Sandakphu Trek

Sandakphu is not only the most popular trek in West Bengal but it is also one of the best treks in Eastern India. At an altitude of 3636 meters or 11930 feet, this is the highest point in Bengal.
Sandakphu epitomizes the wild elemental grandeur of the snows. Nature here is at her pristine best, and the vista at the top is worth all the hardship endured on the way. Aptly called the Paradise of Trekkers, the peak is a vantage point from where one can see four of the world’s five highest peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse – in a continuous snow-clad arc.
The trek is relatively easy and can be enjoyed by young or older people with reasonably good fitness. Sandakphu is also accessible by Jeep, though the road condition is quite poor and the Jeeps are very old vintages.
The trek to Sandakphu passes through the Singalila National Park which is home for the unique Red Panda. The trek follows a mountain ridge which is also the international border between India and Nepal.
The name Sandakphu means the ‘Height of the Poison Plant’, a direct reference to the profusion of the poisonous aconite plants that grow near the peak. The loftiest peak of the Singalila Range, it is the culminating point of many trekking routes in the Darjeeling – Sikkim region.

Day 1

PickUp                                         Approx time
Darjeeling to Mane bhanjang  : 26km 1hrs30min
NJP to Mane bhanjang             : 85km 3hrs30min

Day 2

Mane bhanjang to Tumling/Tonglu :9km 6hrs

Day 3

Tumling/Tonglu to Kalapokhri :13 km 8hrs

Day 4

Kalapokhri to Sandakphu :6km 4hrs

Day 5

Sandakphu to Timburey : 15 km 7hrs

Day 6

Timburey to Srikhola : 4 km 3hrs

​Day 7:Srihkola to Darjeeling 61 km 3hrs 30min
Srikhola to Siliguri 132 km 5hrs 20min
Book a Land ​Rover 76 km
(number of days depends on the guests)

Panaroma of Peaks from Sandakphu and Phalut
  • Baruntse 7220m
  • Chamlang 7319m
  • Chomo Lonzo 7818m
  • Lhotse 8516m
  • Makalu 8462m
  • Mount Everest 8848m
  • Nuptse 7861m
  • Kanchenjunga 8586m
  • Talung 7349m
  • Rathong 6679m
  • Jupono 5650m
  • Kabru N 7353m
  • Koktang 6147m
  • Simvo 6812m
  • Frey 5853m
  • Kabru S 7318m
  • Kabru Dome 6600m
  • Kabru Forked 6100m
  • Tenchenkhang 6010m
  • Pandim 6691m
Sandakphu Trek Starts from 8000 per person