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Enjoy the month of Romance amidst the cozy, snowclad hills of Sikkim

During the season of copious snowfalls, the finest of the hills may be appreciated. The sheer joy of seeing snow-capped mountains and the opportunity to go white river rafting produce memories that will last a lifetime. And if you’re planning a vacation to Sikkim in February, stick to your guns and make it happen! As winter begins to recede, Sikkim’s grandeur shines brightest…

The state of Sikkim experiences warm temperatures in February, ranging from 15 to 22 degrees Celsius, ideal for a relaxing vacation. While you may still enjoy the lovely snowfall that winter delivers to the highlands, February is a nice month in Sikkim, with a mix of chilly and moderate temperatures.

Cherish the ‘Sikkimese’ culture with its festivals held in February

Losar Festival is a festival that takes place in Los Angeles

Losar Festival is a Tibetan New Year ceremony conducted in the first week of February. This holiday is celebrated with fervour and splendour in Sikkim because of the Tibetan culture’s stronghold. During the event, the popular Cham dance is performed. In several monasteries, lamas dressed in colourful robes dance to lovely folk tunes.

Lochar, Sonam

Sonam Lochar is a five-day Lochar event that takes place in February. During this festival, the leader of each family is in charge of cleaning the home and the temple grounds. This occasion is marked by the preparation of delicacies such as Babari, Jyero, and Khapse by family and friends.Locals clad in traditional attire dance to the beats of folk music to commemorate the five-day festivities.

Bumchu Festival is a festival that takes place in Bumchu

Visitors come from all over the world to attend the Bumchu Festival, mainly from Nepal, Bhutan, and Darjeeling. Every year, the Tashiding Monastery organises this celebration, during which the lamas show the Bumchu, a sacred pot filled with holy water. Following that, the holy water is dispersed among the believers.

Spots you should visit during February in Sikkim

Gangtok

Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is particularly lovely in February. While sipping a steaming cup of tea at MG Marg, take in the views of the snow-capped majestic Himalayas and Buddhist temples perched above the slopes. During the month of February, Gangtok receives a lot of snowfall.

Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir

In the month of February, Tsomgo Lake, a gorgeous glacier located 12400 feet above sea level, exhibits its stunning splendour. During this season, the mountain that surrounds this Lake freezes, and you may feel the ice and enjoy a wonderful panorama. Stop visit Baba Mandir, a shrine dedicated to a soldier who died during the Indo-Chinese War, on your route to Tsomgo Lake.

Pelling

During the month of February, Pelling, a little town in West Sikkim, is at its most beautiful. You may explore historic monasteries, lakes, and waterfalls, as well as take some breathtaking photos of the panoramic scenery. In the month of February, Pelling holds the legendary Chaam dance event.

Want to know what to do in February while in Sikkim?

Many people believe that February in Sikkim is cloudy and so unsuitable for adventure. Put such ideas to the side!

Here are some enjoyable activities that you may do regardless of the season.

Experience adrenaline rush while Trekking in the hills of Sikkim

Isn’t hiking the most popular outdoor activity in the mountains? And when it comes to treks, Sikkim boasts a plethora! You can relax high above sea level by climbing up the slopes of Dzongri, Sandakphu, Green Lake, Kanchenjunga peak, and Goecha La. As you make your way through the routes to your destination, keep these memories in mind.

Into the Wild

Wildlife expeditions should be at the top of your bucket list if you want to discover Sikkim’s amazing variety. Sikkim has some of the most diverse flora and animals in the world. Kanchenjunga National Park, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, and other well-known national parks may all be found here. As you get deeper into the wilderness here, you’ll have the opportunity to see exotic species such the Red Panda, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, and others…

River Rafting

The magnificent Teesta and Rangit rivers are also found in Sikkim. Put on your safety gear and float across the choppy seas here to take part in an unrivalled challenge. It’s difficult, but the sense of accomplishment you’ll get after you do it will make it worthwhile. Aside from the rafting, the scenery of the majestic mountains that surround these rivers will provide you serenity and tranquilly.

Things to remember

So you’ve decided to visit Sikkim in February, but are you certain that you’ll be ready? If not, here are a few things to keep in mind before visiting Sikkim.

Carry enough warm clothes

Despite the fact that February is milder than December and January, it is still cold, therefore wear your woollens to make the most of this season. Pack as many socks, gloves, thermals, and coats as possible since more is always better than fewer. Make careful to pack your suitcases with woollens, especially if you’re coming from a hot city.

Rain proof your luggage

Even though the possibilities of rain are slim, remember that ‘prevention is better than cure.’ As a result, make sure your baggage is rainproofed to keep your possessions secure.

Keep your ID proof handy

Because Sikkim shares its borders with China, the state’s security is rather strict. So that you don’t end yourself in a pickle, make sure you have your ID documents and permissions on hand.

Still have reservations? Set things aside and get ready for the finest vacation ever. Sikkim’s pleasant wind, picturesque terrain, and laid-back culture will captivate you!

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