COVID-19 : SIKKIM is in Green Zone
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to SIKKIM?
  • You are no longer required to bring a covid negative certificate to enter Sikkim.
  • 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.
  • Masks are mandatory while out in public places
  • 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

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.

Trains

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

Buses

Buses are running to and from Sikkim with a proper limit. This includes both inter state and intra state travel.

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.

A Travel Card will be issued to visitors for entering Sikkim Updated: 12 Feb 2021

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.

COVID negative certificate no longer needed to enter Sikkim Updated: 12 Feb 2021

After deciding to reopen the state to tourists, the Government of Sikkim is going to issue 'travel cards' for visitors in place of COVID negative certificates. Earlier, it was compulsory to produce a COVID-19 negative certificate to enter the state, but it has now been done away with. It has now been made 'optional' in the wake of the allowance of inter-state movement.

Ramman Checkpoint in Sikkim to open to foreign tourists from March 1 Updated: 12 Feb 2021

Starting March 1, foreign tourists will be able to enter Sikkim from Ramman Checkpoint, which is being re-opened after a 10 long years! The decision was taken because now the northeastern state wants to expand its rural, religious, cultural and adventure tourism.

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.

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°
Newly Added Sikkim Experience

Sikkim Top Attractions

Places To Visit In Sikkim
20 November 2018
Excellent
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
Excellent
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
Excellent
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
Suryakanta Patil Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2020
Excellent
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.
17 January 2021
Excellent
The 10 days sikkim tour was just amazing as the ground team had made superb arrangements in terms of accommodation, sightseeing, and food. I would say it is one of the well planned and well executed vacation experiences I have ever had in my life. Despite the ongoing covid situation, we managed to make our way to some of the best tourist hotspots and were able to enjoy the alluring vistas all around. The customer support team was very responsive and helped us with all our queries. Thank you Thrillophilia for some of the best memories.
18 December 2020
Superb
Booked a sikkim tour for my parents last month and this was our very first vacation experience with Thrillophilia. Luckily, it was just amazing as they made sure my parents get everything covered in the package starting from hotel accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, pick and drops and what not. Spending 10 days amid the beautiful scenic beauty of sikkim and being pampered with highly personalised offerings has given my parents some everlasting memories to cherish. Taking this tour package from thrillophilia, my parents were able to taste the authentic cuisine of Sikkim as well as get time to interact with the locals to know more about the culture and traditions. I would like to thank every single member of the team who have worked to make this trip a delight. If anyone is planning for a vacation to Sikkim in their holiday vacations, then do consider the package offered by Thrillophilia which is very cost effective as compared to the long list of offerings.
16 January 2021
Excellent
The Sikkim tour with Thrillophilia was just awesome as we were able to spend some of the best days on the hills enjoying the pristine setting far away from our everyday drudgery. The driver assigned to us was very friendly and he made sure we reached our destinations on time, Not to forget our tour guide who was just amazing with his skills as he gave us loads of insights about the heritage places. A big shout out to all those of Thrillophilia for making our trip happening.
18 December 2020
Excellent
Taking the seven days delightful trip of Sikkim with Thrillophilia was just amazing. Everything was very arranged starting from the transportation to the meals provided and from the sightseeing tours to hotel accommodations. The tour guides were very friendly and promising with their attitude. Got to learn more about the tea productions as the guide gave a complete tour of the estates where the view was just mesmerizing. It was indeed a great trip to Sikkim and I would definitely recommend everyone to travel with Thrillophilia if you wish to experience something out of the box. This couple's trip will at all times remain close to my heart no matter what.
26 December 2020
Excellent
As a parent, I always prefer pre booking our tours as I don’t want any issue that can become a trouble for me and my kids during our holiday. This time, one of my colleagues recommended this Sikkim tour package from Thrillophilia and I was impressed not only by their well-organized itinerary, but also with their competitively priced rates. Furthermore, they also provided private transfers and decent lodging, which was an added advantage for us! Thanks to the entire team of Thrillophilia!

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