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Rinchenpong Weather And Best Time To Visit Rinchenpong
In the heart of west Sikkim, Rinchenpong is a small village situated at an altitude of 1600 m that offers some of the most amazing views of the Kanchenjunga peak and the eastern Himalayas. A relatively new tourist destination, taking a trip to Rinchenpong will prove a memorable one for those looking for a remote retreat away from the commercial hill stations.
Rinchenpong is also known for being the home of legendary Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, where the serene beauty of this place inspired numerous verses by him. Although any month through the year holds good weather in Rinchenpong and can be a great time, here is a detailed description on the best months to take a trip to Rinchenpong.
Summer (March – September)
The months of March and April are the season of blossoms and mark the ideal time to visit Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, which is situated 30 km away from Rinchenpong. Summers in Rinchenpong last till May; what follows is mostly the monsoon season with relatively high levels of humidity. However, an average temperature of 10ᴼC-25ᴼC means spending your summers in the pleasant windy village of Rinchenpong, which will prove to be the perfect retreat away from the blistering heat of other north Indian cities.
Winter (October – February)
Winters are the ideal season to visit Rinchenpong. Unlike a lot of other regions in Sikkim, the winters here are not as severe as the rest of the state. With an average temperature of -2ᴼC in the night, to 11ᴼC during the day in the peak months of December and January, winters offer the clearest skies and pleasant climates that are perfect for viewing the Kanchenjunga peak – the highlight of visiting Rinchenpong. Make sure to pack some warm woolens to keep you comfortable during this season.