Weather of Sikkim in June

#1 Feb 26th, 2009, 11:00
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Hi All,

Planning to visit Sikkim on 1st of June 09. But I am not sure if Sikkim will be worth visiting in June. What bothers me is if there is no greenary or no snow .. then the mountains will look pretty dry. All images which I have seen of Sikkim are of snow covered mountains .. How does Sikkim look like when snow is not around?

Has anyone visited Sikkim in June? Also, wondering if I will be able to see snow in any area in Sikkim in June?

Any help in this area will be much appreciated.

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Shams
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Hello, Shams, and welcome to India Mike! If you take a look at this thread you'll see a couple of weather reports for summer in Sikkim, which is perhaps not a very good time to travel there due to the rains:



3 weeks in Sikkim (in July??)


The thread title may be July but read the whole thread as it will give you some useful tips.
#3 Feb 26th, 2009, 15:21
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Sikkim is awesome,with or without snow! There are places in sikkim from where u can see snow capped peaks even in June.Its my personal experience. And yes..it will be the advent of rainy season,but you know..the beauty and greenery of the mountains become more prominent during rainy season.Its all shades of green all around.There is never a season where there is no greenery in sikkim.And dry? No.Sikkim is never dry.
#4 Mar 1st, 2009, 13:16
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How much does it rain?

Hi theyyamdancer,

Any idea on how much does it rain in Sikkim? I mean does it drizzle or does it rain heavy enough to be inside the room?

In which months can we see flowers and greenery in Sikkim?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post Hello, Shams, and welcome to India Mike! If you take a look at this thread you'll see a couple of weather reports for summer in Sikkim, which is perhaps not a very good time to travel there due to the rains:



3 weeks in Sikkim (in July??)


The thread title may be July but read the whole thread as it will give you some useful tips.
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Hi AnaaShams,

Well, you might take a look at this:



http://www.indiainfoweb.com/sikkim/climate/




I personally went to Sikkim with my husband last year in the month of March. It was the time when the spring flowers had just started coming into bloom. In the North it was snowing and in Gangtok it was already warm. They held the annual Orchid Festival (indoors). I believe that the rhododendrons are best in May. As far as snow goes, the far North is in the zone where there is snow for around nine months of the year. What is really intriguing is the mixture of snowy peaks and bright blossoms. As Cutiepie has said, Sikkim is lovely at any time. But the risk of landslides during the monsoon is what deters some visitors. Greenery is always present, for there are micro-climates in the valleys which are full of creepers and ferns (some edible ferns - delicious!). Have a safe and happy journey and let us know how you get on afterwards.

In the time you will be visiting you may be able to see the Blue Poppy.

For pics of the (rare) Himalayan blue poppy, see IM-er Mantru's photo gallery:


http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/s...hp?photo=22951
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Yes it will begin to rain a bit in first week of June in most parts of Sikkim. But as the rains would have just started the roads won't be so bad . It would be best to travel to North Sikkim as that area does not receieve a great deal of rainfall. The Lachen and Lachung valleys would be filled with flowers at that time. I was in Lachen in June last year and it was simply amazing. Being a foreigner you can only go upto Thangu, but not to worry as the flora ridden valleys are only upto Thangu. Yes and you will most definitely find the Himalayan blue poppies in abundance over there, they are really not that rare. You can check my blog posting and pics over here.
http://piran.wordpress.com/2008/08/1...-rhododendron/
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Shaams,

I had visited Gangtok last june (2nd week to be precise) and found it amazing! The very fact that it was raining itself added to the quaint little town's beauty

Of course, the downside was that we couldn't see any snow-capped peaks and also there was a constant drizzle every now and then. I 'd suggest you carry a small umbrella with you or get one as soon as you reach there.
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Hi all,
I am also there in Kolkata for about 2 weeks in last june. I am planning to go Gangtok & darjeeling for 3N/4D in between 19th june to 22th june. Is it possible to cover these to places. What actually i am planning is;
19- NJP-Gangtok; Local SS
20- Tsmogo lake-Menmecho lake _Nathula pass
21-Early morning Gangtok to Darjeeling by Jeep; Local SS in Darjeeling
22- Early morning Tiger Hills; at 9.15 Am come back to NJP by Toy Train.

Is ii possible & feasible tour? Kindly suggest me.
Thanks all.
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Hello, Zafarm, your itinerary looks a little hectic. It is doable though. It rather depends on you and your comfort levels. Personally I would prefer in such a short space of time to choose either Darjeeling area or Sikkim and not try to combine the two as it may all pass in such a blur when the places are so beautiful that they deserve a more stately pace. That's my feeling anyway.
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Hi there, can anyone pls advise what will the usual temperature range be like during the last week of May till the first 2 weeks of June as i'll be there in Sikkim during this period of time.

Thank you lots in advance.

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