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Sikkim In Dec end

Mumbai
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Sikkim In Dec end

I am planning for a trip to North east from Mumbai for 8 days. I would prefer snow capped mountain views and nature excursions. As per myvresearch Sikkim seems to ne thw right fit. We are a travelling as a couple with an 8 year old son. Wanted to check on few things:

1. Is December going to be unreasonably cold for travel.

2. We want to have a leisurely itinerary by hiring a taxi for entire tour and take breaka in

journeys. Can somone suggest an easy itinerary?

3. It seems the journey from Bagdogra airport to Gangtok is about 5 hours...also the one from Gangtok to Pelling seems 6 hours. Can these be broken to accommodate any places in way ?

Looking forward to suggestions. Thanks

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Muzaffarpur, India
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for Sikkim, Manali, New Delhi, Darjeeling, Bihar, Katra, Udaipur, Patna, India, Gangtok, Varanasi, Amritsar
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1. Re: Sikkim In Dec end

It would be cold to chilling but minimum would be above 0℃ (except North Sikkim where weather would be harsh and extreme low temperature and also Mathura,Tabhi lake).

Day 1 NJP to Kalimpong

Day 2 Kalimpong to Gangtok

Day 3 Gangtok local

Day 4 Nathula,Tsongo lake

Day 5 Gangtok to Ravangla/Namchi

Day 6 Ravangla/Namchi to Pelling

Day 7 pelling

Day 8 Pelling to NJP

Mumbai
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2. Re: Sikkim In Dec end

Thanks Rahul.

Weather forecasts state around 17 degrees Celsius max and 7 min temp.

That seems manageable unless it actually is colder.

How are the hotels ? Do they provide heating ??

Being from Mumbai just want to make sure.

Can it snow towards Dec end ??

Muzaffarpur, India
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for Sikkim, Manali, New Delhi, Darjeeling, Bihar, Katra, Udaipur, Patna, India, Gangtok, Varanasi, Amritsar
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395 reviews
3. Re: Sikkim In Dec end

Actual feel will be colder than the stats.

Hotels would provide adequate blankets and heaters are available at extra charges.

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