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Best Time to Visit Sikkim

Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
Tourism In S Ikkim

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Current weather:

Best time to visit:

Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec

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Ideal Duration:

5 - 6 Days

Starting from

Rs. 7,999

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Weather in Sikkim

Best Time To Visit Sikkim

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

The enchanting beauty of the Himalayan kingdom Sikkim with its lush green landscapes, super-steep valleys and pristine lakes will mesmerize you on a trip here. View the beauty of the snow-clad Himalayan mountains here in this traditional yet modern region where monasteries and skyscrapers coexist. You can also view the scenic charm of the Khangchendzonga mountain range, that is the world’s third highest mountain from any high points in this region. This charming state is ideal for a vacation at any point as each season has something new to offer. You can visit here with family, friends or even on your own as there are plenty of things to do and scenic sights to visit. However, if you had to plan a trip here and needed to know the best time to visit Sikkim, the following information could help you out.

 

Thus, Sikkim is beautiful to view in any season as the weather generally stays pleasant and cool. Summer is warm and moderate and is the ideal season for trekking where you can see  blooming rhododendrons and orchids all around in this beautiful Himalayan kingdom. The monsoon season may be beautiful as the rain showers make this region look more beautiful but you should also be cautious while traveling here as this area is prone to landslides. Winter season is charming and perfect for romantic dates as the whole area is enveloped in snow.

 

 

Thus, ideally the best time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and from September to December.  Plan your trip to this Himalayan kingdom and create some grand memories in this holiday destination.

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Climate in Sikkim

Summer Season in Sikkim

Summer season in Sikkim is mildly warm and pleasant and lasts from April to June. The temperature varies from 5 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius during summer in Sikkim. Make sure you pack enough woolen clothes during this season as the temperature can fall low even though it is summer. This is also the best time to visit Sikkim as the cool weather is perfect for sightseeing tours of the Yumthang Valley, Gurudongmar Lake and Rumtek Monastery. 

 

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Monsoon Season in Sikkim

Monsoon season in Sikkim lasts from July to September and there are heavy rainshowers. The temperature stays around 4-15 degrees Celsius and the weather is chilly and enjoyable. Book packages online for the monsoon season as you can get pretty good discounts during this time. However, you should be careful while traveling to and around Sikkim during the monsoons as this area is prone to landslides

 

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Winter Season in Sikkim

Winter in Sikkim is a snowy wonder that lasts from October till March and the temperature ranges from 7 degrees Celsius to as low as -5 degrees Celsius. The roads and mountains are draped in snow and are a sight to behold. Enjoy the mystical view of the beautiful surroundings during this time. Make sure you pack enough warm clothes if you are visiting Sikkim in winter as the temperature falls quite low and can be quite chilly. You can go skiing and snowboarding in the winter season here and get that adrenaline rush.

 

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When is the off season of Sikkim?

Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.

How many days are ideally required to explore Sikkim?

The ideal duration for a Sikkim tour depends on the destinations that the tourists wish to cover and the experiences they want to choose. A 4 nights, 5 day trip would ideally cover all major destinations in a hassle-free manner. However, if tourists wish to explore more offbeat destinations then a longer trip can be arranged. Consult the travel agents at Travel Triangle for more information regarding the same.

What kind of clothing is required for a holiday in Sikkim?

Carry warm clothing along with you on this holiday in Sikkim, especially from October to April. It is important that tourists stay layered and carry clothing like sweaters, jackets, shirts & cotton inner linings, walking shoes. Heavy woolens and thermals are essential during October to April.

What are the top dishes that one must try in Sikkim?

Savor the delicious dishes of Sikkim on a holiday here. The most famous dishes one must try here are Momos, Thukpa, Thenthuk, Gundruk and Sinki, Phagshapa, Sael Roti and Churpi.

Do tourists need a permit to visit attractions of Sikkim?

Yes, tourists will require vaild permits to visit the top tourist hotspots, especially in East and North Sikkim. For a permit, tourists should ideally carry around 10 photos and ID proofs. The permits will be made within 1-2 hours so it is advisable that tourists speak to tour agents beforehand so that there is no delay.