Small but beautiful. Sikkim is situated in the eastern Himalayas. Spread below the Mount Khanchendzonga (8534 mts.), the third highest mountain in the world, and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. With an area of 7,300 sq kms and measuring approx. 114 kms. from the north to south and 64 kms. from east to west, the elevation ranges from 300 mts to over 8540 mts above sea level.
Amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush valleys, fast flowing rivers, hills, Sikkim offers her visitors a rare and singular experience. Within a matter of hours one can move from the sub tropical heat of the lower valleys to the cold of the rugged mountain slopes that reach up to the area of perpetual snow.
Sikkim weather in the months of September and October is cordially mild and pleasing. The temperature during this time of the year nestles at a range from 15 degree to 20 degree and offers spectacular foliage. The temperature slightly drops to 12 degree during the months of November and the temperature in Gangtok in December and January ranges between 2 degree and 8 degree, which is freezing cold. In the spring, from February to March, the Sikkim weather receives a mild temperature that cuddles at 15 degree to a maximum of 22 degree.
During the summer that are from April to June the temperature in Sikkim ranges from 20 degree to a maximum of 27 degree and is the ideal time when one can find and discover a relishing holiday.