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Singalila Ridge Trek

By Akshatha Vinayak

Singalila National Park, in the backdrop of Eastern Himalayan Ranges is a dazzling beauty in Darjeeling, West Bengal! The amazing nature and wildlife make a great couple in turn alluring the trekkers and nature lovers.

 Singalila Ridge Trek

Singalila Mountain Side

Photo Courtesy: Richard Bogle

Trekking is one amazing way to feel nature up close. It gives a new high for the adventure seekers. Trudging along the beautiful hilly paths hugged by the misty clouds makes up for a great time. Just imagine the lush green path and mountains, now replace the lush greenery with snow-capped mountains and wildflowers on either side. Yes, Singalila Ridge Trek in Darjeeling gives an opportunity to trek in the Himalayas.

Not all Himalayan trek routes are easy to cover. In fact, its a difficult task to hike in the freezing cold weather and topsy-turvy Himalayan routes. Singalila Ridge Trek to Sandakphu and Phalut is one helluva experience with majestic Himalayan peaks engaging your journey with visual entertainment.

 Singalila Ridge Trek

Trekkers Guest House in Tonglu

Photo Courtesy: solarshakti

There are many trek routes in this Singalila Ridge Trek. However, Uttarey Singalila Trek is one of the popular trekking routes in Singalila Ridge Trek route. Usually, most treks start from Darjeeling or Mane Bhanjan which is around 25km from Darjeeling.

The main hike passes through the Singalila National Park and further the grand vistas of Kanchenjunga and Mt. Everest. The seasonal wild flower bloom and the snow-capped mountain peaks are the prominent attractions in this trek.

 Singalila Ridge Trek

Vistas of Sandakphu

Photo Courtesy: Anirban Biswas

A speciality of this trek is that it is one of the easy Himalayan trekking trails in India. It offers a great opportunity for the beginners to experience the otherwise difficult Himalayan hikes.

The trail from Sandakphu to Phalut is magical as you can see the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga and Mt.Everest. A mystical journey such as this should be explored at least once in a lifetime.

Prominent Attractions in Singalila Trek

It is not just the mountain peaks that steal the attention but also the wildlife and Himalayan ecosystem. Singalila Ridge Trek also offers a great camping experience and it also one of the best camping destinations in India.

 Singalila Ridge Trek

On the way from Sandakphu to Phalut

Photo Courtesy: Anirban Biswas

A place such as this must have many wonders! Yes, Singalila National Park is not only famous for Red Pandas but also many birds. It is also a photographer's delight as one can take some splendid shots of Eastern Himalayas.

Overall Singalila National Park and Singalila Ridge Trek is an amazing opportunity to enjoy the Himalayan ecosystem at its best!

Accommodations Near Singalila National Park

Good accommodations are available in Darjeeling which is 40km from Singalila National Park. You can also camp inside the National Park within the secured range.

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