.Train are available for Njp Railway station from all major railway stations of the country.After reaching Njp railway station .From there book either shared and private cab to Darjeeling.From Darjeeling one can hire or share cab which in many times are British Era Land Rover for onward journey to Sandakphu.

By Air

The nearest airport of Sandakphu is Bagdogra, near Siliguri which is 96 km away from Darjeeling. It takes 2.5 hours by road from Darjeeling. Regular fights are available from all major airports across India.From Bagdogra(IXB) book either shared and private cab to Darjeeling.From Darjeeling one can hire or share cab which in many times are British Era Land Rover for onward journey to Sandakphu.

Sandakphu Tourism | Some facts about Sandakphu

Sandakphu is famous for its trek route reaches the highest point of West Bengal, Sandakphu at 3636 m/11926 ftis located inside Darjeeling district. This trek route trails the famous Singalila Ridge, a prominent spur of high ground , which follows towards the Kanchendzongha mountain .This trek trail lies cloase to the border between Sikkim & Nepal. One of the most prominent advantages of this trekking route is trekking is aspired along the the ridge which makes it easy accessible to the tourists without facing rigid environment of the Himalayas, one can enjoy best views without facing higher difficulty of trekking difficulty.Along the route passing through small settlements, is perhaps the one of the most scenically rewarding in the Himalaya. This is indeed an ideal trek for the beginners with a tea-house style but a must visit for the experienced trekkers also. While following the trail one can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Nepal Himalayas including Kanchendzongha range, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Jannu, Chamlang, Baruntse and a host of Sikkim peaks all seen in one stretch.Also have the glimpses of the famous “Sleeping Buddha” formation of peaks is a delight for all.

Another advantage of trekking on this route is the trail goes along the motor able road to Sandakphu,if you feel tired take detour and shortcuts. Sandakphu trek trail switches between India and Nepal all the way till Sandakphu. In fact the PWD motor road is the de facto border in stretches. Most of the settlements and hamlets we pass by are geographically in Nepal.A major fact while visiting Sandakphu is that all the Hotel/Homestay present on this trail are . The trail is inside Singalila National park boasting numerous species of birds and wild flowers. This region is in Eastern Himalayan diversity hot spot and home to endangered Red Panda. It is rare but not impossible that you get a glance of this shy animal, especially around Gairibas or while descending to Gurdum. Flowering of Rhododendrons and Magnolia turn the forest into red, pink and white shades during spring time. Misty scent and flowers have its own charm. During fall weather turns clearer and hue of the foliage is eye catching.

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Sandakphu Tourism | Top places Visit in Sandakphu

Manebhajan,Sandakphu West Bengal

Manebhajan

1st Major Tourist spot

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About Manebhajan

A is a tiny hamlet that is located at a distance of approximately 26 km from Darjeeling. From Siliguri it is almost 92 kms away. Manebhajan is located on the border shared by India with Nepal and it is nestled at a height of 7054 feet. It is also well known as the starting point for the well-known trek to Sandakphu as well as Singalila National Park. Even though the area housed little population, tourism serves as the main source of bread and butter.The local Population is jolly and welcoming to the tourist. In fact, Manebhanjan is one place where you will still get to see the Land Rovers in use. The vehicles were in use during the British period and are ideal when it comes to climbing the gravel-filled roads that dot the trail to Sandakphu. There are only a few of them remaining now. You will be amazed when you see how wonderfully the owners treat these cars – it is as if their own brother or sister.Tourist specially enjoy riding Land Rover along with family and friends while at Sandakphu one of the few remain of British era left at its core value.

Chitrey,Sandakphu West Bengal

Chitrey

2nd Major Tourist spot

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About Chitrey

Chitrey is a small mountain village located at the hamlet of Sandakphu.Chitrey is first place you reach while on the way to Sandakphu where trekkers and tourists halt for a while for refreshment and enjoy the beautiful. The road and the trekking trail from Mane Bhanjang up to Chitrey is considered one of the steepest in the entire stretch to Sandakphu. Located at an altitude of 8,340ft and about 3kms from Mane Bhanjang. It takes about 1.5 hours of trek from Mane Bhanjang and about 20 minutes by 4-wheel-drive vehicle to reach Chitre.It used to be a boulder road starting from Mane Bhanjan up to Chitrey and all the way up to Sandakphu. However now the road up to Chitre has been pitched (tarred) and vehicles can easily come up to this place. But from Chitre onwards, it is still a bumpy boulder road ahead.

The main attraction in Chitrey is the old Buddhist Monastery and the marvelous views of the Kanchenjunga snow peaks. Take some time out, walk through the gate into the monastery premises and take a look inside. Before the main monastery are eight small stupas elevated from the ground.

Tonglu, Sandakphu West Bengal

Tonglu

3rd Major Tourist spot

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About Tonglu

Tonglu is a small hamlet located at the altitude of 3036 meter is the one of the higher peaks of the Singalila Ridge and a small settlement inside the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision, Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India near the India - Nepal border. It is a roadside halt along the trekking route from Manebhanjan to Sandakphu.Previously was also known as Tonglo in the 1800s.When Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker carried out many plant hunting expeditions in Darjeeling and Sikkim.Tonglu due to remote location and rough terrain is limited in various tourist amnesty,but this is a place where man meets raw nature.Tonglu host a beautiful view of snow clad Kanchenjunga and panoramic view of the beautiful view of the valley below.Visit Tonglu to enjoy the serenity and secluded environment to see nature at its nascent best.

Tumling , Sandakphu West Bengal

Tumling

Popular Tourist spot

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Tumling

Tumling is a small hamlet in, Ilam District of Nepal. A tourist attraction in Eastern Himalayas at an altitude of 2970m(10,000 ft),its population is composed mostly of Gurung families, with the total population being a mere 15 in number. It is roughly 35 minutes' walk from Meghma and close to Darjeeling. Only vehicle going to Tumling is the old British era Land Rover from Manebhanjan. Lodging in this hamlet consists of mainly the Mountain Homestay, which has views of the Kanchenjunga seen from its room.

Tumling offers magnificent serene view of the distant Mount Kanchenjunga. On a clear night, Tumling offers views of beautifully-lit places like Kurseong, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Pashupati and other settlements. A trek to Dhotrey can also be availed from Tumling and the length of the trek route is some 6 kilometers. The trek is availed through the forests of blooming rhododendron flowers.

Bikeybhajan, Sandakphu West Bengal

Bikeybhajan

Popular Tourist spot

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Bikeybhajan

The last milestone you reach is Bikeybhanjan, after which is the lovely town of Sandakphu, as if just beyond the next curve. Being the last milestone you achieve, keeping in tandem with the idiom, “It is darkest before the dawn,” the steep slopes and rugged terrains of Bikeybhanjan act as your dark before the dawn of Sandakphu. A daunting task to accomplish, Bikeybhanjan is also marked with pristine mountains peaks and lively flora that keep you motivated to finish your last stretch and emerge victorious.The journey to Sandakphu is not an easy, but is surely a rewarding one. The silent and sometimes melodious company of nature, along with the relentless fire of the hilly sun keep you pacing, slowly reaching your desired goal. Be sure to visit these 5 breathtaking spots near Sandakphu, which will keep you energized and pleasured. Have the best trekking experience of your life at the quaint town of Sandakphu!

Phalut or Falut, Sandakphu West Bengal

Phalut or Falut

Popular Tourist spot

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Phalut or Falut

Phalut or Falut is situated at an altitude of 3600 m is the second highest peak of West Bengal, India. Part of the Singalila Ridge in the Himalayas, it is located at the border of the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim and of Nepal. It is located inside the Singalila National Park. A small bunkhouse is near the top of the peak and is administered by the Indian army. Singalila Pass is 17 km away from Phalut.The indigenous tribes surrounding the mountain peak are known as Falutians by outsiders. Falutians have a 300-year history of worshipping the mountain peak, and believe that Phalut is an omniscient god. They refer to the mountain peak as "Omna Re Ay".

Singalila National Park, Sandakphu West Bengal

Singalila National Park

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Singalila National Park

This national park located on the Singalila Ridge at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above sea level, in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Singalila National Park is well known for the trekking route to Sandakphu as well as it housed vast diversity of migratory bird.The park is avid hot spot for both tourists and professional bird watchers. Singalila National Park was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1986, and was made an Indian national park in 1992. The region is highly popular among both professional and casual trekkers and has been used as the trekking route from Manebhanjang to Sandakphu (the highest peak of West Bengal) and Phalut.The park is located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. It is bordered on the north by the state of Sikkim and on the west by the country of Nepal.Tourist can either trek or drive through the park, you will pass through forests areas full of oaks, ferns, silver firs, bamboo and flowering plants like rhododendrons, wide range of orchids, magnolias, primula and several other types of flowering plants. During March to April, rhododendrons (of around 20 different types) bloom in different colors all across the park.