Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal. It offers grand views of the some of the world’s tallest peaks viz. Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu, the 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th highest peak in the world. One moves constantly in India and Nepal during the trek.
I have been travelling (rather leisure touring with family) to the beaches, lovely forests, mountains and deserts but this time I thought to travel and trek as a bachelor with my friends. :D My friend and I began to search for the places to visit in the month of January. I was a bit reluctant to leave the famous kite flying festival of Gujarat (Makarsankranti). But for the first time in these many years, I thought to give it a miss and grab the holidays to travel. We started looking for the places to trek in Southern India, thinking to stay away from freezing cold of the North. Gradually, we zeroed down to Sandakphu & phalut trek to be done thru Indiahikes, one of the leading trekking company of India.
Raching the base camp:
Nearest airport: Bagdogara. Nearest railway station: New Jalpaiguri