Darjeeling Sandakphu - Singalila Ridge Trek Blog

  • Jun 27, 2020
  • Ashmita Trek & Tours

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek is most classic adventure treks in the Himalaya and one of India’s best trekking destinations, without a doubt. the world’s 14th highest peak of majesty mount kanchenjunga including Mount Everest family landscape, wildlife, people, and every other bit of the experience make Singalila unique and lovable. 

The Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek! Just two hours from the city, the wonderful path begins. Though not a far drive from the city, the trail seems like it is in the middle of nowhere, as you traverse from ridge to ridge. The scenic Singalila Ridge connects the grand Himalaya of Nepal to India. The highlight of the trek is walking this ridge to Sandakphu (3636 meters/11,929 feet), the highest point in West Bengal, where you get jaw-dropping views of the highest peaks on the planet.

Rise from your peaceful slumber at Sandakphu and make a short climb to a viewpoint. From here, see Mount Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), and Makalu (8481 meters) in all their glory. It is truly one of the best, if not the best mountain view in India. Where else can you see 4 of the 5 highest peaks in the world in one sweeping view.

The splendor does not stop. Trek From Sandakphu to Phalut, the mountains remain with us. In fact, the view from Phalut is nearly as mesmerizing as the day before. The barren open area gives way to an exposed viewpoint of the majestic snow-capped peaks. In Phalut, we stay in a trekker’s hut, face-to-face with the grand Himalayas. From Phalut, we trek through the picturesque scenery of Gorkhey and Timburey before getting a ride back to Darjeeling. In Darjeeling, we take you on an awesome day tour of the city’s cultural attractions and top it off with a delicious dinner.

Every night on the trek (except at Phalut), we stay in teahouses owned by local families.This is one of the most memorable parts of the trek. Learn about the culture and individual families that run the lodges. At the homestay in Timburey, learn how to make momos and other traditional local favorites!

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Mt.Kanchanzonza View seen from Sandakphu 


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Best Time to Trek Darjeeling Sandakphu - Singalila Ridge 

From June 15-September Singalila ridge National Park is closed. The best times, though, are spring (March to May) and fall (15th September to November also posible to do this trek in winter ( Dec - Jan - Fab ). In the springtime, the colorful flowers are blooming. During the fall, the skies are usually clearer. Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the trek with full management, including transportation, meals, etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Mt.Everest View Seen from Sandakphu 

Trip Highlights 

  • Trekking through  Singalila Wildlife forest and Sanctuary.
  • The trek through verdant dense forests and glimpses of the Sleeping Buddha.
  • Unique landscape during your trek.
  • Trekking in between Nepal and India border.
  • Best sunrise and sunset view from Sandakphu - Phalut - and from Tumling.
  • Enjoy the view of the majestic unforgettable Singalila ridge which.
  • includes  great  Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse, all in a single stretch range.
  • Overall Darjeeling area has more than 400 species of birds.
  • Local mountain village and meet with local people.
  • Trek duration  9 days.
  • Trek difficulty : lebel 2 Easy and medium.
  • Accommodation type : Guest houses & Lodges
  • Max elevation: 3,636m, Sandakphu

Brief Itinerary : 

Day 1: Arrivel in Bagdogra airport - Trnsfer to Darjeeling 4 hours - (2042 meters)

Day 2: Trek from Manyvanjang 2123 miter to Tumling 2980 meters - 11km. 

Day 3: Trek from Tumling 2980miter - Sandakphu 3636m meters - 19km. 

Day 4: Trek from Sandakphu 3636miter to Phalut 3600 meters 21km.

Day 5: Trek from Phalut 3600miter to Gorkhey 2500m meters 14km.

Day 6: Trek from Gorkhey 2500miter to Timburey 2100m meters 13km .

Day 7: Trek from Timburey to rimbeek 10km trek to Darjeeling 4 hours drive.

Day 8: Rest and Sightseeing day in Darjeeling.

Day 9: Departure.

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek Route

  • Bagdogra airport to Darjeeling  -  Manebhanjang  -  Tumling  -  Sandakphu  -  Phalut  -  Gorkhey  -  Timburey  -  Darjeeling  -  Bagdogra airport 

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge altitude Chat Map 

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge altitude Chat Map

Why Trek to Darjeeling Singalila Ridge with us?

We only run quality treks to Himalaya region with the best staff, service, acclimatisation and itinerary. all our team members for tours and treks, are local, multilingual guides, ensuring the best possible knowledge of the area including historical, cultural and heritage sites. we are recommended by lonely planet travel guide book trekking Agency highly rangket based on Adventure Outdoor Activities organizer for Nepal, Sikkim, and Darjeeling  or you can even read our reviews on Tripadvaisor page they are real reviews what they have experienced with us, so, you can plan your adventure holidays with Ashmita Trek and Tours Teams without any doubt so.

Our Darjeeling Singalila Ridge Trek for 9 days including pickup and droop one day caltural tours and 3 night stay comfortable two start hotel in Darjeeling. If you would like a shorter trek itinerary with just as amazing mountain views, see our Darjeeling Sandakphu Timburey Trek.


Dear Guest for Darjeeling singalila ridge trek can be combine if you want to join only the trek part from day 02 to day 07 (6 days from Darjeeling to Darjeeling) without the hotels accommodation in darjeeling , tour trasport in darjeeling and after the trek and you will book them yourself this is possible with us and please inquiry and contact us. 

Recommended Trekking Equipment & Packing List 

  • Luggage/Bag pack on trek :

Your main luggage will be carried by our porters and horse during your trek and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, your personal thinks and etc, during the trek. Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one from our site if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after your trek.

  • Clothing & Accessories : 

The trek routes go from low to high altitudes. we suggest you  T- shirt, pentagon with cap Extra socks, a water proof jacket, (rain coat requred in ranny Season ) Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket, Light wind & water proof jacket , Inner sleeping sheet , Long sleeve T-shirts , Warm hat/ gloves,a good trekking shoe, make sure you choose the right footwear shoes have to be lightweight and durable, that offers complete and grip. a sun protection cream. Woolen cap and hand gloves. Warm jacket or a sweater and also a wind-cheater You experience strong cold winds especially in the months of September and October.

  • Backpack : 

a backpack (-10 C) (50 - 60 ltr) with multiple-compartments will surely help you to keep your personal belongings safe and organized a good quality haversack as to make all things to fit in one it must be comfortable while walking with it Sleeping bag. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters. Daypack for yourself.

  • First Aid Kits :

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.
  6. Flashlights : 1 Nos Torch with extra battery or head light in important.
  • Supplements :  

Water bottle , packet food like biscuits dry fruits (dates,cashew,almonds,resins etc) and sweets (Dry packet sweets-Cadbury-peanut candy) are to be carried as supplements during the treks.

Water bottle :  Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack.

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