Best Time and Season to Visit Mcleodganj in 2022
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Famed as “Little Lhasa” this quaint land can be visited in the months from October to February as this is the best time to visit Mcleodganj. These are winter months when the temperature ranges between -1 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees celsius and views of snow-capped valleys are quite pleasing.

Apart from this, the months March to June are also great months for touring the region as the temperature bar rises to a maximum of 25-degree celsius which is tolerable and pleasing for the visitors.

Monsoons are not that great in McLeodganj and one must avoid visiting at that time as the heavy rain shut down the tourism and the region faces a lowered number of tourists. Whether you are planning a visit for an adventure-filled holiday or a vacation along with the soothing vibes, then this is the right place for you to witness.

Here are the best seasons to visit Mcleodganj:

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  • thermal screening will be conducted by state health authorities upon arrival.
  • No e-pass required to for Inter-state travel to Himachal Pradesh.
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The nearest airpost to Mcleodganj is Dharamshala. Domestic flights are operational to the airport from various corners of India.


Pathankot Railway Station is the closest railway station to Mcleodganj. Passengers can easily book their trains to and from here.

Local Transport

Local transport services, like taxis, autos and buses are functioning in the state.

The government of Himachal Pradesh has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while allowing travellers and tourists to visit the state. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Lockdown imposed in Mcleodganj till further notice. Updated: 20 May 2021

With sudden rise in COVID-19 positive cases, Himachal Pradesh has imposed a complete Lockdown till 25th of May

Entry from other states open in Himachal Pradesh; negative RT-PCR test is a must Updated: 06 May 2021

Inter-state travel to Himachal require a Covid-19 negative certificate. However, if the report is negative, there is no need for home/ institutional quarantine.

All airports within Himachal Pradesh are functional for domestic travel Updated: 24 Feb 2021

All airports in Himachal Pradesh and around Mcleodganj have begun functioning domestic flights, with strict social distancing norms. Thermal screening is mandatory for arriving as well as departing passengers.

Volvo bus services resume to and from Mcleodganj Updated: 24 Feb 2021

After remaining closed for months, the Volvo bus service has started in Mcleodganj. Tourists can now travel to Mcleodganj from Chandigarh and Delhi by Volvo buses.

Night Curfew Lifted in Mcleodganj Updated: 24 Feb 2021

As per Unlock 4.0 guidelines, the night curfew in Mcleodganj, that was imposed between 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM has been lifted to allow unrestricted intra-state travel.


Mcleodganj in Winter

The aura of Mcleodganj changes entirely when the winter strikes as the cool breeze keeps flowing and the soft shiny snow cover the valleys. In the end months, the snowfall is quite frequent while the early months are accompanied by a spine chilling breeze. Be it the shiny snow or beautiful views here you can witness each one of them.

- Months:

The months from October February mark the winter months in the geography of Mcleodganj and in the later months, you can witness the sparkling white snow. While the beginning months are not that cold but by the end, it gets quite chilling.

- Why you should visit in Winter or Why you should not:

If you are a snow lover then this is the best time to visit Mcleodganj as the valleys are arched with trails pines and shiny white snow enhances the beauty of the region. Apart from this, in the winter months, the most important festivals of the region are celebrated namely International Himalayan Festival and Himachal Winter Carnival.

The entire region is filled with jolly vibes and this becomes a great time to visit this place.

- Places to visit and activities to do during Winter:

There are a number of places that you can visit in the winter months like the Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsunag Temple, Tibetian Museum, and various other serene places. In winters’ you can also head for Triund trek but make sure you are comfortable with the freezing temperatures as the mercury bar hovers between extreme 2 degrees to -4 degrees celsius.

- Average temperature of night and day:

The average temperature in winters hovers between -1 degrees celsius to a maximum of 9 degrees celsius. The cold weather is accompanied by a spine chilling breeze, so make sure that you carry enough warm clothes with yourself.


Mcleodganj in Summer

In the summer months, Mcleodganj turns up life with the right amount of sunshine and splendid views. This is the best time to visit here as the entire country faces the scorching hot sun while this quaint town has quite mild temperatures.

The tourism of the region is on a constant hike at this time and is well-suited for sightseeing. If you are planning a visit in summer then make sure you visit the nearby trekking trails as the pathways are well defined and the entire routes turn up beautiful.

- Months:

The months from April to July are the summer months when the temperatures are quite soothing in comparison to other towns and cities. The temperature ranges between 17 to 36 degrees celsius with 90 mm precipitation.

- Why you should visit in Summer or Why you should not:

Planning a visit in the summer months? Well, this is a choice with no regrets as you can witness a beautiful version of the town. From the range of beautiful flora to the budget-friendly stays, here you can find everything in these months.

- Places to visit and activities to during Summer:

There are a number of places you can visit in summer like the Bhagsu falls where you can refresh with the striking waters or can visit the Namgyal Monastery for the right dosage of serenity.

Apart from this, you can head for Triund trek which is one of the best things to do in Mcleodganj in summer. Not only this but you can also go for Indrahar pass as Mcleodganj serves as the base camp for the trek. Make sure that you witness the celebrations of Buddha Purnima as the temples are well decorated and aura is filled with joy.

- The average temperature of night and day:

The average temperature ranges between 17 degrees celsius to a maximum of 33 degrees celsius. In the later months, it even reaches 36-degree Celsius but the nights are quite cooler.


Mcleodganj in Monsoon

The entire suburb revives with the onset of monsoons and the atmosphere is filled with the fresh soothing smell of nature. Though this is not a great time for sightseeing as the showers are quite a lot and the misty dew covers the entire region. Apart from this, what makes it a good choice is the price drops as this is a shoulder season and there are fewer tourists.

- Months:

The showers strike Mcleodganj in June and goes up till September first week. The average precipitation at this time is 220 mm and the entire region is revived with the rain. If you are an avid nature lover then this is the right season for you to visit

- Why you should visit in Monsoon or Why you should not:

If you are a dance lover then you must visit Mcleodganj in these months as the famous Butoh Dance Festival is celebrated in the monsoons months and views of the entire valley are nothing less than paradise. Though the high precipitation can make your trip a little inconvenient but the dropping price and easy access to splendid views is an add on to the trip.

- Places to visit and activities to during Monsoon:

During monsoon, you can visit all the temples and monasteries of the region namely  Bhagsunag Temple, Tibetian Museum, and various others as the vibes here are quite comforting. Apart from this, you can also attend the Butoh Dance Festival where you can witness variants of dance forms.

- Average temperature of night and day:

The average temperature in the monsoons is approximately between 18 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees celsius along with precipitation of 220 mm. The temperature drops at night but is quite pleasing throughout the day.

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03 January 2020
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
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.
11 October 2019
This was my first trek and I'm so glad I opt it. In triund is all the nature you can experience at once. The cold breeze, the mountains, the water, the trees, the rocks (they are real beauty of the trek), the clouds/fog, the animals, the people, everything about triund is special. The views were breathtaking, I wanted to capture everything I could in my camera. This is one of a hell experience you should not miss. The camping arrangement was nice. They provide you good tents, sleeping bags, nice and clean. We got snacks and meals and even breakfast and it was unexpectedly awesome. You get less options but you get to choose what you will be eating. This experience made me fall in love with trekking.
04 February 2021
First trek experience with friends, couldn't be any better option than thrillpphilia. Best vender and guide assigned. Best deals in this price. From food to facilities everything was as promised. We were 2 girls in group and it's totally safe for girls.
21 December 2019
The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someone can only dream of.Though due to off season in December my group was not able to complete the trek but whatever we witnessed was something neither of us can forget.The camping under a boulder is something I can never forget.The best thing of this trek is that you will always find a dog companion who will keep you motivated on this trek...
20 March 2021
Hello everyone, the round trek was breathtaking. But the experience became amazing only because of our guide - Rahul. Rahul helped me to conquer my fear of heights. He kept on motivating me to go further and also helped me to come down by constantly holding my hand. I went with 3 of my friends and we all loved the service and we made many new friends as well in the group :) And that’s why I will recommend thrillophilla to everyone. And As far as the stay is concerned, it is comfortable and cosy and the vibe is surreal.
20 March 2021
Thrilling trek to the top of Triund trek. Rahul is a amazing guide friendly and cheerful. Highly recommended. A must try trek !!!
07 March 2021
I booked this trek at the end of Feb 2021. The weather was somewhat pleasant and a lot windy. The trekking company just started its operations in Leta village after camping in triund got prohibited due to which the washroom situation was not the best. However, the tents were good and the owner was also very accommodating, providing extra sleeping bags to overcome the cold. Our guide was amazing and very supportive throughout the trek. We went till snowline due to time and safety concerns. The food and bonfire were also very good. Overall an amazing experience.
25 February 2021
This is our 2nd trek on triund. Recommanded trek for the amazing views. We went on 23 jan 2021 and enjoyed the beautiful mountains with the lovely snowfall (that's what we went there for the second time). If you go in around September you may also experience the breathtaking views from triund top and bhagsunag waterfall.
16 February 2021
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  1. What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj for a honeymoon?

    The best time to visit Mcleodganj for a honeymoon is between the months of October to February. Around this time, the temperature hovers between -1 Degrees Celsius to 15 Degrees Celsius and is the best time to explore the region at its best. Drop in the degrees and a nip in the air will help the honeymooners to rekindle the romance.
  2. What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj to witness snowfall?

    The best time to visit Mcleodganj to witness snowfall is between the months of December to February. Around this time, the place transforms itself into a winter Elysium. Moreover, in the winter months, important festivals like the International Himalayan Festival and Himachal Winter Carnival are celebrated with pomp and glory.
  3. Is December a good time to visit Mcleodganj?

    If you are someone who loves playing with snow and love witnessing their aura, December is a good time to visit Mcleodganj. Since the temperature in Winters hovers between -1 Degrees Celsius to a maximum of 9 Degrees Celsius, make sure that you carry enough warm clothes with yourself.
  4. Which month is best to visit Mcleodganj?

    Although Mcleodganj is a year-round destination, March to June is the best time to visit Mcleodganj. The average temperature ranges from 30 to 35 degree Celsius.
  5. Is July a good time to visit Mcleodganj?

    If you love heavy downpours, misty weather and cloudy skies, visiting Mcleodganj in July can turn out to be a memorable experience for you. The average temperature in the monsoons is approximately between 18 Degrees Celsius to 22 Degrees Celsius along with precipitation of 220 mm. Although the temperature drops sharply at night, it remains pleasant throughout the day.

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