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Sandakphu near Singalila National Park

Sandakphu - Hotspot for Trekkers
Sandakphu - Hotspot for Trekkers (Credit.434042511)
Sandakphu is the highest peak situated near the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling district. It is at an altitude of 3636 meters. The peak has a small population and the Indian Army guards it. The beauty of Eastern Himalayas from Sandakphu is mesmerizing & the sunrises and sunsets are worth watching. It also offers scintillating views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga. The peak is surrounded with beautiful flowers like orchids and magnolias. There are nearly 600 varieties of orchids in this place.

Sandakphu is known as Paradise of Trekkers. Adventure lovers must visit Sandakphu as it offers the best trekking routes. It is very interesting to reach Sandakphu through trekking because the trail is full of trees of sub alpine vegetation, forests of magnolias, spruce and rhododendron. The best time to visit Sandakphu is between March and October. The temperature in the place varies from 15 to -20 degrees Celsius in the summers and winters respectively. It snows in Sandakphu from the month of December to the month of February. It’s a real treat to see the snow covered Sandakphu during winters.

Apart from trekking one can reach Sandakphu by hiring cabs as it is well connected by roads. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri whereas the nearest airport is Bagdogra. There are many tour operators and travel guides in Sandakphu. For accommodations, tourists can choose from a variety of hotels, log huts and hill resorts suiting their budgets.