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    Places to Visit in Sikkim in June

    The main allure of visiting Sikkim in June is the mild sun overhead and the rain-washed meadows, trees and valleys. June is ideal for trekking and enjoying the striking and enchanting views of the valleys. The Sikkim tour can be easily planned to cover each of the four cardinal parts – East Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim and South Sikkim.

    June is considered to be in the stretched season of what we call peak tourist season of Sikkim and absolutely ideal for visiting Gangtok. During these months, the weather remains indulgent for engaging in various thrilling adventures and exploring the various unique tourist attractions of Sikkim.

    During the months of April, May and early June, you can see a bit of snow lingering here and there which starts melting away and adds to the volumes of water to the gushing waterfalls.
    Temperature in and around Nathula Pass drops as low as -25°C that has been recorded during winters. The minimum temperature during the summer months falls to about 10°C. June to September is not very frequented by masses due to the threat of landslides.

    Also Read: Best Time to Visit Sikkim & Things to do in Sikkim

    1. What to pack for a Sikkim trip in June?

    Lachung

    Sikkim is a hill station, and the weather is cool to cold throughout the year. Like most of the other states of North-eastern India, Sikkim has very cold weather in peak winters of December to January till even February with ample snowfall. And it remains moderately cool throughout a major part of the year. So, stay assured that a lot of warm clothes are essential for Sikkim whichever month you travel. Don’t forget to pack at least one jacket, a sweater and thermal with you. Also include mufflers, scarves, beanies, gloves and socks, especially for elderly people and little kids as you might need them when you go the higher altitudes while sightseeing in Sikkim. Places like Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Zero point will need woollens.

    2. Yumthang Valley

    Yumthang or the Valley of Flowers

    Yumthang Valley, also known as the Valley of Flowers, is a picturesque valley located in the North Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is famed for its stunning natural beauty, with a wide variety of alpine flowers, meadows and pristine landscapes. June falls into the category of “the best time to visit Yumthang Valley”. During the months from late April to mid-June, the valley is covered by unending lines of colourful wildflowers, including primulas, rhododendrons and other alpine blooms. June can be referred to as the valley’s “flower season,” and the valley dresses up and assumes a sight to behold.

    3. Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

    Shingba Rhododendron-Sanctuary

    Don’t forget to visit the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which is a part of the Yumthang Valley. It is very attractive with a wild flourish of colours emanating from the wide variety of rhododendron species. The sanctuary is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and trekkers.

    4. Yumesamdong or the Zero Point

    Zero Point of Yume Samdong

    Zero Point is another very popular attraction near Yumthang Valley. It’s a high-altitude area where the road ends and you feel the thrill of coming to an end to which civilization stretches and beyond that point, nature has reserved its primeval unsoiled touch and feel. and visitors can experience pristine landscapes with snow-covered mountains and frozen rivers, especially in the winter months.

    5. Tsomgo Lake

    Lake Tsomgo

    Located at a height of more than 12,300 feet, Tsomgo Lake in Sikkim attracts a host of adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers who seek tranquillity and choose to escape into the lap of the Himalayas. In June, as it will not be frozen all around, you can enjoy the best of weather and the best of natural beauty in and around the lake.

    6. Gurudongmar Lake

    Gurudongmar Lake

    The Gurudongmar Lake located at 17,200 feet is held sacred by the locals and is named after Guru Padmasambhava. There is a small temple dedicated to the guru located beside the lake. It is said that a part of the lake never freezes even during peak winter months, the lake needs to be visited to watch this wonderous phenomenon.

    7. Nathang Valley

    Nathang Valley

    Nathang Valley is truly a natural paradise. A monastery, a temple and several trekking trails that are dotted with fluttering prayer flags, gurgling streams and flanked by gorgeous high mountains with frozen peaks make Nathan the place to be in June in Sikkim.

    8. Zuluk

    Zuluk

    Zuluk is a small village in the folds of Himalayas at a height of approximately 10,000 feet and has a lot of serene beauty and peace to offer to the tourists visiting East Sikkim. It is located close to the Indo-Tibetan border and is a perfect place to spend a couple of days amidst the peace and tranquillity of the Himalayan ranges. Zuluk falls on the Silk Route and has a historical significance and record of serving as a base camp for travellers venturing to Tibet for trade. Travelers and tourists need a special permit to visit this area and some outstanding and breath-takingly beautiful spots that can be covered in this trip to Sikkim in December are Thambi Viewpoint, Lungthung and Tukla.

    9. Kaluk

    Kaluk

    Kaluk promotes nature photography, bird watching and trekking and promises to be a bowl of tranquillity away from the mundaneness and unnecessary hectic timelines of urban life. In Kaluk, get a chance to relax and rejuvenate in the lap of nature. Kaluk in the month of June will be peaceful and there are quiet hotel and homestays at reasonable rates to cater to your Sikkim vacation goals.

    10. Kangchengdzonga National Park

    Kanchenjunga National Park

    Kangchengdzonga National Park of Sikkim is a high-altitude wildlife park deep into the fold of the Himalayas. It offers the remarkable beauty of mountain lakes, lush green valleys and sky-high mountain peaks. This place is ideal for nature photography and exploring the interesting flora and fauna. You can wander around taking in the freshness of mountain air and looking for the wildlife that keeps on flitting from here to there. The secluded huts staggering up the mountain slopes and the biodiversity make Kangchengdzonga National Park of Sikkim very unique. It is spread across a vast expanse of 849 sq. km. Due to its sheer beauty and uniqueness, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the year 2016.

    11. Rumtek Monastery

    Rumtek Monastery

    Rumtek Monastery is known for its brilliant architecture. This beautiful Buddhist Monastery is one of the best places to visit in Sikkim in June. The monastery complex features a three-storeyed building where some rare relics and Buddhist religious artwork are on display. It is also known as the Dharma Chakra Centre. Rumtek Monastery is perched atop a hill opposite to the state capital, Gangtok, which makes it an important tourist spot. The site offers some mesmerizing views of the beautiful town. Its architecture reflects traditional Tibetan Buddhist design elements and features a stunning golden stupa, intricate murals and numerous statues of Buddhist deities. The monastery’s design and layout are influenced by the original Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet.

    12. Legship

    If you wish to make your visit to Sikkim in June a fond memory based on the unforgettable beauty of nature Legship is an ideal destination to be included in the itinerary. This secluded place is nestled in the lap of pristine mountain ranges and is considered the finest getaway to West Sikkim. With the serenity of the place that this little village offers, you shall be mesmerized by the beauty of River Rangit, this quaint town in West Sikkim is ideal for nature lovers. The summer month of June is considered a good time to visit Legship as it opens the opportunity to arrange a picnic and also enjoy the adventure of river rafting. If you plan for a trip to West Sikkim in June, do include a visit to Legship with your family.

    13. Rinchenpong

    Rinchenpong Monastery

    It is a town located in the West Sikkim district. It is a picturesque hill station situated at an elevation of about 5,800 feet or about 1,768 meters. Rinchenpong is known for its natural beauty, lush green landscapes, and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. It gives you a chance to gaze at the beauty of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. Rinchenpong offers scenes of stunning vistas of the Himalayan ranges. The town has ample opportunities for trekking, bird watching and nature walks, which makes it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and trekkers. Rinchenpong also has Rinchenpong Monastery, which is a significant cultural and religious hub of the area.

    14. Lachung

    Lachung

    The word ‘Lachung’ means a small valley. Lachung gives way to the intense beauty of the Yumthang Valley. This small and secluded town is also famous for its monasteries and is ideal for trekking and hiking. Tourists come from all over the world to see Lachung monastery and the Lachung Gompa here. Lachung in May and June is also popular for birdwatching and enjoy the varied flora and fauna of the valley’s all around.

    Also Read: Places to visit in Lachung & Best Time to Visit Lachung

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