Welcome to the ultimate trek in Darjeeling – the Sandakphu 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 grandHimalayas 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?
What to Expect on the Darjeeling Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek?
The Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek is the quintessential Northeast India trail. On this 6-day adventure, you emerge from a peaceful forest onto an exposed ridge that presents breathtaking views of 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the world. You can’t get a view like this anywhere else.
The jungles in the lowland house an array of rare flora and fauna that you never knew existed. Singalila National Park is one of the few places on the planet where you can get a glimpse of the Red Panda. Though there are only known to be about 32 of these elusive critters in the park, you may also spot the Himalayan black bear, leopard, pangolin, wild boar, chinkara, barking deer, and dozens of bird species. You can also expect to hike through verdant forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak trees. Few visitors trek in Singalila National Park, so you’ll find peace and quiet on the trail.
The highlight of the trek is reaching the Singalila Ridge, which straddles the border of Nepal and India. Behold the snowy vastness of the East Himalayas. The eye-popping vista includes the peaks of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. Quaint villages and deep valleys below the ridge add to the grandeur. Whatever your expectations are, the Singalila Ridge Trek will fulfill them, and then some.
Sandakphu Singalila Trekking Route
You will begin the journey by taking a 4 hrs drive from Darjeeling to Rimbeek the path is steeped in sheer natural beauty. on reaching the beautiful quaint hamlet of Rimbeek, you will trace your way to Gurdum by the black forest and get ready to be exposed to the fresh wilderness and vibrancy. from Gurdum, you shall ascend the enchanting Sandakphu. Treat your senses to the jubilant creations of the Universe, soak up the mountain Sun, feel the air brush against your face, and discern the best of adrenaline rush. Here, you shall get a first-hand glimpse of the picturesque view of the mountains. expect to relish every moment that you spend here. From there, you shall trail to Phalut with the mountains being a constant companion. the snow-capped mountain peaks with their untainted splendor are a sight for sore eyes. the next day, you shall skim through the glorious beauty of Phalut to Gorkhey. The next day you will trail from Gorkey to Timburey. and on the last day, you will trek through the magnificent beauty of Timburey till you reach Srikhola and drive back to Darjeeling.
Enjoy the Sandakphu Singalila Ridge in an Eco-Friendly Manner Only with Ashmita Trek and Tours
Experience the Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek with Ashmita Trek, a sustainable trekking organization in India, committed to eco-friendly treks in Darjeeling. This trek offers a chance to explore the stunning landscapes while simultaneously ensuring sustainable tourism practices. With Ashmita Trek and Tours, you can embark on the Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek, witnessing the natural beauty of the region while minimizing the impact on the environment. As a responsible trekking organization, Ashmita Trek promotes Sandakphu trek sustainable tourism which preserves the pristine beauty of Darjeeling. You must choose the Ashmita Trek for an unforgettable journey that combines adventure and environmental consciousness on the Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek in Darjeeling.
Panoramic Views of Himalayan Mountains
Our 6 days trek to the Sandakphu Singalila Ridge offers you wonderful and jaw-dropping views of several Himalayan mountains like Everest region - Everest (8,848 m), Makalu ( 8,481m) Chamlang ( 7,317m ) Chomolonzo (7,815m ) Three sister pks and Khangchendzonga Region – Khangchendzonga ( 8,586m ) Karbu north ( 7,338m ) Karbu South ( 7,317m ) Kabru Dome ( 6,600m ) Kumbhakarna janu ( 7,710m ) Simvo ( 6,811m ) Pandim ( 6,691m ) Tingchen Khang ( 6,010m ) Joponu ( 5,936m) and several other mountains.
Benefits of using Ashmita Trek & Tours for Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek
At Ashmita Trek & Tours, we aim to provide the best trekking and tour experience to our guests. Our love for Sikkim is immense, and we are passionate about showing visitors the authentic side of this beautiful country.
Since 2007, we have been working with one of the oldest and most reputable trekking companies in Darjeeling to run our Sandakphu Singalila Ridge Trek. From one local trekking company we strive to grow together and support the local economy.