Sandakphu Peak (11,941 Feet) is the highest peak in West Bengal. The highest peak of Singalila Ridge in the Darjeeling district, almost near Nepal’s border, is very close to Singalila National Park.
Sandakphu, the highest peak in West Bengal, gives you a spectacular view of four out of the five highest peaks in the world. The best idea possible is of mountain Kanchendzonga. You can reach the peak either by car or trekking. The trek is a beautiful 51 km long up the hill, starting from Manebhanjan. Sandakphu is also known as the “mountain of poisonous plants” because of the abundance of Himalayan Cobra Lilies here. Since this is an arduous trek, it is advisable to undertake it only after ensuring your complete fitness. The trek to the summit is quite exhilarating passing through several distinct terrains, from challenging valleys to the lush green of the lands dotted with rhododendrons, magnolias, primulas, and vibrant wildflowers. The place is a paradise for the nature lover with about 600 varieties of orchids alone.