Things to do in Sikkim in October

October is the best time to be outdoors in Sikkim. The weather is pleasant, the skies are clear and the trees are blooming. One can make the most of their trip in the month of October, when it is not very cold or not very hot.

Sikkim is known for its treks and this season is the perfect time to explore the hills and mountain ranges of the state.

Apart from stunning sights, there are many things to do in Sikkim in October, be it adventure or leisure. To make your trip a wonderful exploration, here are a few things to do that must make it to your plan.

1. Goechala Trek – Base Camp Yuksom

There is no better way to experience Sikkim in October then to hike up the spectacular Goecha La Trek.

It stands tall at an altitude of 4939 meters and takes you to some spectacular landscapes of the Himalayan ranges. The trek is surrounded by fresh cold breezes and is worth cherishing because you not only get to see Kanchenjunga but 14 other big summits as well.

During October the weather is pleasant and you can easily trek your way upwards, hence it is a preferred time to start your trek.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

The trek takes 4-5 days to complete and there is no mobile network connection for these days. It is advisable to keep someone from your family informed of your schedule beforehand.

2.Dzongri Trek – Base Camp Yuksom

Situated at an altitude of about 4020 meters, this trek offers an alluring view of Kanchenjunga and Mount Pandim.

You will also get to see some of the scenic parts of Sikkim along the hiking trails. The lush valleys and panoramic view of the range will take your breath away.

There also some vibrant flowers and vegetation along the route. Especially during the month of October, when the flowers are blooming, it makes your experience even more beautiful.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

Take your camera along to click some beautiful pictures of the view.

3. Seek Spirituality at Char Dham in Namchi

Namchi is famous for its Char Dham complex. The name comes from the Char Dham Yatra of the Hindu’s. The complex is so spiritual and huge that it is compared to the Char Dham Yatra of the Hindu’s.

During the month of October, there are many tourists that visit the complex to be a part of the aarti and Pooja that take place at the temples within. The complex is a huge place and hence it is very uncomfortable to visit it during the summers because it is very hot, similarly, the monsoons are pouring and during winters it becomes too cold to be wearing traditional clothes.

Hence Char Dham in Namchi becomes a must-visit in Sikkim in October.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

Within the complex, it is advisable to wear traditional clothes.

4. Singalila Trek

If you want to enjoy the view of the mighty Kanchenjunga Range and bird-watch some rare birds flocking above you then the Singalila Trek is the perfect place to be at in Sikkim in October.

Only during the month of October, the birds migrate over this trek and one can witness these rare species flying above you. This makes October the best time for the Singalila Trek.

In fact, the trek also takes you to some of its picturesque locations covered in beautiful tea gardens, valleys, mountain peaks and more.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

If you want to take a closer look at the birds you can carry a pair of binoculars along.

5. Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake is one of the fifteenth lakes that are based on a high altitude.

The view from the lake is something that you will not find anywhere in Sikkim. It feels like you are surrounded by the clouds and the beautiful mountains around you; just enhance the charm of the lake.

The lake is the perfect spot to be at in Sikkim in October, the greenery around the lake is a sight to witness only during this month when the flowers and trees are blooming.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

Do carry an extra pair of clothes if you wish to swim in the lake.

6. Spend Time at Hot Spring – Gangtok

One of the most fun things to do in Sikkim in October is the hot spring bath.

Sikkim has many hot springs, but the Reshi Hot Spring is the most famous. This is because of its location and also the religious significance that it holds.

These hot water springs are like a natural spa that has been here since the ancient period. Pilgrims along with visitors spend a week or more soaking themselves in the springs, which are believed to contain medicinal properties.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

Make sure you carry an extra pair of clothing and a towel at the spring.

7. Hike up to Mount Katao

Snow-capped peaks, valleys and thick pine vegetation, are the three highlights of Mount Katao.

The place is accessible only with a permit, issued by the Indian Army. But it is worth it because the beauty of Mount Katao is nothing less than a beautiful painting.

Hiking to this hotspot is one of the most exhilarating activities in Sikkim in October, especially amongst trekkers and adventure lovers.

One can witness the beautiful vegetation and also spend some time at the peak, enjoying the view with a cup of coffee.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes while trekking.

8. Rhododendron Trek

Rhododendron Trek is one of the most worth it sceneries. It takes you to the delicate Himalayan beauties that lead you to a scented broken path filled with various flowers in different colours and size.

It is said to be a must try treks in Sikkim in October. This is the month when the flowers bloom and enhance the beauty of the entire place.

Price: Free Entry

Things to Remember

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes while trekking.

9. Leisure Time at M.G Marg – Gangtok

M.G Marg in Gangtok is said to be the most happening places of Sikkim in October.

During October, the weather is very pleasant and this makes more outdoor activities to be explored for the tourists. M.G. Road in Gangtok is a shopping hub and also a place where all the best restaurants are located. One must try the momos available at any of the restaurants, they are to die for.

Price: As per the shopping and restaurants

Things to Remember

If you have to buy souvenirs to take back home, this is the perfect place to shop something.

10. Ropeway Ride – Gangtok

Riding the cable car is one of the most exciting adventures activities in Sikkim in October.

The ride attracts many tourists because during October the sky is clear and from such a height the view of the city is heavenly. All you have to do is get a spot near the window and you will enjoy the ride to the fullest.

Price: Rs.70/- to Rs.110/-

Things to Remember

Start from Deorali to enjoy it to the fullest.

This brings us to the end of the list of things to do in Sikkim in October. Now all you have to do is make some changes in your itinerary and pack your bags for a wonderful and unforgettable trip to Sikkim. Happy Journey!!

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