The Trekkers Paradise - Sandakphu, Darjeeling

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Aptly called the Paradise of Trekkers, Sandakphu in Darjeeling is one of the loftiest peak of Singalila mountain range. Aptly called the Paradise of Trekkers, Sandakphu in Darjeeling is one of the loftiest peak of Singalila mountain range.

Aptly called the Paradise of Trekkers, Sandakphu in Darjeeling is one of the loftiest peak of Singalila mountain range.

The distance from Darjeeling to Sandakphu is 32 kilometres, the road is full of loose stones and boulders, and takes 5 hours to reach The distance from Darjeeling to Sandakphu is 32 kilometres, the road is full of loose stones and boulders, and takes 5 hours to reach

The distance from Darjeeling to Sandakphu is 32 kilometres, the road is full of loose stones and boulders, and takes 5 hours to reach

The trek route to Sandakphu starts from a place called Manebhanjang, a small township located at an altitude of 1928 mts The trek route to Sandakphu starts from a place called Manebhanjang, a small township located at an altitude of 1928 mts

The trek route to Sandakphu starts from a place called Manebhanjang, a small township located at an altitude of 1928 mts

This trekking trail takes various forms along the way , somewhere it's a muddy trail through open meadows, in other parts it's steep This trekking trail takes various forms along the way , somewhere it's a muddy trail through open meadows, in other parts it's steep

This trekking trail takes various forms along the way , somewhere it's a muddy trail through open meadows, in other parts it's steep

The trek route passes through the Singalila National Park, which is home to poisonous aconite plants growing in abundance here The trek route passes through the Singalila National Park, which is home to poisonous aconite plants growing in abundance here

The trek route passes through the Singalila National Park, which is home to poisonous aconite plants growing in abundance here

The peak is a vantage point from where one can see four of the world's five highest peaks - Everest,  Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse The peak is a vantage point from where one can see four of the world's five highest peaks - Everest,  Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse

The peak is a vantage point from where one can see four of the world's five highest peaks - Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse

The months of October and November offer crystal clear mountain views and you can enjoy the glorious sunrise from Sandakphu The months of October and November offer crystal clear mountain views and you can enjoy the glorious sunrise from Sandakphu

The months of October and November offer crystal clear mountain views and you can enjoy the glorious sunrise from Sandakphu

Sandakphu has always been known as the trekkers' paradise and is located  to the north west of Darjeeling town at an altitude of 11,941ft (i.e. 3,636m). This is the highest point (or peak) of the Singalila mountain range.
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