Sikkim in Summer
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.
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Sikkim in Winter
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.
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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.
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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
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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