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The best/ideal time to visit Sikkim is from March to June and September to December. Read more on Sikkim travel peak season.

Best Time to Visit Sikkim

Best Time to Visit SikkimSikkim is an ever enchanting state with its elegant natural beauty. The beautiful state observes the five seasons, winter, summer, spring, autumn and monsoon respectively. Summer season prevails from April to June and provides a fine time to enjoy the blooming rhododendrons and orchids that grow in the region. Summers are the ideal time to grab the opportunity for trekking too.

In the peak summers, temperature can be soaring in the valleys. The weather fluctuates with altitude and varies from tropical in the low valley to polar-like surroundings of everlasting snow and ice in the elevated areas. Sikkim is one of those rare states in India that receive regular snowfall. Owing to intense altitude, you can find tremendous discrepancy in climate and vegetation of Sikkim.

During monsoons, the rivers and roads become impassable. Sikkim is prone to land-slides, thus it is not recommended to visit the state during the monsoons. The monsoon season persists from July to September. Though you can get rooms at cheaper rates, a trip is not suggested. Once again, by the time August ends, the flowers blossom.

With the arrival of autumn, the skies get clear and offer an invitation to come to the marvelous lands of Sikkim. From the months of September to December, the weather is perfectly fine to take pleasure in Sikkim. During winters (December end till February), it is extremely cold out there, receiving perpetual snowfalls. The roads and mountains get enveloped in snow. In Toto, the best time to visit Sikkim is during the months of March to June and from September to December.