Sandakphu Phalut Trek the highest peak in West Bengal
Sandakphu Trek – Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal and offers microcosmic sight of high Himalayan peaks.
The trail is along the Singalila Ridge and moves to the side of Indo-Nepal border.
At Sandakphu trek Explore the diversity because it passes through Singalila National Park with a variety of Flora and Fauna.
Sandakphu offers best panorama views of Himalayan peaks – Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Machapucchare, Baruntse, Chomolonzo, Chamlingand Annapurna peaks.
On this trek get ultimate sight of Kanchenjunga “The Sleeping Buddha “Witnessing sunrise from Tumling is a bliss.
The Kanchenjunga, Shimbho, Kumbhkarana, Goechala, Kabru, Koktang, Rathong and Frey these peaks look extremely beautiful in the morning.
En route see “Kalipokhri” – a black water lake with prayer flags all around and Buddhist temple on one side.
Key Points of Sandakphu Phalut Trek
Level is Moderate
Proper conditioning & training of body required
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
Shoes are the single most important equipment.
High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 10kgs.
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Duration – 6 Days
Best Season – June to Sep
Level – April, May, Oct, Nov and Dec
Highest point – 11929 feet
Weather – Nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Summer temperature –(5°C to 15°C)
Starting point – NJP
Short Itinerary of Sandakphu Trek
Day 1 – Drive from NJP to Kopidana (6400 feet) (84 km) (5 hours)
Day 2 – Kopidana to Tumling (9700 feet) (11 km) (5/6 hours)
Day 3 – Tumling to Kalapokhri (10400 feet) (14 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 4 – Kalapokhri to Sandakphu (11929 feet) (6 km) (3/4 hours)
Day 5 – Sandakphu to Sepi (6230 feet) (15 km) (6/7 hours)
Day 6 – Sepi to NJP (140 km) (5 hours)