Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days.
Grade : Moderate.
Highest Altitude Gain : 3,636 Mtr. ( 11,929 Ft. ).
Approx Trekking Km : 75 Kms.
Activities : Trekking, Camping & Photography of Nature.
Best Time to Go : October to May.
The name Sandakphu means "Height of the poison plants". Sandakfu or Sandakphu (3636 m; 11929 ft) is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. It is situated at the edge of the Singalila National Park in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Sikkim border. Sandakphu has a small village on the peak with a number of hotels. This treks climbs steeply from the road head at Maneybhanjang, at 2134 m, for three days to reach the Sandakphu – Phalut ridge at an altitude of 3600 m. Enroute there are the lovely forests of the Singalila National Park and the view point of Tonglu. From Sandakphu there are breathtaking views of the Kanchendzonga Range towering over a basin of silver firs and Rhododendrons, in the foreground, which is known as the sleeping Buddha or the sleeping Shiva. In the West, the peaks of the Mount Everest group are visible, whilst on the East lie the Chola Range with views of passes leading into Tibet. The trek from Sandakphu to Phalut is along the undulating 3500 m high ridge passing through meadows, forests full of wild flowers and himalayan flora, with the mighty peaks towering in the background. The descent to the road head at Rimbik through the Rammam River Valley, with its gurgling streams and diverse flowering flora is a visual delight. Sandakphu-Phalut trek or Singalila trek is very famous trek of Darjeeling Himalaya amongst the trekkers.