South Sikkim, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to South Sikkim, India? If you're planning to go to South Sikkim, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to South Sikkim, India

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

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

January

If you visit South Sikkim during January, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

February

If you visit South Sikkim during February, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

March

March for South Sikkim is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

April

If you visit South Sikkim during April, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

June

If you visit South Sikkim during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

July

July in South Sikkim is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

August

In August, South Sikkim is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for South Sikkim, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September in South Sikkim is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

October

October in South Sikkim is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November in this region is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

December

If you vacation in South Sikkim during December, you are likely to find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for South Sikkim, India

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in South Sikkim

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