Sandakphu Trek

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The Sandakphu Trek via Manebhanjan is a captivating adventure that takes trekkers through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Darjeeling region in West Bengal, India. Trail winds through forests, villages, and meadows, reaching 11,929 ft Sandakphu. Behold panoramic Himalayan views, Kanchenjunga, Everest Majesty.

Duration: The Sandakphu Trek via Manebhanjan typically takes around 3 to 4 days to complete. This duration allows for a comfortable pace, sufficient time for acclimatization, and opportunities to soak in the breathtaking views and cultural experiences along the trail.

Routes:  Manebhanjan to Sandakphu trek spans 30 km. Start at Manebhanjan, and reach Chitrey and Meghma. Traverse forests, villages to Tonglu hilltop. Descend to Garibas, ascend to Kalipokhri. Conclude at Sandakphu, West Bengal’s highest peak, with awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas.


  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
  • Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal at 11,929 feet.
  • Encounter rare wildlife, including the elusive Red Panda, in Singalila National Park.
  • Captivating sunrise views from Sandakphu.
  • Immersion in the local culture of charming villages along the way.
  • Ever-changing landscapes showcasing diverse natural beauty.
  • Cross picturesque meadows adorned with blooming rhododendron forests.

Frequently asked questions

It’s around 30Km from Manebhanjan.

While the Sandakphu trek attracts many beginner trekkers, it is important not to underestimate the level of fitness required. The trail consists of steep sections and challenging climbs in certain areas, demanding a good level of physical fitness. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that you are adequately prepared and in shape to tackle the trek, even if you are a beginner.

Typically, the Sandakphu trek takes around 3 to 4 days to complete. This duration allows for a comfortable pace and adequate time to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. However, the exact number of days may vary depending on factors such as your fitness level, trekking experience, and preferences.

To prepare for the Sandakphu trek, focus on improving your cardiovascular fitness through regular exercises like hiking, jogging, and cycling. Additionally, practice walking long distances to build stamina and ensure you have appropriate trekking gear and clothing.

The best months for the Sandakphu trek are generally from April to May and October to November. During these months, the weather is relatively stable with clear skies, making it ideal for enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks

When trekking in Sandakphu, it is recommended to wear layered clothing to adapt to changing weather conditions. Carry warm and waterproof jackets, thermals, comfortable trekking pants, sturdy trekking shoes, hats, and gloves for protection against cold and wind.

The Sleeping Buddha in Sandakphu refers to the unique formation of snow-capped peaks, including the prominent Kanchenjunga, which resembles the head, face, upper body, and feet of Lord Buddha when viewed from a specific angle. This natural formation has earned the name "Sleeping Buddha" due to its resemblance to the sleeping posture of Buddha.

Sandakphu is famous for its unparalleled views of the world's highest peaks, including Everest and Kanchenjunga. It offers a unique cultural experience, blending Indian, Nepali, Buddhist, and Tibetan influences. With its stunning natural beauty and cultural richness, Sandakphu stands out as a remarkable destination for trekking and cultural exploration.

Yes, the Sandakphu trek can have snow, especially during the winter months of December to February.

Manebhanjan to Sandakphu (round trip): Rs. 4,800- Rs.6000 depending on the season.

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houses in Sandakphu with a snowy mountain in the back.
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houses in Sandakphu with a snowy mountain in the back.
Veeplov Rai
One of the best places on earth to trek. It has an amazing landscape and breathtaking views. It gives a different experience while trekking along the borders of Nepal and India. If you are a trekker please do add it to your bucket list.

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