Gangtok in Summer
The period between April to June marks the presence of the summer season in Gangtok.
With no probability of snowfalls or rainfalls altering your travel plans, the summer months vouch for a smooth travel experience in Gangtok. Moreover, if you want to avoid confronting bone-chilling temperatures, these months are the most recommended time for you to visit Gangtok. The average temperature hovers around 20 degree Celsius in summers.
You can enjoy clear blue skies, contrasting with the lush green landscape of the town during the summer months here. The climate is usually pleasant, featuring sunshine with refreshing cool breeze soothing your soul and body. It is also the best time to have a good look at the diversity of flora the region boasts of, as fields and hills wear different shades of green with colourful flowers adorning their facets.
Almost all of the tourist attractions in the city are accessible in summers. The major spots you can visit here are Tashi View Point, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Enchey Monastery, Bakthang Falls, Thakurbari Temple and many more amazing places in North Sikkim.
One can expect to enjoy sightseeing and other activities in Gangtok during the summer months. The activities that you can indulge in on your visit to Gangtok are cable car rides, mountain biking, river rafting, trekking, and paragliding. Besides, the picture-perfect vistas of the pristine nature also offer great opportunities for photography enthusiasts.
Average day temperature:20 degree Celsius
Average night temperature: 14 degree Celsius
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Gangtok in Winter
The period between November to February marks the presence of the winter season in Gangtok.
Though, not the most recommended time to visit Gangtok generally, the winter season is a great time to visit the place if you have a sweet spot for chilly climate and fresh snow in your heart. The magical-looking Gangtok, hiding under a white blanket of snow welcomes a number of visitors even during the cold months. One may prefer to visit the city during the winter season to experience a different avatar of the place if there is snow. The average day temperature during these winter months in Gangtok is normally around 14 degree Celsius, with the night temperature dropping down to a minimum of 4 degree Celsius.
Since the winters in Gangtok are not really very harsh and snowfalls are frequent, most places are accessible during winter months except in case of extraordinary situations. If you visit Gangtok in the winter season, you can enjoy shopping at Lal Bazar and explore numerous tourist attractions like Lake Tsomgo, Gurudongmar Lake, Nathu La Pass, Rumtek and various other monasteries.
You can enjoy various adventure activities including trekking, paragliding, river rafting, and snow activities during the winter months in Gangtok. The presence of snow in Gangtok and the surrounding mighty Himalayan peaks also makes it the best season for photographers to visit Gangtok.
Average day temperature: 14degree Celsius
Average night temperature: 4 degree Celsius.
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Gangtok in Monsoon
The period between July to September marks the presence of the winter season in Gangtok.
The monsoon season is considered to be the least favourite season among tourists to visit Gangtok due to heavy rainfalls that make the movement in the region challenging, causing the blockage of roads. The landslide incidents due to rains every now and then also render the place a little unsafe during the monsoon months. Moreover, you can also not get to enjoy clear views of snow-capped hills as there are thick clouds and fog covering the area during this time.
On the other hand, as it starts to rain, the vegetation of the town blossoms. The perfect blend of green vegetation under the shrouds of white clouds and mist make the place appear surreal. So, if you do not have a tight schedule to follow, you can still visit Gangtok during the rainy season and admire the vibrant atmosphere that is a pure visual delight to one’s eyes.
You can visit most tourist sites unless it is raining heavily. Though you may not be able to enjoy activities like river rafting and motorbiking during monsoons, you can still opt for activities like trekking and sightseeing.
Average day temperature: 18 degree Celsius
Average night temperature: 10 degree Celsius