Summer Weather in Sikkim

This captivating land, Sikkim brilliantly displays its natural beauty throughout the year over all its five seasons. However, travelling summer time in Sikkim is very pleasant, you can feel the cool breeze coming from the majestic Himalayan peaks, while the sun keeps the warm. In the summer months, the average temperature ranges from minimum 13°C to maximum to 28°C.

Summer season is an ideal time to visit Sikkim because it is one of the best seasons for trekking holidays. Apart from this adventure activity, summer time in Sikkim is ideal for other tourism activities like Mountaineering, Kayaking, Mountain biking, Canoeing, River rafting and Hang gliding. Visting Pelling in summer months is one of the best holiday ideas. This place offers an unsurpassed view of Mount Kanchenjunga and an opportunity to spend a rejuvenating time with nature. Other major places to visit in Sikkim are Tsomgo Lake and Nathu La. The lake, also called Changu, is 27 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok and is a high-altitude Lake that remains frozen until May. One can also take up a Yak safari to reach this attraction.

During summer season, mainly from the months April to June, one can enjoy the radiant blossoming of rhododendrons and orchids in Sikkim. The best way to catch the view of abundantly blooming rhododendrons is to go on a trek to Rhododendron Valley, which is situated in North Sikkim.

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Summer is also the best time to visit the famous Gurudongmar Lake, holy Lachung monastery, and spectacular Yumesamdong. Also, another good reason to visit Sikkim in summer is the opportunity of witnessing a festival or two. It is a fact that a large number of fairs and festivals dot the summer months in this Northeastern state; where some reflect the history and rich culture, while others celebrat the developing tourism.

Sikkim Travel Information at a Glance