Best Time to Visit Sikkim
Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec
5 - 6 Days
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.
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.
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
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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Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingI along with my family members really enjoyed the trip. All the arrangements were made as planned with travel junkies. Weather plays an important role in your trips success in these areas and overall it was on our side.Travel junkies worked professionally to made our trip memorable one. I will not hesitate to choose travel triangle and travel junkies once again if needed. Three cheers for both........
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingIt's been great experience with you. The trip is amazing. Great management. Never wait for cabs . Really enjoyed lot. Special thank you for the alternative sight seen because of unavailablity of mentioned spots. Changu lake is one the best experience of my life. Experienced snowfall first time.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall good experience we had. Thank you Lachung and way to yumthng vally. Actually yumthung valley was blocked so could not arrived there.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingHad a good Holiday other than few issues. Hotel Royal Lachung in Lachung no way three star category. It should be dropped. Hotel Golden Dolma and Spa in darjeeling had no approach road as it was one way traffic but rooms were good. Palri Boutique and Tracon Retreat were good places in Gangtok to stay.he car and the driver at Darjeeling was not as per taste. The driver was swearing through entire journey to others crossing him on roads and the car was non ac when for entire trip was paid for ac cabs. Moreover so many driver and car changes was not required as the entire journey which was in two states could have been managed in 2 cars. Still 4/5 as my family enjoyed
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall it was a nice & memorable trip Gangtok was the best destination , because of non availability of permit we could not visit Nathula pass.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingWe would like to appreciate the hotel accomodation and the travel facilities arranged by our travel agent Raisoone travels. To get decent accommodation along with food in remote places like Lachen and Lachung is not easy and they have done a good job in arranging that. However, We couldn't say the same about our entire trip. Our main interest was to explore north sikkim and it's top places - gurudongmar lake, yumthang valley, and chopta valley. Though these places were present in our itinerary, we couldn't visit it. We were informed about this by our driver only after we reached lachen. Due to heavy snowfall in the previous days, the police officers didn't give us permission to go there. We have had multiple interactions with Raisoone travels with respect to the itinerary and how best to accommodate all the places we wanted to visit within the span of 4 days. And not once they mentioned that there could be a possibility that we might not be able to go to these places due to extreme climatic conditions. On contacting them they didn't even offer to provide us with a back up plan as to what next is to be done. This was very upsetting for us. Had we known about this earlier we would have made necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly. Our driver being good natured took us to Mount Katao so that we do not end up seeing nothing after going all the way there! We felt the trip was not worth the money we spent. Would like to request for a call back to discuss this further.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall it was nice trip but we missed some important spots because of blocked roads due to snowfall.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOur trip went really smooth. Thanks for all the arrangements. I would like to appreciate the people involved with Travel Triangle who listened to our requests and promptly took the required action to facilitate us in the best possible way. Good Keep it up.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingHad a very good trip. The travel agent coordinator Nishitji always stood in contact with us and he always talked so politely and helped as and when required. Just one thing tso ensure that please dont force us to pay full amount before the trip completion.. Atleast 10% can be given on last day. Even after discussing at the time of booking only that some part will be paid at end of trip indrajit sir senior coordinator forced us to pay full amount... We somehow got the permit to changu lake though not till the lake...enjoyed the weather and snow there...also...Nishitji upgraded our hotel and the upgraded one was at the best location exactly at the Darjeeling toy train station and hotel was so good. we got a permit to go up baba mandir
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingThe hotels that you booked we're good(hospitality, locality) and the cab drivers were also good. Even though the weather is out of condition,but you guys especially Deep found alternatives and made our trip awesome. irrespective of time and situation, Deep used to receive our calls and used to reply properly by finding alternatives when the weather is not good and overall it was a good trip for us and without you guys, our trip wouldn't be successful Thanks to travel triangle and tour angle once again Hope we will surely get back to you for our another exiting trip
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FAQ's of Sikkim
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.
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