Maneybhanjang, West Bengal, India



West Bengal, India

Maneybhanjang (or Mane Bhanjyang) is a small mountain township located about 25 Kms from Darjeeling, 92 kms from Siliguri, and on the border of India and Nepal at an altitude of 7,054 ft (2,150 m). Bhangyang in Nepali means Junction and Maney stands for Buddhist Stupas. So the name Manebhangang means the Junction of Stupas. This is the place from where the popular Sandakphu Trek begins.

Maneybhanjang Travel Tips

  1. Plan your trip When the Weather Is Fine.
  2. Packing Essentials.
  3. Be A Part of Culture.
  4. Plan a viable Itinerary.
  5. Raincoat or waterproof gear is must
  6. Carry chocolates and corn to beat altitude sickness
  7. Water bottles to get hydrated so that no cramps in the middle of trek
  8. Get an early start. It's best to start your day's early

Maneybhanjang Facts

Mane Bhanjang lies on the border between India and Nepal. The two countries are separated by a small culvert, which also acts as a motor stand for vehicles ferrying people to Sukhiapokhari and Darjeeling. This small valley is a residence of approximately 500 households with an approximate population of 6000. Being situated within the ranges of the Singalila national Park, expansion of this 'forest village' is strictly restricted beyond its current borders so as to protect the surrounding forest and its ecosystem.

How to Reach

Flight By Air

Bagdodara is the nearest airport to Darjeeling. It is connected to Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. The estimated distance from Darjeeling to Maneybhanjang is 25 Km which is about 45 minutes to an hour's journey.

Train By Train

New Jalpaiguri (NJP) near Siliguri is the nearest station on the main inter-city line.

Car By Road

The road distances from Kolkata, Gangtok and Kalimpong are 652 Kms, 100 Kms and 51 Kms, reapectively.

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