Ideal Time To Have A Trekking Tour at Sandakphu

Ideal Time To Have A Trekking Tour at Sandakphu


Sandakphu is one of the best trekking trails in all of North Bengal. This trek offers different experiences during different times of the year. The rhododendrons and magnolias welcome the wonderful spring, followed by the crisp golden views autumn and finally completing the cycle with the mild snowy setting of winter. The ever-changing flora and fauna completely switches up the view season to season. Sandakphu trek can be done on any of the remaining 8 months other than the months of May to August when the Singalila National Park is closed for the season. Availing a Sandakphu trek package is the most efficient way to explore the area.

Table of contents:

  1. Sandakphu Trek in spring
  2. Sandakphu Trek in autumn
  3. Sandakphu Trek in winter

Sandakphu Trek in spring

Sandakphu is kissed awake from its snowy winter slumber as the spring breeze starts to blow. If you are a nature enthusiast, the spring is the best time for you to visit. Rhododendrons and magnolias in full bloom paint your trail shades of red, pink and white. These kinds of flora largely dominate the landscape. The glory of the flowers in full bloom is enough to make your heart well despite of the frequent showers on the trail.

By mid – April, the rains become more frequent, and the trail might turn foggy and might bar long distance view of peaks and ranges.

Sandakphu Trek in autumn

Beginning from the last week of September, autumn in Sandakphu stretches all the way to November. The rains subside by this time of the year, leaving behind the crisp air, sunny days and clear skies. This is the best time to witness the splendid view of the mountains and the golden hues of the mesmerizing sunrise and sunsets. This is also a great time for birdwatchers to visit as it is a great time to spot the different species of birds in the national park. 

The trail is littered with Sandakphu trek packagetourists around this time of the year, if you wish to avoid the surplus of tourists, time your trek in November or early winter.

Sandakphu Trek in winter

Sandakphu is nestled at a lower altitude as compared to the western Himalayas angled perfectly to canvas the beautiful twilight skies. The sun sets and rises below you as you trek above the clouds.

The mild snowfall in the winters is just enough to gloriously welcome winter without blocking the trekking trails. The snow covered meadows is a sight that you cannot miss. The flock of tourists thin out during the winter, bringing with it the serenity and solitude we all seek on a trek.

Mountain Adventure Tours and Travels is an award winning tour and travel agency. Sandakphu trek package is one of our most popular packages.

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