What should you take on the Sandakphu trek?
Author : Dot Creative | Published On : 05 Jan 2022
The Sandakphu trek is one of India's most historic and well-known teahouse treks offers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The Sandakphu in West Bengal's highest peak, rising 3636 meters above sea level. This trek traverses the famed Singalila Ridge, a high land at the southern end of a long crest that flows down from the Kanchenjunga range and forms the border between Sikkim and Nepal, providing spectacular views of the world's four tallest peaks- Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse.
The entire trekking path is within Singalila National Park, a biodiversity hotspot with several bird species, and the sight of a red panda is unusual but not impossible. Rhododendrons and Magnolias bloom, turning the woodland pink, red and white during the spring. The combination of flowers and misty scents has their allure.
The weather clears up in the fall and the foliage changes colour. The trek past tiny villages is one of the most spectacular views in the Himalayas. There is a settlement called Kalipokhri, which is built around the little lake of Kalipokhri.
This small waterhole, meaning black water, is a peaceful and picturesque spot nestled among the gorgeous mountainous environment with Kanchenjunga beckoning in the background. The Sandakphu trek is ideal for those looking for a low-risk journey encircled on all sides by the north-eastern Himalayan massifs. But you have to take on the following things with you before you start the trek-
- Water bottle
- Backpack cover
- Basic first aid kit
- Head torch and extra batteries
- Rain protection poncho
- Walking stick
- Woolen sweaters and trousers
- Woolen socks and gloves
- Hollofill jacket
- Two pairs of trek pants and thermals
- Trekking shoe
- Cotton shirts and trousers
- Water and windproof jacket and pant
- Sun cap and woolen cap
- Personal utilities such as towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, moisturizer, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, etc.
Glacier Treks and Adventure is one leading company that takes you on the Sandakphu trek and allows you to get the most spectacular view of the snow-covered mountain ranges.