Best Season / Best time to visit Gurudongmar
The climate in Sikkim ranges from a temperate type to Alpine, and Tundra. The region of Gurudongmar, located at an altitude of 5210 meters, experiences very low temperatures throughout the year. The best time to visit Gurudongmar would be during the summer months, as during the winter months the lake will be frozen and sightseeing will be really hard. The basic seasons in Gurudongmar are those of summer and winter. The region will also have paucity of Oxygen during night time due to its elevation, so it should be visited only by day.
Summers in Gurudongmar experience very moderate and mild temperatures and this is the best time to visit the place. Tourists travel to Gurudongmar during the summer because the weather in northern Sikkim during this time is very pleasant when compared to the heat in the mainland. The summer months will experience temperatures that can hit a maximum of around twenty five degrees (25°C). Temperatures will fall during night time, and protective clothing should be taken to Gurudongmar. April, May, June and July are the summer months.
Winters in Gurudongmar will be very harsh, and the weather will be inhospitable. This is not a good time to visit Gurudongmar. Temperatures can fall to a minimum of around minus thirty degrees (-30°C) to minus forty degrees (-40°C) during the winter months. Winters start in October and continue through the following months till February.