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Best Time to Visit Sikkim

Sikkim is a tiny hilly state with plenty of beauty to attract hordes of tourists. If you are planning to visit Sikkim and wondering when to go there, don’t worry, you have come to the right destination.

Best time to visit Sikkim is between March and May, and between October and mid-November. The month of March coincides with the spring season. During this season flowers are in the full bloom and you can enjoy the blooming rhododendrons and orchids that abound this region. The summer season in Sikkim stretches from April to May. This is also a good time to visit Sikkim as the weather is pleasant and the trekking routes are open. The maximum and minimum temperatures during summers are in the range of 28°C and 13°C respectively. The peak tourist season in Sikkim is from October to mid-November. The skies are clear during this time of the year and you are guaranteed to get superlative views of the Himalayan peaks. But there is a flip side to it too. Like all good things this too comes at a price. There are high-season crowds and the hotel rates are higher.

The monsoon season in Sikkim runs from the months of June to September and it is best to avoid visiting Sikkim during the season. Sikkim receives heavy rainfall which causes landslides and disrupts communication. Winter season in Sikkim is from December to February. Winters in Sikkim are extremely harsh, with maximum temperatures in the range of 18°C and the minimum temperature falling to sub-zero ranges at some places. The state receives heavy rainfall and many passes which are at higher altitudes become out of bound for the tourists. But on the brighter side, the hotel rates are much cheaper during the monsoon and winter season.