Sandakphu Weather & Temperature Guide 2020
Considering the Sandakphu temperature and weather conditions, the best time to go for Sandakphu trekking is autumn and summer.  However, the mild atmospheric conditions welcome tourists to this beautiful destination during all seasons. Summers (April to mid-June) bring the moderate temperature and pleasant weather while winters (November to March) bring low temperature and cold weather.

That said, the monsoons (mid-June to mid-September) bring mild temperature and wet weather conditions to Sandakphu. These moderate to cold atmospheric conditions make tourism possible here almost all through the year, making for varied experiences every time. 

Here is a comprehensive season-wise discussion of the Sandakphu weather and temperature that can offer you the right help in planning your trip on the basis of the things you want to enjoy and the activities you are interested in experiencing at the destination.
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Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Summers

Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Summers
The summer season in Sandakphu usually starts from the month of April and continues till mid-June. During this time, the Sandakphu temperature remains in the range of 17 to 15 degree Celsius while the weather remains pleasant and enchanting. Whereas, the sky remains clear offering an uncompromising view of the nearby mountain ranges. 

Average Temperature During Summers: The average temperature in summers in Sandakphu is 24 degrees Celsius during the day and 12 degrees Celsius at night. 
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Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Monsoon

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Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Monsoon
The monsoons arrive in Sandakphu by mid-June and its effect lasts until mid-September. During this time, the temperature of the place remains in the range of 10 to 20 degree Celsius and the Sandakphu weather remains wet and cloudy. The region receives moderate to heavy rainfall at this time and you can visit here to witness the landscape that looks beautiful with lush greens all around. 

Average Temperature During Monsoon: The average temperature in monsoons in Sandakphu is 20 degrees Celsius during the day and 10 degrees Celsius at night. 
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Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Autumn

Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Autumn
Autumn arrives in the region of Sandakphu by Mid September and continues up to the month of October. During this period, the Sandakphu temperature remains in the range of 8 to 18 degree Celsius and the weather is pleasant and fresh. You can have an amazing time during this season by enjoying some outdoor activities amidst the picturesque setting. 

Average Temperature During Autumn: The average temperature in Sandakphu is 17 degrees Celsius during the day and 8 degrees Celsius at night. 
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Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Winters

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Sandakphu Weather and Temperature During Winters
The winter season in Sandakphu starts from the month of November and continues until the month of March. During this period, the temperature here remains in the range of 1 to 10 degree Celsius while the Sandakphu weather remains immensely chilly. The region starts experiencing fresh snowfall towards the end of the month of December.

The snow gradually begins to form a white layer on the ground and by the month of January, the entire area gets covered with thick snow. Forming the coldest month of the year in Sandakphu, January experiences the most amount of snowfall. The region generally continues to receive snow until the first half of March soon after which, the level of mercury rises by a few inches and Sandakphu starts experiencing the pre-summer effects.

Average Temperature During Winters: The average temperature in Sandakphu is 7 degree Celsius in the day and 1 degree Celsius at night, during the summer season. 
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Best Time and Weather to go for Sandakphu Trek

Best Time and Weather to go for Sandakphu Trek
There are two ideal seasons to trek to Sandakphu - summer and autumn. During these two seasons, the Sandakphu weather remains very pleasant and calm, which allows tourists to enjoy outdoor activities such as trekking.

Furthermore, as the sky is clear at this time, the trekkers can also easily catch a glimpse of the world’s five highest mountains from Sandakphu summit, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu. In addition to all these, the beautiful landscape packed with greenery and colorful flora can allow tourists to enjoy nature photography.

Although, travelers, who are interested in witnessing snowfall or enjoying winter trek can visit Sandakphu during late December. However, it is advisable to carry proper shoes and thick woollen garments to out beat the spine-chilling cold.
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  1. Does Sandakphu have snow?

    Yes. Sandakphu receives the very first snowfall of the year in the second half of the month of December. The area gets the best snowfall in the month of January and it usually continues to snow until the first phase of the month of March.
  2. How do I get to Sandakphu?

    You can travel to Sandakphu from any part of the country by airways, railways, and roadways

    - By Air: You can take a flight to Bagdogra in Siliguri, which is located at an approximate distance of 115.1 kilometers from Sandakphu and happens to be the closest airport to the place. From here, you can take a taxi or bus to reach the destination in 4 hours. 

    - By Rail:
    You can take a train to New Jalpaiguri, which is located at an approximate distance of 118.3 kilometers from Sandakphu and happens to be the closest railway station to the place. From here, you can easily get a taxi to arrive at the destination in 4 hours and 32 minutes. 

    - By Road:
    You can take a bus from the town of Siliguri to cover a distance of 76 kilometers and reach Maneybhanjan through Sukhiapokhri in 2 hours and 49 minutes. Once you reach Maneybhanjan, you can traverse a trek to arrive at Sandakphu. 
  3. How do you trek Sandakphu?

    The base of the trek to Sandakphu starts from a small quaint township of Darjeeling, known as Manebhanjan. From here, the trekkers have to follow the route along the famous Singalila range to reach the summit.

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