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The land of dramatic landscapes that can stun any traveller, Sikkim is a state full of wonderful places and amazing people. Lying in the northern part of India, Sikkim is famous among tourists for its vibrant culture and exquisite geography.

The best season to visit Sikkim depends solely on your purpose to visit the state. Any time of the year except for the months of July and August, when it rains heavily, is good to visit this lovely destination. You can book our 6 Days Silk Route Package to experience the best of Sikkim. Spend time in most famous resorts in Gangtok famed for their services and the warm hospitality which will be an experience that will add new shades to their life palette.

If you love snow and would love to catch the sight of a snowfall in front of your eyes, you should definitely visit Sikkim during the peak winter months of December and January. However, most tourists prefer to avoid the state during winter and monsoon months, and rather choose the summer season to explore the rich landscapes here. The weather during summers is quite pleasant and does not normally exceed a figure of 26 degree Celsius.

North Sikkim always have a lot of tourist attraction in reserve for you, visit beautiful scenic places in Lachung, may it be any weather. So you won't be disappointed to visit Sikkim in bad weather conditions.

Here are the best seasons to visit Sikkim:

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Sikkim in Summer

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The summer season in Sikkim begins around the arrival of April month and lasts till the end of June post which rainfalls become frequent.

The period from April to June is the best time to visit Sikkim for most tourists since the climate is usually pleasant, ideal to explore different parts of the state. Days are mildly warm, and even the temperature at night does not drop down to an extreme level, so even nights are not harshly cold here during these months.

Apart from exceptional circumstances, Sikkim will greet you with clear skies in summers, with negligible probability of rains ruining your plans. Almost all the tourist sites in the state are open for visitors. Chill in the peaks of Himalayas by staying at lush resorts in Sikkim where you can do various activities and spent some time in nature's paradise.

Apart from local sightseeing in Gangtok and other hill stations of the state, you can enjoy visits to major tourist spots like Rumtek Monastery, Yumthang Valley of Flowers, Lake Tsomgo, and Goecha La. The clear and predictable weather during the season will ensure for your activities like sightseeing, trekking, mountain biking, photography, river rafting, paragliding, and yak safari.

While the day temperature in summers does not exceed a maximum of 26 degree Celsius in Sikkim, the minimum temperature at night usually hovers around 3-4 degree Celsius. 

From gushing waterfalls to sprawling forests, from solitary monasteries to austere mountains, Gangtok offers a range of awe-inspiring things to do for visitors.

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Sikkim in Winter

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The winter season in Sikkim begins around the arrival of November month and lasts till the mid of March.

A segment of tourists prefers the winter season over other parts of the year to visit Sikkim. Though the low temperature during winters makes the place extremely cold, the breathtaking views of the landscapes embellished with fresh white snow compensate for it in the most amazing way. Moreover, the high altitude lakes in the state freeze in low temperatures, giving off beat lovers another reason to choose winters for Sikkim visit.

Check out our full guide on the best spots in north east india for an amazing trip. 

However, on the negative side, most the high altitude regions in Sikkim become snowbound during winters due to heavy snow, leaving only lower altitude places for you to explore. Moreover, you will not be able to enjoy a lot of adventure activities should you plan to visit the place in peak winter months, though you can definitely enjoy snowboarding and skiing.

Moreover, if you also plan to visit cherrapunji, here's our full guide on the top places to visit in cherrapunji, meghalaya.

If you are planning to visit Sikkim anytime between November and March, come prepared because while the days are bearably cold, nights experience subzero temperatures.

The day temperature in winters moves around 7 degree Celsius in Sikkim, whereas the minimum temperature at night may drop down to as low as minus 5 degree Celsius.

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Sikkim in Monsoon

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The period starting from July to September marks the presence of the monsoon season in the state.

The region experiences rainfalls ranging from average to heavy, making it one of the least favourable times to explore the places in sikkim. Since Sikkim features mountainous landscapes, landslides during monsoons are not uncommon, rendering the roads risky.

On the brighter side, the waterfalls in the region plummet with a wild gush during the days of frequent rains, adding to your reason to visit Sikkim in the season. If you are in Sikkim in the monsoon months, do not forget to enjoy monsoon flowering in North Sikkim, Changu Lake, Kupup, and Nathu La. Moreover, the low influx of tourists during the monsoon season ensures the availability of accommodation options at much cheaper rates than the peak tourist seasons.

If you do not get unlucky with heavy rainfalls, you may visit most of the tourist places during these months. However, the adventure activities like paragliding and river rafting cannot be enjoyed during monsoons.

The day temperature in monsoon months usually does not exceed 15-16 degree Celsius in Sikkim, whereas the temperature at night may drop down to a minimum of 3 degree Celsius.

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People Also Ask About Sikkim

  1. What is the best time to visit Sikkim to see snowfall?

    The best time to visit Sikkim to see snowfall is between the months of late November to February during the winter season. Some of the places you can experience snowfall in Sikkim during these months are Gangtok, Yumthang Valley, Lachung and Pelling, with the temperatures ranging between -5 to 7 degrees Celsius.

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  2. Is December a good time to visit Sikkim?

    Yes, December is a good time to visit Sikkim, as it is the winter season doing this month in Sikkim. Moreover, most of Sikkim is covered with fresh white snow, adding an otherworldly charm to the surrounding landscapes.

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  3. What is the best time to visit Sikkim for honeymoon?

    The best time to visit Sikkim for honeymoon is between the months of March and May during the spring season when the flowers in the region are in full bloom and the entire region is full of vibrant colors and life. Then, the winter months of October to January are a great time for a honeymoon, with Sikkim covered in snow and the ambiance almost magical and tranquil.

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  4. Is October good time to visit Sikkim?

    Yes, October is a good time to visit Sikkim, as this is the time when the state experiences the onset of winter, with the weather being cool and pleasant, and the places being at their best. Some areas in Sikkim, such as Pelling, Yumthang Valley, and Lachung experience snowfall as well, making the ambiance all the more appealing.

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20 November 2018
Rajesh Sharma Goechala Trek
About the operators: Thrillophilia ties up with trek operators for this amazing trek. The team that carries the group is well trained, well versed and allows the trekkers to focus on their trekking. To provide service at such altitude with smile on face is bliss. They also have some hidden gems planned during the trek for people to be pleasantly surprised. Our trek guide Premtuk is an old hand and lives in Yaksum region. His ability to guide the team as well as captain the support staff was fantastic. He also made sure that trekkers were absolutely taken care off. He had excellent support staff and 12 horses to make sure that we had a glitch-free day’s and nights. Tenzing, vijay and others who worked tirelessly and with laughter all the time made the time memorable. About the trek: this trek offers variety for a serious trekker. The trails and paths are not the same throughout or even different times of the year. It has varied degree of difficulty and hence one needs to be physically and mentally prepared to harness the strength. One connects to self and nature throughout and comes back rejuvenated. It’s not just the moments of seeing sunrise or the summit from various points or watching Mt Pantim alone that takes your breath away but also the journey. It’s a pilgrimage to your own inner self that one ends up discovering. Finally few words of suggestions: for city dwellers who come for this trek, it’s a great idea to come and stay In yuksam few days in advance and do some of other amazing treks. Not only it helps in acclimatisation but also allows you to soak in local culture and food.
Vipin C Goechala Trek
"The beauty of this trek is all about the landscape. You start of the trek from dense forest with fresh streams and then to Rhododendron trees when you gain altitude , later which you would come across a beautiful valley overlooking Mt Kanchenjunga. Try out the local cuisine in Yuksom. Thukpa and Chang are two things you need to try out. Although the trek is not recommended for first time trekkers you can still give it a shot provided you are fit and have taken all the items in checklist. "
23 November 2019
Bishakha Nayak North Sikkim Tour
This was my first trip with Thrillophilia as well as with complete strangers. I must say that Thrillophilia did not disappoint me ( nobody is perfect, so be flexible to accept minute glitches) . The whole trip went so smooth , starting from the pick up from airport, the hotels we got, arrangement of permits, site seeing and drop at the airport. Special thanks to Deep ( trip coordinator from tour angle) and Ammu ( my cab driver) . P. S. : if you want to see the flower calf yumthang valley and the frozen Tsomgo and Gurudongmar lake , then the ideal time to visit north Sikkim is March-April. November is the ideal time to witness the pleasant winter of sikkim along with its untouched beauty. Looking forward to travel more with Thrillophilia. P.S: the only problem which we faced was two co- passengers who used to get late for everything and because of them we had to rush from each location because of time constraint ( I totally understand that this things isn’t in the hand of Thrillophilia)
16 October 2015
Apsara Mahajan Goechala Trek
Trekking in the state of Sikkim is very different and a unique experience that you would not gain from trekking in any other part of India. The Indian Himalayas trek in Sikkim is awesome and a must take. What we enjoyed the most were the mountains, the trek trails, the people and their unique culture. This was a sharp contrast to our habits and culture. The trek is not that difficult and it is in fact very much feasible to be taken even by a first timer as well. The trekking was very nicely planned and organized with perfect budget. Do try this trek.
01 July 2015
Suryakanta Patil Goechala Trek
Located in the state of Sikkim, this Goecha La trek is my dream and desire come true. This trek is a treat to all the adventure lovers who are in our country or visit our country. This place is nestled midst colourful, unique, and vibrant flora and fauna. This trek also paves way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park that can be visited in a day. This trek is an opulent beauty as it opens doors to murky valleys, snow clad mountain peaks, astonishing lakes, and lovely rivers in Sikkim. I was just marvelled at the spectacular beauty of this place.
01 April 2021
This was my first paragliding experience and I was so thrilled and scared both at the same time. This March I was going to Gangtok and came to know about the paragliding activity there and booked the same with Thrillophilia and made the most of the thrills and spills of Paragliding. After heading to the paragliding spot in Ranka at Gangtok. I was accompanied by a trained pilot throughout the entire activity when we soared at a height of 1300- 2200 meters. The best thing about Thrillophilia is that it not only gives you an option to choose between medium and high fly but regardless of the package you choose, the ride from the landing site to the take-off point is all included. I chose the high fly package where I and my certified pilot rose at a height of 2200 meters, marveling at nature’s beauty underneath. After this paragliding trip, I must say that this has been my best so far, given the whole safety protocols that Thrillophilia adhered to besides arranging a trip to the Ranka monastery. Thus, I recommend Thrillophilia with all my heart, for such out-of-the-box experiences!
26 January 2021
Who does not dream of a farmhouse stay amidst the rolling Himalayan Mountains and an emerald green forest? Yes, I am no different because I have craved for such an experience all my life and I am extremely glad that Thrillophilia came on board to grant all that I desired. My 2 days one night experiential stay at a Farmhouse in Gangtok not just let me have a perfect getaway but so much more. I learnt about terrace farming, plucked ripe fruits from the trees, enjoyed picnics along the streams, and tried my hands on organic farming. I still miss my bedroom in the homestay that had a skylight right above the bed to let me stargaze endlessly. Thank you Thrillophilia for such a splendid experience!
19 January 2021
A tour of Sikkim and Darjeeling was always on my mind having heard so much about the Yumthang (valley of flowers), the Batasia loop and the mighty tiger hill to catch a scenic sunrise. As a solo traveler I decided to book with Thrillophilia for a 8-day trip to set forth a Sikkim Darjeeling tour that would include all these places. I am extremely elated I did as the teams ensured hassle free travel in air-conditioned vehicles besides stays and dinner at the most hygienic hotels. I am back at Pune after the trip in March but I feel I am back with a piece of Tibet and North Bengal in my heart. I still cherish going to this picturesque hamlet of Chungthang, the stunning Kanchenjunga National Park, and the pristine Gurudongmar Lake. I have absolutely loved my stopover at Kyongnosla and a visit to the Baba Harbhajan dham besides of course the scenic sunrise at Tiger hill, and candlelight dinner at the most unexpected locations. Thanks a ton Thrillophilia for the most wholesome experience there could be!
17 February 2021
My partner got hold of a Thrillophilia voucher for a Sikkim homestay that initially I was not that keen on using. However, I went ahead and set off for this Traveler’s paradise homestay for 2 days and one night. And, I am so glad I did because it was one of the nicest stay experiences. Our homestay was perched on a hilltop’s edge and offered sweeping views of the Himalayan foothills, the snowy Nathula peaks, and the snaking Teesta River. A special thanks to thrillophilia for giving tripping a whole new spin as we could go for forest picnics, nature walks, and practice angling at the Kaleej Khola. To this day, I keep telling my partner as to how we need another trip soonish. Only, to try the roast chicken with thumba, under a starlit sky of the Traveler’s paradise homestay, with the chilling mountain wind for company.
09 February 2021
Every year me and my 4 friends plan a trek to some of the treacherous places. This year was no different, especially after a long spell of staying and working from home. We went ahead with the idea but this time we booked with Thrillophilia for a luxurious camping experience. And, trust me when I say this, we had a spectacular trekking experience from the minute we arrived in Darjeeling. We had an adventurous drive to Yuksom, trespassing the Teesta river. We continued uphill and crossed the Legship bridge only to reach a Yuksom hotel where Thrillophilia had booked our stays. The minute I checked in we could not believe we could get such a place for just a day of our stay as the hotel was clean, with staff ensuring sanitization at every cost. I was amazed at how it was arranged- overnight staying in tents, camps and huts even at remote locations of Tshoka, Samiti lake, Thangshing, and Dzongri. We did share out tents but an expert team ensured safety by having a first-aid-kit in hand at all times. A big thanks to Thrillophilia for arranging all the necessary permits and managing the entry fee at places required. Totally recommend Thrillophilia if you desire a mix of sightseeing, camping, trekking and not just hiking!

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