There is no direct connection from Kolkata to Sandakphu. However, you can take the line 154 bus to Airport, take the walk to Kolkata airport, fly to Bagdogra, then take the travel to Sandakphu. Alternatively, you can take the train to Baghdogra then take the travel to Sandakphu.

What is the best time to visit Sandakphu?

Oct to Dec will be the best season because 90% chances that the sky will be clear and people will get the view of all the peaks. 2. Yes, car is available from Manebhanjan. It charges Rs.

Why is Sandakphu famous?

Sandakphu offers a breathtaking view of four of the world’s five highest peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga makalu & Lhotse that forms a continuous snow – clad arc. There’s also more than 600 varieties of orchids, the most to be fourd in a single geographical area.

Is Sandakphu in West Bengal or Nepal?

Sandakphu is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border.

What is the entry fee for Sandakphu?

Sandakphu trek cost per person is INR. 11,500 which will take you on a tour of 5 nights and 6 days.

Is there any oxygen problem in Sandakphu?

At high altitudes, the low level of oxygen does cause gasping as you trek, but since one gradually gets acclimatized along the way, breathing problem usually doesn’t arise.

Is there snowfall in Sandakphu?

Does Sandakphu have snow? Yes. Sandakphu receives the very first snowfall of the year in the second half of the month of December. The area gets the best snowfall in the month of January and it usually continues to snow until the first phase of the month of March.

Is Mt Everest visible from Sandakphu?

Sandakphu and Phalut trek is one of the best treks in India as it is one of the few treks on earth from which you can see 8,

Is Sandakphu worth visiting?

There are few trekkable places on earth where you can spot 8,000 metre peaks. Sandakphu is one of them along with Everest Base Camp! Not only do you see Everest, Lhotse and Makalu on the horizon, you also see the next four days of your trek stretched out before you. Such are Sandakphu’s long distance views.

How to go to Sandakphu from Darjeeling?

Day trip to Sandakphu from Darjeeling

Darjeeling to Manebhanjan takes only 1 hour 15 minutes. From there you can take a Land Rover and head towards Sandakphu. It only takes two and half hours to get to Sandakphu from Manebhanjan by car with a break at Tumling where you can have tea and snacks, or even a quick lunch.


By Rail Sandakphu is 3 hours drive from Darjeeling or two days trek from Darjeeling. Two closest major railway stations are Siliguri Junction (92 kilometers) and New Jalpaiguri (96 kilometers).


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