It is a rough road that leads to the height of greatness. And you will see the most awe-inspired view after the bumpiest ride. Sandakphu (almost 12,000 ft) is the highest peak in Singalila Range and Phalut is the second highest peak with an altitude of about 11,800ft. The main reasons why most people visit the two places are for the magnificent views of the snow peaks. You will get to see four of the five highest peaks of the world including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse. You will also see many other spectacular peaks of Sikkim, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan as well.
Sandakphu is known as the wonderland for trekkers. So what's the big deal if you can't trek not everybody can hit the gym in their hectic schedule. You can in fact relax and equally enjoy the magnificent views of Sandakphu and Phalut without having your tongue sticking out in complete exhaustion although the ride will be quite bumpy. Just take a Jeep safari to Sandakhpu. Sandakphu and Phalut have been traditionally known as trekkers' paradise but jeep safaris to these places are increasingly becoming popular.
You may have explored the deepest part of the jungle sitting on an elephants back but have you ever travelled the Himalayan region in one of the vintage cars? Well now you can ride in a classic car while enjoying the most pictorial and breathtaking view of the four of the five highest peaks. Enjoy the Land Rover Safari to the Singalila Ridge. Land Rovers are the world famous four wheel drive vehicles left behind by the British people after the British Raj. Still after more than 60 years these cars are running and you will be a person to travel in these vintage adventure cars and since this models are no longer manufactured this may be one time experience. Land Rover Drive from Maney Bhanjyang to Sandakphu is for 5 hours. You have to be back on the same route because there is no jeep able route from Phalut onwards.
From the steep graveled road to the sharpest bend you can put your faith on this vintage car though the ride might not be the most comfortable one but the view will be worth it from the green lush valley to beautiful snow mountain you can enjoy it all without even breaking a sweat.
The best time to visit Sandakphu is in April-May, the flower season, and again around November, when the weather is pleasant and the skies remain unclouded.
|Place||Height||Views from here||Time taken to reach|
|Sandakphu||almost 12,000 ft||Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse.||Almost 5 hrs from Maney Bhanjyang|
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