Best Time to Visit Sikkim
Visit the Amazing Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim
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Mar - Jun, Sep - Dec
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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, which 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.
March to June (5°C to 25°C): The duration between the months of March and June marks the summer season in Sikkim, however, summers in Sikkim aren’t as harsh as everywhere else in India. During this season, the weather remains pleasant, thus, making it the best time to visit Sikkim for certain parts of the state. During this time, one can also enjoy the flower festival. 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.
July to October (4°C to 17°C): The monsoon season make this region look more beautiful it is recommended to avoid visiting during this time or be cautious while traveling here as this area is prone to landslides during the monsoon season. However, one can plan one’s visit during the ned of monsoon to enjoy the tranquil greenery.
November to February (-5°C to 7°C): The winter season is charming and perfect for vacation as the whole area is enveloped in snow. Most areas of the state receive snowfall and get engulfed in the blanket of thick snow, thus luring tourists. During November, even though it does not snow, the temperature is quite apt for sightseeing.
Sikkim is beautiful to visit in any season as the weather generally stays pleasant and cool. However, ideally, the best time to visit Sikkimis 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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When is the off season of Sikkim?
Tourists should visit Sikkim during the off-season from October to December to avail good discounts.
Is June the best time to visit Sikkim?
Yes, one can plan on visiting Sikkim during the month of June. This month marks the end of the summer season and the start of monsoon. The weather remains warm and pleasant accompanied by light showers.
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