Sandakfu or Sandakhphu is the highest peak of West Bengal situated on the border of West Bengal of India and Nepal at an altitude of around 12,000 ft and in the area of Singalila National Park. Sandakphu means "Height of the Poison Plant" derives its name from the poisonous plants that grow near the top.
From Sandakphu the best view of the mountain Kanchendzonga is possible, which is known as the Sleeping Buddha or the Sleeping Shiva. On any clear day trekkers, travellers gets mesmerized by the awesome view of Mt. Kanchenjunga (3rd Highest peak in the world), Mt. Everest (The highest Peak in the world), Lhotse and Makalu.
Phalut on Singhalila Range situated close to 12000 ft and is just 22 kilometers away from Sandakphu. The Phalut top is try junction of Nepal, Sikkim and India. Another attraction of this area is the old Landover introduced by British people in the year 1948. Traveling up to Sandakhu (Some time up to Phalut) by Landrover is a memorable experience for those tourists who are not able to walk. There are lots of trekking route from Sandakphu and Phalut for the amateur and professional trekkers.
Manebhanjan - (2150 m; 26°59'19"N 88°7'18"E), the gateway of the Singalila National Park, is a village in the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India, lies on the border between India and Nepal. It is the start of the trailhead for the trek to Sandakphu on the Singalila Ridge and the income of the local residents is geared towards tourism. Manebhanjan can be reached directly from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station where hired vehicles are available.
Kalipokhri or Land of the Black Lake is a small hamlet, at an altitude of just over 3000 m en-route to Sandakphu, gets its name from a small pond. Kalipokhri is a holy place for those following Buddhism. It is believed that Nepalese villagers worship the black lake and no one is allowed to take a swim or a dip in this lake.
Tonglu (3036 m) is a trekker’s paradise for a stay on the way to Sandakfu from Mane Bhanjyang. At an altitude of 3036 m Tonglu is one of the higher peaks of the Singalila Ridge and a small settlement inside the Singalila National Park in the Darjeeling subdivision, Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal in India near the India - Nepal border. Wonderful trekker’s hut, heartfelt hospitality, majestic Kanchendzonga at the backdrop and above all breathtaking view of sunrise have all made this place an adorable place to stay.