North Sikkim Temperature & Weather: All Months Guide 2021

North Sikkim Temperature

1. North Sikkim Weather and Temperature During Summers

The summer season that extends from the month of March to the month of June in North Sikkim can be considered as pleasant as the landscape of the state blossom with colorful flowers and plants. Summer is a true delight as you can indulge in loads of activities like sightseeing tours, trekking expeditions, and much more. It would be the best time to capture the alluring landscape of the orchids and rhododendrons. You will find the daytime North Sikkim Temperature bit warm but the nights are comparatively frigid. 

To keep you comfortable all through the stay, you should carry some woollens as well to indulge in some of the night time activities. Tourists who are fond of adventures especially come over in the summer season to head out on long treks and enjoy camping on the rugged mountains. Many campsites welcome travellers from various parts of the world in this phase of the year where you can spend time like the locals and learn more about the culture of North East India as the North Sikkim Temperature is very moderate and comfortable. 

Average Temperature During Day and Night: 
March: 19°/ 10°
April: 22°/ 12°
May: 24°/ 16°
June: 26°/ 18°

2. North Sikkim Weather and Temperature During Monsoon

North Sikkim has got a rocky monsoon season that is bombarded with very heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. All this is more than enough to make the monsoon tourism happening for adventure seekers. The month of July faces the highest rainfall and the continuous downpour brings down the North Sikkim Temperature after the summer season. The heavy downpour through the state brings the mystic charm back to the  majestic cascading waterfalls.

Tourists and nature lovers plan to visit the state in order to sight a wide range of native as well as migrant birds. If you are planning your trip during this North Sikkim Weather, it is at all times suggested to make sure that you obey the tour guides and never ever attempt anything dangerous. The roads of the state often turn out to be in a very bad condition during the peak downpour times so you need to be very careful while driving as well as trekking. North Sikkim Weather has got almost 29 days of rainfall in the month of July, 29 days of rainfall in the month of August and about 30 days of rainfall in the month of September.

Average Temperature During Day and Night:
July: 23°/ 18°
August: 26°/ 19°
September: 24°/ 18°

3. North Sikkim Weather and Temperature During Autumn

North Sikkim has got a distinctive Autumn season which is considered to be one of the important seasons for festivals like Dussehra, Diwali, and Lhabab Duchen in the state. The Autumn season in Sikkim is considered to be the perfect time for taking part in various adventure based activities like hiking and trekking after the monsoons and just before the winters. Autumn season is the time when your cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the state and you will be able to capture some of the enchanting views of nature. 

The Autumn season extends from the month of September to the month of October. You will be entertained with rain for about 30 days in the month of September and for about 19 days in the month of October. The maximum day time North Sikkim Temperature is recorded at 24 degree celsius and the minimum night time temperature recorded at 18 degree celsius. 

Average Temperature During Day and Night:
September 24°/ 18°
October 24°/ 15°

4. North Sikkim Weather and Temperature During Winters

North Sikkim experiences the winter season from the month of October to the month of February. The North Sikkim Weather at times turns out to be unbearably cold and Sikkim receives continuous snowfall and freezing temperatures. This is the reason, North Sikkim is only visited by adventure seekers during the winter months to indulge in some of the snow based activities. The winters escalate the untouched natural beauty of the area and you will find the roads, lands, and fields covered with a thin sheet of snow.

During your trip, you will also get to see a number of snow capped mountains as your perfect and constant companion in the backdrop. Another main attraction that is brought into being in the winter months are frozen lakes which add to the entrancing beauty of the hills. You would also need to be a bit careful while moving from one place to another as you might face road blockades due to landslides and storms. 

Average Temperature During Day and Night:
November: 22°/ 13°
December: 17°/ 8°
January: 16°/ 7°
February: 16°/ 7°

5. Best Time and Weather To Go For The North Sikkim

The best time to visit North Sikkim would be from the month of May to the month of September. Sikkim mainly remains cool all through the year but in this time of the year you will find the North Sikkim Weather just perfect for those sightseeing tours as well as outdoor activities. North Sikkim experiences mild to heavy rainfall during the months of July and September which plays an incremental role in making the region spectacular. You will surely be able to enjoy the pristine natural beauty all around. 

Apart from all these, you can also decide the best time to visit Sikkim as per your tour itinerary and North Sikkim Weather. If you love trekking and other adventure stuff, then you should visit the state during summer months of April and May, if you love to relax in the middle of the bountiful beauty, then you can come here during the Autumn month of September and October, and if you wish to experience the freezing winters to indulge in winter sports, then you can come over during the month of December and January. 

Average Temperature During Day and Night:
May: 24°/ 16°
June: 26°/ 18°
July: 23°/ 18°
August: 26°/ 19°
September: 24°/ 18°
Latest Information on Travelling to SIKKIM?
  • All tourists are required to present a negative RT-PCR test report.
  • A travel card, which will be issued by the Sikkim government.
  • Travel cards are available on Sikkim government’s web portal. Also, offline travel cards will also be issued at tourism centers across the state.
  • To enter Sikkim from Rangpo or Melli check post, one has to compulsorily procure travel cards.
  • Travel cards can be generated from online portals within minutes and will have stay and travel details. 
  • The travel card will have one main member who will receive an OTP to register. Around 10-15 people can enter the state under one travel card, however each one of them needs to provide a COVID-19 negative certificate.
  • Masks are mandatory while out in public places
  • Complete lockdown to be experienced from 6th May to 15th May.
  • All social distance norms to be followed when out in public
  • All markets, malls, parks, places of worship, except those in containment zones, are open.
  • Installation of Arogya Setu app is mandatory for travel. 
  • Thermal screening to be conducted for all passengers at airports and railway stations.

Symptomatic travellers will have to stay in institutional quarantine for 7 days.


Flights are functional to Pakyong Airport, Gangtok from all the major airports like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur etc. This airport is well-connected to all other destinations in Sikkim through railways and roads.


All local trains are functional to and from different cities in Sikkim.

Local Transport

Local transport including buses and taxis is functional across the state.

The government of Sikkim has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while allowing travellers and tourists to visit the state. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Sikkim to undergo 10 day long lockdown Updated: 06 May 2021

A 10 days long complete lockdown to be imposed in Sikkim from 6th May

RAT testing to be done on state borders Updated: 06 May 2021

Sikkim government has decided to conduct Rapid Antigen Test(RAT) at state borders for incoming tourists.

A negative RT-PCR test is mandatory for the travellers to enter sikkim Updated: 06 May 2021

All the tourists will have to present a negative covid-19 report to enter Sikkim. 

Sikkim Tourism launches “Visit Sikkim”to attract the global crowd in 2022 Updated: 12 Feb 2021

Sikkim chief minister P.S. Tamang said his government would promote 2022 as “Visit Sikkim” year to revive the tourism industry ailing under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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20 November 2018
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.
"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
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
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
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.
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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