Best Time and Season to Visit Himachal Pradesh in 2020
Often hailed as one of the most beautiful states in North India, Himachal Pradesh is a delightful getaway for all the tourists. The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is from the month of March to June making it a mesmerizing retreat. Offering pleasant weather and numerous places to visit, Himachal Pradesh is renowned as one of the top summer destinations in India. Greeting the tourists with misty air and bright sunshine, Himachal Pradesh remains a serene getaway for enjoying an escape from the modern cities.

Even though Himachal Pradesh is great to visit anytime throughout the year, one can always pick a season to fulfil their vacation goals. While the monsoons are a backpacker’s delight, summers are the perfect escape from the heat in Himachal Pradesh. The winters in Himachal Pradesh are ideal to enjoy a romantic retreat in the snow-clad landscape with freezing temperatures.

Here are the best seasons to visit Himachal Pradesh:

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Himachal Pradesh in Summer

Himachal Pradesh in Summer
Months:

The summer season in Himachal Pradesh is witnessed from the month of April to June.

Why you should visit at this time:

One of the best times to visit Himachal Pradesh is in the summer season. It is when the most of the northern India reels under the heat waves, yet Himachal Pradesh boasts of an amazing climate. Attracting dozens of tourists, these hill stations in Himachal Pradesh present a wonderful getaway.

This is the peak season in Himachal Pradesh and one may find the prices of hotels and resorts on a slightly higher side.  However, one can always find many budget options for staying in Himachal Pradesh during the summer season.

Places to visit and activities to take during this time:

Summers in Himachal Pradesh will leave you captivated during the day with clear skies and sun and chilly air during the night. In the high altitudes, Himachal Pradesh offers some of the most exhilarating treks which can be undertaken from the cities of Shimla, Manali
, and Dharamshala. Also, this season is great to indulge in sightseeing, shopping and exploring the fabulous villages of Himachal Pradesh.

Some of the most amazing places to visit in Himachal Pradesh during the summer season are Bir Billing, Dalhousie, Spiti Valley, Kasol, Khajjiar, Kullu Manali, Shimla, Kasauli, Palampur, Kinnaur etc. This is the time when these places are booming with tourist activities and one can take part in a number of outdoor adventures like paragliding, go-
Karting, zorbing, hot air ballooning etc. Moreover, with the start of summer season, one can look forward to enjoy a number of regional festivals like Maha Shivratri, Doongri Festival, Mandi Shivratri Festival, the seven-day Nalwari Festival, Baisakhi, the Spring Festival etc. in Himachal Pradesh.

Average Temperature:

Day: 37 degrees Celsius
Night: 22 degrees Celsius
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Himachal Pradesh in Winter

Himachal Pradesh in Winter
Months:

Himachal Pradesh enjoys the winter season from the month of October to February.

Why you should visit at this time:

Winter season in Himachal Pradesh is a preferred time for honeymooners to romanticize the snow. The sight of snow is totally enthralling and will leave you with memories that last for a lifetime. The frozen lakes and icicles give a surreal glimpse of natural beauty. Moreover, winter is a great time to indulge in activities like skiing, heli-skiing, ice skating etc. One can have a great time in winters by gorging on some of the sumptuous food of Himachal Pradesh like masala chai and piping hot noodles when you are shivering in the winter chill.

With the perfect amalgamation of hot and cold weather, the summer season is a great time to explore the beauty of Himachal Pradesh. With clear skies, one can easily catch a glimpse of various peaks of the Himalayas while trekking through the stunning trails of Himachal Pradesh. The most amazing places to see in Himachal Pradesh during the winters are Rohtang, Manali, Kufri, and Keylong.

For the snow lovers, the perfect time to plan a visit to Himachal Pradesh is during the winter season. From the month of December to January, one can brace up for sub-zero temperatures in Himachal Pradesh and gear up to be enchanted by the snow. However, one of the downsides of visiting Himachal Pradesh during the winters is that roads may be blocked by snow and one can find it hard to go from one place to another in the state.

Places to visit and activities to during this time:

For the adventure seekers, winters in Himachal Pradesh promise the most nerve racing adventures likes skiing and hiking. Amidst the beauty of
 snow-capped mountains, these activities in Himachal Pradesh offer for a thrilling getaway.

Winters in Himachal Pradesh are a great time to visit the monasteries and temples and have a glimpse of the cultural festivities. Some of the festivals to look forward to during the winters in Himachal Pradesh are Lohri, Halda Festival, Himachal Winter Carnival, Sazo, Dussehra, Ice Skating Carnival
, and the International Himalayan Festival.

Winters are the time when one can see the most authentic side of Himachal Pradesh and take part in trekking expeditions. Passing through landscapes replete with deodar trees, pine and oak trees, ponds and lakes, trekking in Himachal Pradesh promises a surreal escape. Some of the popular treks to enjoy during the winter season in Himachal Pradesh are Rohtang Pass trek, Solang valley trek, Kunzum Pass trek, Hampta Pass trek, Bhrigu Lake trek etc.

Average Temperature:

Day: 15 degrees Celsius
Night: 3 degrees Celsius
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Himachal Pradesh in Monsoon

Himachal Pradesh in Monsoon
Months:

The months from July to September witness the monsoon season in Himachal Pradesh.

Why you should visit at this time:

A breathtaking time to visit Himachal Pradesh is during the monsoons. It is when the entire state is showered with natural beauty and the influx of tourists is lower as compared to other times of the year. Since it’s the off season, one can find many budget accommodations and enjoy visiting the popular places without the hassles of being stuck in crowds. However, one should avoid going to Himachal Pradesh during the monsoons if the main goal of undertaking the vacation is trekking, hiking and other adventure activities.

Visiting Himachal Pradesh during the monsoons is a great idea to interact with the locals and take part in volunteer work. Since there are relatively
 fewer tourists present during this time, one can spend a good amount of time at popular spots. In the perfect rainy setting, Himachal Pradesh is a wonderful getaway to sit by yourself and relax in the company of nature away from the hustle and bustle of cities.

Places to visit and activities to during this time:

The waterfalls and lakes look immensely beautiful when the rains lash down the landscape and make it an enchanting sight. The places that boast of being the most amazing during the monsoon in Himachal Pradesh are Dharamsala, Narkanda, Kullu, Manali, Solang, Shoghi and Mashobra. During the monsoons, there are also annual celebrations like Minjar festival that is held for seven days, Phulaich, Rakhi and the La Darcha Fair which one can enjoy in Himachal Pradesh.

Even though monsoons are not the best time to see Himachal Pradesh due to slippery roads and heavy rains, one would not be disappointed if they visit. Monsoons bring out the most heavenly side of these hill stations and
 leave the tourists captivated for a long time to come. However, it is advised that one should avoid certain places in Himachal Pradesh which could be prone to monsoonal landslides.

Average Temperature:

Day: 21 degrees Celsius
Night: 14 degrees Celsius
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13 June 2019
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"It was a wonderful journey and enjoyed a lot and welcome gesture was good and the guides were good"
03 January 2020
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31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.
20 August 2018
Excellent
My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was simply superb . Environment friendly and peace loving. Food was simply superb and hospitality was excellent. Will once again visit in future.
16 February 2020
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Hey hi! I'm Divya. This was my experience with Thrillophilia and it was amazing. They've responded always whenever I needed them. About this trip, firstly Kasol is a very beautiful place and the camp we were staying at is located Riverside, a very beautiful location and the hosts are lovely ppl, very friendly, camp in Kasol. They've taken us on Trek to Chalal .... This is a trek trail that goes along the river up to the village of Chalal. And next day was the Kasol trek. It is the beautiful trek that I've experienced till now ( not that I've climbed many mountains and hills). It was covered all over with snow. The views were amazing.. We had a guide trekker who took us on the trek. Overall it was a wonderful experience!!! Thanks to Thrillophilia, sincerely!!!!
24 June 2019
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"One of the experiences, which will always remain in my memories. Kheerganga is a trek which is beautiful, not so tough, tiring but the moment you reach the destination, you forget it all and you feel that you have reached a different realm altogether. I can still feel the fresh air hitting my face up there. anyone who can trek 4-5 hours continuously, please do not miss this place.\nand our trek guide is VICKY a very good person\n"
26 March 2020
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This was my second trekking experience in Himachal Pradesh. I decided to trek to Bhabha pass because I had heard a lot about the stunning views on the route. But since I was backpacking through the state, I needed a budget package that would help me on my journey. Thrillophilia was the cheapest and most well-planned option, and fit right within my budget. Logistical issues are the biggest drawback of solo travelling, but I had a smooth experience with Thrillophilia. Everyone should trek to Bhabha Pass at least once in their lives- it is definitely worth it!
26 March 2020
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I have been on many treks, some good some bad but in this case, the experience was fantastic. First of all, kudos to the customer service team of Thrillophilia who went out of their way to explain to me each and every detail about Sar Pass Trekking and helped me with a smooth ticket booking experience. The trek was awesome. From food to the guide everything was on point.
23 March 2020
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I availed for the Laka Glacier trek packaged through Thrillophilia as I had heard positive reviews regarding the site from my friends before. The trek from Triund to Laka Glacier was one of the most memorable experiences so far. The scenic beauty of the snow-clad Himalayas was only enhanced by the top-class services provided by the team. The safety of the trekking team was kept top priority. The trek leader was extremely helpful and friendly.
16 March 2020
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I have never gone trekking before and was a little hesitant to go on this one, but my booking experience, guide, facilities and amenities made it one of the best vacations of my life! What a great way to discover the gorgeous state of Himachal Pradesh. Would recommend Thrillophilia tours to everyone, especially if you are second-guessing yourself about going on that tour. Just take the leap, I promise you won’t regret it. Thank you for a memorable holiday and a hassle-free tour.
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