Best Time to Visit Ladakh
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Best time to visit
Sep - Oct
- Pangong Tso
Weather in Ladakh
Sun, Nov 12 2017
28.87ºC | 17.85ºC
Clear in morning and afternoon and clouds from evening to night
Mon, Nov 13 2017
29.76ºC | 17.53ºC
Clouds from morning to night
Tue, Nov 14 2017
30.8ºC | 20.89ºC
Clouds from morning to night
Wed, Nov 15 2017
28.52ºC | 20.89ºC
Rain in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night
Thu, Nov 16 2017
23.1ºC | 20.41ºC
Rain from morning to night
Best Time To Visit Ladakh
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The best time to visit Ladakh is the summer season from May through September. During these months, the weather in Ladakh remains warm and clear. It is also the best time to visit Ladakh by road via car or bike. During the summer season, the weather in Ladakh remains clear and cloudless. The average temperature in Ladakh in June and July is around 15 degrees. On the other hand, the minimum temperature in Ladakh in winter may fall below 20 degrees.
One of the most remotely populated regions in the country, Ladakh literally means the ‘Land of the High Passes’. It is set in between the Kunlun mountain range and the great Himalayas. Leh, one of the largest districts in the countries in terms of landmass (45100 sq km), is set between the Himalayas, the Zanskar, and the Karakoram mountain ranges. These lands are blest by three rivers - the Shayok, Indus, and Zanskar, all celebrated during their festivals.
Best time to visit Leh Ladakh for Honeymoon:
Couples going on a honeymoon to Ladakh should also travel during this season. Summer season is the best time to visit Leh Ladakh for honeymoon as the weather allows all kinds of activities to be enjoyed to the fullest. With so much in store encompassing a bevy of places to visit in Leh Ladakh spoil tourists to indulge in their unparalleled charm.
Summers in Ladakh are characterized by comfortable, and cozy weather with sun shining over the snow clad mountain peaks. The plain sailing roads without any blockage by landslides or snowfall, also make it the best time to visit Leh Ladakh on bike. During winters, and monsoons it becomes quite difficult to travel by road. Warmer weather in summer months (May through early October) makes sightseeing in Ladakh quite enjoyable, and one can cover almost all major Ladakh places such as Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley are open for tourists in this season.
The best time to visit Leh Ladakh by road is from mid-May to September as the Leh Manali Highway opens up via Rohtang Pass. Mid-September to mid-October is an amazing time to visit Leh and Ladakh as the place is permeated in flamboyance through the Srinagar-Leh as well as Manali-Leh roads. Road conditions are better during this time. Leh Ladakh road trip cost solely depends on the route taken and the days covered. For instance, 15 Days Leh Ladakh road trip from Delhi costs almost INR 36000. Similarly, 16 Days Complete circuit from Spiti valley to Leh from Delhi comes to nearly INR 38000. For enthusiastic bikers, the best time to visit Leh Ladakh on bike is during the months of July and August as all passes and streets to the land are opened and the land turns exceptionally welcoming.
The best time to visit Leh Ladakh for honeymoon is during the summers (June-September) when the temperatures are moderate and hospitable to its tourists.
Climate in Ladakh
Summer Season in Ladakh
Summer (April-June): With the mountains warming up and the land blooming, it is a tourist season in this region. The landscape is quite barren framed by the snow-capped mountains giving it a beauty that is like no other, making it best season to visit Leh. The lakes begin to melt (Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri) painting the landscape with beautiful colors. Travelling by road is a popular way to see this region. The Passes Khardung La and Chang La are popular routes to take granting breathtaking vistas to be captured by the cameras. The Rohtang and Baralacha Pass are an ideal way to complete the circuit. This is a trip of a lifetime and the best time to visit Leh by road, many traversing it on a motorbike consider it a rite of passage.
Monsoon Season in Ladakh
Early Winter (September-October): This is the time for trekking and exploring the region on foot making it the Best time to Visit Leh. The cool mountain breeze begins to set into the region. Occasional snowfall lends the region a dreamy glow. This along with the water bodies turning the most alluring shades of blue, the region seems to transform into a dream land turning this time best season to visit Leh.
Winter Season in Ladakh
Monsoon (July-August): With the heavy rains and with all hilly terrains, this region too gets blocked. Tourism shuts down due to the landslides and the ‘moving’ earth. Even though there is a different sort of beauty granted to the region during this season, only tourists in four wheel vehicles brave this region.
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FAQ's of Ladakh
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An acclimatisation walk for a day or two is recommended for beginners looking to trek or visit higher altitudes in Ladakh.
Markha Valley trek, Chadar trek, Stok Kangri Trek, and Padum to Darcha trek are among some popular treks in Ladakh.
Travellers can stay in a camp in towns along Leh–Manali highway, trek on Chadar River, and expedition to Stok Kangri summit.
There are several tour operators in Leh that provide rafting packages to travellers on the thunderous rapids of Indus and Zanskar Rivers.
The time taken for acclimatization differs from person to person. Usually oen must rest for one whole day even if you are feeling ok. Avoid alcohol for a minimum of 3 days, and increase your intake of water. The biggest cause of Acute Mountain Sickness is dehydration.
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