How difficult is Sandakphu Trek?

Is Sandakphu Trek Difficult? The trek to Sandakphu is a moderate level trek and can be achieved in 6. The high altitude of 12,000 ft can be achieved easily. However, it is moderately ranked as external conditions could make the trek challenging.

How do I prepare for Sandakphu Trek?

Since this is your first trek, walk daily for about 5-6kms for a month and do free hand exercise to keep yourself fit. Acclimatize yourself in Manebhanjan at least for a day, take long walks uphill and downhill before you start your trek next day. Trekking in November end is possible, but it’ll be biting cold.

What is the meaning of Sandakphu?

Height of the poison plants
The name Sandakphu means “Height of the poison plants”. This is because of the poisonous aconite plants growing in abundance here and Sandakphu being the highest point of Darjeeling hills where such plants grow.

Why is Sandakphu famous?

Sandakphu is famous for its trek route reaches the highest point of West Bengal, Sandakphu at 3636 m/11926 ftis located inside Darjeeling district. This trek route trails the famous Singalila Ridge, a prominent spur of high ground , which follows towards the Kanchendzongha mountain .

What is the best time to visit Sandakphu?

Oct to Dec will be the best season because 90% chances that the sky will be clear and people will get the view of all the peaks. 2. Yes, car is available from Manebhanjan. It charges Rs.

Can we see K2 from Sandakphu?

Sandakpu is the highest point of west bengal and has great view of some of the highest peaks in world and Everest and K2 is cleary visible and whole range of Kanchunjaga is visible which is also called sleeping Buddha.

What is the best time for Sandakphu Trek?

Best Time to do Sandakphu Trek: March to May, October to January. Nearest Railway Station: NJP. Nearest Airport: Bagdogra. ATM: You can withdraw money at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP).

Can we see Everest from Sandakphu?

Sandakphu is the highest point in the West Bengal. The golden point of Sandakphu is the magnificent 180 degree view of snow capped mountain. From left to right you can see – Lhotse, Mt Everest, Makalu, three sisters, Kumbhakarna, Kanchanjunga, north Kabru, south kabru, black kabru, Sabru, Kabru dome and Pandim.

Is there snowfall in Sandakphu?

On December 13, 2019, Sandakphu received the first snowfall of the winter season, which raised expectation of snowfall in the Hills town. Tamang said even places 8km above Maneybhanjang, which is the gateway to Sandakphu, had received snowfall. “Most of the areas surrounding Sandakphu are receiving bouts of snowfall.

Is Everest visible from Sandakphu?

Once you reach the Sandakphu peak, you officially land in Nepal! Well, it figures- that’s how both Mt. Everest and Mt. Kangchenjunga are visible from here!

Can you see Mt Everest from K2?

K2 is located 900 miles northwest of Everest in the Karakoram section of the Himalayas along the Pakistan-China border. It is possible to follow a path from K2 to Mount Everest that goes no lower than 4,594 metres at the Kora La on the Nepal/China border.

Can we see snow in Sandakphu?

Sandakphu, which is known as the trekkers’ paradise, is the highest point (12,000ft) in the state of West Bengal. This place will reward you with wonderful snowfall along with stunning views of Kanchenjunga and other snow peaks.

Do you need a guide for the Sandakphu trek?

Before you start the trek for Sandakphu, you need to ensure that you have a registered guide or a porter/ guide (which is now mandatory). If you are going through a Tour Operator, then they will arrange for the guide/porter. Otherwise you can get them from the Highlander Guides & Porters Welfare Association at Manebhanjan.

How tall is the highest peak on Sandakphu Phalut?

Sandakphu Phalut Trek is one of the few treks on earth from where you can see 8,000 meter peaks. Standing at an altitude of 11,950 feet on Sandakphu, on your left you can see the Everest cluster. There is Lhotse and Makalu, the fourth and the fifth highest peaks in the world, trying to outdo the world’s tallest peak.

Can you see the Sleeping Buddha from Sandakphu?

While the Everest cluster will only be seen from Sandakphu and beyond, the view of the Sleeping Buddha starts from the first day and stays for a good 4 days in the trek! Very few spots in the world can give you views of eight thousander peaks like this. Even fewer of them would be accessible via a moderate trek.

Which is the highest peak from Darjeeling to Sandakphu?

Sandakphu or Sandakfu or Sandakpur is the dreamland for all the trekkers. From Darjeeling, the distance to Sandakphu is 58kms (26km up to Manebhanjan). Situated at an altitude 11,929ft (i.e. 3,636 meters) Sandakphu is the highest peak in the state of Ilam, Mechi, Nepal and West Bengal, India.