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Mountain of Poisonous Plants

Sandakphu located inside the Singalila National park in Darjeeling is the highest Peak in West Bengal, almost near the border of Nepal. You will witness a collection of Cobra Lily in the mountain, and because of these poisonous plants, the place is also known as the 'Mountain of poisonous plants. You will also get to see over 600 different varieties of orchids Sandakphu and Singalila during the spring season. One needs a proper permit to enter the Singalila National Park. You will also get the opportunity to witness red pandas in the Park. Tourists are allowed to visit the park after 5 a.m. and before 5 p.m. 


Jabari is the starting point of Trekking. One has to cover a distance of approx. 77 kilometers of trekking on both sides. The trekking level is moderate in Sandakphu. The highest point in Sandakphu is 3,636 meters. It is recommended to have a proper pair of trekking shoes. You can also carry spare batteries because you will not find electricity facilities while trekking. 


From Manebhajan it will take three days to cover the distance of 32 kilometers to reach Sandakphu. Professional trekkers can cover this distance in two days. It is advised to carry a water bottle with you as you will get the chance to refill water stock with natural stream flow water while trekking. 


For camping, you can carry your own tent houses. However, you will also come across some guest houses and homestays. 

It is advised to collect all the permits for the desired place in advance to avoid sudden corruption. 


Bagdogra Aiport in Siliguri is the nearest airport from Sandakphu and New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is the nearest Railway station. 


Sandakphu welcomes summer from March to May. The average temperature during these months ranges between 12 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius. However, the weather remains pleasant. The view of beautiful mountains and Rhododendron makes the summer journey very enjoyable and adventurous. 


Sandakphu welcomes monsoon from mid-June and stays till the end of September. Sandakphu receives heavy rainfall during these months. Though it makes the place fresh and offers a green environment. But it also makes it difficult to trek. The chances of landslides are also high which causes road blockage. Also, you will find it difficult to sightsee the mountains because of the clouds. 


Autumn is also considered the best time to visit Sandakphu. Autumn arrives in October and stays till November in Sandakphu. The average temperature during these months ranges between 8 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius. Autumn is the best time for sightseeing the beauty of Kanchenjunga, Everest, and other peaks. 


Sandakphu welcomes a chilly winter from December and lasts up to February. The average temperature during these months ranges between 1 degree Celsius to 7 degrees Celsius. The weather during winter in Sandakphu remains extremely chilled. You can also enjoy the stunning snowfall from the end of December. 


It is advised not to plan your trip during winter if you are planning to take children and old members with you because of the extreme cold.  Summer and Autumn are perfect for planning family trips. Even during the Summer season and Autumn trips carry regular woolen clothes with you because the nights can be extremely chilly in Sandakphu. Don't forget to carry medicines for the cold and flu, you can also take painkillers and balms which can be required after adventure activities or trekking. 


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