Saddle Peak National Park, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Highest Peak of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Saddle peak is the highest point (732 metres) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The trek to the Peak which offers an aerial view of North Andaman is about 8 km long from the park entrance at Lamiya Bay / Kalipur. The initial stretch of 3 km runs along the coastline.  Saddle Peak National Park is a dense tropical forest housing a rich bank of exquisite trees, (including sandal), rare flora and wild fruits and offering trekking opportunities including climbing up natural steps formed by the roofs of old trees.

There are 3 peaks in the park 1) Saddle Peak 2) the second peak named Ice degree peak 3) Unnamed point which provides a aerial view of Diglipur to Mayabunder.

The Peaks are notified as Saddle Peak National park in 1979. The park is uninhabited and not frequented by trekkers. At Every 500 meter, Forest department has built hutments with benches. Due to humid weather the trek is tiresome and it is advisable to start it early in the morning. As there are no shops on the way necessary refreshments needs to carried.



Location

Latitude : 13.16289962084259 | Longitude : 93.01395317687991

Activities : Treking

What to wear

Cotton outfits, Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion

Transport vehicle

Walking

Departure / Return Location Diglipur

There are 3 peaks in the park 1) Saddle Peak 2) the second peak named Ice degree peak 3) Unnamed point which provides a aerial view of Diglipur to Mayabunder. The Peaks are notified as Saddle Peak National park in 1979. The park is uninhabited and not frequented by trekkers. At Every 500 meter, Forest department has built hutments with benches. Due to humid weather the trek is tiresome and it is advisable to start it early in the morning. Though it is a total trek of 16 kms it might take 5 to 6 hrs. Moreover one more thing to be kept in mind is that because of thick jungle it gets darker by 4.30 pm. As there are no shops on the way necessary refreshments (especially water) needs to carried.


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