More than 50% of the people who come to Sandakphu, either by trekking or through roads often end up leaving Phalut mostly because of the continuous 21 km trail. If you are travelling by vehicle, the British era Land Rovers that are the only option till Sandakphu, you probably have to Miss Phalut as there is no motorable road till there. But for the trekkers, here are the reasons why Phalut is a must go!
• More than 15 km of this route passes through the valleys and it is the most scenic one of the whole trek.
• There is only single Trekker’s Hut at the top that offers amazing panoramic view of Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest and Sleeping Buddha.
• Snowfall turns the place into a paradise. Make a snowman and enjoy snow fight with your friends.
• The descent from Phalut to Gorkhey is also an adventure in itself. 14 km downside trek entirely through the jungles gives you thrills.