North Sikkim in Summer
The summer season normally lasts here from March to June months. Undoubtedly the best time to visit North Sikkim, the summer season features an extremely pleasant climate that increases the fun of exploring the destination manifold. The nights are bearably cold and the sun does not shine too harshly during the daytime, so the task of staying outdoors and checking the places becomes enjoyable too. Summer is one of the perfect time to Visit East Sikkim and explore amazing tourist spots out there. Furthermore, the landscapes in North Sikkim bloom in a spectrum of various shades after bidding farewell to winters, which makes the place appear all the more scenic.
As it rarely rains during the season, it makes the movement from one place to another smooth. You can find the roads in good condition, and almost all the places, even remote ones, are accessible during the season. It is also the best time to indulge in adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing, river rafting, and camping here. For a seamless holiday experience in the absence of heavy snow and pouring rains, pick the summer season to visit North Sikkim without a second thought. Stay at most luxurious resorts in Sikkim famed for there warm hospitality.While you can expect an average daily temperature of 23 degree Celsius during summer months, the average night temperature can be expected to hover around 4 degree Celsius.
North Sikkim in Winter
The winter season normally lasts here from October to February. The winter days are normally cold and nights are more than just cold with temperatures hitting sub zero levels. Not too many choose this time of the year to visit North Sikkim, but the season offers a different flavour of North Sikkim to visitors. The higher altitude regions of the district put on white sheets of fresh snow and appear surreal. The waters of the lakes surrounded by snow-blanketed mountains freeze. On the negative side, heavy snowfalls affect the transportation by cutting off some tourist destinations and remote villages for days, leaving not too much for you to explore. Also, the presence of snow sometimes puts a halt to activities like trekking during winters.However, you can enjoy exploring the low altitude regions.
All in all, if you cannot withstand extremely low temperatures and want to avoid falling prey to road blockages at any cost, winters are not the ideal time to visit the place. However, if you enjoy bone chilling temperatures and want to witness something truly magical in the form of whitewashed landscapes, you must visit North Sikkim in winters.While you can expect an average day temperature of 14 degree Celsius during winter months, the average night temperature can be expected to dip as low as -5 degree Celsius.
North Sikkim in Monsoon
The month of July marks the beginning of the monsoon season in North Sikkim which usually lasts till the mid of September. The area receives moderate level of showers, and the rainfalls during the season are frequent but are not normally incessant. However, due to the risk of landslides and bad road conditions in the region, a lot of tourists prefer not to visit North Sikkim during monsoon and rather choose summers or wait for autumn when the skies are clear.
All the complications apart, the landscapes of the region turn unbelievably vibrant and lively after receiving a round of showers. The dewy air and hills enveloped in mist add a sense of romance and calm adds to the aura of North Sikkim. If you get lucky enough to not get caught in continuous showers or bad road conditions, the experience of visiting North Sikkim during the monsoon will become memorable for you.
While you can expect an average day temperature of 21 degree Celsius during monsoon months, the average night temperature can be expected to remain around 7 degree Celsius.