Select Country
Select Country

Trip to Sikkim – 7 Exciting Things To Do During Summer Travel

Bestowed with a rich cultural heritage, archeological sites, and natural beautySikkim is one of the picturesque hill stations in East India. Explore the beauty of the majestic snow-clad Kanchenjunga mountain peaks and exuberant green valleys.

The best time to visit Sikkim is from March to September as the weather is cool and pleasant. Book the best hotels in Sikkim on Oyo rooms for a memorable stay. Oyo rooms hotels are taking all necessary precautions to ensure a safe stay for all their guests as per W.H.O guidelines.

Wondering what to do in Sikkim on your summer getaway? Check out the top activities to enjoy in Sikkim during your holiday:

  1. Go paragliding & hiking in Gangtok

Take a leisurely stroll across the scenic mountain trails dotted with silver-fir trees. Explore the local culture, history, food, breathtaking mountain views, and much more.

Book hotels in Sikkim with mountain view rooms to wake up to the captivating views of the Kanchenjunga peak.

Fun Activities:

  • Enjoy a thrilling paragliding ride in the valley
  • Go hiking to the Jhakri Falls and Kyongnosla Waterfalls. Don’t forget to capture some beautiful shots on your DSLR camera.
  • Enjoy a Yak ride on scenic mountain trails
  • Explore the lively nightlife of this hill station
  • Bask in the mesmerizing views of snowcapped ranges of Mt Kachendzonga
  • Go for a ropeway to get a bird’s eye view

Easiest Route: Take a cab for 148 km from New Jalpaiguri railway station. The nearest airport is Pakyong airport.

Peak travel season: Plan your trip from October to June.

  1. Explore mountain flora around the Tsomgo lake

Treat your eyes to the captivating views of the pristine Tsomgo lake, which is located just 38 km away from the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. Plan an adventure trek to Tsomgo Lake with your travel buddies this summer. You can hire a local guide to help you out with the route to the lake. You can stay at a hotel in Sikkim while exploring these thrilling sightseeing destinations.

Fun Activities:

  • Enjoy birdwatching and learn about the migratory ducks
  • Explore the local mountain flora and fauna. Capture some photos of Primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies, and Irish.
  • Go for a Yak and pony ride.

Easiest Route: Take a cab ride from Gangtok which will take approximately 2 hours.

Peak travel season: Jan to Mar for snow;

April to May for Rhododendrons and Orchids

Oct to Dec for autumn beauty

  1. Explore local history & culture at Yuksom

Nestled in the outskirts of Sikkim, Yuksom is a picturesque historic town to explore. Escape the hustle-bustle of city life and visit the scenic hill town in Sikkim in the lap of nature. This scenic tourist spot in Sikkim offers breathtaking views overflowing with natural beauty.

Fun Activities:

  • Explore the historic Norbugang Park
  • Visit the historic royal palace, Tashi tenka, encircled with scenic views.
  • Plan an adventurous Goechala Trek
  • Go for an enthralling wildlife safari at the Khangchendzonga National Park

Easiest Route: 6 to 7 hours by a train ride from Jorethang to Jalpaiguri. You can travel by flight to the nearest Pakyong airport.

Peak travel months: Summer travel season from March to June and Autumn/ Winter travel season from September to November.

  1. Plan an adventure trek to the Nathula Pass

As one of the scenic tourist spots in Sikkim, Nathula pass connects India with Tibet. The interesting fact is that the pass is at an elevation of 4,310 m above sea level, which is a part of the prehistoric Silk Road. You can enjoy breathtaking mountain views from the top of the Nathula pass. Book hotel in Sikkim where you can stay while planning a trek to the Nathula Pass. If you have respiratory illnesses, monitor your oxygen levels before trekking to the Nathula Pass.

Fun Activities:

  • Go for a Yak safari across scenic mountain trails.
  • Visit the border gates of India and China
  • Visit the historic war memorial
  • Explore the heroic acts of the soldiers at the Exhibition Centre of the Indian Army
  • Trek to the scenic Mt Chomolhari

Easiest Route:

  • By Road: 4 to 5 hours by bus from the east of Gangtok (54 km)
  • By Train: Nearest railhead is Siliguri, 165 km away, and takes 4.5 hours by taxi.
  • By Air: Flight Nearest airport is Pakyong airport.

Peak travel season: The months of May and October are ideal for trekking. The pass remains open for Indians exclusively from Wednesday through Sunday.

  1. Experience nomadic lifestyle in the hamlets of Lachen, Lachung, and Yumthang

The infamous winter home for Tibetan nomadic tribes, Lachen is a picturesque hilltop village attracting tourists from all around the world. Lachung is also a high-altitude village of Tibetan and Bhutia people in North Sikkim. Bask in the majestic mountain views of snow-clad mountain peaks and lush greenery. Yumthang is a picturesque valley bounded by verdant mountains.

If you are planning a trip to Sikkim, add these three destinations to your travel itinerary. If you have respiratory issues, monitor your oxygen levels.

Fun Activities:

  • The picturesque trek from Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake
  • Bask in the tranquil surroundings of the Gurudongmar lake
  • Explore the Rhododendron blooms dotted across the mountain trails.
  • Visit the snowcapped highlands at Yumesamdong / Zero-point

Easiest Route: Take a taxi from the nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri (Siliguri). The nearest airport is Pakyong airport.

Peak travel season: March and June are the best months to visit during summer. During the winter months, visit in December and January to experience snowfall.

  1. Breathtaking mountain views from Zuluk

As one of the most scenic tourist spots in Sikkim, Zuluk is a quaint hamlet perched in the lap of the Himalayas. This village is located on the historic silk route. Enjoy spectacular views of the snowcapped mountain ranges especially during winter and exuberant green meadows during the summer.

Fun Activities:

  • Breathtaking views of Mt Kanchenjungha
  • Trek to Thambi Viewpoint

Easiest Route: Take a private cab ride from the nearest railway station, Jalpaiguri.

Peak travel season: August and September

  1. Go for kayaking & river rafting in the Teesta River

The pristine Teesta River is a captivating sight to behold both in the summer and winter. Be mesmerized with glistening waters in the sun rays and wildflowers growing around the river.

Fun activities:

  • Go river rafting and kayaking during the summers
  • Enjoy bird watching
  • Explore the local flora and fauna around the riverbank
  • Bask in the Dikchu bridge on way to Lachung to soak in breathtaking mountain views

Easiest Route: Take a cab from Darjeeling railway station to reach the Teesta river.

Peak travel season: Summer visit during April-May; and Winter travel during November

These are some enjoyable activities to enjoy in and around Sikkim on your next summer getaway.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please rotate your device

Please go back to portrait mode for the best experience