Sandakphu Trek the highest peak in West Bengal
Sandakphu Trek – Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal and offers the microcosmic sight of high Himalayan peaks. The trail is along the Singalila Ridge and moves to the side of the Indo-Nepal border. At Sandakphu trek Explore the diversity because it passes through Singalila National Park with a variety of Flora and Fauna.
Panorama Views in Sandakphu Trek
Sandakphu offers best panorama views of Himalayan peaks – Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Machapucchare, Baruntse, Chomolonzo, Chamlingand Annapurna peaks.
Highlights of Sandakphu Trek
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 a Buddhist temple on one side.
Key Points of Sandakphu 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)