Gangtok, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gangtok, India? If you're planning to go to Gangtok, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Gangtok, India

Based on the climate and weather in Gangtok, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Gangtok, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gangtok, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Gangtok, India by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Gangtok during January, you might see that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost occasionally.

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February

February in Gangtok can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes.

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March

March in Gangtok is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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April

April is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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May

May in Gangtok is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

June in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

In July, Gangtok is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Gangtok, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

In August, Gangtok is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Gangtok, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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September

September in Gangtok is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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November

If you visit Gangtok during November, you will probably find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally.

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