Sandakphu: An Unforgettable Trek
Do you want an unforgettable trekking adventure?
West Bengal’s highest peak is Sandakphu. Sandakphu overlooks the Himalayas at 3,636 metres.This guide covers everything from when to go to what to pack.
Sandakphu is best trekked from mid-September to mid-December and mid-March to mid-April.The Himalayas are visible during these clear, blue days. Avoid the monsoon season, June to September, due to heavy rain and slippery trails. Snow makes travel difficult from December to February.
The trek to Sandakphu begins in Manebhanjang, 100 kilometres from Siliguri. Train to New Jalpaiguri, then taxi to Manebhanjang. Fly to Bagdogra and take a taxi to Manebhanjang.
The 32-kilometer Sandakphu trek takes four to five days. The trail passes through Singalila National Park, revealing local wildlife. The trek is moderately difficult and requires good physical fitness.
Tea houses and lodges along the trek offer basic lodging and meals. However, bring a sleeping bag and food.
Pack light and smart for Sandakphu.
- Thermal wear, gloves, and a cap
- Walking shoes
- Good backpack
- Sleeping bag
- Hydration packs
- Sunscreen, sunglasses
Trekking to Sandakphu is an experience of a lifetime that will leave you with memories to cherish forever. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayas, and the journey through the Singalila National Park is an added bonus. With our ultimate guide, you’re all set to embark on this exciting adventure. Don’t forget to pack your bags and get ready to explore the breathtaking beauty of Sandakphu.