There are two distinct seasons for doing Singalila Phoktey Dara Trek. Mid-March, April to May (Spring) and Mid-September, October to November (Autumn).
One can do these Treks in other months of the year as well however the possibilities of extreme cold, rainfalls, snowfalls, and clouds remain higher in those months.
Each season has its charm and feelings while trekking in the Singalila Phoktey Dara region as it houses many vibrant varieties of flora amidst its forest. Spring is known for its romantic look while Autumn is loved for its sharp and clear views.
The beauty of this trek lies in witnessing the blooming Rhododendron, especially in April till the first week of May. The forest on Singalila Phoktey Dara Trek comes alive with the colors of pink and scarlet rhododendron flowers and a few other rare varieties.
The main Rhododendron belts start from around Uttarey to Aachalay, Hangeypani, Guranshey Dara, Thulo Dhap to Kalijhar, and further to Danra Barkhay, Deoningali Dhap till Barsey. The gorgeous section between Deoningali Dhap to Barsey and Hilley is a treat to witness Rhododendron flowers.
In Autumn Rhododendron are not in bloom though the forest on Singalila Phoktey Dara Trek is pleasant with deep reds and browns color. Crystal-clear blue sky adds extra vibes to the pleasant vegetation.
The Autumn season is good for having sharp and clear views of the heavenly meadows and snow-capped mountain peaks. You can have great jaw-dropping views from almost all locations of the trek like Achalley, Kalijhar, Phoktey Dara, Danra Barkhey, and Barsey.
You can also witness the majestic clear star-lit sky during this season. It's best for those especially interested in night sky viewing, Birding, and photography
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb