Best Time to Visit Gangtok

Gangtok, the capital city of the Indian state Sikkim, is a paradise for explorers, nestled in the northern part of the country. The home of some impressive natural and man-made attractions, Gangtok draws in tourists in its lush bounds throughout the year. However, the autumn season is believed to be the best time to visit Gangtok by most tourists. Soon after the rainfalls recede, clear skies greet tourists, offering them breathtaking views of mighty Himalayan peaks which normally stay hidden during the monsoon season. Moreover, the climate during the months of mid-September to mid-November is usually pleasant, which gives visitors a comfortable atmosphere for exploration. You can book our 5 Days Sikkim Tour Packages to experience the best of the place at a discount of flat 28% off. Stay in the best resorts in Gangtok having amazing hospitality and comfort, you can book them anytime of the year.

However, the best season to visit Gangtok is ultimately a matter of preference and convenience. For instance, if you love snow and can comfortably bear low temperatures, you must visit Gangtok during winters. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy the greens of Gangtok, you may also visit the place during the summer season.

Here are the best seasons to visit Gangtok:

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Gangtok in Summer

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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


If you are planning a visit to Sikkim, you cannot miss out on Gangtok, There are many wonderful places to visit in Gangtok which make it one of the best tourist destinations in India.

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Gangtok in Winter

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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

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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

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23 November 2019
Excellent
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)
Excellent
vehicles provided i.e, Xylo were comfortable enough to make the journey through non existent roads bearable. hotels had all standard facilities.our driver was very compliant. Mr.Deep really coordinated well. package was money's worth. few travellers reached bagdogra at 3pm. Overall tour was enjoyable and exciting as well. advice - On the way to Gurudongmar Lake try coffee jalebi momos at Gaigaon Check post one the highest army check post. have dosa at Thangu valley at the world's highest dosa point. try thukpas ,momos, wai wai all your way. try imli candies buy different kinds of tea from Lal Market Or M. G.Marg black tea, white tea, flavoured green teas (lemon, tulsi, ginger) , chamomile tea, rose tea. Temi tea is a good brand marketed by Govt of Sikkim. Buy Buddhist prayer flags available starting from rs. 20 only . they consider it good omen to receive these flags as a gift.
14 September 2015
Excellent
I am madly and deeply in love with Sikkim. I can't believe a place like this can be so beautiful and still people are unaware about it. Walking through narrow pathways and tiny hamlets on the way make this place all the more interesting and worth the effort.
15 May 2015
Excellent
Kanchenjunga is certainly an epitome of beauty and Sikkim is one place that provides you with panoramic views. loved the entire trekking part. Great place, great people amazing time - thanks to our trek guide who made sure people were satisfied and enjoying the trek.
20 February 2020
Excellent
As an adventure lover I visited many places but this place was awesome and at the time of trekking the view was amazing, the instructor was give us a good company and food was served very nicely combinedly this trek was excellent.
It was the most awesome trip I ever had in my life. Experience lot of new places and enjoy alot.Thanks to thrillophilia and team for this experience
05 March 2020
Excellent
I reached Kanchenjunga trek at the time of snowfall the camp was surrounded by the mountains and snow, there was peace in the environment, and weather was good. The guide was very helpful and polite in nature and food was yummy, you build up your stamina before going. The trip was superb and I never forgot this experience.
04 March 2020
Excellent
When I visited Sikkim, Kanchenjunga trek was top on our list so I pre-booked the trek from Thrillophilia and this trek give me lifetime experience, the instructor, food, and transport service was all good the view from the all the places were amazing, we take many pictures for FB and Instagram. Lots of trekking, be prepared, and highly recommended.
07 March 2020
Excellent
I did Kanchenjunga trek with my friends and this camp was awesome we saw many beautiful places like Samiti Lake, Zemathang Plateau, there was a lot of snow so we start playing with it. the nights were cold but the guide was excellent and they provided us comfortable stay Highly recommended.
05 January 2020
Superb
I book the trek from Thrillophilia because I was very excited to do the trekking adventure with my friends and this trek was very popular in Sikkim, it was fantastic because of guide, the stay location, food, other arrangements were well planned. Recommended.

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