Singalila National Park is located 30 KM north of Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Singalila National Park is a land virgin rhododendron forests, evergreen Alpine Valley and rare species of animals and orchids. Placed at the upper ridges of Darjeeling mountain range (between 2400 Meter to 3650 Meter), Singalila is the highest reserve forest in province of West Bengal, India. The park has a region of with mixed vegetation of Magnolia, Wild Rhododendron, Oak, Pine Hemlock, Silver Fir, Juniper, Mailing Bamboo, Buk, Kawla, Bhujpatra etc.

The Singalila parkland additionally features a valuable and rattling assortment of various species of rare orchids that crowns the forests. The Singalila forest is additionally important for a few most extinct species of animals of the globe. Exotic Red Panda, and Himalayan Black Bear are the foremost vital mammals found in Singalila. Among the opposite major species found within the Park are Leopard, Sparrow, Pangolin, Deer, and Wild Boar etc. The park features a form of birds like Kaleej Pheasants, Tragopan, Munal, Pigeons, Doves, Sibia, Minivet, Magpie, Cuckoo, Hornbills and an outsized variety of migratory birds.

Apart from its made bio-diversity Singalila National Park is widely known for its beautiful natural beauty with spectacular views of mountains peaks over the unspoiled stretches of virgin forests with blooming rohodredron and magnolia flowers. The park offers some spectacular treks through the alpine forest, grassland and shrub forests. Sandakphu at 3636m is that the highest point in Singalila ridge and is that the most favoured destination in Darjeeling hill for trekkers throughout the globe. Phalut at 3605m is another widespread trekkers' destination in Singalila. Both the places offer some grandstand view of the whole Kunchenjungha and Mount Everest snow clapped peaks.

The journey to Sandakphu starts at Maneybhanjang or Maneybhanjan, a small piece of beautiful settlement located just on the periphery of Singalila ridge, 25 KM joyride from Darjeeling through Ghum. Although Singalila can be explored to the brim by trekking only but there are options to explore the highest summit of West Bengal by Land-Rovers dated back to 1950, and thus Singalila National Park is called Highland or land of Land-Rovers. Manebhanjang is one place wherever one still finds the British Age 4-wheel drive Land Rovers that are still used. These vehicles are ideally suited to climb the steep gravel road that leads up to Sandakphu. Solely few such Land Rovers are still remaining during this space and are maintained by their house owners like their own siblings.

Just imagine, where else you can have a view of four of five highest peaks of the world – yes you can have the view those all four peaks from Sandakphu or Phalut summit. Sleeping Buddha formation of mountain peaks is formed by Kanchenjunga Range, three sisters and many other mountains including Mount Everest. The first ray of sunlight which colours the peaks with crimson red starts with Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and so on. The view of Sleeping Buddha in crimson red colour is a lifetime experience for any traveller.

You if you start from NJP / Bagdogra 9:00 PM, you will reach Maneybhanjung before lunch. After Lunch you can explore this small place by walking up to the monastery and the Shiv Mandir. You have to carry your essentials if you are left out with anything for this trekking / Land Rover trip. Get few photocopies of your Identity Cards, will be required afterwards. Book Land Rover for Next day early morning Sandakphu Journey. The Valley looks very majestic with its first sun light. The most spectacular trek in India as the highest parts of this trek goes through-out the peaks and highest points. The trek or mountain routes passes over the mountain tops.

Maneybhanjung or Maneybhanjan – A place inhabiated by simple people.

The doors of Singalila National Park opens up at Maneybhanjan where tourists come from the nearby Railway Station or Airport or Bus Stand which is located at Siliguri around 80 KM by road and takes 3-4 hours to reach. After spending first night at Manneybhanjang with the natural beauty of the hills of east Himalayas you are ready to spend some spellbound time in the hills of Singalila National Park.

Although Maneybhanjung is a small place but being the gateway of Singalila National Park, the place is equipped with all modern facilities. Manebhanjang (6600 Ft) is a village within the Darjeeling Sadar subdivision, Darjeeling district within the state of West Bengal in India. Its set at the entryway of the Singalila National Park, connected 28 KM by road to Darjeeling city. The financial gain of the native residents is double-geared towards touristy, particularly foreign trekkers. ManeBhanjyang is the location from where the trail head for the trek to Sandakphu on the Singalila Ridge. Conveyance for Sandakphu is available from this place.

Manebhanjang village contains a giant playground wherever a soccer tournament is united each year on the Independence Day of India. Maneybhanjang is located in India Nepal border. This tiny valley of Manebhanjung may be a residence of concerning 500 households with a population of concerning 6000 people. Up on the hills, there is a nice colourful monastery amongst pine trees.

Chitre – The first village on Singalila National Park.

Chitre is small village located inside the protected Singalila Range. Chitre is about 3 KM from Manebhanjang located at an altitude of 8,340 ft. The route up to Chitre passes through pine, fir, birch forests and bamboo glades. This part of the trek route is quite steep and really warms you up. It takes about 1.5 hours to trek up to Chitrey. You will get drinking water and Tea here along with some snacks. Land Rover's usually take you in 40 to 45 minutes to reach Chitre. There is an old Buddhist Monastery (Gompa) at Chitrey, a make shift lodging for trekkers. You will pass by the monastery. If you want to take it easy, halt for a while, freshen up and start the next leg. From higher Chitre, there's a clearly marked road for the land rovers and trekkers have to follow this route. Take the path left of that, through the meadows, to achieve subsequent village, Lameydhura.

Lameydhura – A tea / refreshment break place.

Laymadhura is a village 3 KM from Chitre. Lamaydhura is a hamlet populous solely by 5 Tibetan families. This a part of the trek is lighter than the sooner stretch up to Chitre. It is a steady however gradual incline from Chitre and takes over an hour of trek. You may get water, refreshment and light snacks here. A young girl Cheki runs a tiny ltea stall here. Apart from tea and biscuits, she will additionally supply noodles (like Magi). She can offer you an easy lunch too. There is no option to stay in the simple village. The Land Rover will take around 30 minutes to reach Meghma from Chitre.

Meghma – The first snow point

This is another tiny village set at the border of India and Nepal, and concerning 3kms from Lamaydhura. Meghma is at an altitude of 9,514 ft. Meghma because the name recommend is roofed by clouds most of the time. The tourists or the guests getting into Meghma is welcome by the Buddhist Monastery - the cloud could be a magician here that conceals and divulges the Monastery. In-built the first fifties, it's one amongst the outstanding monasteries of the region because of rare collection of treasures 108 styles of Buddha. These 108 Buddhas are believed to be encountered in ones journey from this world to future world (Sukhawati Bhavan) counting on his destiny.

From Lamaydhura, it takes almost 1.5 hours of trek to achieve Meghma village. If you trek ceaselessly from Manebhanjan, it'll take mostly 4.5-5 hours to reach there. Drinkable water and a small market is found here. in reality at the corner wherever the path to Tonglu and Tumling branches off, there's a pipe through that spring water comes out .Meghma is that the cleanest village during this space and an appropriate place for rest and doubtless the simplest and the primary halt to organize for an extended Singalila Trek. You may experience first view of snow in Meghma.

There is a tiny low hut at the middle of the village that is a tea house and serves tea and light-weight meals. At the rear facet of the bungalow, there are number of rooms for trekkers. Meghma is that the border space of India and Nepal so you may see posting of Border Security forces here. From here, the border continues for many a part of the trek route and you will not apprehend once you are stepping on the soil of that country. It's sort of a freeway. 30-40 minutes' drive through gravel road takes from Lamaydhura to Meghma. Form Meghma trekkers can either go to Tonglu or Tumling.

Tonglu – The second snow point and picture perfect place.

Tonglu could be a little hamlet set at an altitude of 10,130ft. this is often wherever most trekkers take the primary night halt. A trek through a forest within the eastern Himalayas, a perspective of snowy peaks like the Kanchenjungha, Pandim and also the Makalu, a picturesque trekkers' hut and solitude — Tonglu guarantees abundant and delivers the most. The last section could be a bit steep. From Tonglu you will get pretty views of Darjeeling and Kurseong city areas. Down below can see the nice valleys and also the plains of North Bengal with rivers like Teesta and Koshi flowing.

According to forest officers, there are quite 600 sorts of orchids within the forest that explains the fragrance that hangs within the air. At 3,070 metres on top of the ocean level, the height and therefore the close to virgin nature is tranquil. It is the proper place to meditate in.

The other way to reach Tonglu is via Dhotre, the other place on the beginning of the Sandakphu trek. From Dhotray, a 5 KM trek route winds through the forest to Tonglu. There is no motorable route to Tonglu, Land Rover have to proceed to Tumling directly from Meghma.

Tumling – The High Summit and the snow point of Singalila.

Tumling could be a little village in Jogmai, Ilam District of Nepal. A traveller attraction in Eastern Himalayas at AN altitude of 10,300 Ft. Tumling populatioTumling could be a little village in Jogmai, Ilam District of Nepal. A traveller attraction in Eastern Himalayas at AN altitude of 10,300 Ft. Tumling population consists principally of Gurung families, with the full population being a mere fifteen in range. It's roughly one hour walk from Meghma.

AcActually from Tonglu to Tumling and all to the way to Gairibas is a gradual descend and also the trek is comparatively easier. Tumling could be a good spot to prevent for a short time, fresh up then get rolling for successive leg of the trek. Some trekkers truly value more highly to occupy Tumling for the primary night rather than at Tonglu. This can be owing to handiness of higher private lodges and facilities here. If you wish to try to do a similar, then you will be able to either come here via Tonglu or take the direct gravel road from Meghma. If you're taking the gravel road from Meghma towards Tumling, at first there are few village huts on either side of the road. Shortly the world becomes quite barren. Tumling is 4kms away on this road. Remember, throughout the winter time it becomes terribly cold from Meghma forwards. Thus take adequate measures to counter the cold (like significant woollens, caps, gloves etc). Typically snowfall happens on this stretch. Lodge and food is available in Tumling.

Jaubari – Downhill rest point for trekkers and sacrosanct place for stay.

LJaubari is tiny village and a one of the cleanest village of Singalila Range located in Ilam district of Nepal at an elevation of 9200 Ft. A shorter trek route from Tumling passes throught Jaubari. This place might not be necessary from trekking perspective. However, continually mix trekking with exploration of life within the mountains. And if you are doing that too, you may wish to stop here and have a cup of tea. Fudri, a female serves hot tea and light-weight snacks from her home at Jaubari. Jaubari has few basic lodging facility. The easy downhill trek distance of 6 KM from Tumling takes around 3 hours and just 1 hour by Land Rover. You may sip a local colourless drink Roxy made from a local plant Guras, found in this area is real stimulating and to keep you hot. Try out just a small amount else you may find it hard for next day's trek. During your trek to Singalila you are continuously in the lands of India and Nepal as nature does not have any boundary.

Giriabas or Giribas – A small village with lot of beauty.

Giribas, as the name suggests, meaning a habitant place in mountains. The place is located just 1 KM downhill from Jaubari and takes around 30 minutes from Jaubari by trek. One have to take the right road from Jaubari to for Giribas. Giribas is located at an alititute of 8600 Ft. The trek route passes through bamboo glades. Gairibas is basically a valley filled with bamboo grooves. GTA trekker's huts/lodges are out there is situated on the triangular flat grass land. Owing to the scenic great beauty about this place, several trekkers choose to keep their luggage here for a night before continuing for Sadakphu next morning. Magnolia Lodge is additional private option to stay here. Just 1 hour downhill drive by Land Rover from Tumling. During the high tourist season, it may not be easy to get accommodation at Gairibas, unless you have booked it in advance.

Kalipokhri – Another snow point and place of abundant water source.

KaliPokhri is located at 10400 Ft and another little village within the Singalila Park within the Sandakphu trek route, Darjeeling district within the state of West Bengal, India. The village is roughly halfway between the steep final stretches of the trek from Gairibas to Sandakphu. "Pokhri" means that "lake" and "kali" means "dark" in Nepali, and therefore the village is known as lake with dark waters. The water looks black due to mud at the bottom and high mineral contents. The Lake does not freeze in extreme sub-zero temperature too. This is a popular point for trekkers as well as Land Rover travellers due to all weather water source. Decent clean lodge with basic stay and food facility is available in Kalipokhri. This place also gives travellers an option to adjust with the height before proceeding to Sandakphu as this place is mostly as par with Sandaphu (11965 Ft) and Plalut (11400 Ft). The place does not have any lodge run by GTA but few private accommodation like Pandim Lodge, Chewang Lodge, and Himchuli Lodge provide decent basic accommodation and food. Generally it is 6 KM from Giriabas and a 6 KM trek. Land rover takes one hour to reach Giriabas to Kalipokhri. If you are travelling by Land Rover it will be a great option to spend your first night at Kalipokhri as the sunrise view of Himalaya from this place is priceless

Bikhay Bhanjyang- The last tiny village before the Summit

Bikhay Bhanjyang is another small place just 2 KM from Kalipokhri. This a small village having just 5-6 Nepali families who can offer you food, water and even accommodation in their own huts if you are in a need. Although no trekker or traveller will prefer to stay in this place other than any emergency. Ideally this is a breakfast spot for the trekkers going to Sandakphu from Kalipokhri. The route is comparatively less stressful due to downhill trek. From Bikhay one just travels on the top of the mountain ridge till Sandakphu and Phulet which offers awesome and majestic view of Himalayan range of 320 Kilometers, from west Nepal to far-east of Arunachal Pradesh.

From Kalipokhri, the trekking route gradually descends up to Bikheybhanjang which is located 2 KM away. On the way you will cross a place called Bhagsa where you can take a break for couple of minutes and then walk towards Bikhey Bhanjang. The name means "Valley of Poison" because of the poisonous Aconite plants that grow in abundance around this place. Don't worry, unless you eat the leaves of the plant, it is harmless. Land rover will take you to this place from Kalipohkri in one hour.

Sandakphu – The Highest Summit

The Summit of Sandakphu is located at 11965 feet is a last but one final destination for trekkers or motorist visiting Singalila National Park. No historian has written how the place has been discovered but it is evident that you cannot miss the majestic view the 320 KM of Himalayan Range from West in Nepal to East in Arunachal Pradesh in your lifetime. Some of the great summits are Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Annapurna, Three Sisters and many more.

And now the final destination and the climax. You could actually see the Sandakphu Peak from Kalipokhri itself. But like all great things in life, this won't come easy. From Bikhheybhanjang the climb up to Sandakphu is the steepest. The 4 KM route can easily take about 2.5 hours. There are stretches where the gradient and so steep that you will think your nose is about to touch the ground. Actually there are two trek routes from Bikheybhanjang, one through Nepal and the other through India. One through India is shorter and more popular although the two routes do merge at places.

As always, the final rewards are awesome. All your strains will simply disappear as you see the board saying "Welcome to Sandakphu". You are at an altitude of 11,929ft, on the summit of Singalila range and at the paradise of trekking... Wow, you made it!!! Now you are at the paradise!!!

Land Rover takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to cover this 4 KM stiff road.

The temperature swings from -20°C (including wind chill factor) in winter to +15°C in summer. Sandakphu gets snowfall in late December to early February. Proper trekking equipment is to be carried for trekking during this season. Not advisable for motorists from mid-December to mid-February. Sandakphu is not yet connected by any electricity and only solar power is available. You cannot expect a room heater or a geyser in Sandakphu. Again there is shortage of water, being in the summit the place does not have its own water source. Water need to come from downhill so you are given in a limited quantity to use. On demand hot water supply is also available.

Sabargram – Water and light food available on stop

Sabargram or Sabargam is another 15 KM from Sandakphu is located at an altitude of 10500 Ft. The path from Sandakphu to Sabargam is one in all the foremost spectacular sights. You shall cross through thick shrub, oak, pine trees however the burned fir forest makes the foremost of the gorgeous and dramatic landscape. You may conjointly spot some yak herds at the lakesides on the method and affirmative you shall not miss a roofless stone house on little hammock in Sabargam. As a result of the undulating piece of land these days, path winds through wealthy flora and fauna with a picturesque back drop of snow coated peaks.

Now there is trekkers hut available to stay in night. This part of the trek is quiet easy as you pass over the highest ridges of Singalila with spellbound view of Himalayan Range. You do not lose or gain more height during this trek path.

Phalut – The Higher Summit – The barren land

Phalut is one amongst the one of highest peaks of Singalila valley situated in Darjeeling district at an altitude of 11,811 Ft. Phalut is additionally within the border of Sikkim, Neapl and West Bengal. Once a trek to Sandakphu, several arrange for associate onward trek up to Phalut before commencing the comeback.

The word Phalut that springs from the Lepcha word Fak-Luk, means that "Barren Peak". The surrounding and even the last stretch to Phalut is really quite barren. This can be quite a distinction to the dense forests that are therefore very common at the lower levels. But on the way from Sandakphu you will come across with the fascinating view of colourful forest made up of Silver Oak, Far, Mongoila and Chestnut with the majestic view on Kanchenjunga on the backdrop.

Once you reach the summit, you are in a little flat grass-covered land that is empty of any vegetation. There is an Indian Army bunker house close to the height of Phalut. But if you look out, you will be rewarded with majestic view of an extended stretch of snow peaks. The vary includes a number of the very best peaks of the planet as well as the Everest, Kanchejunga, Chamolhari, Pandim, 3 Sisters and heap others. The snow vary stretches from Kingdom of Nepal on the west through Sikkim, Bhutan and up to Arunachal Pradesh within the east on a distance of concerning 320 KM.

Land Rovers generally take 2 to 2.5 hours to reach Phalut from Sandakphu. The indigenous tribes surrounding the mountain peak are known as Falutians by outsiders. Falutians have a 300-year history of worshipping the mountain peak, and believe that Phalut is an omniscient god. They refer to the mountain peak as "Omna Re Ay".

From Phalut you will feel Kanchenjunga peak is virtually at a stone's throw distance, though it is concerning 48 KM on a line, however seems mammoth and vivacious.

Phalut is also a starting point and pass points for many trek routes beyond Singalila range in Sikkim.

Moley – Small beautiful village with lodge and food

Moley is another small hamlet in Singalila Located at around 10000 Ft and just 2 KM ahead of Sabargram. Another return route from Sandakphu is via Molly which is about 16 KM from Sandakphu. The route goes through the scenic village Samandeen located on a plateau, then through Rammam and finally comes to Srikhola. Moley is also a halt point for trekkers who are not able to cover the entire route from Sandakphu to Phalut in one day. One can rest in Trekkers hut with food and water supply and start for Phalut next morning.

Trekkers planning to return from Sabargam or Moley can take the route directly to Sirikhola or Gorkhey. Do not attempt this route without your porter or guide as it is not marked like the route to Sandakphu.

Gorkhay – The lesser known village

Gorkhay, another scenic village located just 15 KM from Phalut at an altitude of 7500 Ft. It is surrounded by the lash green pine woods. Life is quiet simple in this village. The beautiful village is spread on the either side of a steam called Gorkhey Khola. This river is one of major tributaries of Rammam River. The trek from Moley to Gorkay is around 9 KM and takes 3 hours of time whereas Phalut to Gorkay is around 5 hours.

If you do not have a stay plan at Gorkey it is still recommended to spend some time in this picture perfect place. You have a bath in the stream and get refreshed.

Few basic and clean duelling options available in the village with food. You can get some whole food like rice, dal, and egg in this place other than noodles.

Samandeen – Scenic village located on a plateau

Sanandeen is another en-route village 16 KM from Moley at a height of 8000 Ft. The village rests on a plateau and looks comparatively plain. From Phalut, take the bridle road through the forest space towards Rammam. The path from Phalut up to Gorkey is almost 15 KM and quickly descends through forests of bamboo, pine, chestnuts, hemlock etc. You may visualize many Rhododendrons and oaks on the way. You also will be able to take many shortcuts by crossing some water channels on the means. Once a minute you may see the Rammam watercourse on your left that forms the border with Sikkim. Below is the wonderful hayfield of Samandeen that is popularly called the second Switzerland. The trek to Samandeen will take roughly 4-5 hours from Moley.

Many trekkers favour to lodge in Gorkhey night long simply to relish the sheer scenic beauty and serenity of the place. Otherwise trek on an uphill route to reach the little village Samandeen. This forest village placed on a scenic upland is additionally referred to as lost Valley. There is a lodge here known as 'Hotel Lost Valley'.

Rammam – A tiny Hamlet

Rammam village is the last night halt point for the trekkers trekking in Singalila Range at a elevation of 8500 Ft. Although this village name is getting more popular due to the Hydro-Electric project taken up by NTPC, in the name of Rammam, few kilometres away from the village downstream at the meeting point of Rammam and Lodhoma . This village is 9 KM trek from Gorkhey and 7 Km from Samandeen. Most trekkers prefer to halt a night in Rammam before they terminate their trek route in Srikhola or Rimbik next day.

The small village is located on the bank of Rammam River bordering Sikkim and West Bengal. Few lodges offer decent accommodation for trekkers in Rammam. Srikhola is 9 KM trek from Rammam and takes around 3 hours.

Gurdam – A small and simple village with scenic beauty

LoThe most popular come route from Sandakphu is via Gurdum to Srikhola so to Rimbik. The path descends through the dense Singalila forest dotted with oaks and chestnuts. There are some places wherever even daylight cannot enter. You will come across many flowering Rhododendron trees on the months of blooming - in April and May.

This is one in all the shortest routes. The stretch from Sandakphu up to Gurdum is 10 KM and might be lined in 3.5 hours. Gurdum could be an image excellent small village. Solely four or 5 families live here. As you approach, you'll see however the ridges full with dense trees descend within the background to the valley below. It is a rattling sight. Some trekkers decide to occupy Gurdum for a night to fancy this beauty of Gurdam village.

The village is enclosed by dense forests. If you're lucky, you'll be able to even see animals like range of mountains bears (but never dare to travel shut though although they appear cute). Private hut and one hotel is available in Gurdam.

Srikhola – Anoter major place in Singalila Range

From Sandakphu, the trek route to Srikhola comes via Gurdum over a distance of 16 KM and 6 KM from Gurdam. Whereas from Phalut, you may ought to return through Gorkey and Rammam traversing a distance of 26kms through forests of magnolia, chestnuts, oaks and rhododendrons.

Srikhola is a beautiful scenic village in Singalila Range of Darjeeling district. There are trekking routes from Sadakphu and Phalut that bear Srikhola towards Manebhanjan and Darjeeling. You will be able to additionally return here by road from Darjeeling or NJP/Siliguri. Srikhola is the last motor able village.

There is a stream at Srikhola by a similar name. Whereas on trek, relax by the bank of the stream, take a shower and have your lunch here before commencing your trek towards Rimbik. Several trekkers coming back from Sandakphu or Phalut like better to keep nightlong at Srikhola and there is a bonus for that. Apart from enjoying the rattling natural fantastic thing about the place you can start early next morning, go down to Rimbik and catch a morning bus or a shared jeep for Darjeeling or Siliguri.

There are few good hotels, lodges, Trekkers hut available with basic clean accommodation and food. You can have a fancy of having a chicken or fish dish here.

Rimbik – Last point for trekkers to say goodbye to Singalila

Rimbik is community that is settled within the Singalila Park. This town is delineated as a significant attraction for those who are trekking from Darjeeling or a close-by space to the Singalila National Park. The hamlet is largely set atop a mountain at an elevation of 7000 Ft that overlooks the watercourse of Rammam River that flows from Sikkim into West Bengal. It may well be represented because of the last major habitation on the West Bengal with aspect to the border. It is placed in shut proximity with each Nepal and Sikkim

Some trekkers on their comeback route from Sandakphu or Phalut finish the trek at Srikhola and take a jeep from Srikhola for onward trip Darjeeling or NJP. But most like better to continue the trek up to Rimbik. The road at the start rises so and levels out at Rimbik. From Srikhola the route to Rimbik is 7 KM and takes almost 2-hours walk. You get a fabulous view of Darjeeling hill city from Rimbik.

Rimbik has a big market that serves as a source of supplies that are needed by the nearby villages on a consistent basis. This is also one of the reasons why the local villages depend on Rimbik to a certain extent.

Lot of good accommodation is available in Rimbik with decent food. This is the point where you can connect up with mainstream through gadget to internet and mail. Regular bus and shared jeep service is available for NJP / Darjeeling via Mirik.

How to Reach Singalila National Park

By Air:- The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 95 KM from Singalila Gateway Manybhanjung.

By Car: Form Siliguri you can take the road through Ghoom to reach Maneybhanjung. . A four wheel drive Land Rover can be hired from Singalila Land rovers Association, Maneybhanjung Taxi stand.

By Train: You can take the following trains from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri Station. By private car Maneybhanjung is 88 KM. A reserve car to Maneybhanjung will charge 3500/- to 4000/- from Siliguri.

Train Schedule Singalila National Park

By Bus:There are many buses ply between Siliguri and Darjeeling. Trekker service is available from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjung.

Accommodation is available in Manebhanjang, Meghma, Tonglu, Tumbling, Kalipokhri, Sandakphu, Phalut, Gorkhey, Rammam, Gurdam, Srikhola, Rimbik, Dhotray in the form of Hotels, Resorts, Eco Huts, Trekkers Hut, Homestay and Guest House run by local and GTA (Gorkha Territorial Administration) . The Non A/C accommodation with on demand hot water supply will cost you at a starting price of 800/-. The wooden rooms with attached western toilets with clean basic amemities.

What to Eat: - Mainly Nepalese, Chinese, Bengali food is available abundantly. However few food joints offer North Indian, South Indian foods too. You must try out the local delicacy of Nepali food and farm fresh organic vegetables. Homestays offer four times food (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner) at a price of 500/- 600/- per person per day. Chicken dishes are to be ordered in advance. Taste Momos with hot chutney (sauce), curry made out of Squash or Squash plants.

When to Visit:- This is not an all-weather tourist spot. In monsoon from mid-June to mid-September the park remains closed. The best season to visit is between March to May and October to November. The valley is very chilly during winter as some of the higher parts of the valley receives heavy snowfall. It is also not recommended to visits in mid-December to mid-January due to hearse weather and heavy snowfall. Due to Buddhist culture we recommend you to have vegetarian food in the valley.

What to see and do:-

Spellbound Singalila National Park
Flora and Fauna
Bird Watching
Red Panda
Maneybhanjung Monastery
Meghma Monastery
Sunrise over the majestic Himalayan range from Tumling, Kalipokhri, Sandakphu and Phalut
Land rover Safari
Forest Walk
Snow and Snowfall experience

Nearby Attractions:-


Hospital / Chemist Shop:-One Health Centre and medicine shop is available is Maneybhanjung. Please carry your own medicines.

Bank / ATM:- Only one nationalized bank ATM available in Maneybhanjung. It is advisable to carry cash.

Dress to carry:-Light woollen in summer and heavy woollen in winter. In some places the temperature is sub-zero during winter.



 Routes to Sandakphu

Manebhanjang -> Chitre -> Meghma -> Tonglu -> Tumbling -> Kalipokhri -> Bikebhanjang -> Sandakphu
Dhotrey -> Tonglu -> Tumbling -> Kalipokhri -> Bikebhanjang -> Sandakphu
Dhotrey -> Kalipokhri -> Bikebhanjang -> Sandakphu
Rimbik -> Gurdum -> Sandakphu
Rimbik -> Bikebhanjang -> Sandakphu

 Routes from Sandakphu
Sandakphu -> Sabargram -> Phalut
Sandakphu -> Gurdum -> Srikhola -> Rimbik
Sandakphu -> Bikebhanjang -> Rimbik (There is a choice of routes along the way - discussed later)
Sandakphu -> Sabargram -> Molle -> Srikhola -> Rimbik
  Routes to Phalut

Sandakphu -> Sabarkome -> Phalut
Rimbik -> Rammam -> Samandeen -> Gorkhey -> Phalut
Rimbik -> Molle -> Sabargram -> Phalut

 Routes from Phalut
Reverse of routes of 1, 2 and 3 of "Routes to Phalut
Beyond Singalila Ridge

Phalut ->Torephule-Bhanjang -> Singilla Pass/Top -> Thulodhap -> Deolingalidhap -> Varse -> Hille (Or its reverse, which is more popular)
Rimbik -> Gorkhey -> Deolingalidhap -> Varse -> Hill
Rimbik -> Gorkhey -> Deolingalidhap -> Jorebotey / Phoktey / Tholo Dhaap -> Chewabhanjyang -> Neytham (Dechen Phu scared cave) -> Chonri > Nayapatal -> LowerYambong -> Upper Yambong ->Gomathang -> Panding -> Dzongri -> Samitey -> Thangsing -> Tsoka -> Yuksam


 Singalila National Park Land-Rover Safari

Singalila by Landrover is a 4 days 3 nights trip ex Manebhanjang – 7000/- per person for a group of 4 and above, and 9000/- per person for a group of 4 and above ex NJP.

Day 1: NJP/Siliguri to Manebhanjang by car, stay overnight at Manebhanjang.
Day 2: Manebhanjang to Sandakaphu by Land-Rover and overnight at Sandakaphu.
Day 3: Sandakaphu to Phalut by Land-Rover on a day's hike and drive back to Jaubari or Tumling. Overnight at Jaubari or Tumling.
Day 4: Jaubari or Tumling to Manebhanjang by Land-Rover and after lunch proceed to NJP.

Note:- Cell phone signals for Vodafone and BSNL will work for most part of Singalila Range route. Several lodges along the way use solar power and allow you to charge your mobile phone & camera battery for a small charge. You will need to pay a permit fee (Singalilla National Park Entry fee) for the trek which is Rs. 100/- per person for Indians and Rs. 200/- for foreign nationals. You can pay this fee at Manebhanjan or Singalila Park check post after Tumling. Without paying this fee, entry through Singalia National Park will not be allowed. Carry Photo Id cards (like driving license/ Voter's ID Card etc.) in original and photo copy.

Singalila Natipnal Park Trekking

  Singalila Trek Route- 1
7 days 6 nights (Mabhanjung to Sandakaphu and back) – 13650/- per person ex Manebhanjang and 15650/- Ex NJP per person for a group of 4 and above.

Day 1: NJP/Siliguri to Manebhanjang by car, stay overnight at Manebhanjang.
Day 2:  Manebhanjang - Tonglu Trek, stay overnight at Tonglu
Day 3: Tonglu to Kalipokhri Trek, overnight at Kalipokhri
Day 4: Kalipokhri - Sandakphu Trek, stay overnight at Sandakphu
Day 5:Sandakphu - Gairiabas Trek, stay overnight at Gairiabas
Day 6:Gairiabas to Meghma Trek, stay overnight at Meghma
Day 7: Meghma to Manebhanjang Trek and proceed to NJP.

  Singalila Trek Route-2
7 days 6 nights (Mabhanjung to Sandakaphu and Sandakaphu to Phalut Phalut to Srikhola) – 13650/- per person ex Manebhanjang and 15650/- Per person Ex NJP for a group of 4 and above.

Day 1: NJP/Siliguri to Manebhanjang by car, stay overnight at Manebhanjang.
Day 2:  Manebhanjang - Tonglu Trek, stay overnight at Tonglu
Day 3: Tonglu to Kalipokhri Trek, overnight at Kalipokhri
Day 4: Kalipokhri - Sandakphu Trek, stay overnight at Sandakphu
Day 5: Sandafaphu to Phulet Trek, Overnight at Phulet
Day 6: Phulet to Gurdam, stay overnight in Gurdam
Day 7: Gurdam to Srikhola Trek and proceed to NJP.

 Singalila Trek Route-3
8 days 7 nights (Mabhanjung to Sandakaphu and Sandakaphu to Phalut and Phalut to Srikhola) – 15600/- per person ex Manebhanjang and 17600/- Ex NJP per person for a group of 4 and above.

Day 1: NJP/Siliguri to Manebhanjang by car, stay overnight at Manebhanjang.
Day 2:  Manebhanjang - Tonglu Trek, stay overnight at Tonglu
Day 3: Tonglu to Kalipokhri Trek, overnight at Kalipokhri
Day 4: Kalipokhri - Sandakphu Trek, stay overnight at Sandakphu
Day 5: Sandafaphu to Phulet Trek, Overnight at Phulet
Day 6: Plulet to Gorkhay Trek, overnight at Gorkey.
Day 7: Gorkey to Rammam, stay overnight at Rammam.
Day 8: Rammam to Srikhola Trek and proceed to NJP.

Note: Cell phone signals for Vodafone and BSNL will work for most part of Singalila Range route. Several lodges along the way use solar power and allow you to charge your mobile phone & camera battery for a small charge. You will need to pay a permit fee (Singalilla National Park Entry fee) for the trek which is Rs. 100/- per person for Indians and Rs. 200/- for foreign nationals. You can pay this fee at Manebhanjan or Singalila Park check post after Tumling. Without paying this fee, entry through Singalia National Park will not be allowed. Carry Photo Id cards (like driving license/ Voter's ID Card etc.) in original and photo copy.