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Trekking into sandakpu starts off from an altitude of 1,524 meters giant (5,000ft ) and gradually climbs up through forests of rhododendron giant magnolias, spruce and other trees of sub alpine region and not to mention, more than 600 varieties of orchids the largest to be found in one geographical area in the world. For flora worshipers, the months of April and May are the best time of the year for the trek while for those who have an insatiable thirst for a view of the mountains; the best months are in autumn. The view from sandakpu is unsurpassed by any other view anywhere. Where else can be seen 180 degrees of snow – capped mountains which includes Everest, Makalu, Lhoste, kumbhakarna, Kanchenjunga, chomolhari in one single stretch of snows –an ethereal beauty. It is easy to understand why people leage hearth and home, travelling sometimes. Thousands of miles to walk through ripples of terraced fields of maize, rice, millet and barley, leaving …

Local Cuisine you can except in the Homestay of Darjeeling & sikkim

The people of these places are mostly rice carters and the daily meal of common people household consists of rice,dal and curry (from self grown organic vegetables ) and mashed pickle (achar).compared to the Indian diets these meal are normally less spicy with emphasis on vegetable/meats soups. one can experience the variety of cuisine while in these places.