Sandakphu Trek, West Bengal
Preferred Season: April-June, October-December
Trek to Sandakphu & Phalut, the two highest peaks of Singalila Range
Hike through the Singalila National Park
Spot wildlife like Red Panda and Tragopan
Explore the rich bird-life and orchid population around Tonglu
The Darjeeling Himalayas, with their slopes covered in dense forests of rhododendrons, oaks, silver firs and other conifers, present wonderful trekking opportunities. In early-May, the rhododendrons cover the trails a blazing red. The vistas from Sandakphu are majestic with snowy mountains sparkling in the sun, and on clear days, even Mt. Everest can be viewed.
About Sandakphu Trek
Sandakphu is the highest point in the Singalila National Park, home to over 600 species of orchids. Red pandas and Trogopans, along with numerous species of birds inhabit the area. Trek through thick forests of scarlet rhododendrons and creamy magnolias to reach Sandakphu, which presents an unprecedented view of the Greater Himalayas. Khangchendzonga, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu are few of the most important peaks that can be viewed from here.