The weather of Zuluk stays on the cooler side for most of the months because of its higher elevation. In the season of Monsoon, heavy rainfall is evident. The weather is too chilly in the winter. Snowfall occurs during these months and as a result, the entire Zuluk gets covered with snow. The weather of summer is somewhat pleasing when the temperature can shoot up to 20 degrees Celsius with a substantial difference between the day and night temperatures. Hence, even when travelers are visiting the place in summer, bringing warm clothes is recommended.
April to June: During this time of the year, visitors can enjoy the soothing weather of Zuluk while witnessing the vibrant vista of blooming flowers in the valleys enclosing Zuluk. Because of the clear sky, visitors can also catch the glimpse of the snow-peaked Himalayan range.
July to September: During this time of the year the weather of Zuluk usually remains foggy with occasional rainfall. Due to the foggy weather, the view of the Himalayan ranges including the snow-peaked Kanchenjunga gets hindered.
October to March: During this time of the year Zuluk is hidden beneath the white blanket of snow. It is also known to be the best time to visit Zuluk to witness the pictorial vista of the snow-capped Himalayan range. For those who solely want to witness snowfall, this is the perfect time to explore the valley.
Q. What is the best time to visit Zuluk?
The best time to visit Zuluk is during the months of August to September and again from January to April. The rainy season (May to July) is mostly foggy hence not recommended to visit.
Q. Is Zuluk a worth visiting place in Sikkim?
Famous for its Sikkim Silk Route and the beautiful valley, Zuluk is truly a visual treat to the eyes. Travelers can seek solace amidst nature and can enjoy the jaw-dropping vista of Kanchenjunga.
Q. Is a permit required for visiting Zuluk?
A permit is required to visit this fascinating place. To obtain a permit, bring a passport size photo and ID proof such as Voter Card. Police Check Posts or the Tourism Department of Sikkim issue permits for domestic and foreign tourists.
Q. Is Zuluk too cold?
Due to its high altitude, Zuluk is mostly Chilly. During the months of December to February, heavy snowfall happens here. The temperature ranges between 8°C to -15°C. Summer is somewhat soothing when the temperature hovers between Max: 18°C to Min: 2°C.
Q. How can I travel to Zuluk?
To reach Zuluk Directly from Bagdogra Airport or NJP, you can rent a cab or taxi from a trusted car rental agency. However, you can even travel to Gangtok and stay overnight there prior to reaching Zuluk.
Q. What is the height of Zuluk, Sikkim?
The average height of Zuluk Sikkim is about 10100 feet or 3000 meters above sea level.
Q. How far is Zuluk from Gangtok?
Gangtok is not too far from Zuluk. The approximate distance between them is not more than 100 km. To be precise, the distance is around 90 km that takes 4 hours to cover the road distance.
Q. Can older people visit Zuluk?
Most of the older people can visit Zuluk without facing any problems at all. However, those who have heart problems and breathing issues should skip visiting the valley.