Summer or winter- Which is the best time to visit Ladakh?

Ladakh, the name itself, brings a feeling of comfort that can not be explained. It is often described as heaven on earth, and rightly so. People who have visited Ladakh often want to visit it again because once is not enough to take in its beauty. While the people who haven’t yet visited Ladakh already have a trip planned in their mind, which is at the top of their bucket list. The beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayas, small streams flowing from the mountains, and the mountains touching the clear blue sky are surely a sight that will stay with you forever.

Lakhs of people visit Ladakh every year. Some people say that the best time to visit Ladakh is the summer season, while others say that the best time to visit Ladakh is the winter season. The weather in Ladakh in the summer season is very pleasant, while the weather in the winter season is very harsh. Some people like to explore Ladakh peacefully in a soothing climate, while other people are a little more adventurous and like extreme climatic conditions. That is why they enjoy the harsh and freezing weather of Ladakh in winter. If you are planning a trip, you must see the amazing reviews of Thrillophilia for Ladakh if you are planning a trip.


Best time to visit Ladakh

The best time to visit Ladakh is the summer season because the temperature is perfect for exploring and enjoying the place to the fullest.

Ladakh in the summer season (March to June)

Summers in Ladakh start in late March and early April and last until the end of June. The summer season is the most crowded season in Ladakh as most tourists prefer Ladakh in the summers. The temperature during these months remains between 5 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius. In the summer season, the only good thing about it is not only the temperatures. During this time, all the tourist attractions of the place open up. So, you can enjoy the view of mountains, visit passes, lakes, villages, and other attractions. This is the time when glaciers melt, so you can see small streams from the mountains. The surroundings are very colorful and the hues of nature are breathtaking. During the summer season, you can also enjoy some of the local festivals of Ladakh, like the YuruKabgyat, Saka Dawa, Hemis Festivals, and many more. During the summer season, even the roads are less rugged and there are no landfalls the roads. So, it also becomes ideal for a road trip in a car, cab, or bike to Ladakh. There is very little chance of rainfall or snowfall during this time of the year in Ladakh. Hence, the summer season is the best time to visit Ladakh. You must see Ladakh reviews of Thrillophilia and have a look

Ladakh in monsoon season (July to September)

Only the Srinagar-Leh highway opens up in mid-May. But in early June, the Rohtang Pass and the Manali-Leh road also open up, which is the best and most common route used to reach Ladakh because the Srinagar-Leh highway might experience occasional landfalls. The monsoons in Ladakh may not be as harsh as the winters because Ladakh falls in the rain shadow zone of the Himalayas. But Ladakh does experience rainfall. But usually, the rain is very heavy but short-lived. Even in the monsoon season, the temperature in Ladakh remains pleasant at between 5 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees Celsius. The heavy rainfall makes the river rafting sport seven times more thrilling, which is very exciting for adventure junkies. So, for those who want to experience the Ladakh rainfall and snowfall even with a pleasant temperature, the monsoon might be the best time to visit Ladakh.

Ladakh in the winter season (October to February)

During this time, almost all of Ladakh starts receiving snow. The temperature starts to drop significantly, and most of the tourists leave Ladakh in the winter season. The temperatures remain between -2 degrees Celsius and -14 degrees Celsius. The early phase of winter, that is the month of October, is pleasantly cold with chilly winds blowing in the evening. But from November to January, the temperature drops so low that it becomes almost impossible to enjoy your stay. Apart from October, Ladakh remains inaccessible in winter, apart from October. The only way to reach Ladakh during this time is through flights. You can take a flight to Leh from Delhi. There are also other indirect flights from several other parts of the country. The main reason my people visit Ladakh in the winter is for the best trekking experience at the Zanskar valley. The Zanskar River freezes completely, which makes it even more thrilling with the snowfalls. It is called the Chadar Trek. However, the best time to on the Chadar Trek is from January to March. Some of the other activities that you can experience apart from trekking are the Snow Leopard Safari and other snow activities. But one thing to note is that there might be a lot of roadblocks due to heavy snowfall. Due to the adventurous activities that Ladakh has to offer during the winter season, some people find the winter season to be the best time to visit Ladakh. 


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Rahul Siddharth is a Fiery Trippers contributor who is a travel professional and has experience of 9 years in travel and fashion. He loves historic plaques, wandering new streets and walking on beaches.

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