What to expect from Sandakphu trek in August?

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Oct
2018

What to expect from Sandakphu trek in August?

Posted By : Dinkar Kamat/ 207 0

One of the most popular treks in north-eastern India, Sandakphu trek is located at 11,941 feet. Every year, it attracts tourists from around the world. Being the highest trek in West Bengal, many people wonder if it’s easily doable. According to seasoned trekkers, a Sandakphu trek in August is way more difficult than any other month in the year. Since monsoon takes over the region in August, heavy rains and storms are a usual occurrence.

 

Sandakphu weather in August isn’t favourable for a trek, but the region offers a lot more in terms of enriching experiences. Located on the Indo-Nepal border, it provides you with ample opportunities to explore Nepalese traditions and culture. On average, the trek takes about 6 days to cover.

 

The trail takes you through several forests, and allows you to witness the beauty of magnificent snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna and Kanchenjunga ranges. A Sandakphu trek in August is better with a professional tour operator, who can ensure your safety and comfort.

Sandakphu Trek in August

 

Needless to say, you won’t see any snow in August. However, hail storms and heavy showers will be common. Therefore, you need to be prepared with appropriate trekking gear and clothing. It’s also important to know about suitable shelters. Although the monsoon brings greenery to the region, you also need to ensure your safety without getting carried away.

 

Sandakphu Trek in August

 

The average Sandakphu temperature in August remains somewhere between 6 degree celsius and 10 degree celsius. On your trip, you’ll also able to witness several species of flora and fauna. Singalila National Park is also a good place to spot the rare Red Panda. Rhododendron trees line your path to offer an amazing experience. If you’re planning a Sandakphu trek in August, get in touch with our seasoned trekkers, guides and support staff to discuss your requirements. Just click here.

 

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Dinkar is a traveller with years of experience of travelling India and the World.

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