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

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Traveling to North Sikkim, India? If you're planning to go to North Sikkim, I have 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 North Sikkim, India

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

Important essentials for North Sikkim, India

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

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

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas 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 excellent kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for North Sikkim, India by month

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January

January in North Sikkim can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time.

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February

February in North Sikkim can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

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March

March for North Sikkim is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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April

April in North Sikkim is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

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May

May in North Sikkim is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

Traveling to North Sikkim in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

In July, North Sikkim is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for North Sikkim, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

Traveling to North Sikkim in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

If you vacation in North Sikkim during September, you are likely to see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

October in North Sikkim is mild. 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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November

November in North Sikkim is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost regularly.

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December

December in North Sikkim is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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