Trekking in Darjeeling is an experience which no lover of nature should miss, it takes one to places from where one can feel the proximity of the stars and is still in its primeval majesty. It brings one face to face with the snow-capped mountains with the sublime grandeur of the Himalayas. Trekkers on the trail of Sandakphu trek Darjeeling. The region abounds in rhododendrons, magnolias, primulas, orchids and ferns of numerous varieties. About six hundred species of birds inhabit the emerald green forests on the slopes of the mountains. The hilly destinations of Darjeeling is blessed with well defined forest trails along the Nepalese border that afford views of Kanchenjunga and glimpses of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu. Just like the geographical location the climate of Darjeeling is also pretty similar to that of Nepal.
It is said that trekking in India originated in Darjeeling. In fact, the first organized trekking route in India was established here along the Singalila range. The Sandakphu trek begins in Darjeeling and proceeds through Manebhanjyang, Tonglu, Sandakphu and ends in Phalut. The alluring natural beauty is replete with countless varieties of rhododendrons, magnolias, orchids and wild flowers. The dense forests, the verdant meadows, the savage mass of Mt. Everest, the everlasting beauty of Kanchenjunga, the rugged Lhotse or the mysterious Makalu - all in one sweeping glance, present an experience that can never be equaled.
Porters with their Yak heard on Sandakphu trekking, Darjeeling. Darjeeling has perhaps one of the most spectacular treks to offer, along the beauty of its magnificent hills.
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