Darjeeling internationally acclaimed as one of the best hill resorts is also a unquestionable paradise for trekkers and adventure seekers. Trekking in Darjeeling is an experience which no lover of nature should miss. It brings one face to face with the magnificient glory of the Himalayas.
Sandakphu trek is located at an altitude of 3636 m along the Singalila Ridge is a moderate one and quite popular among tourists to witness the most visually stimulating view of the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga and a host of other stunning peak. The grandeur of snow capped mountains, battalions of colorful wildflowers like primulas, rhododendron, magnolias, orchids and many other sub-alpine flowers, the melodic chirp of birds filling the air and the fresh green smell, soaking in all of this would definitely elate all your senses during the trek.
Of course, you will have to make an effort and trek uphill to experience this ‘top of the world’ feeling but we assure you it is definitely worthwhile. If you plan your travel to Darjeeling, make sure you don’t miss out on Sandakphu trekking for lifetime experience. Sandakphu is the highest point of West Bengal at 3636m in the district of Darjeeling. This trek follows the famous Singalila Ridge, a prominent stimulus of high ground that lies at the southern end of a long crest, which runs down from the Kanchenjunga massif and forms the border between Sikkim & Nepal. One of the unavoidable necessities of trekking in Himalayas is that the best views are had from high up but the trek along this ridge, passing through small settlements, is perhaps the one of the most scenically rewarding in the Himalaya. In spring the slopes are carpeted with red and pink Rhododendrons. The Singalila National park area has rare species like Red Panda and is a birder’s paradise. .