This trek is perhaps one of the best and certainly the most popular of all the treks in Darjeeling
for those having a limited time at their disposal. It offers the travelers an excellent view of the Khangchendzonga and the
Everest group of mountain peaks in Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan.
Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang – 2134 m Drive
from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjyang is about 26 kms which takes about 2-3 hours.
Day 02 Maneybhanjyang to Tonglu –3070
Follow a steep climb for about 3 hrs to Meghma which is a small hamlet with few houses, a small monastery and an impressive
stupa. The climb to Tonglu is another 2 kms and is one of the peaks of the Singalila range, which falls on the West of Darjeeling
town. A great view of the Nepalese valleys and the plains of North Bengal with snow fed Teesta on the east, the Koshi on the
West can be view from here.
Tonglu to Sandhakphu - 3636 mtrs
The trail from Tonglu to Gairibhas is downhill
through bamboo groves and from Ghairibhas to Kalipokhri is a continuous climb through rhododendron forest for about 6 kms.
From Kalipokhri to Bikhaybhanyang or Valley of Poison ( Aconites grow in abundance here) the road descends and then a steep
climb for about 4 kms reaches us at Sandakphu. Sandakphu commands one of the most spectacular views of the Kabru 7338 m, Kumbhkarna
7710 mtrs, Pandim 6691 mtrs and the towering Khangchendzonga 8598 mtrs , which is the most prominent of all. Far off to the
west, among a group of other snowy mountain raising from graceful peaks of the Everest group can be seen.
to Phalut - 3606 m
Phalut is one of loftiest peak in the Singalila Range and the trail from Sandakphu is the most spectacular
with burned silver-fir forest making the most beautiful sight and the view of Everest group on the left and Khangchendzonga
range right ahead. A magnificent view of the snowy range is obtained from the Phalut summit at a much closer range
Phalut to Ramman - 2560 m
The trail descends the ridge through virgin forest of chestnut, pines till it reaches
the meeting of two streams calley Gorkhey Khola , a tributary of Ramman river. After a rest, climb upto Samandin, a lovely
plateau. From here, descend to a small stream and then climb for about 2hours to reach Ramman.
Rimbick - 2286 m
From Ramman, the trail is almost a walk for the first 9 kms till we descend to Srikhola. Rest at the stream
and then walk to Rimbick which is a small village.
Rimbick to Darjeeling
Drive from Rimbick to Darjeeling
for about 4 hours passing through Manebhanjang.