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

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Traveling to West Sikkim, India? If you're planning to go to West Sikkim, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 West Sikkim, India

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

Important essentials for West Sikkim, India

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for West Sikkim, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for West Sikkim.

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

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January

January in West Sikkim is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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February

February in West Sikkim is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

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March

March here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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April

If you vacation in West Sikkim during April, you are likely to see 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 occasionally.

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May

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

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June

June in West Sikkim is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

In July, West Sikkim is extremely warm. 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 West Sikkim, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

If you vacation in West Sikkim during August, you may see that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

In September, West Sikkim is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for West Sikkim, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

October for West Sikkim is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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November

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

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December

If you visit West Sikkim during December, you may find that it is balmy 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 once in a while.

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