Sandakphu is the highest peak in the district of Ilam, Nepal and West Bengal, India at an altiude of 11,930 ft. It is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district on the West Bengal-Nepal border. The peak is located at the edge of the Singalila National Park and has a small village on the summit with a few hotels. Four of the five highest peaks in the world, Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu can be seen from its summit.
Day 1 : Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri(NJP)/Siliguri
We three friends planned a 4 Day Sandakphu Trip in the month of April to experience the beautiful Rhododendrons in full bloom and boarded the train from Sealdah Station(Kolkata) on 4th April,2019 night.
Day 2 : NJP/Siliguri Janction to Manebhanjan
Reached Siliguri Janction on 5th April,2019 morning around 10 A.M.( Due to some work in the railway track the train was going to NJP via Siliguri at that time. So we get off the train at Siliguri Jn. ). We hired a Qualis for one way trip at INR 2500/- and started for Manebhanjan via Mirik - Pashupati Nath Market - Sukhiapokhri Route.We stopped once for having breakfast comprising of yummy steamed Momos. Reached Manebhanjan Bazar around 2 P.M.