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best time to visit ladakh


Traveling to Leh Ladakh has always been a cherished dream of every adventure lover. It is the first place that strikes to mind when planning for an adventure holiday. The magnificent snow-covered mountains, mesmerizing sightseeing, and steep slopes are one of its kind experience. However, everyone who is planning to visit this exotic land always wonders what could be the best time to visit Leh Ladakh– The land of high passes.

While some people think that summers are the best time to visit Leh Ladakh as the weather is more amiable and energizing. Moreover, the snow has melted and the vibrant activities take place at this time like the Hemis festival.

While others think that winters are an apt time to visit Leh Ladakh. As travelers are less and one can enjoy breathtaking views of snow-covered mountains. Moreover, winters are the best time when one can enjoy Chadar trek which is one of the most adventurous treks in the world. Along with this, you can walk on the frozen Zanskar Valley.

No doubt, every time has its charm which brings confusion among the travelers.

If you are also facing the same type of confusion, then this article can help you in deciding the best time to visit Ladakh an adventurous place according to your requirements. After getting satisfaction, you can choose from our Leh Ladakh Tour packages.

Leh Ladakh in Summer (March to June)

This season marks the beginning of tourists from around the world. From March tourists in great numbers start flocking to Leh Ladakh. Summer season from mid of March to June is the busiest of all the other seasons throughout the year. As heavy snowfall stops and the average temperature remains around 5°C t 7°C.

During this time Hotels, guests’ houses and other places welcome tourists with open Hands.

Early summertime is the best time to visit Leh Ladakh for budget travelers because hotels offer heavy Discounts as well.

By the mid of April, Pangong Tso Lake and Tso Moriri Lakes start melting and one can enjoy mesmerizing of fresh lakes and camps along the lakes. However, the Manali route along the Rohtang pass open at the beginning of June. This is the best and the safest time to explore Leh Ladakh.

Leh Ladakh in Monsoon (July to August)

During Monsoon season, Srinagar-Leh Highway is open. During this time, Ladakh experience Low to Heavy rainfalls. This is not an ideal time to visit as roads become slippery and landslides are frequent. All this can bring obstacles to your trip and prone to mishappenings.

Leh Ladakh in Autumn (September to October)

Autumn is one of the best time to visit Leh Ladakh. As rain stops, Sky is clear and there is the right amount of humidity in the air. After being washed by rain, mountains and surrounding rivers and valleys come out in more vibrant colors. This season has the right number of tourists, so one can enjoy and explore picturesque views freely.

Leh Ladakh in Winter (November to February)

By the mid of November, Ladakh becomes the coldest region. It completely gets cut off from the rest of India by Road. Khardungla pass and Chang La pass receive snow during these months.

However, roads to Pangong Tso Lake and Tso Moriri are kept open in winters as well. And People do come to visit these lakes which changes its colors till mid-Jan which is a major highlight of a winter trip. After Jan all the lakes get frozen that one can walk on them.

Further, Mid-Jan to Mid-March is the time of Chadar trek. And all the adventure lovers arrive in Ladakh for this trek in winters. They also prefer to walk over the frozen Zanskar River which is frozen with solid ice.


Average Weather Conditions in Leh Ladakh Monthly


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