Shyam Agarwal (May 2022)
Hi Mr. Raj, first of all I must say your website has been my guideline for our upcoming trip to Darjeeling & Gangtok. Many thanks for this wonderful service.
I needed a small advice from you.
We are coming for a 5 nights trip.
9th June - 11th June - Darjeeling
12th June - 14th June - Gangtok
We had planned visiting Nathula, Baba mandir and lake on 12th June, but one of my friend is saying going Nathula in June will be a waste as there will be no snow and rains will make it unworthy to visit and instead we must go somewhere else. Can you please guide us on the same. Regards
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) May 2022
Hello, Although real monsoon sets in during July, there can be heavy rains in Gangtok in June as well. But if you carry light raincoats or umbrellas, you can still visit Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir. Alternatively, on one of the days, you can make a day trip to Ravangla and see the famous Buddha Park, Ralang Monastery etc., and on the way to Ravangla, visit the beautiful Temi Tea Garden... the road condition from Singtam onwards is not quite good though... one way will take about 2 hours 45 minutes, so you need to start early.
Ujwala Patil (September 2018)
Hi, We are planning to visit Gangtok and Darjeeling during the last week of October. Is it necessary to pack the thermals?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) September 2018
You will need light woolens for nights and early mornings.
Simple (August 2018)
Hi Raj, My name is Simple and I am from Bangalore. I have read all your articles on Darjeeling to get my answers. I am all the more excited to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim this vacation that we are planning in Sept 1st week (04th to 8th Sep). All I want is some confidence about the weather in terms of rain and landslide that are happening all across country now. I am worried as i have a 3 year old boy and hoping no harsh weather during our visit. Can you please advise if Sep is expecting heavy rain or generally it faces heavy rains and any landslide?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) August 2018
Hi, early September is monsoon time in Darjeeling & Sikkim. So you should expect rains. And monsoon is prone to landslides which might cause some road blocks at times. If you stay at Darjeeling & Gangtok towns, chances of facing landslides would be low. Avoid the outskirts or remote places. If you are lucky, you can get some sunny hours too.
Prashant Sinha (August 2018)
Hi, I am planning to visit Darjeeling and Sikkim in the last week of December 2018. I will be accompanied with my Wife and 6 year old Son. I will be reaching New Jalpaiguri on 25th December 2018 by train. Is it right time to visit at end of December? Will there be any place which will not be accessible?
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) August 2018
Routes to Nathula and parts of North Sikkim may be closed due to snow. Gangtok is usually full of tourists around that time. It will be very cold... so take winter precautions.
Suba (July 2018)
Hi, I am planning to visit Gangtok on Sep 7th - Sep 12th. I have seen some of the blogs that landslides and routes get closed in Sep month, so is there possibility to visit lachen, lachung in September month. Kindly I need your help. Thanks
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) July 2018
September falls in monsoon time in Sikkim and there are chances of landslides during such time which can cause road blocks. The routes in north Sikkim are prone to land slides. So you need to take your chances depending on the prevailing situation.
Satish Kumar (June 2018)
I have read through blog and its wonderfull info you provide. I am planning to visit Darjeeling & Sikkim in June 3rd week. As mentioned in your blogs, June is a monsoon season in Darjeeling. But if I am going to Gangtok and Lachung which are at higher elevation, will rains still be abundant in those areas ? Please guide me if June is a good season to visit or else I shall plan in other time. Thank you.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) June 2018
Monsoon sets in by mid of June in almost all parts of Darjeeling and Sikkim. So expect rains wherever you go in the hills here.
Akhiles Malladi (February 2017)
Hi. I have read through blog and its wonderfull info you provide. I am planning to visit Sikkim in June 3rd week. As mentioned in your blogs, June is a monsoon season in Darjeeling. But if I am going to Gangtok and Lachung which are at higher elevation, will rains still be abundant in those areas ? Please guide me if June is a good season to visit or else I shall plan in October. Thank you.
Raj (darjeeling-tourism.com) February 2017
Hi, plan in October. June end is monsoon time in Sikkim and prone to landslides.