Trek along with Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse and a grand Himalayan panorama of more than 22 other peaks. Swing along the border trails between India and Nepal. Walkthrough the clouds and rhododendron forest, in the Singalila National Park, to climb Sandakphu, the highest peak of West Bengal. At 3636 meters, this is not only the best trek for a beginner, but also stands out from lots of other treks in the Himalayas in terms of views and experience it has to offer.
The Sandakphu Phalut Trek boasts offering views of 4 of World's highest 8000-meter peaks ( excluding K2, in POK ) - Mt. Everest ( 8850m, 1st), Kanchenjunga ( 8586m, 3rd), Mt. Lhotse (8516m, 4th) and Makalu (8481m, 5th).
However, the Sandakphu trek is not just about these 4 highest mountains. The panorama of the Annapurna range including a glimpse of the Fish Tail mountain - locally known as Macchapucchare and Baruntse is also visible with the peaks of Chamling I, Chamling II and also Chomolonzo on both the sides of Makalu guarding the mighty Everest. For good, these mountains are too short to hide the mighty peak of Mt. Everest from our view.
As you move your head towards right, the peaks of Three Sisters greets you followed by the mighty and elegant Kumbhakarna or Jannu. It's from here the Sleeping Buddha formation begins. The Kanchenjunga family of mountains with 15 - 16 peaks appear like Lord Buddha sleeping over the clouds. the sight of it on a clear day with clouds forming the base makes the Sleeping Buddha appear like floating over the clouds. It's so beautiful that few trekkers cry at the glimpse of it. Something divine and out of this world for sure!
Sandakphu Phalut Trek In Springs
Classified Spring months are from February end till Early May. During this time the Singalila National Park get colorful due to blooming of various species of Rhododendrons and Magnolia and many other wide range of colorful flowers and bushes. These also add a different and unique fragrance to the beautiful trail through the forest. The snow just recedes and fog adds to the extra element making it a fantasy photo frame. It's cold too and especially the camp of Sandakphu and Phalut are very cold and temperatures go below subzero here in the Spring season. These camps are always windy and it can drizzle or snow anytime during the Springs. Spring season, offers a clear view of the majestic panorama, especially during the early morning hours when the magic of Sunrise happens. In the afternoon, it usually gets cloudy again opening up in the evening and late night.
Sandakphu Phalut Trek In Autumn
Classified Autumn months are from October Mid till late December. Autumn is perhaps the best time to do this trek. During this time, the weather starts to get drier and stable after the monsoon recedes. The leaves and grasses start to change their color from green to brown. The skies remain clearer giving you excellent views of the mesmerizing Himalayan peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.
Sandakphu Phalut Trek In Winters
Classified Winter months are from December late till February mid. It's a short but sharp winter here. The dried land after the autumn craves for some wetness and Mother Nature gifts snowfall to cheer up the spirits of the locals, animals, birds and lots of trekkers and tourists who craves to witness the beauty and the cold. The experience of trekking in the winter is awesome!
Himalayan High is a local organization and our guides and leaders are the best and most knowledgeable about the area. We not just focus on a Safe and Comfortable Trek, but also put lots of effort towards giving insight on cultural and ecological experience by mixing camping, homestays, tea houses, etc. Join our Fixed Departures or request a Private Trek
For a shorter version of this trek ( Only Sandakphu, without Phalut), please visit SANDAKPHU TREK - 6 Days, 5 Nights for details.