The mountains and trekking trails in Nepal are gorgeous and offer you some wonderful adventure activities. The Sandakphu trek is one of the most sought after routes in the area.About the Sandakphu trek:
The Sandakphu trek has the unique benefits of offering you majestic views of the 4 tallest mountains of the world: Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse. It’s a thrilling experience, and you’ll also get views of the Three Sisters range. You’ll also walk along a formation of peaks that the locals call ‘The Sleeping Buddha’. The Sandakphu trek is a moderately challenging one, and involves some long days of trekking. However, fit first-timers can attempt this if they have good stamina and endurance.Sandakphu trek cost
The Sandakphu trek usually costs between INR 8-10,000. This Sandakphu trek cost covers the transport from New Jalpaiguri station to the start point, and the return transfer. En route, you’ll camp in tents, or stay in homestays and guesthouses.Sandakphu trek route:
You’ll start your Sandakphu trek from the NJP railway station in West Bengal. It’s a 5 hour drive from here to the start point. From day 2 of the Sandakphu trek, you’ll start trekking through pine forests with snow-capped mountains in the distance. You’ll cross the India-Nepal border, camp at Tumling. From here, you can expect to see the peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga, if the weather is clear. Later in the day, you’ll also be able to see Mt. Everest. By day 5 or 6, you’ll attempt Sandakphu peak. This takes you to an elevation of 11,929 feet. After that, you’ll begin your descent which will take at least two days. You’ll end the Sandakphu trek at Darjeeling, or back at the NJP railway station.Best time to visit Sandakphu:
During the summer months of April and May, the Sandakphu weather is cool and the skies are clear, especially if you choose to go in April. The flowers are in full bloom during this time, so you’ll see rhodendron flowers carpeting the trails, as well as orchids and primula flowers dotting the landscape. You can also choose to go in the months of October to November if you want a more stark landscape. During this time, there is excellent visibility for views that stretch into horizon, and glorious sunsets and sunrises. It’s very cold and there might be occasional snowfall, so do carry the right clothing and gear.