Singelila Sandakphu- Phalut Ridge treks
- Max Elevation: 3000 m
- Grade: Moderate
- Period : Mar-May and Oct to Dec
- Best for Flora: Mar- Apr
- Best for views Nov- Dec
This short trekking experience offers great views of the Khangchendzonga and Chola Range. The trek starts at Dotery, and climbs from 2700 m to 3000 m in 07 kms traversing through pristine forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias, with many varieties of orchids and diverse flora.
Exotic bird species like the scarlet Minivet, Kalij pheasant, Blood pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Parrotbills, and Fire-tailed Myzornis can be spotted. Red pandas may also be seen. from Tonglu view point you will get a fabulous views of both, Khangchendzonga and Chola Ranges. Mount Chomalhari, in Bhutan is also visible.
The return trek is via the forest road down to Manebhanjan.
Tour starts and ends at Darjeeling . Pick up from Bagdogra, Kalimpong or locations in Sikkim can be arranged with overnight stop at Dotery.